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I found this information very interesting.


Following information are copied from this site.




Please, participate in this campaign and give your feed backs to make the new modified keyboard as easy as possible. The positioning of key should be the center of discussion. The typing should easier. Following points should be considered in this discussions.


1. Accessibility of individual key strokes.

2. Fastest typing of mostly used words.

3. Half characters are not directly available in this unicode environment. Thus, "khutta tanne" is the main bridge to all half characters, thus, almost every word requires to press the SHIFT key at least once and this "khutta tanne" key also requires to be pressed. Therefore, I have proposed it to be placed under LEFT Hand's Majhi Aula (Middle Finger), and I wanted to put it under "aakar" i.e. Ba-ka-ma-aakar--na, but, most of the nepali words have "half na" thus, pressing khutta tanne key just on pointer finger is wasting a lot of time, and over stressing the pointer finger. So, when the pointer finger presses "na", the Middle Finger presses "khutta tanne" character to mean its going to half "na" and as we know then, usually comes "CHHA", and the Sahili (4th Finger) aula can press "chha" without releasing the right hand side SHIFT key. I tried it several time by pressing na shift-"khutta tanne" shift-chha, I found it a very smooth transfer.



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Nitesh ji,


At first, very warm welcome to WNSO.


This very useful link, thanks a lot for this information. Appreciated as well. Somewhen we can minimise the half characters to use 'Khutta tanne' tarika biggrin.gif It's ok, no problem. Now I am using the keys for half characters like this way....If you want to type half 'na' then you can press 'n' and bar '_'. In this way, you can type half characters as per your necessaries. The Nepali key board link which you have providing here, is seems really cool and easy to use. And I fully hope, you will make it more easy in the days ahead. Once again, thank you for this valuable information.

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Jhilke Ji,


Je bhaye pani, nepali is nepali hoina ra? wink.gif

Ani tyo keyboard sajilo jasto pani lagchha ni, ki kaso....

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Thanks ayesha ji for warm welcome.


Actually i am not behind this project, but trying to get in touch. And i pasted this link thinking that other will also find it helpful.


Jhilke ji,


we are talking about changing the layout of normal keyboard to nepali keyboard based on which keys are most used frequently, which key are important etc.


yeah, B.N, that keyboard looks easy and cool.



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Seems easy to me too. Thanks Nitesh ji for this information, I too found that it is an interesting. Indeed, ofcourse, we need more Nepali easy tools in the abroad.

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Hi! I was very surprised to see that Nitesh brought this topic to

public attention and I never noticed it. When I googled

"saral nepali keyboard", the keyboard I every designed

for the unicode typing considering various factors, I was

excited to find this link here at WNSO.org. Thanks to



The version 4 of the Saral Nepali Keyboard has already

been implemented in GyaNeX online typing software.

You can see it at http://www.iGya.com/

In this new version there were several updates made

to release the special characters. Despite effort I

could not release { [ }] ; ' " characters. But,

others are now released and you can type

without getting interfered by nepali keyboard. The

"&" also was released and it becomes OM only

when it is a lone character, because Om never

comes with other characters in Sanskrit characters,

so you can use & to create special characters.


By release forward slash and backward slashes

we can create escape sequence and write a function

that handles escape characters as you type.


There are some reshuffling of the position of characters

after my personal experience with the earlier positions.


What is good with Saral Nepali Keyboard is that you

don't have to remember each barah khari' position.

I tried to make as minimum as and very similar to

Remington keyboard. Well, when I was in grade 8

at Chitwan Highschool, I learned typing and history

of typewriters. I somewhat realized that we needed

some easier way of typing Nepali in unicode. Thus,

you can find an online software, named "GyaNeX",

and I was dumb enough not being able to find

some genious new name and ended up using my

own name, apology for that, especially with those

who are annoyed by such intrusion of personal name

in a noble project.... K garne!


Well, if you want to read articles that are based on preeti or

most of the nepali TTF fonts, I have also presented

a solution at http://www.iGya.com/preeti/

You can just copy and past the preeti or other nepali

fonts and click the buttons, you will find unicode Nepali.

So, you can convert your old preeti font based documents

into unicode nepali. Not only that you can also read newspapers

or other articles written in preeti, using your university's

computer where you are not permitted to install preeti fonts.

What you do is just go to your website, e.g. NepaliPost.com

and copy the unreadable characters (because of lack of

appropriate fonts), paste them into my http://www.iGya.com/preeti/

online converter webpage. You are done. You can read it.

Thats what many people complained and I came up with

this simple solution. Now, you don't need to worry about

whether the computer you want to use has preeti font or

not. Forget about preeti or other TTF based font. You life

is much easier without preeti fonts. Well, if you are

still addicted to preeti font based keyboard, don't worry,

you can type in preeti font based keyboard and convert

to unicode nepali using these online softwares.


Good Luck. If someone finds this posting as if advertisement,

I apologize. I just wanted to give inside story on this thread.





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