? If your device can display this sentence in Malayalam perfectly, then your device supports Malayalam and Swarachakra should also work well. If you do not see any text, or if some of the words are incorrect, it may not work well.
Swarachakra Malayalam ( ) is a touch-screen keyboard for inputting text in Malayalam. (It is available in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Odia, Punjabi, Bengali and Konkani). It uses a logically ordered design based on the structure of Malayalam. It displays the consonants sequenced according to the logical structure of Malayalam, phonetically grouped and arranged in a grid similar to those found in most school textbooks.
How to type
In Malayalam, we frequently need to type a combination of a consonant() and a vowel () like + = . When you touch a consonant, a chakra with combination of consonants and 10 frequent vowels pops up (, , , , , , , , , ). The chakra gives a preview of the possible character combinations. To select a combination, you slide the stylus or finger towards it.
Typing conjuncts like , , is particularly hard for most people. Swarachakra makes it easy. First tap on the first part of the combination and select the chandrakala from the chakra ( + ). Swarachakra then shows a preview of all possible conjuncts that begin with that consonant ( + + = ). If you need to add a vowel sign, select it from the new chakra like earlier (, , , , , , ,).
To type , , select the corresponding key , from the right-most bottom keys, and then type as usual.
To type chillu (, , , , ), select the corresponding key S from the bottom of the keyboard. The less used vowels and modifiers are next to it(, , , , )
Complete vowels (, , , , , , , , , , ) appear in a separate chakra on the bottom right. Numerals, symbols and rarely used characters appear on a shift. You could also switch to the QWERTY keypad temporarily to input English characters.
How to install
First, install Swarachakra Malayalam by clicking the Install button above.
Next, you need to enable the keyboard. To enable, open Settings, select Language and Input and check the box in front of (Swarachakra Malayalam) in the Keyboard and input methods section.
Finally, click on the Default option in the Keyboard and input methods section, and select (Swarachakra Malayalam) as the default keyboard. (Sorry, but thats how Android works)
NOTE: This app is designed for Android 4.0 (ICS) onwards. It does not work right now on older versions because they do not have Unicode support.