About Sanskrit

Sanskrit is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India, the official language of the state of Uttarakhand of India, the liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. According to a 2001, Census of India, Sanskrit has about 12,000 native speakers. The Sanskrit holds great importance in Indian culture, similar to that of Greek and Latin in European culture. Sanskrit was originally spoken in an oral society and the oral tradition was preserved through Sanskrit literature, so Sanskrit has no script for its own and it had been written with various alphabets before, The earliest know inscriptions in Sanskrit is known to be written in Brahmi script. Until the late 19th century, Devanagari became the standard and exclusive writing script for Sanskrit. Devanagari is written from left to right and does not differentiate letter cases. Devanagari is also used to write other languages such as Hindi, Marathi, Nepali etc. The Unicode ranges assigned for Devanagari are: Devanagari (U+0900–U+097F), Devanagari Extended (U+1CD0–U+1CFF) and Vedic Extensions (U+A8E0–U+A8FF).

To type Sanskrit without installing a Sanskrit keyboard, you can use a virtual Sanskrit keyboard, which allows you to type Sanskrit online by either clicking on the letters on the virtual Sanskrit keyboard or typing directly with your own keyboards. Then you can save your typing and copy text wherever you want.

There are some disadvantages of a virtual keyboard. For example, you need Internet access to access online Sanskrit keyboards and you have to copy and paste your Sanskrit text every time you finish typing. So it is apparently inconvenient if you need to type Sanskrit on a regular basis. In this case, you will need to install a Sanskrit keyboard, which is easy but you will need to get familiar with the Sanskrit keyboard layout. Sanskrit, along with other Indian scripts, uses a keyboard called InScript as their standard keyboard. So that means you can type other Indian languages like Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati etc in addition to Sanskrit on an InScript keyboard. Below is a typical Devanagari keyboard layout.

To get familiar with the Sanskrit keyboard layout fast, it is suggested that you buy a keyboard or a keyboard sticker of Sanskrit, which has the Sanskrit keyboard layout printed on it and can be placed on the surface of your existing keyboard. However, whether you want to type with a keyboard or a keyboard sticker you need to first install the Sanskrit keyboard.

Create text-based images or logos with Sanskrit fonts

Below is a collection of Sanskrit fonts. The following tool will enable you to enter text in Sanskrit, and then it will convert your text into images using different fonts, colors, sizes based on your selection. You can then save the image by right clicking on it. You may either enter Sanskrit directly or copy from other sources and paste below.


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