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 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

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


18 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

  4. ഇതില്‍ ൗ എന്ന് ടൈപ്പ് ചെയ്യാന്‍ കഴിയുന്നുണ്ടോ ? (Unicode – 0D57)

  5. ൗ ടൈപ്പ് ചെയ്യാൻ പറ്റുന്നില്ല. ൌ ആണ് വരുന്നത്. കൂടാതെ വിൻഡോസിന്റെ Search Box-ലും ബ്രൌസറുകളുടെ omnibox-ലും mozhi keyboard ശരിയായി പ്രവർത്തിക്കുന്നില്ല.

  6. ഡെവുവാൻ/ഉബുണ്ടു ലിനക്സിൽ ഉള്ള m17n-db packageൽ ഉള്ള “മൊഴി”യും‌ കീമാൻ വെബ്സൈറ്റിലുള്ള ലിനക്സ് ഡൗൺലോഡ് തമ്മിൽ എന്താണ് വ്യത്യാസം? How do I install mozhi which seems updated in keyman website, in Devuan Linux or Ubuntu? Thank you.

  7. I find only debian binaries on …. Is there a Fedora (RPM) package available somewhere? (Fedora used to have good phonetic Malayalam typing built in to the system and I could type duHkham for ദുഃഖം, but with Fedora 29, it’s all screwed up). Thank you for any pointers for typing in phonetic Malayalam for Fedora 29 or later .

      1. നനി. I’ve been using Fedora/Redhat for more than a decade and haven’t faced a problem with Malayalam typing until recently when an upgrade changed the transliteration/phonteic typing scheme for Malayalam. It wasn’t using ibus for input methods and that worked okay previously. I checked the link for the instructions you referred to, and figured out that my system had all those packages including mozhi and swanalekha in place. All I had to do was to enable/start the ibus demon. Thank you once again.

  8. Hi Santhosh, thank you for providing the software. I use Mozhi Malayalam for typing in all application including Adobe In Design. But the major problem is that I cannot type in any web browser. Letters disappear when typing. When I type “y+a”, “y” is disappearing. I am using windows 10. Can you suggest a solution?

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