The Panini Keypad is an intelligent dynamic keypad that offers you to type easy and fast in Sinhala(සිංහල)/Helabasa on your phone. This new technology constantly calculates and puts only 11 characters on the screen that you are most likely to type. Character Buttons are large and easy to point and you make less errors. The accurate prediction helps you compose difficult words in their correct letter sequences as per Unicode.
You can use the Panini Keypad to type Sinhala/English sms, messages, chat, facebook, Address Book, email, blogs, reminders, twitter, whatsapp etc. Everywhere.
PaniniKeypad is an IME(input method editor) for android phones & tablets. This can be your default keypad.
Also high quality intelligent dictionary auto complete and word prediction is offered in both Sinhala and English. More innovations coming up.
1. Look for the character, press it.
2. If character not there, press Next button.
There is a 74% chance that the first character of your word is on the screen and after that there is a 93% (and higher) chance that the next characters will be predicted to your fingertips. Predicted characters very often in the top left corner and most often you type pressing the same key, at a position comfortable to your thumb.
The intelligent technology is based on linguistics, AI and the dynamic intelligent keypad is patented all over the world and winner of many awards for innovation.
14 Indian languages are supported with this same system of typing and orthography. And many other languages of the world.
This is the best way to type for both basic phones and touch phones. Those who have found out its magic, please help others also to discover.
1. Download and install this application on phone.
2. Go to "Settings"->"Language & input/Locale & text" -> select Panini Keypad IME. (check on) Green.
3. Again Go to "Settings"->"Language & input/Locale & text"-> set Default Keyboard/ Input Method as PaniniKeypad IME.
4. Back to text compose area, keyboard will appear on screen.
5. Experience Fast & Easy way of typing on android phones.
After installation click on PaniniKeypad icon on home screen to get detailed information about launch the IME & typing related help.
Direct download Sinhala .apk file from website:
For yuktakshars (adha ka etc, consonant clusters) please put a halant [ ්] in the middle of the two consonants. The yuktakshars will automatically form. The Al-lakuna [ ්] (symbol with + sign) is also a character, predicted automatically like others and shown in red for your easy recognition.
To know how to type all types on conjuncts in Sinhala, click the link below:
Examples of correct character entry sequence (Orthography):
ශ්රී = ශ + ් + ර + ී
ලංකාව = ල+ ං +ක + ා + ව
කෝට්ටේ = ක + ෝ + ට + ් + ට + ේ
රඹුක්කන = ර + ඹ + ු + ක + ් + ක + න
කරපිංචා = ක + ර + ප + ි + ං + ච + ා
සාදික්ක = ස + ා + ද + ි + ක + ් + ක
Note that the matra (a dependent vowel is always entered after the consonant even though it may be actually occurring before in form).
To know how to type all conjuncts characters click the link below:
In this latest version you can type in English in between Sinhala, by using QWERTY keyboard. One can type Sinhala/ English numerals, symbols etc.
Give a try to this new way of typing, you will learn very quickly. You must use it in Note, Grand, S3, S4 etc also, its absolutely a pleasure due to the large keys.
"We would like to share with PaniniKeypad users that this technology (PaniniKeypad) has been granted US patent in June 2014."
Privacy concerns: Panini Keypad does not try to read your data or connect to a server for prediction. Your data stays on your phone and the application does not connect anywhere, you can use it offline also.
"YOUR PHONE MUST HAVE SINHALA FONT, OTHERWISE SHOWS SQUARE/BLANK BOXES."
-:MAJOR UPGRADE: 17-JUNE-2014 Kindly update:-
Crashing bugs fixed.
All types of inside PaniniKeypad Help.
PaniniKeypad has been granted US patent on JUNE 2014.
Dictionary predictions while editing words.
Dictionary predictions at insertion also.
Long press delete (delay 1 sec.).
Keypress sound & vibration are default off.(optional).
Quick double tap on space for fullstop.
Lots of small changes done to improve usability.
Typed with PaniniKeypad.(still optional).
Custom signature to messages.