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How to Type in Oriya using Lipikaar

Lipikaar is a simple method for typing in Oriya 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 to an alphabet as in କ୍ର,କୃ type r repeatedly after the alphabet.
For କ୍ର, type krr, for କୃ, type krrr

Rule 2:

Type x after the character to get its half-character.
For ଜନ୍ମ , type jnxm ; for ପୁର୍ବ type purxb

Rule 3:

Type z to add a special symbol of the script.
For exampleଂ ଃ ଁ ଼ ଽ ୰

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

a ା ଅ ଆ
b ବ ଭ
c ଚ ଛ କ୍ଷ
d ଦ ଧ ଡ ଢ ଦ୍ଧ ଦ୍ଵ ଦ୍ଯ ଦ୍ଦ ଦ୍ନ ଦ୍ମ
e େ ୈ ଏ ଐ ୖ
g ଗ ଘ ଙ
h ହ ହ୍ମ ହ୍ଯ ହ୍ଲ ହ୍ନ ହ୍ଵ
i ି ୀ ଇ ଈ
j ଜ ଝ ଯ ଞ ଜ୍ଞ
k କ ଖ କ୍ତ
l ଲ ଳ   ୢ   ୣ ଌ ୡ
n ନ ଣ
o ୋ ୌ ଓ ଔ ୗ
q zwj zwnj
r ର ୍ର ୃ ର୍ ଡ଼୍   ୄ ଡ଼ ଋ ୠ ଢ଼
s ସ ଶ ଷ ଶ୍ର
t ତ ଥ ଟ ଠ ତ୍ର
u ୁ ୂ ଉ ଊ
v ଵ ୱ ବ
w ୱ ଵ ବ
y ୟ ଯ ଞ
z ଂ ଃ ଁ ଼ ଽ ୰

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.
A ଅ ଆ
D ଡ ଢ
E ଏ ଐ
G ଘ ଙ
I ଇ ଈ
J ଝ ଯ ଞ
L ଳ ଌ ୡ
O ଓ ଔ
R ଡ଼ ଢ଼ ଋ ୠ
S ଶ ଷ
T ଟ ଠ ତ୍ର
U ଉ ଊ


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

= କ୍କ

= ଜ୍ଝ

= ସ୍ଫ

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*Note: Oriya is supported in Windows Vista and above.