Write Bangla with Microsoft!

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Finally I got my perfect tool to write Bangla. I was a bijoy layout guy. Was thinking in past 7month to shift into a phonetic layout. Tried almost all phonetic and went back to Bijoy again and again. Few days ago found Google Transliteration which was great but wasn’t my type. It has some issues with Fullstop (Dari or Devnagari Danda). Quit that too. Finally found a solution from Microsoft. It is Microsoft Transliteration for Bangla. I am enjoying it. Now I am writing in Bangla faster than before (Bijoy). Please go to http://specials.msn.co.in/ilit/Bengali.aspx and download the program and install. Then follow this steps:

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Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool

Instructions for Windows XP

Instructions for Windows Vista

Instructions for Windows 7

Windows XP

Enabling Indic Language Support

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Regional and Language Options.
  2. On the Languages tab, select the Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages (including Thai) check box.

    Windows XP Language options

  3. Click on Details.
  4. On the Advanced tab, select the Extend support of advanced text services to all programs check box.

    Windows XP Advanced Text Services

  5. Click OK to dismiss the Text Services and Input Languages window.
  6. Click OK to dismiss the Regional and Language Options window.
    You may be asked to insert the Windows XP installation media during this process.
    A restart may be necessary to complete the process.

Using Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool (“ILIT”)

Do the following to use Microsoft ILIT in any application, such as Microsoft Word:

  1. Open the application in which you would like to enter Indic text.
  2. Change the language using the language bar, which typically appears in the taskbar as follows.

    Windows XP Language Bar

  3. The language bar will now show the current language.

    Windows XP Language Bar icons

  4. You can now start typing in English and whatever you type automatically gets transliterated after a word-breaking character like a space, comma, etc. is entered. Note that this language setting is per application. You may have to repeat the steps above for each application you want to use Microsoft ILIT in.

    Using Microsoft ILIT in an application on Windows XP

Turning on the language bar

If you do not see the language bar in the task bar (at the bottom of the desktop) or floating on the desktop please do the following:

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Regional and Language Options.
  2. On the Languages tab, under Text services and input languages, click Details.

    Windows XP text services and input languages

  3. Under Preferences, click Language Bar.

    Windows XP Language Bar Preferences

  4. Select the Show the Language bar on the desktop check box.

    Windows XP Language Bar Settings

Windows Vista

Using Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool (“ILIT”)

Do the following to use Microsoft ILIT in any application, such as Microsoft Word:

  1. Open the application in which you would like to enter Indic text.
  2. Change the language using the language bar, which typically appears in the taskbar as follows.

    Windows Vista Language Bar

  3. The language bar will now show the current language.

    Windows Vista Language Bar icons

  4. You can now start typing in English and whatever you type automatically gets transliterated after a word-breaking character like a space, comma, etc. is entered. Note that this language setting is per application. You may have to repeat the steps above for each application you want to use Microsoft ILIT in.

    Using Microsoft ILIT in an application on Windows Vista

Turning on the language bar

If you do not see the language bar in the task bar (at the bottom of the desktop) or floating on the desktop please do the following:

  1. Click Start and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Change keyboards or other input methods under Clock, Language and Region.
  3. On the Keyboards and Languages tab, click Change Keyboards.

    Windows Vista Language Options

  4. On the Language Bar tab, select the Floating on Desktop option.

    Windows Vista Language Bar Settings

Windows 7

Using Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool (“ILIT”)

Do the following to use Microsoft ILIT in any application, such as Microsoft Word:

  1. Open the application in which you would like to enter Indic text.
  2. Change the language using the language bar, which typically appears in the taskbar as follows.

    Windows 7 Language Bar

  3. The language bar will now show the current language.

    Windows 7 Language Bar icons

  4. You can now start typing in English and whatever you type automatically gets transliterated after a word-breaking character like a space, comma, etc. is entered. Note that this language setting is per application. You may have to repeat the steps above for each application you want to use Microsoft ILIT in.

    Using Microsoft ILIT in an application on Windows 7

Turning on the language bar

If you do not see the language bar in the task bar (at the bottom of the desktop) or floating on the desktop please do the following:

  1. Click Start and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Change keyboards or other input methods under Clock, Language and Region.
  3. On the Keyboards and Languages tab, click Change Keyboards.

    Windows 7 Language Options

  4. On the Language Bar tab, select the Floating on Desktop option.

    Windows 7 Language Bar Settings

Please note this Bangla is Indian version but don’t bother. It is Bangla.

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