Uniqueness of Azhagi

What is unique in both Azhagi+ and Azhagi?

A unique Tamil transliteration scheme, since 2000. It is the easiest and fastest. You can read details about this transliteration scheme here, in Tamil (தமிழில்). For an English write-up (thanks to the editor of mazhalaigal.com), explaining how this transliteration scheme is the 'easiest and fastest', click here.

What is unique in Azhagi+ (AzhagiPlus)?

A 'never-before-seen' feature by which user himself/herself can extend Azhagi+ to transliterate in ANY Tamil font, ANY Tamil font encoding. Details of this 'one-of-its-kind' feature (not available in any other software) can be read in English here and read in Tamil (தமிழில்) here.

A 'never-before-seen' font encodings converter using which user can effect conversion of font encodings directly inside MS Word documents itself (thereby retaining all the formatting [B/I/U/.../...], tables, etc.). Details of this 'first-of-its-kind' font encodings converter can be read here and video demos can be seen here.

Azhagi+ is the only software, as of now (March 2020), which can help one type in Photoshop CC/CS in STMZH Tamil fonts, straightaway. Two out of the many Youtube videos highlighting the same, here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nR2WAE3wek, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oT6b6QXxeU

What is special about Azhagi+?

There are a few special features in Azhagi+ out of which one feature stands out, because of the sheer magnitude of it's usefulness. This very special feature enables the user to extend Azhagi+ to transliterate / type in ANY world language (in any font encoding, in any keyboard layout), by creating an XML file by himself/herself.

Yet another special feature which can prove quite handy is the portable nature of Azhagi+. You can download the portable version of Azhagi+ here and use it from your pen-drive itself in ANY windows system at any time. As comfortable as that.

What is unique in 'Classic' Azhagi?

The reverse transliteration feature of Azhagi is unique in the kind of output it provides while transliterating back from Tamil to Tanglish, details of which you can find in ards.html

What is special about 'Classic' Azhagi?

In the same ards.html referred just above, you can find a few special features of Azhagi, like 'Dual-Screen transliteration', 'Sath transliteration' and 'Auto transliteration'.

What is unique in Azhagi Android App?

No need to press shift key to transliterate ள், ற், ண், ஸ், ஶ். Yes, no need at all. This is a unique feature of Azhagi, even as of March 2020. For more details, please see http://azhagi.com/aa-feats.html#no-shift


It is not such an easy affair, as an individual with limited resources, to conceptualise and effect each one of the above Unique/Special features. It is such an involved, time-consuming, energy-sapping, resources-consuming effort. That's how a unique feature (a feature not available in any other existing software) or a special feauture gets born. Not just like that. Its like a Himalayan effort for an individual. As an user, I request you to kindly please remember this at all the times. I wish to mention all this here because sometimes users write to me in such a tone which makes me feel that they think that the above unique/special features were just a second's effort to create them OR that they do not sincerely reflect upon the monumental efforts I must have put in to create these unique/special features. In this connection, you may read this also, if you can.


All said and done, as such, there is nothing unique/unusual in Azhagi or AzhagiPlus!!! :) Because, at the core of my heart, I do not find anything unique/unusual in ANY entity* (software or otherwise). In my humble opinion, except GOD (the ultimate TRUTH), everything else is a passing show. Just temporary stuff. Things/beings come and go. Mere evanescent existence. I am sure one day some entity will come out with a software 'X' which betters the features of Azhagi/Azhagi+ and again at a later time in future, some other entity will come out with a software 'Y' which betters 'X' and so on. I am sure all the software I have listed at inno.html also will get developed one day and pass off one day. This is true for any field.

So, me (an utterly NOTHING entity) listing out the unique/special features of Azhagi/Azhagi+ in this page is just for your own benefit at the mundane level. Unless and otherwise I state such features prominently, users (particularly, those who are in need of the unique/special features) do not get to know them. Thus, they miss out on the opportunity to reap benefits from Azhagi/Azhagi+ to the fullest extent. Generally, users avail Azhagi (or any software for that matter) at a superficial level only, for various reasons. But, what I humbly request users is to get to know/learn as many features as possible about Azhagi/Azhagi+ (and other software as well - indic software, freeware), if at all possible for you and if at all your time/interest/mood/situation permits. Because, if you do so, even if you do not feel the need for a particular feature, you can tell about it to others who are in need of the same so that many more of the society get benefitted. Thanks in advance.

(*) Personally, I do not consider GOD as an entity. For me, GOD is always indefinable. God is God. Also, I consider all those who have attained GOD-realisation as GOD only. Obviously.