Due to improved keyboard controls on devices, typing letters or characters in other languages like Hindi becomes very easy.
Whether you are using a desktop (be it Windows or Mac), laptop, or even on mobile devices, you can easily type Hindi letters with some cool tricks and techniques you’ll learn about in this article.
There are some specialized keyboards that allow you to type these Hindi Characters easily. Thus, if you don’t have these special keyboards, you’ll need some of the techniques in this article to be able to type these characters on an English keyboard.
Without further ado, let’s get started.
How to Type or Insert Hindi Letters
There are several approaches to typing or inserting Hindi Characters into Microsoft Word.
Since these characters are not readily available on the keyboard, using their alt codes is the simplest way to type them on Windows.
In this section, I’ll show you how to type Hindi letters on an English keyboard using alt codes.
Using the Hindi Letters Alt Code
Each Hindi character has an alt code with which you can use to type it in Microsoft Word.
You’ll learn the alt code to all the Hindi characters in a moment. For now, let’s look at the steps.
To type Hindi Letters in MS Word, obey the following instruction:
- First of all, know the alt code of the Hindi letters you want to type. The alt codes for each one of them are listed just below these instructions.
- Open your Microsoft Word document and place the insertion pointer where you want to type the Hindi characters.
- Turn on your Num Lock. Press Fn+NmLk to turn on Num Lock on laptops without the numeric keypad.
- Hold down the Alt key on your keyboard.
- Whilst still holding on to the Alt key, press the Hindi alt code.
- For example, to type अ, press and hold the Alt key, then type the alt code 2309 on the numeric keypad.
- Now release the Alt key.
You should see the Hindi letter inserted as soon as you release the Alt key.
Below are the alt codes for the various Hindi Characters.
|1. Alt + 2309 = अ||42. Alt + 2350 = म||83. Alt + 2391 = ॗ|
|2. Alt + 2310 = आ||43. Alt + 2351 = य||84. Alt + 2392 = क़|
|3. Alt + 2311 = इ||44. Alt + 2352 = र||85. Alt + 2393 = ख़|
|4. Alt + 2312 = ई||45. Alt + 2353 = ऱ||86. Alt + 2394 = ग़|
|5. Alt + 2313 = उ||46. Alt + 2354 = ल||87. Alt + 2395 = ज़|
|6. Alt + 2314 = ऊ||47. Alt + 2355 = ळ||88. Alt + 2396 = ड़|
|7. Alt + 2315 = ऋ||48. Alt + 2356 = ऴ||89. Alt + 2397 = ढ़|
|8. Alt + 2316 = ऌ||49. Alt + 2357 = व||90. Alt + 2398 = फ़|
|9. Alt + 2317 = ऍ||50. Alt + 2358 = श||91. Alt + 2399 = य़|
|10. Alt + 2318 = ऎ||51. Alt + 2359 = ष||92. Alt + 2400 = ॠ|
|11. Alt + 2319 = ए||52. Alt + 2360 = स||93. Alt + 2401 = ॡ|
|12. Alt + 2320 = ऐ||53. Alt + 2361 = ह||94. Alt + 2402 = ॢ|
|13. Alt + 2321 = ऑ||54. Alt + 2362 = ऺ||95. Alt + 2403 = ॣ|
|14. Alt + 2322 = ऒ||55. Alt + 2363 = ऻ||96. Alt + 2404 = ।|
|15. Alt + 2323 = ओ||56. Alt + 2364 = ़||97. Alt + 2405 = ॥|
|16. Alt + 2324 = औ||57. Alt + 2365 = ऽ||98. Alt + 2406 = ०|
|17. Alt + 2325 = क||58. Alt + 2366 = ा||99. Alt + 2407 = १|
|18. Alt + 2326 = ख||59. Alt + 2367 = ि||100. Alt + 2408 = २|
|19. Alt + 2327 = ग||60. Alt + 2368 = ी||101. Alt + 2409 = ३|
|20. Alt + 2328 = घ||61. Alt + 2369 = ु||102. Alt + 2410 = ४|
|21. Alt + 2329 = ङ||62. Alt + 2370 = ू||103. Alt + 2411 = ५|
|22. Alt + 2330 = च||63. Alt + 2371 = ृ||104. Alt + 2412 = ६|
|23. Alt + 2331 = छ||64. Alt + 2372 = ॄ||105. Alt + 2413 = ७|
|24. Alt + 2332 = ज||65. Alt + 2373 = ॅ||106. Alt + 2414 = ८|
|25. Alt + 2333 = झ||66. Alt + 2374 = ॆ||107. Alt + 2415 = ९|
|26. Alt + 2334 = ञ||67. Alt + 2375 = े||108. Alt + 2416 = ॰|
|27. Alt + 2335 = ट||68. Alt + 2376 = ै||109. Alt + 2417 = ॱ|
|28. Alt + 2336 = ठ||69. Alt + 2377 = ॉ||110. Alt + 2418 = ॲ|
|29. Alt + 2337 = ड||70. Alt + 2378 = ॊ||111. Alt + 2419 = ॳ|
|30. Alt + 2338 = ढ||71. Alt + 2379 = ो||112. Alt + 2420 = ॴ|
|31. Alt + 2339 = ण||72. Alt + 2380 = ौ||113. Alt + 2421 = ॵ|
|32. Alt + 2340 = त||73. Alt + 2381 = ्||114. Alt + 2422 = ॶ|
|33. Alt + 2341 = थ||74. Alt + 2382 = ॎ||115. Alt + 2423 = ॷ|
|34. Alt + 2342 = द||75. Alt + 2383 = ॏ||116. Alt + 2424 = ॸ|
|35. Alt + 2343 = ध||76. Alt + 2384 = ॐ||117. Alt + 2425 = ॹ|
|36. Alt + 2344 = न||77. Alt + 2385 = ॑||118. Alt + 2426 = ॺ|
|37. Alt + 2345 = ऩ||78. Alt + 2386 = ॒||119. Alt + 2427 = ॻ|
|38. Alt + 2346 = प||79. Alt + 2387 = ॓||120. Alt + 2428 = ॼ|
|39. Alt + 2347 = फ||80. Alt + 2388 = ॔||121. Alt + 2429 = ॽ|
|40. Alt + 2348 = ब||81. Alt + 2389 = ॕ||122. Alt + 2430 = ॾ|
|41. Alt + 2349 = भ||82. Alt + 2390 = ॖ||123. Alt + 2431 = ॿ|
Note: Using the alt code approach means that you have a lot to learn. And as we all know, learning these alt codes will take a lot of practice as there are many alt codes to remember. However, you can create a cheat sheet for quick reference if you happen to type Hindi letters frequently.
Using Online Hindi Keyboard
There are lots of free online Hindi keyboards that allow anyone to easily type Hindi characters by clicking on them.
Instead of trying to type these characters with your own keyboard, you are presented with a virtual Hindi keyboard that has all the characters in the language.
You are also given a simple text editor where you can type the characters. And once you are done, you can copy and paste the typed characters into Microsoft Word or wherever you want.
Below are some of the best virtual Hindi keyboards that you can use for free.
- Our Own Online Hindi Keyboard: This tool gives you a virtual keyboard with which you can type any Hindi character you want simply by clicking on them.
- EasyHindiTyping.com: This makes typing Hindi so much fun. With this tool, all you have to do is type whatever you want in English and the tool will translate everything you typed into Hindi.
- TypingBaba.com: This is another online tool that gives you a very simple and beautiful virtual keyboard with which you can type in Hindi by clicking on the virtual keyboard.
These are some of the amazing tools you can use to type in Hindi.
These are some of the easiest ways you can type Hindi letters in Microsoft Word.
You can use the Alt code method if you have some particular Hindi characters you need to type frequently.
However, if it is a one-time thing, using one of the online virtual keyboards will save you a lot of time.
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