Aug 8, 2021
4.0 and up
About the App
Use the Google Indic Keyboard to type in several Indian languages as an alternative to the standard Google keyboard. Simply open the app and follow the in-app instructions to make this keyboard your primary writing tool.
When you make Google Indic Keyboard your default keyboard, it will then display onscreen whenever you click on a textbox from that point on. One interesting new feature is that you can design the letters you wish to enter onscreen with your handwriting. As a result, you have the option to write or type, whatever is most expedient and convenient for you.
On your Android phone, you may use Google Indic Keyboard to enjoy and type in Indian languages. This program, formerly known as the Hindi Keyboard app, was renamed by Google to Indic Keyboard. Along with additional keyboard enhancements, the business provided support for ten more regional Indian and South Indian languages.
Assam, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu are among the languages supported by Indic Keyboard. With the Google keyboard’s improved security, enjoy the extensive range of settings and type comfortably.
Version 3.4 of Google Indic Keyboard is included. It requires Android 4.0 or above. Google Play Store has over 1,000,000 downloads. The content rating is for Everyone. Released on March 9, 2014. It is provided by the Indic Project.
For Android users who like to utilize Indic and Indian languages in addition to English on their phone instead of typing messages or emails in English, Indic Keyboard is a flexible keyboard. This program lets you type in any location on your phone where you would typically type in English.
Multiple “keyboard layouts” are available with the Indic keyboard. This implies that you will be able to type in your native language in a variety of ways.
You can input words using English characters with transliteration, and the words will be instantly translated into your native tongue. For example, if you input “namaste” in English while using a Devanagari transliteration keyboard, it will accurately turn it to work in the Devanagari script.
Inscript, layout is a standardized keyboard developed by the Government of India to accommodate the majority of Indian languages. We support the entire standard, and if you are accustomed to using Inscript on your desktop, it will also function on the phone.
The phonetic keyboard is like the Transliteration system in that you may input what the words sound like using English letters and they will be automatically translated into your language.
The Compact Keyboard enables you to text in Indian languages without using the shift key. To gain more options, long press on the letters.
The Indic keyboard has a tutorial that will guide you through the process of configuring it so that you can use it easily.
Warning Concerning “Data Collection”
The Android operating system includes this message as a caution. When you try to activate a third-party keyboard, this message will show.
- Arabic Keyboard (العَرَبِيةُ)
- Bengali / Bangla Keyboard (বাংলা) – Probhat, Avro, Inscript, Compact
- Burmese Keyboard (ဗမာ) / Myanmar – xkb
- Gujarati Keyboard (ગુજરાતી) – Phonetic, Inscript, Transliteration
- Hindi Keyboard (हिन्दी) – Inscript, Transliteration
- Kannada Keyboard (ಕನ್ನಡ) – Phonetic, Inscript, Transliteration (Baraha), Compact, Any soft
- Kashmiri Keyboard (کأشُر) – Inscript, Transliteration
- Malayalam Keyboard (മലയാളം) – Phonetic, Inscript, Transliteration (Mozhi), Swanalekha
- Manipuri Keyboard / Methei Keyboard (মৈতৈলোন্) – Inscript
- Maithili Keyboard (मैथिली) – Inscript
- Marathi Keyboard (मराठी) – Transliteration
- Mon Keyboard (ဘာသာ မန်😉
- Oriya Keyboard (ଓଡ଼ିଆ) – Inscript, Transliteration, Lakhani
- Punjabi / Gurmukhi Keyboard (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ) – Phonetic, Inscript, Transliteration
- Sanskrit Keyboard (संस्कृत) – Transliteration
- Santali Keyboard-(संताली) – Inscript (Devanagari script)
- Nepali Keyboard (नेपाली) – Phonetic, Traditional, Transliteration, Inscript
- Sinhala Keyboard / Sinhalese (සිංහල) – Transliteration
- Tamil Keyboard – Tamil 99, Inscript, Phonetic, Compact, Transliteration
- Telugu Keyboard (తెలుగు) – Phonetic, Inscript, Transliteration, KaChaTaThaPa, Compact
- Urdu Keyboard (اردو) – Transliteration
- Assamese Keyboard (অসমীয়া) – Inscript, Transliteration
- Currently, 23 languages are supported.
- Recognizes and suggests frequent terms you use.
- It’s completely free to use.
- Simple and easy to use
- Text may be updated and typed using the app across a variety of platforms.
- Languages supported include English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, and others.
- To receive the result in your language, spell out the pronunciation using English text.
- Through the software, Hindi speakers may write straight on the screen.
- Provides small, practical keyboard layouts for both casual users and language enthusiasts.
- Transliteration: You type in English, and the program converts it to your native tongue. For example, typing “namaste” will result in नमस्ते.
- Complements the natural Android appearance and feel.
- Free and Open Source – Created for the people, by the people. You can improve it.
Google Indic Keyboard is ideal for typing in Indian languages because of its capacity to provide many modes, including transliteration mode, which provides output in the local language by writing out the sound using English letters.
With its native keyboard mode, users may type directly in the Indian script. Additionally, the Handwriting mode, which is now exclusive to Hindi, enables users to immediately write on their phone’s screen.
There is also a Hinglish option that offers words in both English and Hinglish. According to the Google Play listing, the new Indic Keyboard has enhanced recommendations in both transliteration and native keyboard modes in Hindi.
The language mode switcher UI for the keyboard applications has also received the most significant modification. It now offers keyboard configurations that are small and practical.
The feature of transliteration would be liked by most individuals. When you enter in English, for instance, the software will convert it to your native language.
Android versions 4.1 and higher are supported by Google Indic Keyboard (Jellybean, Kitkat, and Lollipop). Your language should be installable and usable if you can see it written in its native script below.
G board is the default keyboard software that Google suggests using if you want to utilize a fully functional English language keyboard.