Gujarati Himanshu 5.0 Keyboard

Installing Gujarati Himanshu 5.0 Unicode Keyboard

Download the setup from this website: http://himanshubhai.googlepages.com/
[ this link, opens in a new browser window ]

Save the zip file to a folder on  your computer.

[1] Extract all files from the zip file to a folder

Click the right mouse button on the ZIP file and select “extract all” from the menu

Extract all files to a folder

Extract all files to a folder

[2] it will show you a window like shown below

click next

click next

Again you will get a window showing where the files are going to be extracted.

click next

click next

clicking next button all the files will be extracted and you will get a window like shown below.

click FINISH

click FINISH

You can see all the setup files are extracted in a new folder “gujhim50-vista-ready”

see the folder is created at the same location where your ZIP file resides

see the folder is created at the same location where your ZIP file resides

double click on the folder icon to go inside and view setup files

see the Setup.exe file

see the Setup.exe file

Double click on the setup.exe to start installation of Gujarati Himanshu 5.0 Unicode Keyboard.

The Windows XP security system will warn you and ask for your confirmation whether to run this setup program or not.

click “run”

click on Run button

click on "Run" button

It will start installation. The installation will finish in a few seconds depending upon speed of your computer  and then you will get a window saying status of the installation.

click on close button as your installation is finished

click on "close" button as your installation is finished

Click on “close” button as your installation is finished.

The Language Tool Bar will appear automatically. Default language will be English”.

Click on “English (United States)” on Language bar.

You will be able to see the new Language “Gujarati” automatically added in the language bar.

Gujarati is added to Language bar

Gujarati is added to Language bar

Some time the language bar is minimized .. You can see it near the system clock. right hand side  of the task bar.

Language Bar minimized

Language Bar minimized

You can see Gujarati added, clicking on “EN”

Getting Gujarati from minimized Language Tool Bar

Getting Gujarati from minimized Language Tool Bar

Steps : How to type in Gujarati Unicode

  1. You can open any Unicode Savy Application (e.g. Microsoft Word, Notepad, Microsoft Front page, Microsoft  Outlook , Outlook Express,  Internet Explorer, Firefox,  etc....)
  2. Select "Gujarati" from Language bar .
  3. Start typing in Gujarati same as you used to type in Kalapi phonetic Gujarati font.
  4. To type  full characters press normal key for typing half characters (khodo) press the same key while holding down the shift key. Some Examples are given below
    1. કનક knk
    2. રાજા raja
    3. રવિ rvi
    4. કલાપી  klapI... 
    5. પ્રેમ   Prem
    6. વાસ્તવિક vaStvik

Initially you might need a printout of  the Key mappings. Gujarati Himanshu 5.0 Layout can be downloaded from here for your ready reference

You might want to keep a copy reference on how to type Conjunct characters .