How to type in Gujarati using Lipikaar

Lipikaar is a simple method for typing in Gujarati on an ordinary keyboard. It requires only some familiarity with the regular English keyboard and encourages the user to think in his/her regional language. It works on all Windows Applications which support Unicode - MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet Explorer and others.

Rule 1:

Repeatedly type the closest sounding key till you see the correct script character.

Type s once for , twice for and thrice for .
Also, to attach or to an alphabet as in ક્ર, કૃ type r repeatedly after the alphabet.
For ક્ર type krr ; For કૃ type krrr.

Rule 2:

Type x after the character to get its half-character.

For દ્વારકા, type dxvarka ; For યુદ્ધ type yudxdd ; For સપષ્ટ type spsssxttt.

Rule 3:

Type z to add a special symbol of the script.

For example ં ઼ ઁ ઃ ઽ ૐ ૱

Refer to the following table to understand the mapping for the different characters in the script.

a ા અ આ
b બ ભ
c ચ છ ક્ષ
d દ ધ ડ ઢ દ્ધ દ્વ દ્ય દ્દ દ્ન દ્મ
e ે ૈ એ ઐ ૅ ઍ
f
g ગ ઘ ઙ
h હ હ્મ હ્ય હ્લ હ્ન હ્વ
i િ ી ઇ ઈ
j જ ઝ જ્ઞ ઞ
k ક ખ ક્ત
l લ ળ ૢ ૢ ઌ ૡ
m
n ન ણ
o ો ૌ ઓ ઔ ૉ ઑ
p
q zwj zwnj
r ર ્ર ૃ ર્ ૄ ઋ ૠ
s સ શ ષ શ્ર
t ત થ ટ ઠ ત્ર
u ુ ૂ ઉ ઊ
v,w
x
y ય ઞ
z ં ઼ ઁ ઃ ઽ ૐ ૱
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

Tips for Faster Typing:

  • Use capital case (Left SHIFT + key) to type some commonly used characters faster.
  • Use Ctrl+Alt+L to switch between English and your language.
A અ આ
B
C ક્ષ
D ડ ઢ
E એ ઐ ઍ
G
I ઇ ઈ
J ઝ ઞ
K
L ળ ઌ ૡ
N
O ઓ ઔ ઑ
R ઋ ૠ
S ષ શ્ર
T ટ ઠ ત્ર
U ઉ ઊ
Y
Z ઽ ૐ ૱

Examples:

The following table shows how to type some commonly used conjunct consonants.



kk
+
x
+
kk
= ખ્ખ

g
+
x
+
k
= ગ્ક

h
+
x
+
m
= હ્મ

d
+
x
+
v
= દ્વ

ttt
+
x
+
ttt
= ટ્ટ

t
+
x
+
t
= ત્ત

d
+
x
+
d
= દ્દ

ggg
+
x
+
k
= ઙ્ક

ttt
+
x
+
r
= ટ્ર

r
+
x
+
k
= ર્ક

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