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1. Typing in Tamil (non-unicode) in MS-Word



The above is 'Direct Tamil Input' in MS-Word (in non-unicode, using the Tscii font 'SaiIndira'). One can also do this Tamil transliteration/typing in other Windows applications like MS-Excel, MS-Access, etc. For instance, start Azhagi fully, ensure that 'Unicode Input' under 'Preferences' menu of Azhagi is un-ticked (i.e. REMOVE the tick, if present), open any other application (say MS-Word), set that application's font to SaiIndira (as circled and shown in the screenshot above) or any other TSCII encoded font (any font in your system whose name starts with 'TSC' or 'Tsc'), press 'F10', type in English and see it in Tamil. As simple as that.
Important Note: If you are using a LAPTOP and F10 seems not working, read this help tip.


2. Typing in Tamil (Unicode) in MS-Word



The above is 'Direct Tamil Input' in MS-Word (in Unicode, using Latha font). One can do this Tamil transliteration/typing in ANY windows application like MS-Powerpoint, MS-Excel, MS-Access, Outlook Express, Wordpad, Notepad, Yahoo! Messenger, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, etc., etc. Visit uniset.html#wordpp for step-by-step (just 4 simple steps only) instructions on how to type directly in MS-Word and ALL other Windows applications.

What you find below is another snapshot showing input in Unicode Tamil in MS-Word. It also explains the power of Unicode in effecting Tamil Sorting, Tamil Find/Replace, etc.