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FAQs

  1. What are the Key Stroke sequences for the Tamil99 Keyboard Layout available in the w3TamilWK?
  2. Can I type English text using this web keyboard?
  3. Does w3TamilWK support my browser?
  4. Does w3TamilWK support my browser in offline?
  5. What is Tamil99 Keyboard Layout?
  6. What are the advantages of Tamil99 Keyboard Layout?
  7. How to add w3TamilWK into a website or blog?

(1) What are the Key Stroke sequences for the Tamil99 Keyboard Layout available in the w3TamilWK?

  1. The labels on the keys of Tamil99 keyboard layout consist of,
    • Twelve vowels -
      அ ஆ இ ஈ உ ஊ எ ஏ ஐ ஒ ஓ ஔ
    • PuLLi - ் , consonant-dot located at ascii "f"
    • Aytham - ஃ
    • Eighteen consonants with inherant vowel "a" -
      க ங ச ஞ ட ண த ந ப ம ய ர ல வ ழ ள ற ன
    • Five grantham consonants with inherant vowel "a" and ஸ்ரீ(SRii)-
      ஸ ஷ ஜ ஹ க்ஷ.
  2. A consonant symbol followed by the pulli produces a pure consonant. (A consonant symbol is also known as consonant with inherant a)
    • e.g.
      க + ் (PuLLi) -> க்
  3. A consonant symbol followed by a vowel other than the first vowel அ produces a vowelised consonant.
    • e.g.
      ம + ஆ -> மா
      த + இ -> தி
      க + ஒ -> கோ
  4. A consonant symbol followed by the same consonant symbol automatically puts a pulli for the first consonant symbol.
    • e.g.
      க + க -> க்க
  5. After putting a pulli automatically, this feature of automatic putting of pulli will be disabled temporarily for one stroke. That is, when the same consonant symbol is typed three times continuously one after another, then the first consonants symbol alone gets the pulli automatically, and the second consonant symbol does not get a pulli, since when the third consonant symbol is typed the automatic pulli feature is temporarily disabled. This feature will be restored immediately after that.
    • e.g.
      க + க + க = க்கக
      க + க + க + க -> க்கக்க
  6. When the first vowel அ is typed after a consonant symbol, it simply confirms that the previous stroke is an akarameria uirmei. This disables temporarily the combining of any other stroke with the previous stroke. Hence typing any vowel will not join with the previous consonant symbol. Similarly the automatic pulli feature will also be disabled just for the next stroke. This automatic pulli feature gets restored immediately after the next stroke. The Vowel அ works as the delinking
    symbol.
    • e.g.
      க + அ + இ -> கஇ
      க + அ + க -> கக
      க + அ + க + க -> கக்க
  7. The same behaviour is also seen when a soft consonant symbol is followed by the corresponding hard consonant symbol.(ங,க),(ஞ,ச),(ந,த),(ண,ட),(ம,ப),(ன,ற) are the soft and hard consonants pairs.
    • e.g.
      ங + க -> ங்க
      ந + த + த = ந்தத
      ந + த + த + த= ந்தத்த
      ந + அ + த = நத
      ந + அ + த + த = நத்த
  8. A vowel after anything other than a consonant symbol will remain an independent vowel
    • e.g.
      ஆ + இ -> ஆஇ
      ப + ஆ + இ -> பாஇ
      (இடைவெளி) + உ -> (இடைவெளி)உ
      # + அ -> #அ
  9. The glyphs like kombu etc., which work as a vowel modifiers, can be got by typing the caret sign first and then the corresponding vowel. The caret sign can be got by typing it twice.
  10. The special symbols for bullet and copyright are made available in the proposed font schemes. They can be got as follows. The bullet can be got by typing the caret sign (^) and the full stop. The copyright sign can be got by typing the caret sign followed by the letter c.
  11. To obtain single and double quote the following sequence may be used.
    • Caret (^) + 7 -> Left single quote
      Caret + 8 -> Right Single Quote
      Caret + 9 -> Left double quote
      Caret + 0 -> Right double quote
      Caret + S -> Non breaking space

NOTE: Current version of the w3TamilWK has included the recommended Tamil99 Keyboard standard features. Please send your comments to remove if it have any bugs.

(2) Can I type English text using this web keyboard?

Yes, you can. Press F12 key to toggle the input language mode.

(3) Does w3TamilWK support my browser?

w3Tamil Web Keyboard is accessible at http://wk.w3tamil.com/ wherever you have access to the Internet via a Tamil unicode enabled computer with one of the following fully supported browsers:

Works great with:

Internet Explorer 6+

Mozilla Firefox TM 1.0+

May work great with:

Mozilla TM 1.72+

Netscape 7.x

Regardless of your browser type, you must have JavaScript enabled to use w3Tamil Web Keyboard.

(4) Does w3TamilWK support my browser in offline?

Yes. w3TamilWK can be freely downloaded from the download page under the GNU General Public Licence. You can use that for your offline usage.

(5) What is Tamil99 Keyboard Layout?

Tamil99 is the computer keyboard layout defined as the primary standard layout for inputting Tamil in computers. Tamil99 keyboard layout is the computer-input method for Tamil, recommended by Tamilnadu Government and by IT institutions in Sri lanka.

(6) What are the advantages of Tamil99 Keyboard Layout?

All keys are in unshifted layer. Fingering is at it scientifically optimal position. Standardised by the Tamil Institution INFITT.

(7) How to add w3TamilWK into a website or blog?

There are several ways to include into a website or blog. You can use the following URL to include into your web pages using iframe or any other methods.

http://wk.w3tamil.com/tamil99

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