Malayalam Keyboard for Android, iPhone and Nokia – Panini IME Keypad

panini-malayalam-logoSearching for an option to type malayalam on your phone? Type malayalam and send malayalam SMS to your loved ones using Panini Keypad Malayalam IME. Panini Keypad Malayalam IME allows one to type in Malayalam on the phone with single keypresses (instead of multitaps) very fast and very conveniently by predicting characters that you are most likely to write next. This is a new Predictive text based on linguistics and offers many advantages. It uses artificial intelligence to accurately estimate the characters that the user could be typing and places them to his fingertips.

Panini is a multilingual Keypad System for India which supports 11 languages of India on the Mobile phone. Panini Keypad IME is available for Marathi, Malayalam, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali launguages.

The Panini Keypad  runs on Android Devices, iOs devices and almost all Java phones, like this NOKIA java phone. You may click here to see the list of compatible Nokia phones

[advt]Download Malayalam Panini Keypad for Nokia Phones (Paid App, Rs.50)

Download Malayalam Panini Keypad for Android (Free)

Download Malayalam Panini Keypad for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (Paid App, $2.99)

Two very simple rules. If you see the character you are about to write on the screen, just press the corresponding key. Else press the Next List button. For touch screen phones just press the characters directly.

For yuktakshars (adha ka etc, consonant clusters) please put a halant in the middle of the two consonants. The yuktakshar will automatically form. The Halant is also a character, predicted automatically like others and shown in red for your easy recognition.
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Installation (for Android)

  1. Download and install this application on phone.
  2. Go to “Setting”->”Locale & text” and tick in check box on Panini Keypad Malayalam.
  3. Go to any text filed in which you want to type.
  4. Long press on text field and choose “Input Method”.
  5. Select this IME (Panini Keypad Malayalam)

If you don’t have the font on your phone, it may show square boxes but you will still be able to compose and send messages. For installing fonts in your android device you need to have root user priviliege.

Install Meera font on your android phone (applicable only for root users)

1 Comment

  1. Is it possible to add a Malayalam keyboard to native Android OS?

    I have successfully created a Malayalam Keyboard that is available in every app on Nokia N9. Nokia N9 native browser displays Malayalam pages like Manorama, Mangalam, etc.

    I decided to not follow any standard keyboard layouts for Malayalam because it is so confusing. My layout is simple (I think, comments welcome).

    I even added the Rupee symbol ₹. Maybe the first mobile VKB that can type ₹ 🙂 .

    Now Nokia N9 can type in Malayalam – SMS, Email, Games – all apps. Just switch the keyboard with a swipe to Malayalam, English, Swype, etc.

    A few of my friends with Android and iPhone have asked me if I could do this for their phones. I don’t like the idea of creating an App for Malayalam typing (I think there are already some).

    Anybody have any clue how to create and/or add a language keyboard for native Android, iOS (maybe even Windows) operating systems.



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