|Description||Azhagi (easy.azhagi.com | docs.azhagi.com)||Azhagi+ (plus.azhagi.com)|
|First public release||2000||29.Apr.2011|
|Operating Systems||Win 9X / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8||Win XP / Vista / 7 / 8|
|Current version||6.3.1 | Released 15.Oct.2012||10.20 | Released 14.Mar.2013|
|Beta versions||6.2.9 SBS-1 and SBS-2 | Released 4th and 12th Aug 2010 resp. Downloadable from sbetas.html||Currently, none.|
|Details | How to operate?||Details: easy.html | How to operate: oper.html||Details: plus.html | How to operate: oper-plus.html|
|Portable version available?||- No -||- YES -|
|Future updates||Rarely||As regularly as possible (amidst my limited resources)|
|Languages supported||Tamil, Hindi, Sanskrit, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Oriya, Assamese, etc.||Tamil, Hindi, Sanskrit, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Oriya, Assamese, etc.|
|Font encodings supported||Unicode and Tscii||Only Unicode, as of now. More in the offing.|
|Keyboard layouts (input modes)||Phonetic (Transliteration), TamilNet99, TamilTypewriter||Phonetic (Transliteration) and TamilNet99. More in the offing.|
Unique Tamil transliteration scheme; Direct indic transliteration/typing in ALL windows applications; Floating key'mapping tables; For Tamil - Unique features like Auto Transliteration, Reverse transliteration, Dual Screen transliteration, SAT transliteration, Pop-up transliteration, etc.; And, more...
Full features list at feats.html.
Note: Unlike Azhagi+, in Azhagi, to type in Unicode in MS-Word in WinXP, Unicode has to be enabled fully.
Unique Tamil transliteration scheme; Direct indic transliteration/typing in ALL windows applications; Typing in Unicode in MS-Word even without enabling Unicode fully in WinXP (as of now, a unique capability of Azhagi+); User-defined hotkeys; 'Dynamic' help for mappings. And, more...
Full features list at plus.html.
Note: Features like auto / reverse / dual'screen / SAT transliteration, etc. are NOT available in Azhagi+.
1. Users who type in Tamilnet99 or Tamil typewriter keyboard layouts using Azhagi 6.2.7 could not type a few characters properly in Win Vista/7.
2. Kaspersky and Trident generate false positives for Azhagi. Either they throw frequent false messages about Azhagi's behaviour (Or) completely stall the operations of Azhagi (whereby users are unable to see any characters displayed in the typing area of any application once the hotkey [F10] is pressed and typing is effected).
|1. Unable to do indic input in phonetic-transliteration mode in facebook, etc. in Internet Explorer 7&8 in Win Vista/7.|
1. Beta versions (either 6.2.9 SBS-1 or SBS-2) solved the issues.
2. Users have to EITHER use other standard softwares like Avg, Avast, etc. OR make necessary changes in the settings / options of Kaspersky or Trident to let those softwares know that they should not generate false positives for Azhagi.
|1. Use Firefox or Google Chrome or use IE 9 (and above) instead of IE 7|8. If you are particular about IE 7|8, kindly use classic 'Azhagi' application for the same, until this issue is rectified in the new Azhagi+.|