How to Type in Hindi on a PC
This wikiHow teaches you how to type Hindi text on your Windows PC when Hindi is not your default language. If you have a physical Hindi keyboard, you'll just need to install the Hindi language pack and keyboard layout. If not, you can use the Google Input Tools on-screen Hindi keyboard to type on the web, or the Windows On-Screen keyboard to type into non-web apps (such as Microsoft Word).
Part 1Using Google Input Tools for Chrome
//www.google.co.in/inputtools/try/ in Google Chrome . If you have the Chrome web browser, you can use the Google Input Tools extension to type Hindi text anywhere on the web (such as on Facebook, Gmail, and most other websites) using an on-screen keyboard. You can download Chrome for free at .
If you won't need to type in Hindi often, you don't have to install the browser extension. Instead, just use the current page to type your text and then copy and paste it to the desired location. Here's how:
Select Hindi from the menu at the top-left corner of the typing area. Click the down-arrow next to the keyboard icon above the typing area and select INSCRIPT. Click or tap the letters on the on-screen keyboard to type in Hindi. Highlight the text you entered and press Ctrl+C to copy it to your clipboard. In the app or website in which you want to paste the text, right-click the typing area and select Paste. Continue with this method to learn how to install the Input Tools Chrome extension so you can easily open and use the on-screen Hindi keyboard anywhere on the web.
It's below the bottom-left corner of the typing area. This opens the extension's download page.
It's the blue button near the top-right corner of the page.
Depending on your settings, you may be prompted to sign into Google before the extension is installed.
It's near the top-right corner of Chrome and looks like a blue "A" on top of a gray keyboard. A menu will expand.
A list of languages will appear.
Scroll down the left panel and select the Hindi INSCRIPT keyboard. Click the arrow between the two panels to move it to the right panel.
You can now type in Hindi anywhere on the web, including Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and on any other site that accepts text.
This closes the small menu and replaces the Google Input Tools icon with a small blue keyboard.
It's at the top-right corner of Chrome (where the "A" icon used to be).
An on-screen keyboard with Hindi characters now appears at the bottom-right corner of your browser.
The characters you type will then show up in the typing area. To switch back to your default language, click the X at the keyboard's top-right corner.
Part 2Adding the Hindi Keyboard to Windows 10
You'll find its gear icon near the bottom-left corner of your Start menu.
If you want to use your physical Hindi keyboard with Windows, this method will make sure it displays the proper characters. Even if you don't have a Hindi keyboard, you can use this method using the built-in Windows on-screen keyboard.
Its icon contains a clock and a few different characters.
If you already see Hindi in the right panel under "Preferred languages" you can skip to the next step. If not, here's how to add it:
Click + Add a language above your default language. Search for and select Hindi. Click Next at the bottom of the window. If you don't want Hindi to be your default language, remove the check mark from "Install language pack and set as my Windows display language" at the top of the screen. Click Install at the bottom of the window.
" Some buttons will appear on its tile.
It's under the "Keyboards" header.
If you want to remove a keyboard, just select it from the "Keyboards" list and click Remove.
You can use the Hindi keyboard anywhere in Windows.
If you have a physical Hindi keyboard, you can skip this step. If not, you can use the on-screen keyboard. Here's how to open it:
Open the Windows Search bar by clicking the circle or magnifying glass to the left of the Start menu. Type on-screen keyboard. Click On-Screen Keyboard in the search results. The keyboard will appear along the bottom of the screen in your default language.
If you're using English, you'd click the ENG in the taskbar, right next to the clock. A list of installed keyboards will appear.
This switches your input language to Hindi, which also switches the on-screen keyboard to Hindi (if you're using it).
You can click or tap the keys on the screen to enter Hindi characters.
You can quickly switch between Windows languages by pressing Alt+⇧ Shift. Each time you use this shortcut, the language to the left of the clock will switch. Click the X at the top-right corner of the screen to close the keyboard.