How to type Malayalam using Keyman 10 and Mozhi

This is a quick tutorial on installing Mozhi input method in Windows 10.

Mozhi is a transliteration based keyboard  for Malayalam. You can type malayaalam to get മലയാളം for example. We will use Keyman tool as the input tool. Keyman input tool is an opensource input mechanism now developed by SIL. It supports lot of languages and Mozhi malayalam is one of that.

Step 1: Download Keyman desktop with Mozhi Malayalam keyboard

Go to https://keyman.com/keyboards/mozhi_malayalam. There you will see the following options to download. Select the first one as shown below. Download the installer to your computer. It is a file about 20MB.

Keyman 10 Desktop download page.

Step 2: Installation

Double click the downloaded file to start installation. The installer will be like this:

Keyman 10 Desktop installer

Click on the Install Keyman Desktop button. You will see the below screen.

Keyman 10 Desktop welcome page.

 

Press the “Start keyman” button. The installation will start and keyboard will start.

Step 3: Choose Mozhi input method

You will see a small icon at the bottom of your screen, near time is displayed.

Click on that to choose Mozhi.

Keyboard selection

Once you chose Mozhi, you can type in Manglish anywhere and you will see malayalam. To learn typing click on the “Keyboard Usage” as shown above.

Step 4: Start typing in Malayalam

You can directly type Malayalam in any application without copy paste. Just like English, start typing. Make sure to use a good Malayalam font. You can get them from https://smc.org.in/fonts/

Using Mozhi in LibreOffice. Notice the font used is Manjari.What I typed is “ippOL enikk malayaalam ezhuthaanaRiyaam”

 

7 thoughts on “How to type Malayalam using Keyman 10 and Mozhi”

  1. Hi, im from wayanad..I have a kndle e book reader(All new kindle). How i can convert malayalam pdf files to kindle format correctly to read them in the device…please help me

    1. ഈ പോസ്റ്റുമായി യാതൊരു ബന്ധവുമില്ലാത്ത ചോദ്യം. എങ്കിലും. കിൻഡിലിലേക്ക് സാധാരണ PDF ഫയലുകൾ ട്രാൻസ്ഫർ ചെയ്യുന്ന പോലെ ചെയ്യുക(അതെങ്ങനെയെന്ന് വെബ്ബിൽ തിരഞ്ഞാൽ കിട്ടും). അത്രയേ ഉള്ളൂ. Kindle പിഡിഎഫ് ഫോർമാറ്റ് സപ്പോർട്ട് ചെയ്യും.

  2. Hi Santhosh,
    I am not able to type the letters “ണ്ട ട ശ” (nda da sha ).
    Could you suggest how to type these letters in Mozhi?

    thanks for your help.

  3. ISM Keyboard Modelലും, എന്നാല്‍ ചില്ലക്ഷരങ്ങള്‍ നല്ലതുപോലെ കിട്ടത്തക്കവണ്ണവും മലയാളം Type ചെയ്യാവുന്ന software വല്ലതും ഉണ്ടോ.?

    ഞാന്‍ എല്ലാം Try ചെയ്തു പരാജയപ്പെട്ടു. Type It, CDAC എല്ലാററിലും ചില്ലക്ഷരം ഫേസ്ബുക്കിലൊക്കെ കോപ്പി ചെയ്യമ്പോള്‍, ചന്ദ്രക്കലയായി മാറുന്നു

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