Are you looking to type in Nepali on Facebook? Here’re some of the tools, softwares, and services that make it easy to type Nepali on Facebook.
If you are looking to simply use Facebook in Nepali, Facebook has recently launched the Nepali version of its platform. You can choose Nepali from Languages on Facebook or visit this link for Nepali version.
Typing Nepali in Facebook
So, you’ve seen your friend’s Facebook status in Nepali and think that’s cool? Or you might be just wondering how can someone type Nepali on Facebook.
Facebook doesn’t allow typing Nepali on Facebook by default, even on its official Nepali version. Typing hasn’t got anything to do with the Facebook platform, it’s more to do with your keyboard and operating system settings.
Most Nepali users are familiar with typing Nepali on Microsoft Word or other applications using Nepali fonts. Even if you simply copy-paste your Nepali words from Microsoft Word to your Facebook, you won’t see Nepali characters.
That brings us to important term about typing Nepali on the web platforms like Facebook – Unicode.
Wikipedia quotes “Unicode is a computing industry standard for the consistent representation and manipulation of text expressed in most of the world’s writing systems.” If you don’t understand, don’t stress about it – you simply don’t need to learn Unicode.
You will, however, need to make use of Nepali Unicode if you want to type Nepali in Facebook. Here I will point out the right tools that you can make use of to type Nepali in Facebook.
Here’re more tools and services around the web.
1. Google transliteration service
Google Transliteration is really an efficient and most importantly easy tool to type in Nepali. It allows users to enter text in one of the supported languages 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.
To use this tool go to this Google transliteration and simply type a word in English and press SPACE to get it converted into Nepali. Remember you need to select Nepali language from the drop down box.
2. Nepali Typing Tool
The Nepali Typing tool in this website also makes the standard use of Google transliteration service and is just simple and easy enough to use.
3. Google Input Tools Chrome Extension
You can install Google Input Tools chrome extension and choose Nepali language under “Extension options” to start typing Nepali on Google services.
You can read the complete instructions on how to use this tool from Google in Nepali.
Also, watch this video on how to install the extension and start typing in Nepali on Chrome and other Google services such as Gmail.
4. Transliteration Bookmarklet
Transliteration bookmarklet (Not active anymore) is a tool that helps you to type in Nepali on any web-site. The tool uses the Google transliteration service in the background.
To type in Nepali on any web-site, follow these simple steps:
• Click on the [अ Type in Nepali] button in Bookmarks toolbar. Wait till the message “Transliteration is enabled …” is displayed. The message informs us that transliteration is ready to use.
• Click on any text box where you want to type in Nepali. You will see a अ icon in the text box. Now start typing in English and words will be transliterated to Nepali.
• To switch off typing in Nepali (i.e. to type in English), click on the [अ Type in Nepali] button in Bookmarks toolbar again.
Besides google Transliteration, there are few other softwares and services that you can use to type Nepali in Facebook.
5. Nepali Unicode Keyboard Layout Software
Make use of Madan Puraskar Library tools: Nepali Unicode Romanized
Nepali Unicode Romanized is the new Layout with the keys rearranged as the romanized keyboard like क in k and स in s , so as to facilitate the English users to type Nepali.
Go the Madan Puraskar Library downloads and download the software and use it according to its instructions.
Nepali Unicode Keyboard Layouts is developed and maintained by the Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya(MPP) under the Language Technology Kendra, a non-profit sharing company.
What other tools do you use to type Nepali in Facebook? Do you like the above-listed tools? Let us know in the comments below.