Lipikar is a handy tool that provides a very comprehensive character map to view, browse, and use a large variety of fonts to compose any kind of texts, in any language, using various types of encodings.
Lipikar is basically a desktop authoring tool that provides extensive options for the manipulation of Windows bitmap fonts, both ANSI and ASCII. This means that this handy tool can be used to quickly write texts in any language without requiring you to install specific additional software (like font packages), to intensively tweak various language and keyboard settings of your computer, and even to press any keystroke.
Lipikar is also pretty easy to use: just start it, selecting the right font, and write any text you want. Then the text can be exported to various file formats or imported within different word processors.
This tool is especially suitable for those in need of quickly writing a text in an Indian language like Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, or Telugu. It’s also great for writing texts in other non-English languages such as Nepali, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tibetan, Urdu, etc. or with any non-Roman script such as Cyrillic, Arabian, Georgian, Greek, Mongolian, Hebrew, and so on.
To sum it all up, Lipikar is worth trying, especially since its price is also very attractive: it’s free.
- Supports a lot of fonts and scripts
- Includes a keyboard layout viewer