Saturday, January 14, 2006

Tamilkey - a firefox extension to type tamil.

I am happy to announce the release of tamilkey firefox extension on this Pongal day.

Using tamilkey firefox extension firefox users will be able to type tamil without need for any external programs like ekalappai.
Currently tamilnet99 and Anjal keyboard layouts are supported by tamilkey. I am planning to add more keyboard layouts in future.
Tamilkey can be downloaded from


Voice on Wings said...

Hi Mugunth, thanks a lot for this extension. This fulfills my long felt need for directly entering text in Tamil within the browser environment.

A small note - It doesnt work in a pop-up window like this (from which i'm typing this comment). It also doesnt work in the Search box in the Navigation toolbar (though it works in the address box where we enter URLs). Also, a keyboard shortcut like Alt-2 in e-Kalappai would be convenient to switch languages. Reaching for the mouse to check / uncheck the Tamil option really hinders the flow.

Thanks once again for this useful solution :)

HB said...

Dear Mugunth,

I have read with great interest what you and your team are doing for the world of tamil computing. With the advent of linux (and the opensource movement) and ever cheaper hardware, it is only a matter of time before tamil computing becomes pervasive. I am a surgeon and an avid linux user. I and a group of friends have a keen interest in developing a web portal to disseminate health information in the regional languages of our country and other developing countries. I have seen what you guys are capable of doing and would greatly appreciate if your team can contribute to this project. The website is now online at Have a look and see what you think. If you feel it is worthy of your time, give me a shout at I am currently working on the tamil localisation files for media wiki. They are all there, but need plenty of fine tuning. Any help will be greatly appreciated. And a zillion thanks for your tamilkey extension to mozilla. Will make my work on this project a lot easier.


Anonymous said...

Dear Mr.Mugunth,
It is a pleasure visiting your site
I am totally new to Bangalore and was looking very very badly for a tamil community website and landed on something more useful and informative-your blog.
I am not so well versed with blogging, my contact detail is:
Dr.Kumaresh Krishnamoorthy,M.S(ENT)
Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship
Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship
Senior Consultant in ENT - Head and Neck Surgeon and Skull Base Surgeon
Apollo Hospitals, 154/11, Bannerghatta Raod;Opp. IIM Bangalore
Phone:91-(0)- 99002 36819

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this I use when i use IE to type and i use yours for mozzila.. by the way way anyone know how to work ???

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