ISIS
Indian Scripts Input System
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ISIS is a free and easy-to-use system for using Indian scripts in computing, developed by Gautam Sengupta of the Center for Applied Linguistics & Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad. Instructions for downloading and installing ISIS are available here.

The major advantages of ISIS are:

  • It is free
  • It is intuitive
  • It is easy to learn and use,
    e.g. to display क you just type 'k',
    to display ख type 'kh' and so on
  • Anyone can learn to use it in less than half an hour
  • ISIS is not an Indian script-aware word processor. It is a system for using Indian scripts on computers running Windows (2000 or XP) and Linux.
    This means that with ISIS you can
    • write emails
    • chat (Windows Messenger)
    • create documents
    • name files and folders
    using any or all of the major Indian scripts (together, or separately!)
  • It uses Unicode, the international standard for character encoding that allows all major scripts of the world to be displayed and used with equal facility

ISIS supports the following scripts:

  • Bangla
  • Devanagari
  • Gujarati
  • Gurumukhi
  • Kannada
  • Malayalam
  • Oriya
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Roman with diacritics for Indic transliteration
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