Monday, July 5, 2010


Word processor may also refer to a type of stand-alone office machine, popular in the 1970s and 80s, combining the keyboard text-entry and printing functions of an electric typewriterwith a dedicated processor (like a computer processor) for the editing of text. Although features and design varied between manufacturers and models, with new features added as technology advanced, word processors for several years usually featured a monochrome display and the ability to save documents on memory cards or diskettes. Later models introduced innovations such as spell-checking programs, increased formatting options, and dot-matrix printing. As the more versatile combination of a personal computer and separateprinter became commonplace, most business-machine companies stopped manufacturing the word processor as a stand-alone office machine. As of 2009 there were only two U.S. companies, Classic and AlphaSmart, which still made stand-alone word processors. Many older machines, however, remain in use.

Word processors are descended from early text formatting tools (sometimes called text justification tools, from their only real capability). Word processing was one of the earliest applications for the personal computer in office productivity.

Although early word processors used tag-based markup for document formatting, most modern word processors take advantage of a graphical user interface providing some form ofWhat You See Is What You Get editing. Most are powerful systems consisting of one or more programs that can produce any arbitrary combination of images, graphics and text, the latter handled with type-setting capability.

Microsoft Word is the most widely used computer word processing system; Microsoftestimates over five hundred million people use the Office suite, which includes Word. There are also many other commercial word processing applications, such as WordPerfect, which dominated the market from the mid-1980s to early-1990s, particularly for machines running Microsoft's MS-DOS operating system. Open-source applications such as AbiWord,KWord, LyX and Writer are rapidly gaining in popularity.Online word processors such as Google Docs are a relatively new category.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Free ekalappai download ,a simple easy method,tamil fonts

The following are are the top reliable sites from where ekalappai and other tamil fonts can be downloaded.

tamil transliteration software from google, Transliteration IME

The above is a cool tamil transliteration software from google .

Google Transliteration IME is an input method editor which allows users to enter text in one of the supported languages using a roman keyboard. Users can type a word the way it sounds using Latin characters and Google Transliteration IME will convert the word to its native script. Note that this is not the same as translation -- it is the sound of the words that is converted from one alphabet to the other, not their meaning. Converted content will always be in Unicode.

Google Transliteration IME is currently available for 14 different languages - Arabic, Bengali, Farsi (Persian), Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

latest tamil fonts

The above is a site which has cool tamil fonts.

Some popular tamil fonts

1) Murasu Anjal 2000

Click here to download Murasu Anjal 2000
Installing Murasu Anjal 2000 is very easy. If you have downloaded it, just run the exe file. If you have the CD version, just click on the "Install Murasu Anjal " button. Anjal provides the font 'InaimathiTSC' which helps to read our tamil pages. Anjal also helps you to send and receive Tamil emails, type short texts in tamil using built-in Murasu Editor. For details visit

2) Other TSCII Fonts

If you would just like to read our tamil pages, you need to download any of the following TSCII fonts and install it in your Windows machine:

Steps to be followed:

  • Click on any of the above three fonts
  • You will see a dialog box - in that select "save file to disk"
  • Save it in a drive/folder of your choice. Let us say you save it to your desktop
  • Go to control panel, select settings, select fonts.
  • Select file option, select install new font
  • Select Windows then Desktop directory (or wherever you have downloaded the font), select the font you have downloaded from the list on the top and click ok. The font will be installed in your machine. Now you can read the Tamil pages

For more information Tamil fonts, TSCII and the Net Tamil community, visit these sites: