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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Aug 8, 2021

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7.42K reviews
Nimesh Parekh
May 17, 2022
In an attemp to modernise and experiment, they have goofed up with this Indic keyboard. I never sew such complexity with Google and team, the ui is so complex. I loved the old Indic keyboard. This one's so confusing and fuzzy to use. If wanted to make something new, then should have added a tutorial video.
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A Google user
February 21, 2020
I had the best transliteration experience in this Keyboard over the years. I prefer this over Google Indic Keyboard. Though Google recognises words better, this one offers superior flexibility when it comes to what you want to type. the nuances of language (e.g. dialects) are better expressed through SMC's App. Kudos to the developers. Please keep supporting this app. It needs to grow!!!
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Biswajit Debnath
October 12, 2020
It’s very good keyboard but it’s be better if there present for fast writing copy past feature on keyboard as Google keyboard have, and other problem faced if I want write English/ Bengali both , then there fast sliding option hasn’t present with emojy key. So it’s feature if be available that's be great for user. 😊😊🙏🙏 Thank You. ✍️অরণ্য মন
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What's new

- Atomic Chillu for Malayalam Inscript
- Arabic Vowels
- Native number update
- Fix default theme issue from previous release
- New Mobile Inscript Layout for Malayalam