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Typing in Tamil in Adobe products and CorelDraw

How to type in Tamil in Adobe Photoshop / PageMaker / InDesign, Corel's CorelDraw, etc.?

  • It is a very very simple process, as such. You can display Tamil characters in Photoshop, PageMaker, InDesign, CorelDraw, etc. - in any Tamil font (either Unicode or NonUnicode or both) - in more than one way. One of the ways is to directly type in Tamil in Photoshop, InDesign, etc.

  • Stmzh, SaiIndira, Bamini,TAM, TAB, etc. are examples of Non-Unicode fonts.

  • Tscu_SaiIndira, Latha, Arial Unicode MS, Vijaya, Nirmala UI, etc. are examples of Unicode fonts.

  • More than me writing anything further, just watch the following videos first and then you will understand better.

  • Most of the videos below might be talking about Tanglish (same as Transliteration or Phonetic) typing only but using Azhagi+, one can type in Tamil in Tamil Typewriter, Inscript and TamilNet99 modes also.

PHOTOSHOP

    1. How to type in Tamil in Photoshop CC and CS in STMZH Tamil fonts?


    2. How to type in Tamil in Photoshop 'in any Tamil font' - SaiIndira, Bamini, TAB, etc.?


    3. How to type in Tamil in Photoshop 'in any Unicode Tamil font' - Latha, Vijaya, etc.


    4. If you need a quick and crisp textual description of what the above videos explain, then read the following:
    Steps for typing in Tamil in Photoshop in Unicode Tamil fonts
    (Latha, Vijaya, Arial Unicode MS, Nirmala UI, etc.):
    1. Start Azhagi+
    2. Start Adobe Photoshop CC / CS.
    3. Then, effect the following setting in Adobe Photoshop
    4. Click on 'Edit->Preferences->Type...' menu item of Photoshop and ensure that the radio button 'Middle Eastern and South Asian' is chosen under 'Choose Text Engine Options'.
    5. Restart Adobe Photoshop CC / CS.
    6. In a text area, select your Unicode font (TscuSaiIndira, Latha, Vijaya, Arial Unicode MS, Nirmala UI, etc.). For more Unicode fonts of different styles, kindly download them from freefonts.html
    7. Press Alt+3** and you can start typing seamlessly in Tamil in Adobe Photoshop. That's all to it.
      (**) Alt+3 is Azhagi+'s default hotkey for typing in transliteration mode. Alt+4, Alt+6, Alt+7 etc. are the hotkeys for typing in Phonetic, Tamilnet99, TamilTypewriter, etc. modes.
     
    Steps for typing in Tamil in Photoshop in NonUnicode Tamil fonts
    (STMZH, SaiIndira, Bamini, TAB, TAM, Tscii, TamilBible, etc.):
    1. Start Azhagi+
    2. Start Adobe Photoshop CC / CS.
    3. Then, effect the following setting in Adobe Photoshop
    4. Click on 'Edit->Preferences->Type...' menu item of Photoshop and ensure that the radio button 'East Asian' is chosen under 'Choose Text Engine Options'.
    5. Restart Adobe Photoshop CC / CS.
    6. In a text area, select your NonUnicode font (STMZH, SaiIndira, Bamini, etc.). For more NonUnicode fonts of different styles, kindly download them from freefonts.html
    7. Press Ctrl+Alt+F10, Alt+1, etc. and you can start typing seamlessly in Tamil in Adobe Photoshop in STMZH, SaiIndira, etc. respectively. That's all to it.
      (**) Ctrl+Alt+F10, Alt+1, etc. are Azhagi+'s default hotkey for typing in PhoneticTransliteration mode, while using STMZH, Tscii, etc. fonts, resp. To type in TamilTypewriter, Tamilnet99, etc. modes while using STMZH, Tscii fonts, etc., you can either use the Global Hotkey (F10, by default) OR set your own new hotkey for each mode.

INDESIGN

    1. How to type in Tamil in InDesign in any NonUnicode Tamil font - SaiIndira, STMZH, Bamini, TAB, TAM, etc.?
    It is very easy. Adopt a similar procedure as you see in the 1st and 2nd videos of the above 3 videos (for Photoshop) and you can type seamlessly in Tamil in InDesign as well. Please note that apart from PhoneticTransliteration, you can type in Tamil in Tamil Typewriter, Inscript and TamilNet99 modes also. And, users have confirmed that NonUnicode typing works 100% perfectly in InDesign.

    2. How to type in Tamil in InDesign in any Unicode Tamil font - TscuSaiIndira, Latha, Arial Unicode MS, Nirmala UI, etc.?
    Again, it is very easy. Adopt a similar procedure as you see in the last of the above 3 videos (for Photoshop) and you can type seamlessly in Unicode Tamil in InDesign as well. But, please note the following:
    • Only Adobe InDesign CS6 (and above) support Tamil Unicode fully, except for ஶ and it's variants.
    • A setting (as described) has to be effected for proper display of Unicode characters

    • In other words:
      • Choose Window->Utilities->Scripts
      • Double click indicPreferences.js
      • Restart InDesign and then open a new document

PAGEMAKER

    1. How to type in Tamil in PageMaker in any NonUnicode Tamil font - SaiIndira, STMZH, Bamini, TAB, TAM, etc.?
    It is very easy. Adopt a similar procedure as you see in the 1st and 2nd videos of the above 3 videos (for Photoshop) and you can type seamlessly in Tamil in PageMaker as well. Please note that apart from PhoneticTransliteration, you can type in Tamil in Tamil Typewriter, Inscript and TamilNet99 modes also. And, users have confirmed that NonUnicode typing works 100% perfectly in PageMaker.

    2. How to type in Tamil in PageMaker in Unicode Tamil fonts?
    As far as I know, PageMaker does not support display of Unicode characters. So, you cannot type in Unicode Tamil in PageMaker.

CORELDRAW

    1. How to type in Tamil in CorelDraw in any NonUnicode Tamil font - SaiIndira, STMZH, Bamini, TAB, TAM, etc.?
    It is very easy. Adopt a similar procedure as you see in the 1st and 2nd videos of the above 3 videos (for Photoshop) and you can type seamlessly in Tamil in CorelDraw as well. Please note that apart from PhoneticTransliteration, you can type in Tamil in Tamil Typewriter, Inscript and TamilNet99 modes also. And, users have confirmed that NonUnicode typing works 100% perfectly in CorelDraw. But, please note the following:

    • Sometimes, certain 'AutoCorrect' options have to be unticked (for e.g. an option like 'Capitalize first letters of all words'), for Tamil characters to get displayed correctly in all the Tamil fonts.

    2. How to type in Tamil in CorelDraw in any Unicode Tamil font - TscuSaiIndira, Latha, Arial Unicode MS, Nirmala UI, etc.?
    Again, it is very easy. Adopt a similar procedure as you see in the last of the above 3 videos (for Photoshop) and you can type seamlessly in Unicode Tamil in CorelDraw as well. But, please note the following:
    • Very old versions of CorelDraw may not support Tamil Unicode fully.
    • CorelDraw X3(13) and CorelDraw 12 support Unicode fully.

OTHER LANGUAGES

Whatever I have written above for Tamil should hold good for other Indian languages too. So, according to the type of font you use in your language (i.e. whether it is Unicode font or Non-Unicode font), adopt a similar strategy as in the case of Tamil.