Sunday, January 31, 2016

What is an Inscript keyboard?

Ans. Inscript keyboard: The InScript (Indian Script) keyboard layout is the default option for text entry in Indian languages. This layout uses the standard 101 keyboard. Since the basic character set of the Indian languages is common, the mapping of the characters remains common for all the Indian languages, written left to right.

The Indian language alphabet table is divided into Vowels (Swar) and Consonants (Vyanjan). The vowels are divided into long and short vowels, and the consonants are divided into vargs . In the InScript layout, all the vowels are placed on the left side of the keyboard layout, and the consonants on the right side. The placement is such that the characters of one varg are split over two keys. Also, each vowel and vowel sign are put on the same key.