Azhagi's Telugu Transliteration Scheme - Classic Style
Telugu script can be typed (i.e. transliterated) using Azhagi, following the English to Telugu transliteration scheme/rules (i.e. English-to-Telugu letter/character/key mappings) given below.
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x, X and ` [character under '~' in English keyboards] are used as modifiers and/or splitters
అ = a, ఆ = aa/A, ఇ = i, ఈ = ee/ii/I, ఉ = u, ఊ = oo/uu/U
ఎ = e, ఏ = ae/E, ఐ = ai, ఒ = o ఓ = oa/O, ఔ = au/ou/ow
అం = aM/amx, అఁ = amxx, అః = aH
ఋ = rux, ౠ = Rux, ఌ = lux, ౡ = Lux
క = ka, కా = kaa/kA, కి = ki, కీ = kee/kii/kI, కు = ku, కూ = koo/kuu/kU
కె = ke, కే = kae/kE, కై = kai, కొ = ko, కో = koa/kO, కౌ = kau/kou/kow
కం = kaM/kamx, కఁ = kamxx, కః = kaH
కృ = krux, కౄ = kRux
క = ka, ఖ = Ka/kha, గ = ga, ఘ = Ga/gha, ఙ = `ga
చ = ca/cha, ఛ = Ca/Cha, జ = ja, ఝ = Ja/jha, ఞ = `ja
ట = Ta, ఠ = Tha, డ = Da, ఢ = Dha, ణ = Na
త = ta, థ = tha, ద = da, ధ = dha, న = na
ప = pa, ఫ = Pa/pha, బ = ba, భ = Ba/bha, మ = ma
య = ya, ర = ra, ల = la, వ = va/wa
శ = sha/Sa, ష = Sha, స = sa, హ = ha
ళ = La, ఱ = Ra, క్ష = ksha/xa, జ్ఞ = j`ja
Important note on "t, T, d, D, th, Th, dh, Dh"
In Azhagi's Unicode Editor, if you click on 'Tools->Options' and select the 'modern' style ('classic' style is the default), then the mappings for "t, T, d, D, th, Th, dh, Dh" change (To view the key-mappings table for the same, please visit multi.html and click on 'modern style' link given under your chosen language). In Azhagi+, you can effect this same setting by clicking 'Tools->Options->Other Languages'.
Important note on 'ch'
In Azhagi's Unicode Editor, if you click on 'Tools->Options' and tick the 'ch, Ch' checkbox, then 'ch' would also take the same mapping as that of 'c'.
Various other important options
Click here. Herein, you can learn more on the above options too.
౧ = 1x, ౨ = 2x, ౩ = 3x, ౪ = 4x, ౫ = 5x
౬ = 6x, ౭ = 7x, ౮ = 8x, ౯ = 9x, ౦ = 0x
x when applied after certain Telugu letters modifies them. For e.g.
kruxpaa = కృపా, Rux = ౠ, 1x = ౧ (numeral 1)
Whenever x does not take the role of a modifier, it just prints 'క్ష్'. For e.g.
laxman = లక్ష్మన్
` when applied before certain Telugu consonants modifies them. For e.g.
`g = ఙ్, `j = ఞ్
` when applied between certain Telugu consonants (like k`h, g`h, t`h, d`h, etc.) helps them to form their natural conjuncts. For e.g.
bakkiMghaam = బక్కింఘామ్ whereas bakkiMg`haam = బక్కింగ్హామ్
X can be applied between Telugu consonants to avoid forming the natural conjunct (which would have occurred otherwise). For e.g.
vatsalaa = వత్సలా whereas vatXsalaa = వత్సలా
X can also be applied between certain Telugu vowels (say 'ai' or 'ou') to help them get separated into their component vowels. For e.g.
priyaiMDiyaa = ప్రియైండియా whereas priyaXiMDiyaa = ప్రియఇండియా
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