اتوار، 22 جنوری، 2012

Install Urdu phonetic keyboard



In last post we learnt about installing Urdu Nastaleeq font in your computer  , Now I am going to tell you how to  install Urdu Phoenetic Keyboard in your computer.


Download and run Urdu Phonetic Keyboard Installer.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

If you are using Windows Vista/7, after installing the above keyboard you can type Urdu on your Windows Vista/7 Computer. To switch between Urdu and English keyboard, you can press Alt+Shift. Or on your taskbar you can see EN or UR and click on it to select the language as shown in this figure:
Vista Taskbar Showing Languages

Windows XP



If you are on Windows XP, follow these steps: 

  • Click on StartSettings, and then Control Panel


  • Control Panel in XP



  • Click on Regional and Language Options. (You may need Windows XP CD in your CD/DVD drive after this step)

  • Regional and Language Options in Windows XP



  • Click on Languages tab, and select first checkbox that says "Install files for complex scripts and right-to-left languages..."

  • Install Complext Sripts Urdu in Windows XP



    and then click on OK button. This will bring this prompt. Click OK button to continue:

  • Install Complext Sripts Urdu in Windows XP



  • Now it will ask you for Windows XP CD in your CD/DVD drive:

  • Windows XP CD



    Once you press ok and the correct CD is in the drive, it will continue with the installation like this:


  • Installation in process



  • Next it will ask you to restart the computer. Select No at this time.


  • Do you want to restart your computer?



  • Now click on the Details... button which will bring this window, which lists the currently installed languages and keyboards:


  • Text Services and Input Languages





  • Now click on the Add... button which will bring this window, where you will select Input language: Urdu and Keyboard layout/IME: Urdu Phonetic 1.0 (this is the keyboard layout that we installed instep 2)


  • Add Input Language



  • Now press OK on all windows to close them. You can restart your computer now to load new settings. Once you have restarted, you can see that Urdu language is available in your taskbar as shown in this screen shot:


  • Urdu Keyboard in Windows XP taskbar



  • Now to switch between Urdu and English, you can press Alt+Shift. Or on your taskbar you can see EN orUR and click on it to select the language.



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