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How to type in hindi or marathi font?

Using word or powerpoint how to make it in hindi or marathi? Need to do it on regular basis. 2 years ago

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    There are 3 ways to go about this, primarily:

    1. Use an online conversion tool like : 

    2. Use an external software like Akruti language pack - where you have to start THAT software before opening MS Word and it works like an on-screen keyboard which syncs with your actual 'qwerty' keyboard. Some of these are free, some of these are paid. If you intend to do a lot of typing, it's worth investing in one. Most of these are available for Windows, not Mac.

    3. Simplest is downloading a 'font' - Devnagari font - there are MANY available for free download. 

    • Download the file
    • Keep Word, Powerpoint etc. closed
    • Install the font - just double clicking the TTF file should do the job
    • Then start word - chose the 'font' you just installed - start typing. Enjoy!
    • It might take you a while to figure out which key types which alpabet of the language - the 'matras' will have to be figured out too. Use the shift key liberally and slowly steadily you will get the hang of it.

    Exporting these files can be a tricky affair - in laptops where the particular font is not installed it will not open up or look as gibberish.

    In such a scenario, it is always better to export as a PDF document and everything will work fine.

    Hope this helps!

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