Many Nepali Facebook users often wonder how they can type Nepali in Facebook. When those users see others using Nepali script in Facebook walls and pages, they too want to give it a try! So If you have landed on this page, I am assuming that you are one of them.
Have you tried by opening Microsoft word, installing Nepali font, typing in Nepali and simply copying to Facebook wall? Well, it doesn’t work that way and you may be looking for some other solutions. Don’t worry, it’s really easy but you need to make use of right tools.
Heard about the geeks talking about 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.” Dont make it tough, you simply don’t need to learn it but yes, you 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 in Nepali.
1. Google transliteration service
Google Transliteration is really an efficient and most importantly easy tool to type in Nepali. It’s 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 simple 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. You need to check the Type in Nepali Box to enable writing in Nepali.
3. Transliteration bookmarklet
Transliteration bookmarklet 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 also some other softwares and site that you can use for your further requirements.
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 site and download the software and use it according to its instructions.
What other tools do you use to type Nepali in Facebook ? Do you like the above listed tools ? let us know through your comments below.