How to type in Sanskrit (2024)

Many times it becomes difficult to type in languages other than English. Especially, when it comes to Sanskrit or other Indian languages, many people get tangled up with fonts, installing software and lots of other mess! Let's take a look at how you can use Devanagari script on your PC and android phone. Here, I'll explain a method using which you will be writing in Sanskrit (Devanagari font) within 5 minutes!

Windows PC:
Step 1: Go to Google Input Toolsfor windows and select the languages you want to type in. Let's select Sanskrit and click the download button.Update: Google seems to have discontinued the download option. Sanskrit Input Tools can be downloaded here. Step 2: The setup file will start to download. Once, the download finishes, double click or run the downloaded file to begin installation.
Step 3: When the installation finishes, that's it! You are done installing Sanskrit font!

How to Type: To type in Sanskrit, Click on "En" button on task-bar, near clock (bottom right on your screen), and there, select Sanskrit. Now try typing something in notepad file. You need to type the word as it sounds. That means, to type "भारत" you need to write "bhaarat".

Now, for visual learners, here is a video tutorial that explains this process.

Android Phone:
You need to install Swiftkey keyboard app as a prerequisite.

Step 1: Run the app Swiftkey Keyboard.
Step 2: Click on "Languages". Then scroll down to Sanskrit and click on it to download.
Step 3: Once the download completes, enable Sanskrit language from the same "Languages" section.
Step 4: To type in Sanskrit, go to type a message, hold the Shift key and swipe it to left until you select Sanskrit keyboard.
Step 5: That's it. Now you can type in Sanskrit on your phone too!

For visual learners, here is a video tutorial that explains this process.

Now, its time to send greetings and messages to your friends in Sanskrit!

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