Microsoft Indic Input or Indic Input method Editor (IME) 1 (for Windows XP or below) and Microsoft Indic Input 2 (for Windows 7, Vista, Server 2008 or above) are tools that give users a convenient way of entering text in Indian Languages using the English QWERTY keyboard. A user can enter Lingual text in Office Applications, WordPad, and Notepad on various Operating Systems. Tools have several common features like on-the-fly help, multiple keyboard layouts and toggling between Languages.

Microsoft Indic Input 2 is one of the best tools for Hindi typing. In the article, you will learn – how to install and use it on your Windows OS.


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Microsoft bhasha indic input 2

How to write?

If you want word ‘भारत’ then you have to type ‘bhaarat’ i.e. Roman Hindi is accepted. Complex letters like ‘क्ष’, ‘ज्ञ’ and others have special input method via keyboard. A guide book (in PDF form) will help you. I can bet you can start typing Hindi with this tool within 5 minutes.

Available Indian Languages

Indic Input Tool is available in following Indian Languages –
Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil & Tamil.

Install and use Microsoft Indic Input 2

1. Install Indic Input 2
2. It will appear left side of status bar clock


3. To toggle between Hindi and English or other language use “ALT + SHIFT
4. When you will start typing On-the-Fly Help will appear on screen


4. You are done.

Available Keyboards for Typing

Download Indic Input Tool

Other important software are available at on this official page ‘BhashaIndia – Download’.


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I believe you’ll love this tool.