FireFox add-on for easily typing in Indian Scripts

Many of you are aware of Pramukh Type Pad for easily typing into 9 Indian scripts. I have also created many IndicIME plugin for TinyMCE 2.x, 3.x, FCKEditor and PramukhLib JavaScript library to easily integrate it with existing Website and enable Indian script typing for its visitor. This requires the Website to install this plugin/library onto their server. It gives benefit to the Website owner that visitor can easily type in chosen Indian script but if the visitor is avid Indian script writer, s/he has to type in Indian script somewhere else and copy/paste the writing if Website s/he visits does not contain above mentioned script. To alleviate this problem, I have created Add-On for avid Firefox user. It supports Firefox 1.5 – 3.x. You can download this add-on from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10827. Currently this add-on is under review mode so it requires user to login and then download. Click the link below if you want to download from this blog.

Download Firefox Add-On

Installation Instruction:

If you download from Mozilla add-on website, after login, click on “Add to Firefox” button and Firefox will automatically ask you to install it. Click on Install button and restart Firefox.

If you download from my blog, it is a zip file. Unzip the file on your computer. The extracted file is “pramukhtypepad_ff_25.xpi”. From Firefox, go to File Menu > Open File…. Now locate the extracted file and press “Open”. It will ask you to install it. Click on Install button and restart Firefox.

After restarting, it will add Script Menu at the top. You can choose the script you want to type in. This add-on has all the functionality that Pramukh Type Pad has. Pressing F12 will toggle the selected Indian script with English. Also at the bottom right status bar, you will your selected script. This add-on remembers the selected script and when you open up the browser next time, it will automatically select the last selected script for you.

Pramukh Type Pad Firefox Add-on

Enjoy typing in your favorite Indian language.

45 comments

  1. Urmi says:

    Great work Vishal… this is working like a charm !

    Great service to all Indian community… Congrats and Thanks !

    Salute to you !

  2. Vijay Shah says:

    Congratulations…
    Please continue doing the wonders in the computers and computer related word..
    Vijay Shah

  3. jayant says:

    good stuff

  4. I have learned a lot from your blog. I have been a copywriter and I really loved to see your blog. Well done!
    regards

  5. Bapu,

    You really thinks like a genius.

    Keep it up!

  6. Deepak Dave says:

    Dear Vishal

    ગુજરાત ની બહાર કે ગુજરાત માં પણ ગુજરાતી માં પત્ર લખવો હવે દુર્લભ થૈ ગયો છે, ત્યારે મિત્રો ને ગુજરાતી માં પત્ર લખવા મળે કે જવાબ મળે ત્યારે ફરી પછા પત્રવ્યવહાર ના જમાના માં ભુતકાળ માં ગયા હોવા નો આનન્દ મળે છે, ગુજરાત અને ગુજરાતી ઓ માટે આનાથી મોટિ સેવા ન હોઇ શકે… ભગવાન સ્વામીનારાયણ ની સાચી સેવા કરી રહ્યા છો… જય સ્વામીનારાયણ્…

    દીપક દવે

  7. Hello Vishal,
    I downloaded you Indic IME plugin for wordpress, I tried to use it with latest version of wordpress, no error message was shown however its not working.
    Please get some time to look into that matter to update the plugin if required or let me know, if i’m making some mistake

    Thanks,

    RC Mishra

  8. Vishal says:

    @RC Mishra
    Dr. Mishra,

    Make sure that you have uploaded “indicime” folder at proper location. Please refer to readme.txt as it is bit tricky.

  9. Thanks Vishal,
    I used direct install from zip file using wordpress dashboard.
    You were looking for the files on my main site however, I tried it on my हिन्दी ब्लॉग at http://hindi.rcmishra.com |
    धन्यवाद!

  10. Piyush Patel says:

    Does not work with the latest firefox 3.5

  11. Vishal says:

    @Piyush Patel
    Piyush,
    I am currently working on major improvements. I am going to release it within few days which will be compatible with FF 3.5
    Update (7/23/09) – I have updated this add-on to make it compatible with FF 3.5

  12. bHARAT pANDYA says:

    sir — મે આ પ્રકાર ના ( Bharat લખો અને ભરત લખાય તેવા વાપરી જોયા છે. પ્રમુખ ટાઇપ પેડ મને સૌથી સરળ અને સ્વછ્છ લાગ્યું છે.હું તેનો નિયમીત રીતે ઉપયોગ કરું છેં અને વાપરવાની ભલામણ તથા મને આવડે છે તેટલું માર્ગદર્શન કરું છે,

    ભરત પન્ડ્યા

    મોડરેટર યાહુ ગ્રુપ ભાવનગરિ તથ પ્રશ્નોરા

    સહ તંત્રિસ્ય દરબાર,

  13. ધર્મેન says:

    પાર્ટી! આખરે અમારી માંગણી પુરી કરી ખરી!
    ખુબ ખુબ આભાર.
    હજી એક માંગણી માટે રાહ જોવી પડશે..
    ફોંટ કંવર્ઝન ટૂલ ઓફલાઇન યુઝ માટે અવેલેબલ ક્યારે કરો છો?

  14. Virendra Patel says:

    Jay Swaminarayan ,

    I , am retire person , I , like to write in Gujarati & Hindi , so

    I , bought Unitype Global Writer , but their key pad is not perfect

    it is word processor I ,try to buy your key pad but I , cannot contect you . So what should i, do

    Virendra , Jai Swaminarayan

  15. నేను తెలుగ లిపిలో బ్లాగులలో రాస్తుంటాను. ఇంతకు ముందు అక్షరమాల వాడాను. దానిని ప్రోగ్రామ్స్ నుండి ఎనేబల్ చేసుకొని టైప్ చేయాల్సి వచ్చేది. కాని ఇది చాలా ఈజీ గా వుంది. బాగుంది. విశాల్ గారికి థాంక్స్.

  16. vandana shantuindu says:

    vishalbhai,
    khub khub abhar.parantu,gujarati-hindi banema “tha”mate kaik alag hovu joie,athava mari kaik bhul hoi sake kemke hu sav j computer illitred chhu,pan tame aetu saraltathi samjavu chhe ke tarat samjai gau.mara jeva mate khub upyogi chhe.abhar sah

  17. શ્રી વિશાલભાઈ,
    નમસ્કાર, કુશળ હશો.
    ગુજરાતીમાં યુનિકોડ પછી પ્રમુખ IME એક અભૂતપૂર્વ ક્રાંતિ સર્જવામાં સફળ રહી છે. સુંદર અને સહેલા ટાઈપિંગ માટે પ્રમુખ IME માટે આભાર. અમારા જેવાને તો તમે ફોન્ટ અટેચમેન્ટમાંથી મુક્તિ અપાવી દીધી. હજુ બે માંગણીઓ છે. પૂરી થશે તો ખુબ જ રાહત મળશે અમને.
    ૧. શોર્ટકટ કી Ctrl અથવા Alt સાથે આપો તો અનુકુળ રહેશે. આપેલી ચાર ફંક્શન કી ઘણાં સોફ્ટવેરમાં મુશ્કેલી સર્જે છે.
    ૨. યુનિકોડ ગુજરાતીમાં લખાયેલ લખાણ મોઝીલા-ફાયરફોક્સમાં બરાબર રેન્ડર થતાં નથી. ‘હ્રસ્વ ઇ’ વ્યંજનની પછી મૂકાયેલો મળે છે. કોઈ રસ્તો?

    ફરી એક વખત આભાર

    અશ્વિન ચંદારાણા, એ-૨૨૮, સૌરભપાર્ક, સુભાનપરા, વડોદરા-૨૩, ૯૬૦૧૨૫૭૫૪૩

  18. Vaibhav says:

    Where is it possible to get the keymap for the devnagri font? For example, I am still not able to type “apple” in devnagari. what keys must be pressed for typing the accent a in apple? Where could I get the other keymap functions? Thanks!! : )

  19. Vishal says:

    @Vaibhav
    Select “Devanagari” from the “Script” menu and then select “Help”. It will open up dialog for devagari key map. I have also created software called PramukhIME using which you will be able to type in Indian languages directly in MS Word, Notepad, Firefox, Internet Explorer in short all application in computer. You can download it from https://www.vishalon.net/Download.aspx

  20. Vimal says:

    Hey Vishal,

    Firefox 3.6 is up and the current version of your firefox add-on is not compatible with it. Can you please look through it and give us a firefox 3.6 compatible add-on? I appreciate your work!

    regards – Vimal

  21. Vishal says:

    @Vimal
    Thanks for notifying me. I have updated plugin.

  22. Vimal says:

    @Vishal
    That’s so great of you! Thanks!

  23. I am interested in Apple Macintosh based support for Firefox, Office, Graphic Programmes like Freehand, pagemaker, Illustrator, Quark Express etc. The objective is to have the FONTs in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati with needful keyboards to be used for reading, typesetting and printing. Can you help on this objective ? If yes, please reply. Jai Swaminarayan. Thanks and Regards Kailesh Shah

  24. karthik says:

    very useful to indians
    my openian is best among all softwares
    because it types its own language from first letter to last letter
    but google doesn’t give that support
    when we type in google it type whole word in english after give space it converts to our language
    if akshara mala we have to enable it with mouse on programms tab
    but this is very easy “f12” key

  25. dr.bipin doshi says:

    Hi Vishal
    Great job…proud of a guju doing such nice work ..keep it up. MaY Gad Bless you

  26. dr.bipin doshi says:

    MAY GOD BLESS YOU..SORRY FOR ERROR

  27. chirag shani says:

    keep it up
    good job

  28. sree says:

    Thank you for your effort Vishal.

  29. Dipak says:

    Great work buddy.

  30. dear vishal:
    please let me know the licensing policy on this.. is there a server end to the firefox add-on also ? similar to iPlugin provided by CDAC ?
    regards,
    aman gopal

  31. vrujlal karia says:

    i study for computer poor knowlge of comp but try affter our gujrati teweeter preffer your name on gujrati keybord devleper thanks

  32. shobha says:

    I want to write in marathi.

    1. Vishal says:

      Using this add-on, you can type in Marathi as well. You may also want to check out Pramukh Type Pad or PramukhIME for Marathi (Devanagari) typing.

  33. Dear Vishalbhai,

    The current Pramukh type pad for firefox is not compatible for firefox 4.*.*. Any plan to release latest version which may be compatible with the forefox 4.*.* ?

    Regards.

  34. dilip joshi says:

    dear sir, instol gujrati

  35. kailash says:

    How To download Pramukh type pad

  36. good morning….vishLbhai…can I use on my samsung note2 mobile? i can download it on my mo. but can*t open..will you please help me to open it and guide easily in gujarati if possible. thanks lot. usha

  37. Sam says:

    I have been using your firefox addon for the last couple of years.

    After I upgraded my firefox to 25.0 I dont see the Pramukh menu and when I hit F12 I get a window to debug javascript at the bottom instead.

    Can you tell me how to make the Pramukh addon work in firefox 25.0 (This on windows 7 laptop)

    Thank you.

  38. Sam says:

    Sam :
    I have been using your firefox addon for the last couple of years.
    After I upgraded my firefox to 25.0 I dont see the Pramukh menu and when I hit F12 I get a window to debug javascript at the bottom instead.
    Can you tell me how to make the Pramukh addon work in firefox 25.0 (This on windows 7 laptop)
    Thank you.

    Let clarify.

    The menu appears on hitting F10 and from there I can select any Indic script. Howerver, that appears to be the only way to select any font – Flipping between English and an Indic font using F12 seems to have been overridden by the Firefox 25.0 now.

  39. વાહ
    ખુબજ સરસ,અને સરળતા કરી આપી છે.
    મોબાઈલ મા વાપરવા માટે શું કરવું વિગત વાર જણાવશો તો આપનો આભારી રહીશ.

  40. गिरीश साळसकर says:

    Thanks bro for add ons and PramukhIME. Thank you very much

  41. v.n.mahale says:

    I am using your pad on Firefox.It works fine.
    I use it for typing in Marathi.It works with Face Book,but I am not able to type in MARATHi in Twitter.Is there any setting either in Firefox or in Twitter?

    Regards,
    V N Mahale

  42. rahul says:

    hello Vishal,
    just downloaded and installed your Firefox extension, and I can’t praise it enough. It’s quite fantastic. I wish I had an account at mozilla so I could review it there. Maybe I will make one later and give you 5 stars. It works perfectly and i can now search Hindi phrases on google by just typing English in the search box, as the transliteration is much faster than google translate.

    Just one thing that I wanted to say– the F12 shortcut key clashes with Web Developer Console. I think you should promote the Alt P shortcut in the introduction text on and help . It took me a few minutes to figure out how to activate it. Providing a configurable short-cut key would be better.

    Thanks for the great work , and all the best.

    [Using Firefox32 on Linux ]

  43. kishor says:

    add on is not signed & verified by FF, so it does not allow to install in latest FF version

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