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Download and install ISIS for Windows
ISIS for Windows runs on Windows 2000 and XP only. We recommend Windows XP for ISIS. It will not run on other versions of Windows such as Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows ME. To run ISIS on Windows you need
to download and install
Later versions of Keyman are not free for personal use. However, if you already have a licensed copy of a later version installed on your system you may wish to retain it and install only one or more ISIS script packages without the Keyman installer.
A Keyman-independent standalone version of ISIS will soon be released.
Configure your Windows Operating System
In order to run ISIS on Windows 2000 or XP you must
Follow the link at the end of this paragraph. Find the instructions pertaining to your operating
system (Windows 2000 or XP), and meticulously carry out steps 1 and 3 in
the instructions. Ignore step 2 which is concerned with how to set up User
and System Locales. While setting up Indic Language Keyboards or Input
Locales, please ensure that an *ISIS keyboard* that you have just installed
is associated with each Indian language that you select, rather than any
of the keyboards mentioned in the instructions.
Instructions for Configuring your OS.
- Enable Indic Language Support at the OS level and
- Setup Indic Language Keyboards or Input Locales
Download Fonts (needed only for some scripts)
Some scripts are not natively supported with Windows yet.
This is why you will have to download the appropriate fonts
if you want to work in the following scripts :
- For Bangla download the
Bangla font (unless you have Windows XP Service Pack 2)
- For Oriya download
- For Malayalam download the ThoolikaUnicode
- Place the (.ttf extension) font files in some directory of your choice
- Go to Control Panel -> Fonts
- Go to the File menu and select Install New Font...
- In the dialog that opens up, navigate to the folder where you kept the font files,
select them and press 'OK'