How to Type in Telugu using Lipikaar

Lipikaar is a simple method for typing in Telugu 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 ర, ఋ or to an alphabet as in క్ర, కృ, కౄ type r repeatedly after the alphabet.
For క్ర , type krr For కృ , type krrr.

Rule 2:

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

For అమ్మ, type aamxm ; For కొయ్య type koyxy

Rule 3:

Type z to add a special symbol of the script.

For example ఁ ం ః ౕ ఽ

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


a ా అ ఆ
b బ భ
c చ ఛ క్ష
d ద ధ డ ఢ ౘ ద్ధ ద్వ ద్య ద్ద ద్న
e ె ే ై ఎ ఏ ఐ ౖ
f
g గ ఘ ఙ జ్ఞ
h హ హ్మ హ్య హ్ల హ్న హ్వ
i ి ీ ఇ ఈ
j జ ఝ ఞ జ్ఞ
k క ఖ క్త
l ల ళ  ౢ   ౣ ఌ ౡ
m
n న ణ
o ొ ో ౌ ఒ ఓ ఔ
p ప ఫ
q zwj zwnj
r ర ్ర ృ ర్ ఱ ఱ్ ౄ ఋ ౠ
s స శ ష శ్ర
t త థ ట ఠ త్ర ౙ
u ు ూ ఉ ఊ
v,w
x
y య ఞ
z ఁ ం ః ౕ ఽ
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 అ ఆ
B
C ఛ క్ష
D డ ఢ ౘ
E ఎ ఏ ఐ
G ఘ ఙ
I ఇ ఈ
J ఝ ఞ
K
L ళ ఌ ౡ
N
O ఒ ఓ ఔ
R ఋ ౠ
S శ ష శ్ర
T ట ఠ త్ర ౙ
U ఉ ఊ
Y
Z

Examples:

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



k
+
x
+
k
= క్క

k
+
x
+
v
= క్వ

k
+
x
+
ll
= క్ళ

k
+
x
+
h
= క్హ

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