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Features in Akruti Marathi Multifont Engine
(For Marathi Software Tools MCIT - Date 09-01-2007)

The Akruti Marathi Multifont Engine has the facility to install in any directory. This has low memory requirement. The space needed is about 8 MB.

Installation

1. Start the Computer.

2. Insert the Marathi Software Tools CD and run SETUP.EXE from the CD.

3. The Serial Number is AKMFENGINE (all capitals)

4. This will install the software to the computer in AKMARENG directory.

5. The main EXE file name is AKMAR.EXE

6. After the installation, the fonts will be copied to \ AKMARENG \TTF directory and the programs will be copied to \ AKMARENG directory.

Running the program

1. Start the PC.
2. Browse and select the folder \ AKMARENG
3. Choose the program AKMAR.EXE
4. Create a short cut for this on your desktop.
5. Use this short cut to start the engine.

The following Marathi fonts are available:
Bilingual Fonts:
AkrutiMar_BPriyaNormal
AkrutiMar_BPriyaBold
AkrutiMar_BYoginiNormal
AkrutiMar_BYoginiBold
AkrutiMar_BAkankshaNormal
AkrutiMar_BAkankshaBold
AkrutiMar_BAditiNormal
AkrutiMar_BAditiBold
AkrutiMar_BManoramaNormal
AkrutiMar_BManoramaBold

Regular Fonts:

AkrutiMarPriyaNormal
AkrutiMarPriyaBold
AkrutiMarYoginiNormal
AkrutiMarYoginiBold
AkrutiMarAkankshaNormal
AkrutiMarAkankshaBold
AkrutiMarAditiNormal
AkrutiMarAditiBold
AkrutiMarManoramaNormal
AkrutiMarManoramaBold

To type in Marathi in Bilingual fonts do the following :-

a. Start the Akruti Engine.
b. Choose the layout of your choice from the “Layout” menu. c. Select from the “Font” Menu “Akruti Mar_B "
d. Start your application like MS Office, Pagemaker etc.
e. Press SCROLL LOCK key to turn it ON.
f. Choose a Font like AkrutMar_BYogini or any other font starting with AkrutiMar_B. g. Start typing as per the layout.

To type in English, do the following :-
a. Press the SCROLL LOCK key ( OFF ).
b. Start typing in English.

Note : There is no need to close Engine program for typing in English. For typing again in language, repeat steps e to g above.

To type Marathi in monolingual fonts do the following:-
a. Start the Akruti Engine.
b. Choose the layout of your choice from the “Layout” menu. c. Select from the “Font” Menu “AkrutiMar”
d. Start your application like MS Office, Pagemaker etc.
e. Press SCROLL LOCK key “ON”.
f. Choose a Font like AkrutMarYogini or any other monolingual font starting with AkrutiMar. g. Start typing as per the layout.

To type in English, do the following :-

a. Press the SCROLL LOCK key ( OFF ).
b. Select the English font like Arial, Times New Roman.
c. Start typing in English.
Note : There is no need to close Engine program for typing in English. For typing again in language, repeat steps f to h above. Akruti EnglishHalant f key. Nukta]   key.
Phonetic Layout
DoE Inscript LayoutHalant d key . Nukta ] key.
Typewriter LayoutHalant | key Nukta‘ key
or shift + \ key. the key to the left of 1.) 1. Typing by using the Akruti English Phonetic method is very simple. Characters are typed the way it is spoken. For combining characters, type the first character followed by halant and then follow it by the second character. Example kra is typed as ka + halant + ra. Similarly shtra is typed as Sha + halant + Ta + Halant + ra. Halant is available on “f” key. Read the Typing Sequence section for details.

Available Keyboard Layouts

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Font Compatibility with various Applications

Indian Languages differ a lot from English and many programs have most of the default options set as per English.

In such cases, working with Indian Languages, may pose some problems. The programs are MS Office, Lotus Smartsuite, Corel Draw, Pagemaker etc. Certain options are to be disabled...
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