Welcome to Type in Malayalam! We have everything you need to make your life easier when you are learning to type in Malayalam. We have step by step instructions that have been tested and verified by our experts and by many others like you.

What is “Type in Malayalam”?

Type in Malayalam is your hub for all the information that you need to learn to type Malayalam. If you can read Malayalam – normally or slowly, then we will show you various proven methods to type in Malayalam easily.

We will show you all the steps you need to follow and we will show you the right sequence to follow. We provide links to various valuable resources that you can leverage to make the typing even easier.

Just go to the tutorial page and start following the instructions that are pertinent to your environment and needs. It is as simple as 1, 2, 3. If you have trouble following the instructions, just post a comment with your exact issue and we will respond quickly. We ask you to post comments because it will be useful for future visitors if they encounter the same errors for which we have provided a solution.

Why would I want to type in Malayalam?

Everyone has their own reasons. We started off because we wanted to reformat a book that we used regularly at our community. In addition to reformatting, we decided that we will also make the book digital, so that we can use it in an iPhone or iPad and be able to search in Malayalam.

You may want to organize an Onam Party and you want to send the invitation in Malayalam. If you have access to Microsoft Word, you can easily whip up an excellent brochure in no time, if you can type in Malayalam.

Why do we encourage typing in Unicode fonts?

Take the example above of the Onam Invitation. Lets say you typed it in Kartika font, which comes default in MS Windows. When you prepare the brochure you may want to display it an awesome looking different font. All you have to do is apply the new font on the text, directly in Word! That’s it. No need to retype in a different font. There are many other advantages to Unicode compatible fonts, and that is also the future of Malayalam.

Finally, what is unique about “Type in Malayalam?

There are a lot of resources available online about how to type in Malayalam. In fact there are plenty of transliteration engines out there, all of which provide varying degrees of convenience – most are good, some are better. However, there is nowhere that all this information is collated and neatly arranged in a manner that is easy for you to get started. Very often, you don’t even know where to begin, and some sites can leave you even more confused than when you arrived.

Our goal is to make things as streamlined and as easy as possible for you to follow. We want to walk you through the entire process so you can focus on getting up to speed typing in Malayalam, and less on what you need to do next.


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