Azhagi+ (AzhagiPlus) is unique, user-friendly and feature-rich Indian languages transliteration/typing software.
It is small, sleek and compact. Has a portable version too, less than 600Kb in download.
Azhagi+ allows direct transliteration/typing in Unicode in any Windows application in Tamil, Hindi, Sanskrit, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Oriya, Assamese, etc.
One can easily switch between typing English and other Indian languages by the simple press of a single hotkey. For e.g., press Ctrl+1 to type in Hindi, Ctrl+5 to type in Malayalam, Ctrl+9 to type in Bengali and so on.
Apart from Unicode transliteration, Azhagi+ supports other encodings (TSCII, TAB, TAM), other fonts (SaiIndira, TamilBible, Bamini) and other keyboard layouts (UserDefinedPhonetics, TamilNet99, TypewriterOld, Inscript) as well, for Tamil.
Azhagi+ provides a unique transliteration scheme for Tamil and a standard, clear-cut transliteration scheme for all other Indian languages.
One can easily change existing key mappings and also create one's own entirely new 'key mappings' XML file, for any language. Thus, Azhagi+ is easily extendable to transliterate/type in any world language, any font or font encoding (Unicode or non-Unicode), any keyboard layout.
Specifically for Tamil, Azhagi+ provides a unique facility by which one can extend Azhagi+ to transliterate in 'ANY non-Unicode Tamil font (or font encoding), ANY keyboard layout', just by creating a simple text file of about 30 lines itself.
A sophisticated on-screen preview window can be availed when needed to show the key mappings for all Unicode LFKs ('Language + Font Encoding + Keyboard Layout' combinations) in a 'see as you type' form.
One can easily customize the hotkeys in any combination of Alt+Ctrl+Win+Shift (with enough no. of modifier suffixes) for each LFK.
A single global hotkey for all LFKs is available too.
Settings/Preferences screen allows users to customize Azhagi+ to one's own requirements, such as:
- Start Azhagi+ along with windows
- Start silently (i.e. show Azhagi+'s system tray icon alone)
- Click 'Close' button to minimize Azhagi+ to system tray
Inbuilt-help is present.