How to type in Unicode from within Azhagi?

Azhagi's in-built Unicode Editor

1.   Start Azhagi fully.

2.   Press F8 (or) click the 'Unicode Editor' button at the top of Azhagi screen (or) Click on 'Tools' menu and then on 'Azhagi's Unicode Editor'.

3.   Azhagi's Unicode Editor will get displayed. 

4.   Start typing in English and you will see it appearing in Unicode Tamil.

5.   You can use F10 as a toggle to type in Tamil and English alternatively.

6.   You can change language from Tamil to any other Indian language (Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, etc.) by clicking your  preferred language in the list box provided in the top right side of the editor.

7.   You can save your typed texts (in any of the languages) in standard RTF files which is readable in any standard word processor (e.g. MS-Word, OpenOffice Writer, ...) and printable from them.

Important tips

·      Once you have generated Unicode Tamil (Hindi, etc.) text using Azhagi's in-built Unicode editor, you can copy/paste the Tamil (Hindi, etc.) text to any external application/window like Gmail, Outlook Express, Blogs, Skype, Facebook, Online groups (e.g., etc.

·      If the pasted text does not appear correctly in certain applications like MS-Word, Notepad etc., then Unicode might have to be enabled fully in your WinXP system. To get to know how to enable Unicode fully in WinXP systems, please visit

·      You can press F8 (or click on 'File->Open Draft') from within Azhagi's Unicode editor to open an already existing 'Drafts' file in which you can keep typing/saving your thoughts and ideas as and when they occur. This will be very useful for people who wish to quickly jot down their random thoughts/ideas.

·      TSCu_SaiIndira is a Unicode font. Along with Tscii, it supports Unicode also. It is a bi-encoded font.

·      You can find an useful tool called 'Unicode Fonts Lister' under 'Tools' menu.

·      This tool easily identifies and classifies (according to major Indian languages) all the Unicode fonts in your system.

·      The information thus provided by this tool will be useful in a variety of ways. For instances:

·      It can help you to  identify Unicode fonts which until this time you were not aware that they are Unicode fonts.

·      It can help you to delete Unicode fonts which you are not using regularly.

·      It can help you to determine whether you need to download more Unicode fonts for any particular language.

·      You can do SAT transliteration - whereby you can type your Tanglish word and press 'space', '?', etc. to see the equivalent Tamil word get generated. To activate SAT mode, click on 'Tools->Options' menu item in Azhagi's Unicode Editor and check the box 'Use SAT Mode'. For complete operating details, please see

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