Bharati Handwriting Keyboard is a handwriting based input tool for texting/text entry in Indian languages. Bharati is a simple and unified script which can be used to write most major Indian languages. It is designed using simplest shapes, often borrowing simple characters from various Indian languages/scripts. Bharati characters are designed such that the sound (phonetics) of the character is reflected in its shape, and therefore easy to remember. Languages supported are: Hindi/Marathi (Devanagari script), Bengali, Punjabi/Gurmukhi, Gujarati, Oriya, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam. The mapping between Bharati characters and the characters of the Indian languages listed above is given in help pages. Sample words are also given.
Bharati Handwriting Keyboard can be used to enter Indian language text in any app that involves a text editor. Once the text editor is open, a writable area pops up. The user must choose a language from the menu. The user then writes Bharati characters on the writing area with a stylus or a finger. The handwritten characters will be recognized by the app and converted into the Indian language/script selected and displayed as fonts.
Bharati Handwriting Keyboard is best used for Indian language texting.
To select Bharati keyboard go to: settings -> language & input: select Bharati keyboard. If Bharati keyboard does not appear on this list of keyboards shown on this page, click on ‘Choose keyboards’ at the bottom. Enable ‘Bharati Handwriting Keyboard’