بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
Welcome to Installation of "Urdu – Madni Keyboard" (Phonetic Unicode) this will help you typing / writing / printing Urdu on your Computer, Writing Documents / Books in Urdu, Designing Urdu Web Pages, Sending Urdu Emails, Chatting in Urdu, Publishing through Electronic Media. The "Urdu - Madni Keyboard" has been written by Muhammad Munir Qureshi Madni for free distribution.
Urdu is the national language of Pakistan and has more than 60 million speakers in more than 20 countries. Even with such extensive readership, very limited information is published on internet in Urdu. A significant limiting factor is absence of proper Urdu fonts and Support on computers. Microsoft Windows provides Arabic / Urdu support but no Urdu Keyboard mapping for an average computer user is available. Considering these short falls, as to assist our Muslim Brothers and Sisters and Urdu community worldwide, we have tried to develop Urdu Keyboard easy installation utility and guidance for configuring Urdu. Any average computer user follow these guidance we are sure the he/she can easily install "Urdu - Madni Keyboard", configure Urdu on the computer and become fluent in typing, printing and communicating Urdu on Electronic Media.
Install "Urdu - Madni Keyboard" (Phonetic Unicode) on Windows:
Method-1: Please click here and download Urdu - Madni Keyboard MadniKeyboard.exe 41KB to your computer hard disk. After download is complete click the installation file MadniKeyboard.exe and (you may also run the automatic Urdu - Madni Keyboard Installation program directly from the web site) it will automatically install "Urdu - Madni Keyboard" on your computer.
Method-2: You may wish to download zip file instead of the above by clicking here MadniKeyboard.zip and download to your computer hard disk. But in this case you have to unzip this file and then run MadniKey.msi file which will be extracted from the zip file.
After "Urdu - Madni Keyboard" is installed on your computer, you need to configure Urdu Language on your computer and then your computer will be fully capable of typing / writing / printing Urdu on your Computer, Writing Documents / Books in Urdu, Designing Urdu Web Pages, Sending Urdu Emails, Chatting in Urdu, Communication Electronically in Urdu.
Madni Keyboard Typing Layout:
1. Urdu keys when shift key is not pressed on the Keyboard:
2. Urdu keys with shift key pressed on the Keyboard:
3. Urdu Text Superimposed on English Text (Base):
4. Urdu Text Superimposed on English Text (with Shift):
You also need Urdu fonts on your computer. If you already have Urdu fonts installed on your computer then proceed with the next step otherwise you can download and install Urdu font from http://www.Madni.net/UrduFonts/
You can use Madni Urdu Khat or We recommend using Nafees Web Naskh Urdu Font, very good free font, developed by CRULP and freely distributed.
Urdu Configuration on Your Computer (Windows):
After you have installed "Urdu - Madni Keyboard" as detailed above and install completion window appeared as given below;
You are now ready to configure Urdu support on your computer. Please follow these steps in sequence by clicking and opening appropriate page. After completing these steps INSHA ALLAH, you computer will be fully capable of typing / printing Urdu and gradually you will become fluent in typing Urdu very easy.
Steps - : Click Here to Open Guidance Steps - Opening Control Panel and Follow steps for Configuring Urdu
Wish you all the Best, Muhammad Munir Qureshi Madni, 21 December 2004