Malayalam Inscript

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ADocument forENHANCEDINSCRIPTKEYBOARD LAYOUT5.2Proposal for Enhanced INSCRIPT keyboard layout 5.2 - submitted by C-DAC GIST.1 Version HistoryVersion NumberStatus Date Changes Pages Affected1.0 Draft documentJune - 2010 Initial draft -1.1 Final DocumentSeptember - 2010-Upgraded to Unicode 5.2-Rupee Sign added to all Inscript Key layouts-English-India Keyboard added-Character positions changed in key layouts due to addition of Rupee Sign : Telugu Extended and Malayalam Extended.AllProposal for Enhanced INSCRIPT keyboard layout 5.2 - submitted by C-DAC GIST.2 Table of ContentsHISTORY ........................................................................................................................... 4 BACKGROUND TO THE Enhanced INSCRIPT keyboard layout 5.2 : ........................ 5 BASIC PRINCIPLES .......................................................................................................... 6 GUIDING PRINCIPLES ..................................................................................................... 8 PRINCIPLE 1: USABILITY .......................................................................................... 8 PRINCIPLE 2: COMPATIBILITY WITH MAJOR OPERATING SYSTEMS ............ 8 PRINCIPLE 3: PHONETIC PARALLELISM ............................................................... 9 PRINCIPLE 4: BI-LINGUAL FACILITY ..................................................................... 9 PRINCIPLE 5: LANGUAGE-DRIVEN KEYBOARDS ............................................... 9 PRINCIPLE 6: PLACEMENT OF NEW CHARACTERS & VISUAL PERTINENCE ....................................................................................................................................... 10 PRINCIPLE 7: EXTENSIBILITY ................................................................................ 10 PRINCIPLE 8: BACKWORD COMPATIBILITY ...................................................... 10 PRINCIPLE 9: VISUAL DISPLAY ............................................................................. 10 SAMPLE KEYBOARDS .................................................................................................. 11 NORMAL LAYOUT .................................................................................................... 11 EXTENDED LAYOUT ................................................................................................ 12 COMMENTING CONVENTIONS USED : ..................................................................... 13 LANGUAGEWISE KEYBOARD LAYOUTS ................................................................. 14 Language : English-India .............................................................................................. 14 Language : Hindi ........................................................................................................... 15 Language : Marathi ....................................................................................................... 31 Language : Bodo ........................................................................................................... 44 Language : Dogri ........................................................................................................... 58 Language : Maithili ....................................................................................................... 72 Language : Santhali ....................................................................................................... 86 Language : Konkani ...................................................................................................... 98 Language : Nepali ....................................................................................................... 113 Language : Sanskrit ..................................................................................................... 128 Language : Sindhi ....................................................................................................... 142 Language : Gujarati ..................................................................................................... 158 Language : Punjabi ...................................................................................................... 172 Language : Bengali ..................................................................................................... 182 Language : Assamese .................................................................................................. 196 Language : Manipuri ................................................................................................... 210 Language : Manipuri (Script : Meetei Mayek) ........................................................... 224 Language : Tamil ........................................................................................................ 231 Language : Telugu ....................................................................................................... 241 Language : Kannada .................................................................................................... 255 Language : Santhali (Script : Ol Chiki) ....................................................................... 269 Language :Oriya .......................................................................................................... 275 Language : Malayalam ................................................................................................ 286 FEEDBACK .................................................................................................................... 296 Proposal for Enhanced INSCRIPT keyboard layout 5.2 - submitted by C-DAC GIST.3 HISTORY The first INSCRIPT keyboard was standardized in 1986 under the auspices of the DOE. It was subsequently revised in 1988 by a DOE committee and suitable modifications were made to the then keyboard especially to accommodate Nukta extended keys as well as to add certain matras which were felt to be lacking. The last revision to the