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The AZHAGI Android App
23 Languages - Voice Input - SuperFast Tamil Transliteration - 100% Free
download and install
the Azhagi android app from Google play store.
Version: 12.27 (First production release), 10 Aug 2016.
* | Installation instructions -
| Salient/Unique features -
(*) Azhagi app has been built upon
app (Version 2.0.3) but 'Azhagi' app is NOT released under
Apache License, Version 2.0
which was the license under which
app was first released and it is the license under which it is currently maintained and distributed too.
in 100+ languages (English, Tamil, etc.)
• Typing in 23 languages (Tamil, Hindi, Arabic, etc.)
ள், ற், ண், ஸ், ஶ் without using SHIFT key!!!!!
• Type anywhere - Whatsapp, Facebook, SMS, etc.
• Type using external keyboards too.
• 100% free with 100% free support.
Installation steps | Key mappings | Salient features | Testimonials
Installation instructions -
| Key mappings -
| Salient features -
| Testimonials -
What users say?
"ஷிஃப்ட் அழுத்தாமல் 'ற்' அடிக்கறது
"The use of modifier 'lx rx' is really a
of Azhagi... Thumbs up..."
"Your mobile app is certainly
a jewel in your crown
"I can write in 4 languages - தமிழ், संस्कृत, বাংলা and in English in Android
in one go
is not only the greatest of the virtues, but the parent of all of the others - Cicero (106-43bc)
A noble person is mindful and thankful of the favours he receives from others - The Buddha
So, first thing first. Thanks,
Mr. Jishnu Mohan
and other members of
(Swathanthra Malayalam Computing) for their 'Indic Keyboard' app because 'Azhagi' app is based on
OPEN SOURCE Android app. Frankly speaking, my heart is overflowing with gratitude to Shri. Jishnu Mohan. Ever.
Secondly, thanks again,
, to Google for their
(Android open source project) because 'Indic Keyboard' itself is based on the LatinIME keyboard of Google's AOSP only.
The AZHAGI App
Transliteration scheme | Key mappings
First of all, from your android device, visit
to start installing Azhagi directly
from the Google Play Store
Thereafter, you shall read the instructions below alone (OR) opt to watch
this youtube video
also, along with my instructions below. My instructions below and the aforesaid 'short and sweet' video would complement each other. The narration in the video being in Bengali (or perhaps Assamese) should not be a barrier at all to you, as the narration could be easily understood by the native speakers of any Indian language because the accompanying video is clear-cut and the customary English words are spoken in English itself. Related facebook post -
At the end of installation, I suggest you to click on
A 4-step 'SETUP WIZARD' will start. Click on 'Get started' in the starting screen of that 'setup wizard'. See screenshot below.
Click on 'Enable in Settings'.
'. i.e. 'Azhagi
' should get TICKED.
The following CUSTOMARY dialog will appear. Click 'OK'.
Click on 'Switch input methods'.
Click on 'Configure languages'.
Untick 'Use system language'. This is IMPORTANT. You do HAVE TO UNTICK 'Use system language'.
Ensure 'English' is TICKED.
Scroll down well and TICK '
அழகி - ஒலிபெயர்ப்பு
' (and only 'அழகி - ஒலிபெயர்ப்பு'), if you are a long-time user of Azhagi.
You need to tick 'தமிழ் எழுத்துப்பெயர்ப்பு' only if you wish to type in the way you type in softwares like ekalappai, nhm writer, etc.
Go back to previous screen. Click on 'Finished'.
You are now ready to type alternately* in English and Tamil, ANYWHERE (Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, etc.), using Azhagi app. You have to press the
adjacent to the spacebar at the bottom row of the keyboard (see screenshot below) to alternate* between English and Tamil.
(*) Assuming you selected only English and Tamil for your typing needs. Otherwise, your selected languages/keyboards can be anything (Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, etc.). You have to press the GLOBE icon to move through your selected languages/keyboards.
The same above screen in a different THEME below.
If you did not complete the installation by going through the 4-step setup process as described above, then you can click on Azhagi's icon in your Phone's home page and effect the above steps.
For further help, if any, kindly write in
(Azhagi's Facebook Group).
Setting up the languages and input methods
If you are a regular user of various Indic IME (input method editor) apps, you would have selected the right languages and input methods during the 4-STEP setup process itself. So, the following steps are for users who did not select the right languages and input methods during the setup process. The following steps assume that your requirement is just to 'type in English' and 'transliterate in Tamil using Azhagi's transliteration scheme', alternately. If your requirements are different, the steps are still the same, as below. You just have to select your own required languages and input methods instead of just 'English' and 'அழகி - ஒலிபெயர்ப்பு'. That is all. For example, you can select "தமிழ் - எழுத்துப் பெயர்ப்பு" also additionally, which will help you to transliterate in the way you do it in softwares like ekalappai, nhm writer, etc.
Go to 'Settings->Language and input' screen.
Therein, under 'Keyboard and input methods', for Default, choose 'English Azhagi'.
Thereafter, in the main 'Language and input' screen, you will see the checkbox near 'Azhagi English' ticked in green color.
Click the gear icon at the right side of the ticked 'Azhagi'.
Click on 'Languages'.
Untick 'Use system language' if it is ticked.
Thereafter, under 'Active input methods', tick English. Then, keep scrolling down until you see "அழகி - ஒலிபெயர்ப்பு" and tick it.
Then, get back to the previous screen.
Again, get back to the previous screen.
Therein, you will see the ticked 'Azhagi' as "Azhagi English, அழகி - ஒலிபெயர்ப்பு". If you see this, it means you have successfully done the settings.
Thereafter, get back to previous screen and then completely out of the 'Settings' screen.
Start whatsapp (or any other app) and start typing in English or Tamil therein, by alternately clicking on the GLOBE icon.
History of 'Azhagi' App
Well, my 'Azhagi' app is here today (as of Aug 2016) because some of the users of Azhagi's desktop application very much wanted 'Azhagi' for Android systems too. However many
different apps I suggested
to them (for typing in Indian languages in Android systems), they were not satisfied at all, with those apps. They wanted only Azhagi. So, I had NO CHOICE but to release a version of 'Azhagi' for Android systems too. In this regard, I have to say that my journey started in Jan 2013 and I am happy that it got fructified in Aug 2016. My Android 'Azhagi' initiative which started in Jan 2013 took so long^ for its fructification, due to various reasons, incl. my health problems. I will write about that in detail later. As of now, enjoy using 'Azhagi' android app. :)
(^) In a nutshell, it turned out to be an himalayan task for me, extremely arduous, amidst my various
, to bring forth 'Azhagi' for Android. An extremely big sigh of relief from me, as of Aug 2016. Thanks in TONS, once again, to Mr. Jishnu Mohan, SMC and Google.