How to Type in Punjabi using Lipikaar

Lipikaar is a simple method for typing in Punjabi 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 , and twice for ਸ਼
Also, to attach to an alphabet as in ਕ੍ਰ type r repeatedly after the alphabet.
For ਕ੍ਰ type krr.

Rule 2:

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

For ਕ੍ਰਿਸ਼ਨਾ type kxrissna; for ਸ਼ੁਕ੍ਰਵਾਰ type ssukxrvar.

Rule 3:

Type z to add a special symbol of the script.

For example ੱ ੰ ਂ ਼ ਁ ਃ ੴ ੵ

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

a ਾ ਅ ਆ
b ਬ ਭ
c ਚ ਛ
d ਦ ਧ ਡ ਢ ਦ੍ਵ ਦ੍ਨ ਦ੍ਯ ਦ੍ਦ
e ੇ ੈ ਏ ਐ
f ਫ ਫ਼
g ਗ ਘ ਙ ਗ਼
h ਹ ਹ੍ਯ ਹ੍ਨ ਹ੍ਵ
i ਿ ੀ ਇ ਈ ੲ
j ਜ ਝ ਜ਼ ਞ
k ਕ ਖ ਕ੍ਤ ਖ਼
l ਲ ਲ਼
n ਨ ਣ ਨ਼
o ੋ ੌ ਓ ਔ
p ਪ ਫ
q zwj zwnj
r ਰ ੍ਰ ਰ੍ ੜ ੜ੍
s ਸ ਸ਼ ਸ਼੍ਰ
t ਤ ਥ ਟ ਠ ਤ੍ਰ
u ੁ ੂ ਉ ਊ ੳ
x ੍   ੑ
y ਯ ਞ
z ੱ ੰ ਂ ਼ ਁ ਃ ੴ ੵ
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 ਅ ਆ
D ਡ ਢ
E ਏ ਐ
G ਙ ਗ਼
I ਇ ਈ ੲ
J ਜ਼ ਞ
K ਖ ਖ਼
N ਣ ਨ਼
O ਓ ਔ
S ਸ਼ ਸ਼੍ਰ
T ਟ ਠ ਤ੍ਰ
U ਉ ਊ ੳ
Z ੰ ਃ ੴ ੵ

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