Urdu Phonetic Keyboard is a Windows enhancement utility that can easily make the switch from your default keyboard language to Urdu, giving you the possibility to type Urdu characters using your physical or a virtual keyboard.
It comes in handy when you’re looking for a simple solution to quickly write quick messages such as emails, or entire documents in Urdu, especially when the tedious and time-consuming alternative is to search the web for the Urdu characters in order to copy and paste them.
Prepare your keyboard for writing text in Urdu
Besides being the national language of Pakistan, Urdu is a widely used language in other countries such as India. This tool aims to help you communicate in writing with your family, friends, colleagues or business partners from other countries with ease. Also, if Urdu is not your native tongue but you wish to learn it, the program is really helpful for helping you get accustomed to the language.
Don’t bother looking for an application launcher (.exe file) after setup. The program installs a keyboard layout that can be activated from the systray language bar or by pressing WinKey + Spacebar or Alt+Tab, regardless of the environment you’re currently working in (global hotkeys). With the help of the Windows built-in features, you can set Urdu as the computer default, permanent language by heading over to Control Panel.
Get familiar to the Urdu characters and key position
When Urdu is selected, your keyboard’s keys turn into Urdu characters. To test this, you can open a text document and start typing. Until you get accustomed to the Urdu layout, you can use a virtual keyboard, which displays the characters and their position.
Although Urdu Phonetic Keyboard hasn’t received updates for a long time, it works smoothly Windows 10 (as can be seen from the screenshots). It delivers a convenient solution for installing the Urdu keyboard layout if you haven’t already selected it when installing Windows.