How to type in Hindi in MS-Office, Word, Google, Gmail, Notepad or any other application

From a long time I was looking for an easy input method to type in Hindi which doesn’t require special hardware (Hindi keyboard) or shortcuts which is hard to remember. Here is a very easy solution which will let you type Hindi in any of the applications. Using Google Transliteration IME you will be able to type in your choice of language using a roman keyboard. Users can type a word the way it sounds using Latin characters and Google Transliteration IME will convert the word to its native script.

Software to Type in Hindi

You will require to download and install a small software from [Google Transliteration].
Google Transliteration IME is currently available for 14 different languages -Arabic, Bengali, Farsi (Persian), Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.  Just select language of your choice.
After downloading and installing the software you will see a small floating IME toolbar at your desktop .
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This toolbar will let you switch between typing mode Hindi or English.
Now wherever you want to enter Hindi (हिन्दी) switch to Hindi mode using the toolbar and keep typing that word in English. Google transliteration software will automatically convert it to Hindi.  [ हिन्दी में लिखना काफी आसान हो गया है. ]
Type hindi in windows live writer
In Windows Live Writer
type hindi in Ms Word 2007
In MS-Word 2007
Type Hindi in Google
Google Search
Above are some of the examples where Google Transliteration IME is used to enter text in Hindi language in different applications.

How to type in Hindi online?

In case you don't know hindi typing you can use hindi typing online tool to convert English to Hindi. You simply need to keep typing hindi text using English and this tool will convert the text in Hindi automitally. Visit English To Hindi typing webite.  Google Hindi Typing Tool


Anonymous said...

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BHASHA said...

Hi.. The google transliteration software rocks. Thank u so much for ur valuable input.

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Anonymous said...

Hi! Ive downloaded The Google transliteration, but still havent been to start to type...m kinda lost as in where to start and how...and everytime I click on Googlemarathi icon on my shows its downloading again!
please help,

Anonymous said...

नंदिनी, just press "left alt+shift" keys together (after you have downloaded the Google transliteration should see a mini languange toolabar in your status bar...under the desktop) और आप हिंदी में टाइप कर सकते हैं. Press "lest alt+shift key again to switch back to english again.....All the best.

AK said...

Thanks नंदिनी .. your tip is really very convenient and easy to use.

sgs90 said...

Yes this works, but can some one explain me how to write nandini as you have written by anonymous on august 20 that is small ee ki matra how to write it...

PC said...

lovely tool..i love you google

Anonymous said...

hello Nandini
mani ye softwere to load kar liya hai per ye chal nahi raha hai ..
please help mee

sachin sharma
NANITAL 9917477680

नारायण छेत्री said...

बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद. यह में जो लिख रहा हू वो आपकी इस हेल्प से पूरा हो सका हैं .

Prem Anand said...

thank you very much for helping out a difficulty for and it is the best way to type in Hindi.

Rinky said...

Its great! thankyou! :)

Anonymous said...

vineet-- thanks! its easy 2 use n its helpful.

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Unknown said...

thanks for telling this i appreciate your effort sir

Tamal Chowdhury said...

Awesome.. Thanx a million.

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