BarahaIME Editor


BarahaIME in MS Word

BarahaIME enables you to type Indian language text in programs such as MS Office, Open Office, Browsers, text editors. BarahaIME offers many different keyboard layouts that are useful for both beginner and expert User. BarahaIME is the tool you need if you want to type Indian language text directly in emails such as OutLook, GMail, Hotmail, e.t.c. BarahaIME is the right tool if you want to create professional looking documents using advanced features such as tables, pictures, in programs such as MS Word, PageMaker, PowerPoint. BarahaIME supports sorting and conversion of text from one script to another.

When BarahaIME editor is started, it shows as an icon in the system tray at the bottom-right portion of the screen.



BarahaIME icon in system tray - Windows XP



BarahaIME icon in system tray - Windows 7/8/10

See: Using BarahaIME in MS Office

Menu commands:

You may press F9 or F10 key to access the menu commands. You may also access the menu commands by clicking on the BarahaIME icon in the system tray.

Unicode/ANSI:
Normally, you should select Unicode encoding and type Unicode text, which is supported by all modern applications. For displaying Indian language Unicode text, you may use any Unicode font that supports respective Indian language script. Even if we don't specify the font, Unicode text is always displayed correctly because the Windows OS provides a default font Nirmala UI that supports all Indian scripts.

If you want to use ANSI fonts such as BRH Kannada, BRH Devanagari, BRH Telugu, ... then select ANSI encoding. See: Unicode vs ANSI

Language:
Select the language. You should select appropriate fonts based on the selected language.

Keyboard:
Select the keyboard. Phonetic Keyboard, Brhkbd Keyboard, Inscript Keyboard.

Output Full Letters:
While editing, BarahaIME uses Backspace key messages to erase and regenerate new characters. This technique may not work in some software such as MS Excel 2013/2016. In such cases, select this menu command to avoid Backspace messages.

Use Roman Numerals:
Select this menu command for getting English numbers instead of Indian language numbers.

Sort:
Provides various sorting options. See: Sorting text

Convert to:
Provides various conversion options. See: Converting text

Editing text:

After starting BarahaIME, when you switch to an application such as MS Word, the application will have system default (English) keyboard. You have to select Indian language to activate Indian language keyboard.

You may press F11 or F12 key to toggle between Indian language and English.

To type Indian language text:

To type English text:

Sorting text:

Sorting commands allow you to sort Indian language text in the correct alphabetical order specific to the language.

The sorting operation consists of 3 simple steps.

Step 1: In MS Word, select the Indian language text you want to sort and copy it by clicking Edit | Copy menu command.

Step 2: In BarahaIME menu, select Sort --> ... command.

Step 3: In MS Word, paste the text by clicking Edit | Paste menu command.

Converting text:

Converion commands allow you to convert Indian language text from one script to another AND/OR from one data encoding to another.

The conversion operation consists of 3 simple steps.

Step 1: In MS Word, select the Indian language text you want to convert and copy it by clicking Edit | Copy menu command.

Step 2: In BarahaIME menu, select Convert To --> ... command.

Step 3: In MS Word, paste the text by clicking Edit | Paste menu command.

See: ISO 15919, Ellara Kannada

Notes:

1. Some anti-virus software may falsely mark BarahaIME files as malware/key loggers, and disable its functionality. Please check with your anti-virus software how to exclude BarahaIME files.

2. If you are using ANSI encoding in MS Office applications, then you SHOULD NOT use any of the AutoCorrect options. These options automatically change the characters as you type, to correct them, which is good only for the English language. Open AutoCorrect options in MS Word and DISABLE all the AutoCorrect options. Some of the AutoCorrect options to be disabled are given below. But, it is better if you disable all other options also.

3. Disable Check spelling as you type option under Spelling & Grammar settings. This will avoid the red underline for the Kannada words.