Lipikaar is a simple & intuitive method for typing in Kannada language using a regular English keyboard. It requires no learning and within a few seconds you will be able to type any Kannada word.
It is based on a simple assumption - if you can write in Kannada, then you can type in Kannada with Lipikaar. Lipikaar Kannada Typing Software works with Windows Desktop Applications like MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Wordpad, Internet Explorer, etc.
To start typing in Kannada, try out our products:
Apart from Kannada, we support many other languages. To get help on the language which you want, choose it from the page menu.
Since Lipikaar comes in two versions: Lipikaar Typing Software for Windows and Lipikaar Firefox Add-on, it supports almost all Windows and Internet based applications in which you need to type in Kannada.
Lipikaar Typing Software for Windows lets you create Word documents, Presentations, Excel Sheets, or simply chat in any messenger in Kannada. Download this desktop software and type in Kannada in any standard Office, Internet and Windows Desktop Application. Lipikaar Typing Software is compatible with Windows XP, Vista & Windows 7.
Lipikaar FireFox Addon lets you create emails, blogs, scraps, comments and lets you chat and search in Kannada on any website. Download the free add-on for Firefox and start typing in Kannada on any website.
To understand how to type with Lipikaar & to view the typing table for Kannada, click on the link below.
Yes. Lipikaar Typing Software for Windows is not dependent on Internet connectivity. It is an offline program which resides on the background of your Windows operating system. All you need to do is to enable Lipikaar, select your language and you are ready to type in any Windows-based application like Word, Powerpoint, Excel etc.
Lipikaar FireFox Extension is a free tool for Internet applications. This extension technically does require an Internet connection, but after installation it runs through FireFox. Thus, even if you are offline, the extension functions the same way as when you are online. You can turn off your connection, finish all the typing in your Internet Application using the Lipikaar FireFox extension. Similar to how you can be offline while composing an email in Outlook or Thunderbird.
Lipikaar is based on Unicode (universal standard for representing text in different scripts) and is not dependent on a particular font. Hence a document created using Lipikaar can be viewed on another machine on which Lipikaar is not installed.
Transliteration is a method in which you spell the pronunciation of the Kannada word in English. The algorithm then converts the word into Kannada script. There are several problems with this approach:
Hence transliteration is more suitable for users who think in English and is meant for typing common words and few sentences.
Lipikaar is a simplified typing method for both monolingual and bilingual users. The tool is designed for professional use. Our vision is to encourage extensive usage of Indian languages beyond a casual remark or a phrase.
Matras are placed incorrectly. Left side matras are placed on the right of the associated character. Or matras are rendered wrongly. This can be fixed by configuring your Windows machine correctly.
The problem is that Unicode fonts are not available. The characters appear as boxes or question marks.
Since Lipikaar is based on Unicode, it works with any Unicode font. Windows comes pre-bundled with Unicode fonts for all supported languages. To install additional fonts for Kannada, click on the link below.
Lipikaar Typing Software for Windows comes with a fully functional 3-days trial period. To continue using the software after 3 days, purchase and activation is required.
Lipikaar comes with a per PC license. Once purchased, it can be used on a single machine without any additional charges.
We support multiple modes of payment - both online (Credit Card, Netbanking, Paypal) and offline (Cheque/Cash Deposit, Electronic Fund Transfer).
To purchase Lipikaar, click on the link below.
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