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Punjabi Keyboard (Gurmukhi)

Typingbaba brought to you fully functional Punjabi Keyboard which is an online keyboard tool designed for those users who are interested in typing Punjabi keyboard but don't know Punjabi typing. We have given onscreen keyboard so that users feel the least difficulty in typing the Punjabi language by looking at the given on-screen keyboard. One of the great things about this Punjabi keyboard even if you don't have Punjabi fonts install in the computer you don't need to bother at all just open this page and type any content in Punjabi you want.


More than it if any user wants to use this on-screen keyboard using the mouse only you can do this using our virtual on-screen keyboard. In the Punjabi language, there are two types of keyboard is in use, one is Asees font keyboard which is the legacy font keyboard another is Punjabi Raavi (Inscript) keyboard which is Unicode font. Legacy fonts are those fonts which are in popularity from the time of typewriters. The legacy font became widespread out of convention because when typewriters were in use this font was created so that the problem of muddling up the key in keyboard could be gotten away. In this way, keyboard keys were arranged and as time passed by typewriters went out of use but keyboard layout became permanent.


Government of India started the initiative to standardise the all official language keyboard layout, the major objective of this initiative was to create a keyboard layout which has similarity across all language keyboard layout from this enterprise came out the Unicode based fonts which don't assign the keys to appropriate keys font in another language but generate that language key font directly from this language on the screen. In current days government is trying to switch typists in Unicode based fonts which don't use any alt code unlike legacy fonts, this keyboard layout uses grammar method to generate new characters using two characters to type consecutively.

Types of Punjabi Keyboard

1) Punjabi Asees Font Keyboard
  1. Asees Font is a legacy font in Punjabi keyboard which was popular among typist from the time of typewriters.
  2. Asees Font is more popular in government offices among clerks and typists.
  3. Asees Font uses the alt code to type special characters.

2) Punjabi Inscript ( Raavi Font ) Keyboard
  1. Raavi Font in Punjabi Keyboard is a Unicode based font. Which is getting popular in government offices. Government has more focus on making this keyboard layout more common.
  2. Raavi Font does not use alt code to type special characters but it makes typing special characters by the combination of two characters consecutively.

How does virtual Punjabi keyboard work?

Just bring your cursor to the Text field and start typing with your keyboard. There is an additional facility in case of your keyboard do not work properly you can also type using the mouse. Bring mouse pointer to the respective key on virtual Punjabi Keyboard and click on it, the respective letter would be shown in the text field. This Punjabi keyboard layout aforementioned are demanded in government jobs typing tests hence it is provided. Most keys on the Punjabi keyboard have two symbols imprinted on them, You can type lower term by just pressing or clicking on that key but for the upper term you need to first press and hold SHIFT key then have to press the respective key. For Example, If you want to type " ਸਤ ਸੀ੍ ਅਕਾਲ " Press the respective keys in step by step fashion, First press 'ਸ' then 'ਤ ' then proceed with 'ਸ' after that in likewise manner press remaining keys.

A quick tour of Punjabi language

Punjabi is a language of an Indo-Aryan language branch which spreads into Indian subcontinent with the worldwide diaspora. The word Punjabi has been originated from word Panj-aab coined in the Indian subcontinent from Turko-Persian speakers which in Persian means "five waters". Today Punjabi is spoken by 100 million native speakers in the Indian subcontinent. In India, its native speakers spread mainly in Punjab region and in East Pakistan Punjab region. Punjabi is 11th largest spoken language in India. In Canada, it is 5th most widely spoken language.

Scripts of Punjabi Language

Two scripts in the Punjabi language is popular Shahmukhi and Gurmukhi. Whereas Shahmukhi is more popular in Pakistan region Gurmukhi is popular with Indian Sikhs and Hindus. Many languages influenced the Punjabi language in historical time but the Persian and Arabic influence on Punjabi is noteworthy. In historical times Punjabi is developed from Sanskrit through Prakrit languages, Sanskrit gave birth to many regional languages in India Prakrit is one of them. Shahmukhi is written like Urdu from right to left but Gurmukhi is written like Devanagari from left to right fashion. The Punjabi language has 35 alphabets. Punjabi is among the 22 national languages of India whereas Hindi and English as official languages of India.

VARIOUS FEATURES OF ONLINE PUNJABI KEYBOARD TOOL

New - This new feature will remove all date from online Punjabi keyboard tool and open the new file in it

Save- This Save feature will download your Punjabi content in .doc file which you can further edit in any text editor.

Copy- This Copy feature will copy all typed punjabi text content on this tool which you can paste anywhere and use it.

Print- This Print feature will print all the content and get printed on hard copy.

Font Size- We have given two (+) and (-) signs on the tool which can decrease and increase the size of Font.

Instructions to use Punjabi-keyboard

➤ Just click on the text field and start typing in Punjabi language.

➤ To type in Punjabi, press your computer keyboard key according to the layout shown here.

➤ You can also use your mouse for Punjabi typing, only click on the button shown in the Punjabi keyboard tool.