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BarahaPad is Unicode text editor for Indian languages. BarahaPad offers many different keyboard layouts that are useful for both beginner and expert User. BarahaPad supports spell checking, dictionary, AutoText, print, find-replace, sorting and text conversion. BarahaPad is integrated with Google translate and is very useful if you do translation work in Indian languages.
F11,F12 are hot keys for switching between Indian language and English.
To type Indian language text:
To type English text:
You may insert special Unicode characters by using their hexadecimal values. This feature works only when the language is English.
|File->Open, File->Save||BarahaPad can open/save BarahaPad (.BPD), Rich Text Format (.RTF) and Unicode text (.TXT) files.|
|File->Send||Sends the current document as Email attachment.|
|Edit->Find, Edit->Replace||Find/Replace specific word in the document.|
|Edit->Default Fonts||Default Fonts dialog box shows all Unicode (OpenType) fonts available for Indian scripts. Windows OS provides a default font for all Indian scripts. Additional fonts can be installed and used. You may select the default font and size for every Indian script.|
|IME->Language->...||Select the required Indian language.|
|IME->Keyboard->...||The following keyboards are available for all the scripts. See: Phonetic Keyboard, Brhkbd Keyboard, Inscript Keyboard|
|IME->Use Roman Numerals||Select this menu command for getting English numbers instead of Indian language numbers.|
|Tools->Sort [F9]->...||Select the text and then select this menu command to sort text in ascending or descending order. Pressing F9 key repeats the last sort command.|
|Tools->Convert To [F10]->...||Select the text and then select this menu command to convert text from one script to another. Pressing F10 key repeats the last convert command. See: ISO 15919, Ellara Kannada|
|Tools->Spell Check...||Read Spell check topic.|
|Tools->Edit Dictionary...||Read Edit Dictionary topic.|
|Right Click->Search||Right click on the selected word (or phrase) in the editor and then select this menu command for performing a web search. (hot key: Ctrl+W).|
Right click on the selected word (or phrase) in the editor and then select this menu command for performing translation. (hot key: Ctrl+T).
BarahaPad uses Google translate service for translating text between Indian languages and English. Google Translate is currently available for Kannada, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati and Bengali languages only.
|Right Click->Add to AutoText||Read AutoText topic.|
|Right Click->Remove from AutoText||Read AutoText topic.|