Sunday, September 1, 2013

Telugu Input Software for Mac OSX

Note: This is still in Beta stage (probably alpha stage). I'd appreciate feedback from testers. I'm looking for two type of tests mainly.
1) If you can let me know the words that you can't type using this software
2) If you prefer any changes to the keyboard layout.

Update 1 (21st Dec 2010): working inside gmail, TextEdit and OpenOffice

Update 2 (5th June 2011): working inside celtx.

Update 3 ( 1st Sep 2013): I have moved the post from a separate blog ( to this 
Step 1 Install Pothana
Download Pothana from here
Unzip and copy the Pothana.ttf to ~/Library/Fonts folder

 Step 2 Install PraSankar
 Download PraSankar from here or here
 Copy the file PraSankar to ~/Library/keyboard layouts
 Restart the system.

Step 3 Activating PraSankar
Go to system preferences > Languages & Text > Input Sources
Check Keyboard & Character Viewer
Scroll down to find 'Tel' and check the box.

 Now PraSankar is installed and you can see a flag appearing on top right corner in the panel. You can toggle between PraSankar and English language with 'Cmd+Space'

 How to use: Lower case key combination is shown in the below picture.

Upper case keys can be accessed either holding the Shift key or by activating the Caps lock.

అ-a, ఆ-A, ఇ-i, ఈ-I, ఉ-u, ఊ-U,ఋ-R, ఎ-e, ఏ-E, ఐ-Y,
ఒ-o, ఓ-O, ఔ-V, ం-9, ః - (

 క ఖ గ ఘ ఙ
  k K g G Z

 చ ఛ జ ఝ ఞ
  c C j J z

ట ఠ డ ఢ ణ
q Q w W N

త థ ద ధ న
t T d D n

ప ఫ బ భ మ
p P b B m

య ర ల ళ వ స శ ష క్ష హ
y r l L v s S X kfX h

 ా     ి        ీ           ు      ూ       ృ        ౄ          ె            ే            ై
1   2    Sh+2        3   Sh+3    4     Sh+4       5       Sh+5       6

     ొ          ో       ౌ      ం          ః
    7       Sh+7   8       9       Sh+9

For half alphabets use 'f' after the given letter "kf = క్"


 క్షణికం =  kfXN2kM

 చైతణ్యం = c6tNfyM

నవతరంగం = nvtr9g9   or     nvtrMgM

రైటర్ = r6qrf