you wish to download the free DemoSoftware,User manual, you need
for the first time
a. Save Default - Here you can save your selected Language,
Keyboard Layout, Font Encoding and Application Settings.
If you are a Typewriter keyboard user and regularly use
PageMaker, you need not change the settings every time.
Once you have selected the settings, click on 'Save Default'
from "File Menu". These selected settings will be permanently
stored. Whenever you reopen the Elango interface, the
saved setting will be appear as default.
Exit - You can come
out of Elango Windows Interface.
Here you can select
the Language. (Tamil or Other Indian Languages are available
as options.) Other Indian Languages option will work only
in Elango Multilingual Bundles.
Keyboard Layout Menu:
Here you can select
your favourite keyboard choice from among the available
keyboard options available in the respective packs.
(i) Elango Tamil 2000 - Personal (Mini) Pack:
Tamil '99 and Transliteration Keyboards.
(ii) Elango Tamil 2000 - Office (Normal) Pack
- Typewriter, Tamil '99 and Transliteration Keyboards.
(iii) Elango Tamil 2000 - Professional (Jumbo) Pack
- Elango Phonetic, Typewriter, Tamil '99 and Transliteration
(iv) Elango Tamil e-Tutor - Tamil '99 and Transliteration
(v) Elango Tamil 2000 - NT
Pack - Elango Phonetic, Typewriter, Tamil '99
and Transliteration Keyboards.
(vi) Elango Tamil 2000 - 2000 Server Pack
- Elango Phonetic, Typewriter, Tamil '99 and Transliteration
(vii) Elango Tamil 2000 - MAC Pack - Elango
Phonetic, Typewriter and Tamil '99 Keyboards.
Font Encoding Menu:
Here you can select
either Monolingual (TAM) or Bilingual (TAB) encoding depending
on the need. If you select TAM encoding, you have to use
TAM fonts and if you select TAB encoding, you have to
use TAB Fonts.
(Monolingual): In the
Monolingual mode, you will get all the Tamil characters
as separate characters. This is ideal for print and publishing
and wherever aesthetics is very important. This has all
Tamil characters as a single entity. So, there won't be
any problem between the character and mathra. For
example, ki is stored as a single character and
not as ka and kokki (as in bilingual encoding).
Hence there is no chance for the combined characters to
break while line-break or hyphenation or while applying
kerning which sometimes result in an unusual look. In
TAM encoding, if you want to type English in between Tamil
text, you need to change the font to English font in the
respective application and switch OFF Scroll-Lock or Num-Lock
(Bilingual): In the
Bilingual mode, you will get both English and Tamil characters
in the same TAB font. In case you want to type °ð¢¹ê£ñ¤,
you need not change the font for 'K'
& '°ð¢¹ê£ñ¤'. You can choose any of the TAB
font, switch OFF Scroll-Lock (or Num-Lock), type English
character ('K') and switch ON Scroll-Lock (or Num-Lock)
that will allow you to type Tamil characters (°ð¢¹ê£ñ¤). During
this operation, your Elango keyboard interface should
be running behind the application.
in the Bilingual mode, if you type ki, it will
be stored as two characters i.e, ka and kokki.
You won't get a single character ki.
Sometimes this causes a problem when this character
is in the end of the line (or) when you increase character
space. The TAB-Bilingual mode is very useful for Mail
& Internet communications. For print and publishing,
it is advisable to use Monolingual (TAM) fonts.
05. Import/Export Menu:
There you can convert the text file from one encoding
to another encoding scheme using Import Menu e.g. an old
version of Elango encoding to a new version of TAM or
TAB encoding. Also reverse conversion of new encoding
(TAM or TAB) to older encoding is possible using Export
Menu. If you have old Tamil text typed in any of the old
versions of Tamil software in any application like PageMaker,
you can convert the old text to new format without the
need to retype the whole text into the new package.
following options are available under IMPORT and EXPORT
1 - TAM
Elango 2 - TAM
Elango 3 - TAM
Elango 2- Elango3
Vanavil - TAM
Mo - TAM
Bi - TAB
MurasuAnjal - TAB
TAB - TAM
- Elango 3
TAB - TSCII
TAM - Vanavil
TAB - CDAC Bi
- CDAC Mo
TAB - MurasuAnjal
you have a PageMaker file stored in any old encoding e.g.
Elango3, select the text alone, make a copy, open the Notepad
and paste it. Save the file in a text format. Here do not
apply fonts. Your notepad window will be like this,
Go to the Import/ Export menu
in Elango Tamil 2000. Choose Elango3 to
TAM. Select your appropriate Text (. txt) File. You
will get a new text file with an extension (.TM) in
the same folder.
in PageMaker, go to Place option in the File menu.
Select the (.TM) file and click OK. Sometimes the .TM
files may not display in the above dialogue box. To make
the .TM files to display, select 'All files' from "Files
of type". Now
you will see the .TM files. When you select the file and
click OK the following dialogue box will appear.
In the above dialogue box select
"Text only" option and click OK. The following
dialogue box will appear.
the above dialogue box select 'Windows test file (ANSII)'.
Don't select 'DOS Text file format'. When you click OK, you will be getting the
cursor loaded with text. Place the cursor into your
placing the text file, apply any one of the TAM Fonts.
In case of English text in between in old Tamil text,
remove English text before conversion. Otherwise English
text also will get converted as unreadable Tamil encoding.
Please note that re-formatting may be necessary after
placing the converted text file in PageMaker.
encoding is the Tamil text files stored in English scripts
in Transliterated form. This can be converted to TAB
Tamil script using the "Roman - TAB" conversion
option in Import menu. Similarly you can convert
Tamil (TAB) script to English Transliteration form using
the "TAB - Roman" conversion option in Export
can also convert any old encoding e.g. CDAC Mono to
another old encoding like SreeLipi by first Importing
the text file using "CDAC Mo - TAM" and subsequently
exporting the converted file (.TM ) using "TAM
- ShreeLipi". Similar bi-directional conversions
are also possible between TAM and TAB.
06. Application Menu:
Here you can select your
Applications like Word/Wordpad or PageMaker or MS Access
or MS PowerPoint or Outlook Mail or MS Excel or Flash/Dreamweaver
or QuarkXPress or CorelDraw/Photoshop. If your favourite
package is not listed, please select
"Other Windows Applications". If you
have not chosen the correct application in the application
menu before opening the relevant package, you may notice
some Tamil characters are not typing properly.
7.1 Toggle Key: In the Option Menu, you can select Scroll-Lock
or Num-Lock to toggle between Tamil and English. If you press
Scroll-Lock (or Num-Lock) ON, you will be able to type Tamil
character in your favourite packages. Similarly if you press
Scroll-Lock (or Num-Lock) OFF, then you will be able to type
If you want to type
Tamil and English together using Monolingual, press Scroll-Lock
ON, choose any of the TAM font and type Tamil characters.
Then press Scroll-Lock OFF, choose any English font and
type English characters.
7.2 Default Tamil/English Font: You also
have the option to select Default Tamil and English fonts.
If you enable this setting, you need not change Tamil or
English fonts each time you shift between Tamil and English
and can type in Tamil and English together, using the Scroll-Lock
Key (or Num-Lock Key).
Follow the procedure to enable this
a. Select 'Default TAM_ELANGO_Valluvan'
in "Option" Menu. (By selecting the first one, the second
one will be automatically selected)
b. Select 'TAM - Monolingual'
in "Font Encoding" Menu.
c. 'Save Default' from "File"
d. Minimize this window (don't
e. Open PageMaker or MS Word.
f. Press Scroll-Lock ON.
g. Start typing Tamil in TAM_ELANGO_Valluvan
h. Press Scroll-Lock OFF.
i. Start typing English in
Times New Roman font.
This setting will work
at present only in PageMaker and MS Word.
7.3 On-screen Keyboard Map: Here you can
choose the type of keyboard to be visible on the screen.
The following keyboard display options are available.
1. Typewriter Keyboard Map
2. Typewriter with A combination (Extended Typewriter)
3. Tamil '99 Keyboard Map
4. Tamil '99 with ^combination (Extended Typewriter) Map
5. Transliteration (Romanised) Table
6. Transliteration Keyboard Map
7. Transliteration with ^ Combination Keyboard Map
This map will be displayed only on the screen. By default
Typewriter or Tamil '99 or Transliteration Table keyboard
maps are displayed on your monitor. If you want to see
the "Typewriter with A combination" keyboard
or "Tamil '99 with ^ combination" keyboard or
"Transliteration with ^ combination" Keyboard
Map, you have to enable this option in the Options Menu.
For example, if you want to type © symbol
using Tamil '99, go to Onscreen Keyboard Map, select Tamil
'99 with ^ option, see the key position and press ^ plus
c key. This will be useful for typing Quarter, Half, and
Here you can choose the the following additional Utility
software or additional software which are available on
certain Elango packs. For detailed operational procedures
refer to the help or read me file in the respective programs.
8.1. Tamil Database Sorting :
Using this facility, you can import Tamil data from Access
database in TAB encoding and sort them in either Ascending
or Descending order as per the Tamil alphabetical order.
You can sort the data using three levels of fields at
a time. After sorting the data can be exported to the
8.2. Tamil e-Dictionary : This
will open the Pals e-Dictionary, an exclusive English-english-Tamil
electronic dictionary. Here you can browse the dictionary
for Tamil or English meanings and use the powerful search
facility to search for words in Tamil or English. Even
partial words can be searched.
8.3. Tamil e-Tutor Ezhutthu : This will
open the ThaenMozhi-Ezhutthu, an artificial intelligence
game to learn about all Tamil alphabets.
8.4. Tamil e-Tutor Sol :. This will open the ThaenMozhi-Sol,
an artificial intelligence game to learn about Tamil words.
8.5. Tamil e-Tutor Vinaichchol
: This will opens the ThaenMozhi-Vinaichchol, an artificial
intelligence game to learn about Tamil Verbs and basic
8.6. Tamil Learn to Speak : This will open the India Speaks,
a multimedia Indian language learning to speak package.
To use this you need to insert the India Speaks CD in
the CD drive. You can learn Tamil speaking through any
Indian language or English. Similarly you can also learn
other Indian languages through Tamil.
8.7. Indian Language E-Mail : This will open the Mailjol,
an exclusive Indian language E-Mail software for Tamil
and other Indian languages.
There are three sub-menus here - Elango Manual&Help,
Fonts Catalogue-PDF and About Elango Tamil 2000
9.1 Elango Manual&Help :theHere
the full Elango Installation and User manual are provided
in a user friendly Help
format. You can also print the Elango Manual from this
for ready reference.
9.2 Font Catalogue (PDF): When you select
Font Catalogue (PDF), the Font Catalogue will be displayed
in PDF format in Adobe Acrobat Reader. For this, you have
to install Acrobat Reader 3.0 in your Hard Disk. Acrobat
Reader 3.0 is a freeware and is available in Elango Tamil
2000 CD for installing in your system. You can also print
the entire catalogue from any LaserJet or Inkjet printer
from Acrobat Reader.
9.3 About Elango Tamil 2000: When you
select this from the 'Help' menu, you will get the following
screen. When you click on the screen, it will shut off.
Here you will get the contact address
of M/s. Cadgraf Digitals Private Limited - the producers
of Elango Tamil 2000 software. For all trade enquiries,
technical clarifications, copyrights, licensing policy,
please contact :
M/S CADGRAF DIGITALS
No.2, Wheatcrofts Road
Chennai - 600 034
Tel: 0091 44 8269021, 8256812,
8223814, 8223824, 8223825
Fax: 0091 44 8232290
Mr.A.Elangovan, Managing Director
Mr.S.Kodeeswaran, Divisional Manager