FireFox add-on for easily typing in Indian Scripts

By | April 8, 2009 | 45 Comments

Many of you are aware of Pramukh Type Pad for easily typing into 9 Indian script. 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 choosen 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 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 Pramukh Type Pad 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 favourite Indian language.

About Vishal Monpara

Vishal Monpara is a full stack Solution Developer/Architect with 13 years of experience primarily using Microsoft stack. He is currently working in Retail industry and moving 1's and 0's from geographically dispersed hard disks to geographically dispersed user leveraging geographically dispersed team members.

45 thoughts on “FireFox add-on for easily typing in Indian Scripts

  1. kishor

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

  2. rahul

    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 ]

  3. v.n.mahale

    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?

    V N Mahale

  4. गिरीश साळसकर

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

  5. રમેશ વિરપરીયા

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

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