Many people love to use tamil in computers, but softwares arent that popular, we hardly know 3 or 4… here i have enclosed a list of Tamil softwares (text editors, fonts, text convertors, OCR, spellchecker, … )
PATHAMI Word Processor
Word processor in the office Suite Shakti
Chennai Kavigal / http://www.chennaikavigal.com/products.htm
AZHAGI Word Processor
Tamil Software ‘Azhagi’ -Tamil Transliteration Software
Kural Tamil Keyboard Manager
“A keyboard manager that helps to input Tamil characters in any Microsoft
Bilingual word processor, with high quality Tamil spellcheckng and seven dictionaries.
Prof. V. Krishnamoorthi
Tamil keyboard driver with spellcheck and autocorrect (of Prof. V. Krishnamoorthi)
Intelligent bilingual typing tutor
Tamil Windows Interface
Elango Tamil 2000 Windows Interface Package
Ankur Patrika is an excellent tool to create documents in Indian languages
Kavithai is a Tamil/English word processor which is powered by Kural Tamil Engine.
UniEdit – Universal Indian Language Editor
Unicode-based enhanced Tamil Word Processor
Kamban word processor 4.0 for Windows
Tamil Keyboard, Tamil Email softwares
Thunaivan 2002 for Windows together with the Keyboard Designer and
Murasu Anjal Version 9.7 & Murasu Anjal Pro
Text Editor for keying in texts as per TAB/TAM, TSCII and Unicode
using a variety of keyboard layouts
I N D O W O R D –DTP Software for Indian Language Publishing
I N D O B A S E – Indian Language Database Manager
I N D O M A I L - Email Software for Indian Languages
Tamil OCR for document management
seven applications which includes Wordprocessor, Spreadsheet, Email client, Database, HTML editor, Paint Program and Web browser. The user interface and input mechanism are bi-lingual (supports English and any one Indian language).
Departmental Store Management Software
An Accounting software in Tamil
the worlds first electronic English – English – Tamil Dictionary 20000 main words, 33000 derived words, Browser and Search capability!!
Online Tamil Lexicon
IITS Online Tamil Lexikon (OTL)
Kalanjyam – Online Tamil Dictionary
Kuralamudhu is a multimedia encyclopedia on Thirukkural in a CD-ROM.
An interactive CDROM to learn Tamil
Computer games to learn Tamil alphabets, words and some grammer.
contains animated stories in Tamil.
contains traditional Tamil rhymes for children
This teaches you how to Read and Write Tamil in a very interesting way with animated Lessons ,stories and Rhymes
This is a self learning Tutorial to teach computers to a Novice. This comprises of interactive animated lessons on basics of computing, windows operating systems, internet and Microsoft Office Tools.
Animated Rhymes and Activities
Unicode Reader & Converter
TAB,TSCII text convertor to unicode
see also: http://www.jaffnalibrary.com/tools/
puthuvai Tamil text write (Bamini font based)
Tamil Unicode Usage /online tutorial
Thiruwin Tamil Transliterator Roman script
Suvadi Text Editor
Text Editor for Windows using TSCII conformant font faces
e- Kalappai 1.0
a Bundled Software for Tamil Entry in PCs
Aksharamala is a Unicode standard-based software tool that facilitates
use of English QWERTY keyboards (ITRANS scheme) to input text
in Indian languages (including Tamil)
LedLineIt! 3.0 Text Editor (for Mac OS & Windows)
LedLineIt! is a free, easy to use, cross-platform, multi-lingual text editor
for Unicode based texts
Online guide for Setting Tamil Keyboard in WinXP
Free fonts and Tamil softwares distributed by MIT,govt of India
1. Tamil Bharateeya Open Office (for Linux and Windows OS )
(Spread Sheet, Presentations, Word processing & drawing tools)
free download: http://www.ildc.in/GIST/htm/boo.htm
2. Tamil OpenType, TrueType fonts from
Cadgraf, Modulal Labs, Chennai Kavigal
3. Pals Tamil e-Dictionary (for Windows OS)
English – English – Tamil Dictionary
4. Nursery Rhymes (for Windows OS)
From Palaniappa Bros
5. Min Olai – A Tamil Editor with Spell Checker (for Windows OS
Min olai version 1.0 (“o” in olai is pronounced as “o” in “open”), is a simple
Tamil editor developed by AU-KBC Research Centre, Chennai. Based on Java,
the editor allows a user to type in Tamil and provides all the options for
basic editing apart from the additional feature of Tamil spell checking.
6. PonVizhi Tamil OCR (for Windows)
7. Tamil version of Firefox Browser (for Windows and Linux)
8. Tamil E-mail (for Windows and Linux)
Columba software from CDAC
Kalvi Tamil Softwares of Dr.P.Kuppusamy
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1. TAMIL TEACHER
A set of 7 user-friendly, interactive programs that teach
Tamil step by step, i a fun video game format: akaram, consonants,
alphabets, numbers, drops, triplets & squares.
Windows multimedia software for learning Tamil. Contains a verity
of features: 1700 word vocabulary, 300+ pictures, cartoons,
sounds, 28 min video, songs, stories, and excercises.
3. KUVA KUVA VAATHTHU
A collection of 20 children’s songs in Tamil set to popular tunes; sung
by Vanni Jayaram, Swarnalatha, Malaysia Vasudevan, Prabakaran
4. ARIVODU VILAIYAADU
Arivodu Vilaiyaadu contains 6 excellent games in Tamil: Gomuku,
Koteeswaran (Tamil version of ‘Who wants to be a millionaire?),
Kabali (business game), sitharal (puzzle), Tic-Tac-Toe, and Vallaarai
(memory game). Developed by chennai kavigal.
5. PAINTHAMIL KAATHALI
The essence of Thirukkural, kamatthupal, rendered as classical
music drama by S.P. Balasubramaniam & Chithra with Pukazhenthi’s
music is provided in a multimedia format 25 songs (Pu.Aa.Muthu krishnan),
with pictures (Ma. Se), original kural verses, meaning (Tamil-annal)
and English translation by P.S Sundaram.
Thirukkural, the pride of all Tamils, is now on a CD-ROM
with multimedia features like an encyclopedia of kural.
A set of 3 professionally crafted True Type Tamil fonts, confirming
to the Tamil99 format, is provided with ‘Tamilpad’ WordProc for Windows.
The Tamilpad supports Tamil e-mail feature and 3 types of key inputs:
phonetic (Tamil99 standard); romanised (English to Tamil), and
traditional (typewriter). An excellent tool for casual to professional
users of Tamil.