Telugu rendering and writing in Windows XP

By | December 11, 2007

Have you ever looked at the web pages in Telugu? e.g.: Wikipedia in Telugu. Cluttered Telugu rendering makes you leave the pages immediately. Until I have known about enabling the Telugu Indic script in Windows XP, my situation was also same. Now, I enjoy reading TeWiki (Telugu Wikipedia) and also BhashaIndia’s Telugu version run by Microsoft. See below images before and after enabling the complex script in XP.

TeWiki before enabling the complex script support


After enabling:


BhashaIndia Before:




So, we will see how to enable the Indic script support in Windows XP. Open the “Control Panel” in Windows XP and select the “Switch to Classic View” on the left side. Select the “Regional and Languages Options” Then go to the second tab “Languages” and select the check box “Install Files for Complex Script and Right-to-Left Languages (Including Thai).” Make sure that you have the XP installation dump in your system or installation CD with you. It requires the fonts to be installed into the system from the CD. Once you have done, restart the system, and now you can see the Telugu websites in a readable form.

Control Panel

Control Panel

Regional Language Settings

Regional Language SettingsRefer to my Orkut scrapping in Indian languages post and using that you can scrap in Telugu also. Use Lekhini or English to Telugu Converter hosted on my blog to type in Telugu, then copy and paste it into your blog or on any webpage. You can paste that into messengers to talk in Telugu.

In Telugu Wikipedia, there are lot of articles are pending for translation into Telugu. If you want to enjoy and learn while translating, then go to this page.

Happy Telugu Writing! — ఇక తెలుగులో వ్రాయండి!

25 thoughts on “Telugu rendering and writing in Windows XP

  1. Vijay

    How did u type “ika telugu lo vrayandi” ?
    when i type vrayamdi i get ” వ్రాయమ్డి “

  2. srividya

    how to write ‘ksha’ the last but one letter in telugu (the letter before à°±)?

  3. shiva

    Hi, this is Shiva. Your website is very helpful to convert the matter in English to Telugu

  4. sreenivas

    I need Telugu word software for my computer. please do the needful

  5. Dileep

    hi, when I am trying to change the regional settings to Telugu.. there appears an additional window asking me to insert the operating system cd or any floppy disk drive..!!

    what should I do?? is there any other way to download or something like that??. my system is loaded with XP service pack 2. please do mail me in regards it would be of great help. thanx in advance

  6. Naveen Post author

    It needs OS CD to be placed in CD ROM drive to complete the installation of regional settings. Use if you have one or else, you can borrow it from your friend. If you have the CD dump in your system, you can point it to there.

  7. nagaraju

    naveen sir. i hav read ur anwers. i wanna ask u that cant we skip the step to insert the OS cd to complete or go on installation of telugu font.

  8. Sathish

    Sabaku namaskaram,

    Dayachesi evaranna help cheyyandi.

    Naku telugu converter sw kavali. can u send pls tell me.I’ll give my mailid.



  9. vikas

    Hi! this is vikas. i want this fonts in ms word what to do
    typing huge matters is not possible here in net.

    1. Naveen Post author

      Once you have done the explained procedure, you can just paste it into the MS Word. You need to learn InScript or Baraha to type into any document in Telugu natively. Join Telugu Blog Group and ask there for more info.

  10. rao

    సంపుటి ని సందర్శించండి…….
    సంపుటి . కామ్ వెబ్ సైట్ లో మన తెలుగువారి కోసం మన సాంప్రదాయానికి అనుగుణంగా పూజలు విధానాలు మరియు చిన్నపిల్లలకు శతకములు , గేయములు పొందుపరచినారు.
    మరియు అన్ని పండుగలు ఏవిదంగా జరుపుకోవాలి. ఏపండుగకు ఏ దేవిని ఎలా పూజించాలి. (వినాయక చవతి, దసరా, కార్తీకమాసం 30 రోజుల విధానాలు మరియు అనేక సత్యనారాయణ వ్రతము, కేదారేశ్వర వ్రతము, క్షీరాబ్ది వ్ర్రతములు గురించి) అన్నీ సవివరముగా పొందు పరచినారు. మన తెలుగు వారందరు సంపుటి . కామ్ ని గురించి గర్వంగా చెప్పుకొనవచ్చును. ఒక్కసారి సంపుటి . కామ్ ను సందర్శించుదాం రండి.
    ఈ సైట్ మనకు తెలుగు మరియు ఇంగ్లీష్ భాషలలో లభ్యమవుతుంది.

    1. Naveen Post author

      As you commented “how are you,” I thought you are one of my college friends, Shashank.

  11. Shashi kanth

    Hi Naveen, i followed the above steps and also inserted a CD for completing the installation of regional language. But then when i selected language “Telugu” with a shortcut key and typed “amma” in my Notepad, i am not getting correct Telugu word. If i just type “a” in notepad, it is showing it as “ో”. What could be the problem ?


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