Indic Keyboard

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About this app

Indic Keyboard is a versatile keyboard for Android users who wish to use Indic and Indian languages to type messages, compose emails and generally prefer to use them in addition to English on their phone. You can use this application to type anywhere in your phone that you would normally type in English.

- 23 languages supported
- Learns the common words you use and provides suggestions.
- Provides compact, convenient keyboard layouts for the casual users as well as the language lovers
- Transliteration - You type using English, the app will convert it into your language. Eg: Typing "namaste" will give you नमस्ते
- Fully integrates with native Android look and feel
- Free and Open Source - Made for the people, by the people. YOU can make it better.

What languages are supported ?

- Assamese Keyboard (অসমীয়া) - Inscript, Transliteration
- Arabic Keyboard (العَرَبِيةُ‎‎)
- Bengali / Bangla Keyboard (বাংলা) - Probhat, Avro, Inscript, Compact
- Burmese Keyboard (ဗမာ) / Myanmar - xkb
- English
- Gujarati Keyboard (ગુજરાતી) - Phonetic, Inscript, Transliteration
- Hindi Keyboard (हिन्दी) - Inscript, Transliteration
- Kannada Keyboard (ಕನ್ನಡ) - Phonetic, Inscript, Transliteration (Baraha), Compact, Anysoft
- Kashmiri Keyboard (کأشُر) - Inscript, Transliteration
- Malayalam Keyboard (മലയാളം) - Phonetic, Inscript, Transliteration (Mozhi), Swanalekha
- Manipuri Keyboard / Methei Keyboard (মৈতৈলোন্) - Inscript
- Maithili Keyboard (मैथिली) - Inscript
- Marathi Keyboard (मराठी) - Transliteration
- Mon Keyboard (ဘာသာ မန်;)
- Nepali Keyboard (नेपाली) - Phonetic, Traditional, Transliteration, Inscript
- Oriya Keyboard (ଓଡ଼ିଆ) - Inscript, Transliteration, Lekhani
- Punjabi / Gurmukhi Keyboard (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ) - Phonetic, Inscript, Transliteration
- Sanskrit Keyboard (संस्कृत) - Transliteration
- Santali Keyboard-(संताली) - Inscript (Devanagari script)
- Sinhala Keyboard / Sinhalese (සිංහල) - Transliteration
- Tamil Keyboard (தமிழ்) - Tamil 99, Inscript, Phonetic, Compact, Transliteration
- Telugu Keyboard (తెలుగు) - Phonetic, Inscript, Transliteration, KaChaTaThaPa, Compact
- Urdu Keyboard (اردو) - Transliteration

# How do I enable it ?
Indic keyboard has a wizard that will walk you through the process of setting it up so that you can use it comfortably.

# When I try to enable the keyboard, I am getting a warning about "collecting data"?
This message is a part of the Android operating system. It will appears whenever you try to enable a third party keyboard. Nothing to worry here.

# What is a keyboard layout ?
Indic keyboard provides multiple "keyboard layouts". This means that you will have different ways to type in your native language.

Transliteration allows you to type out words using English characters, but will automatically transform the words to your native language. For example, if you type "namaste" in English while using Devanagari transliteration keyboard, it will transform it to नमस्ते correctly

Inscript layout is the standardized keyboard that Government of India came up with to cater for the majority of the languages in India. We support the full specification, and if you are already familiar with Inscript on your Desktop, it will work on the phone too.

Phonetic keyboard is similar to Transliteration scheme - you can type what the words sound like using English characters, and it will be automatically transformed into your language.

Compact Keyboard allows typing Indian languages without the shift key. You can long press on the letters to get more options.

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Feb 8, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

8.32K reviews
A Google user
November 27, 2018
The app works fine on my Samsung S6. But whenever I use Battery Saver, the Indic Keyboard gets disabled even after switching iff Battery Saver. This is really annoying, since one has to install the app and set all the settings all over again. If this is rectified, then I will give all stars.
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Ramarao Paluri
July 22, 2023
voice typing Indica languages was a great feature much better than gboard. but it seems to be working only within certain apps like Whatsapp but did not work consistently inside apps like Google keep. instead of the voice typing button, it was showing the incognito icon. not sure how to get over this
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Vicky AV
December 29, 2022
OMG ! What a fall for once a great app from Google. I don't know who is handling Tamil keyboard. You totally messed it up. Transliteration was work with great accuracy before. Now it's totally doomed. If you don't trust me, try Google input tools in website (which uses transliteration) and same transliteration in this keyboard now.
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What's new

*Add Malayalam Poorna Layout
* Fixes for Bengali