Easiest and Fastest
Smallest and Smartest
முதன்மை பதிவிறக்கங்கள் (primary downloads)
'அழகி' ஆன்ட்ராய்ட் மென்பொருள்
'அழகி+' விண்டோஸ் மென்பொருள் (நிறுவல் படிகள்)
தேவையிருப்பின் மட்டுமே (optional downloads)
அழகி+ 'போர்டபிள்' மென்பொருள் (நிறுவல் படிகள்)
'க்ளாஸிக்' அழகி மென்பொருள்
400-க்கும் மேற்பட்ட அழகிய இலவச எழுத்துருக்கள்
Azhagi App - for Android
Azhagi+ (AzhagiPlus) - for Windows
'Classic' Azhagi - for Windows
Azhagi for Mac/iPhone/etc.?
Tamil and Indic fonts
Features of Azhagi App (for Android)
Features of Azhagi+ (for Windows)
Features of 'Classic' Azhagi (for Windows)
Screenshots - for all the above FREEWARE
Azhagi Android App - Full Details
Azhagi+ (AzhagiPlus) - Full Details
'Classic' Azhagi - Full Details
Azhagi for Mac/iPhone/etc.?
100s of Free Tamil and Indic fonts
Azhagi app - for Android phones/tabs, etc.
Azhagi+ (AzhagiPlus) - for Windows desktops/laptops
OPTIONAL downloads (only if needed)
'Portable' AzhagiPlus - for Windows desktops/laptops
'Classic' Azhagi - for Windows desktops/laptops
100s of free fonts - for Windows desktops/laptops
All Languages' Key Mappings
Frequently Asked Questions
Azhagi Facebook Group
Azhagi Facebook Page
Azhagi app installation steps
Azhagi+ operating manual
Azhagi operating manual
'Fast and Furious' says The Hindu
Azhagi for Android
Azhagi+ for Windows
100s of Free Fonts
Wikipedia on Azhagi
Users of Azhagi
Azhagi Facebook Group
Azhagi Facebook Page
About the Author
Story of Azhagi
Spread the News
Features of Azhagi App
Features of AzhagiPlus
Features of Azhagi
Other Indic software
Freeware that I use
Installation steps for 'portable' version of Azhagi+
Filled with features.
No need to install it.
Extract and run. That is it.
Carry it even in your pen-drive.
Use it in any Windows system, any time.
Herebelow, find step-by-step instructions on how to download, extract and use the
the 'portable' version of Azhagi+? - STEPS
to download 'AzhagiPlus-Portable.zip' file. This is a very small file (less than 750 KB).
Navigate to the folder in which you have downloaded 'AzhagiPlus-Portable.zip'.
Extract the contents of "AzhagiPlus-Portable.zip" into a folder of your choice. After extraction, you will see a directory named "AzhagiPlus-Porto". You can copy that folder and paste it anywhere you feel appropriate. For e.g., you can paste it into a folder called "C:\MyFavoritePortableApplications".
Please do not
paste in folders like "C:\Program Files (x86)".
If you already have an earlier version of Azhagi+ (10.25, 10.24, etc.) in your system, kindly uninstall the same.
For those who are using Windows XP alone
If you had not used any earlier releases (10.25, 10.24, etc.) of the non-portable version of Azhagi+ so far, it is better you download and install the current non-portable version of Azhagi+ available at
once and then uninstall it immediately.
If you open the "AzhagiPlus-Porto folder", you can see some "Folders and Files" inside it. Of these, there will be a file bearing the
of AzhagiPlus. Click the same. For better understanding, kindly see the screenshot below.
Azhagi+'s starting screen
will get displayed, as shown below.
Please do not click on any of the buttons, etc. which you see on Azhagi+'s starting screen. Just
the screen. Please
do not close
the application. Now, you can open any external application (MS-Word, Excel, Notepad, Wordpad, Gmail, etc., etc., etc.), press Alt3 (or Alt4) in that application's usual editing area and start typing in Tamil.
That is all to it
. So simple. Isn't it? And, as you keep typing in Tamil, if you wish to type again in English, just press the same Alt3(Alt4)
. Immediately you can start typing in English.
It is that easy
. There is a small
(36 seconds only) too,
, showcasing this very simple procedure.
Well, if you know Indian languages other than Tamil and wish to type in them too, it is easy again. As you keep typing in English (or Tamil), if you press Ctrl1, you can
start typing in Hindi
. If you press Ctrl2, you can start typing in Sanskrit. Ctrl3 - Telugu, Ctrl4 - Kannada, Ctrl5 - Malayalam, Ctrl6 - Marathi, Ctrl7 - Konkani, Ctrl8 - Gujarati, Ctrl9 - Bengali, Ctrl0 - Punjabi, CtrlF11 - Oriya, CtrlF12 - Assamese, Alt1 - SaiIndira, Alt5 - TamilBible, Alt7 - Old Tamil Typewriter, Alt6 - Tamilnet99, and so on.
Truly speaking, you can extend Azhagi+ to
type in ALL the world languages
. This is possible using a very special feature of Azhagi+. To get details on the same, visit
. You may also join
Azhagi's Facebook Group
) In order to type using Azhagi's phonetic transliteration scheme (
it's very easy, natural, intuitive and flexible
), Azhagi+ users press Alt3 only always. Only if you are already accustomed to the phonetic scheme of softwares like 'NHM Writer', 'eKalappai', etc., you have to press "Alt4". i.e. "Alt4" only is your hotkey always. Not Alt3. Please keep this in mind.
If for some reasons^^, pressing Alt3 (Ctrl1, etc.) is not working at all, then use the '
global hotkey F10
' to type in Indian languages.
(^^) One of the reasons could be that you changed the default hotkey (e.g. Alt+3) to some other hotkey, by mistake or without your knowledge. To set a hotkey back to it's default value, please
see this section
. One other reason could be that you (as a senior citizen) are not knowing how to press a combined key like "Alt3". Yet another reason could be that you are using the number pad to press '3'. If so,
you should not press '3' from the number pad
. You should press the regular '3' which you find at the top row of number keys (below the function keys). i.e. you should press the '3' under the '#' sign.
If you face any other issues while using Azhagi+, please see this
first. And, if you are using
, then please
, without fail.
has no effect while you type. So, to type capital letters, you should use the 'shift' key only. For e.g. to type 'N' (capital 'N'), you have to necessarily press 'Shift+n'.
Phonetic Key Mappings
Table" can be seen
. The full list of key mappings for all languages can be seen
The basic steps needed to start typing using Azhagi+ are just the above alone. Nevertheless, if you read the important notes, useful tips and additional information given below, that would be of great help to you. Even if you feel that you may not need these info, somebody else might need them. At least for their benefit, kindly get to know these info.
Particularly, if you open Azhagi+'s 'Settings' screen and tick certain options as shown in the screenshot below, the process of 'starting & using' Azhagi+ will become very easy for you. You can
Azhagi+ along with Windows and keep it as a small icon in the system tray, always. To know how to do this, please visit and see
. In this way, if you make Azhagi+ auto-start along with Windows, then whenever you wish to type in other languages (or whenever you wish to keep typing alternately in English and other languages), the only thing you have to do is to
just press an hotkey
like Alt3. That's all.
. Is it not?
Is it that every time I have to navigate to Azhagi+'s folder and click on "Azhagi-Plus.exe" to start Azhagi+?
No. Not necessary. You can create a Shortcut to "Azhagi-Plus.exe" in the desktop. Thereafter, it is enough if you click on the shortcut, to start Azhagi+.
for more tips.