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.
Step 2: Installation
Double click the downloaded file to start installation. The installer will be like this:
Click on the Install Keyman Desktop button. You will see the below screen.
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.
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/