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BarahaIME in MS Word

BarahaIME enables you to type Indian language text in programs such as MS Office, Open Office, web 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 and GMail. BarahaIME is the right tool if you want to create documents using applications such as MS Word, PageMaker, PowerPoint.

When you run BarahaIME, the program icon appears at the bottom-right portion of the screen. You can access the menu commands by clicking on the BarahaIME icon. F9,F10 are hot keys for accessing menu commands.



BarahaIME running in Windows 8/Windows 10



BarahaIME running in Windows XP/Windows 7

To type Indian language text:

To type English text:

F11,F12 are hot keys for switching between Indian language and English.

Menu commands:

Command Description
Encoding->...

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. Windows provides default fonts Nirmala UI, @Arial Unicode MS 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. After selecting the language, you should select appropriate fonts based on the language selected.
Keyboard->... Select the keyboard. See: 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->...

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.

Convert To->...

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. Don't run BarahaIME and BarahaPad simultaneously as it may lead to undesirable results. Run either BarahaIME or BarahaPad at any given point of time.

2. You may have to deactivate BarahaIME by pressing F11 key before you can search in the Windows Start Menu.

3. Some anti-virus software may falsely mark BarahaIME files as malware/key logger, and disable its functionality. In such cases, BarahaIME may output "junk" text, OR may not output any text at all. If your anti-virus software has "Anti-Keylogger" feature, try disabling that for Baraha program files. Check your anti-virus software help for how to exclude Baraha program files.

4. Some programs such as recent MS Office apps, and Microsoft Edge browser may not allow programs like BarahaIME to work with them. In such cases, BarahaIME may not output any text at all. Try BarahaIME in Wordpad/Notepad to verify if BarahaIME is working correctly in other applications. You should try to use alternate applications such as OpenOffice, Google Chrome in such a situation. You may also use BarahaPad to type Indian language text and copy/paste text.

5. If you are using ANSI encoding in MS Office applications, then you SHOULD NOT use some of the AutoCorrect/AutoFormat options. These options automatically change the characters as you type, which is good only for the English language. Open AutoCorrect/AutoFormat options in MS Word and DISABLE following options. You may have to disable other options also.