How to setup Tamil Unicode in Win 2000 and Win XP For detailed instruction in English Click Here

How to Enable Tamil in Windows XP?


If you are having Windows XP OS and are having problem viewing the Tamil fonts then you have to enable Indic support. Doing so is quite simple, actually.

Just follow the simple steps mentioned below.


1) keep your XP installation CD at hand. (If you have misplaced yours, or if you have lost it,
please get one from your friend, or relative, or someone you know.)


2) Click Start > Control Panel.


3) Click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options.


4) Now, click Regional and language Options.
5) In the Supplemental Language support, Check the "Install files for Complex Script and right to left languages (including Thai) ", and then click Apply.


6) If you hadn't yet inserted the Win XP installation CD into your CD-ROM drive,

An alert will appear to ask you to insert the installation CD. Insert the CD and then click OK. After the installation, your system will restart for proper operation


7)That's all... now your computer is enabled for Tamil Unicode



How to Enable Tamil in Windows 2000?


You may need to have the Windows 2000 Installation CD for doing this.

1. From Start Menu, Open Settings >> Control Panel

2. In Control panel, Open "Regional Settings"
3. In that, in Language Settings for the system, many language groups can be clicked.Search for "Indic" then Check this box near by "Indic". And press OK That's all Now your Computer has Tamil support into it.


How to Enable Tamil in Windows 98?



To read UNICODE

1) Go to Start >> Run
2) Type Cmd; Enter
3) Now type the following
C: <Enter>

CD\ <Enter>

CD WINDOWS <Enter>

CD SYSTEM <Enter>

REN USP10.DLL USP10CPY.DLL

4) Now Click Here. Get the USP10.DLL from this site and save it to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM

5) Open Internet Explorer

6) Click View from the menu and then Encoding then Select Unicode ( UTF - 8 )

Now your Computer is all set to read the new UNICODE site.


To Write in UNICODE

Go to the bottom of the kamalogam page you are visiting. There you see 2 boxes with a heading 'UNICODE CONVERTER'.

I am assuming you have e-kalappai 2.0 at this point. If not get it.
Now type Alt + 3.

In the TYPE or PASTE here Box start typing whatever U want. This will show up in TSCII Tamil.

Once typing is done Click on the TSCII Button in the middle. U see the same Tamil text appear at the 'Converted Text Here' Box.

Now Click the Copy button to copy it. You are good to go. Start posting in Kamalogam in UNICODE.


Alternate Method

Heard the Open Office 1.0 is working fine with e-kalappai 2.0 to write in Tamil UNICODE for Windows 98 users. Open office can be downloaded for free from here. Click Here