Must visit links - Marathi typing and dictionary tool

If you do typing in Indian languages (Hindi / Marathi etc) then you must visit Technology Development for Indian Languages (TDIL) site and see if you would like to download various applications.

On this page you will find links to
  • Video Tutorial on use of software tools 
  • To download unicode typing tool
And more importantly links to software available in various Indian Languages.

Clinking on Marathi takes me to   Here you have to first register which is quite simple really.In fact you can also get installation CD by post, free of charge.

Once you have registered go to the download where you find download possibilities for Window 9X, Windows 2000 and above and for for Linux.

Here you find downloadable software like "Marathi language True Type fonts with keyboard drive"
or "Marathi language Multifont keyboard engine for True Type fonts" etc.  I found "Dictionary Marathi – English & English-Marathi"  very useful. It is very simple to use and as many options. 

When you open the dictionary (of course after downloading and installing it properly) you can type in a word in the given window you see it pronunciation and meanings. What is interesting is that it has five dictionaries, three Marathi general dictionaries and one each for Marathi Government and Customs.

The typing tool allows you to type in Inscript, Typewriter and Phonetics.

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