For Android and iOS, Gboard is a virtual keyboard app. It’s the default keyboard on a number of devices, but it may also be downloaded and installed separately. Gboard blends a modern mobile keyboard with Google’s entertaining and useful features to provide a unique experience for users. In this blog, we will cover how to use the Gboard app for Nepali typing.
For the purpose of typing Nepali on your Android smartphone, we’ll be using Google Keyboard (Gboard).
While Apple users may also type Nepali using Gboard’s Hindi language, there are fewer options and flexibility compared to Android. Google has a lot of entertaining and useful features.
What is Gboard?
Google’s GBoard is a smartphone keyboard. Android and iOS are supported. For your smartphone, Gboard is a highly handy keyboard that offers a variety of helpful typing capabilities. A normal Keyboard doesn’t have such functions.
Here we’ll show you how to use Gboard to type Nepali on your Android phone and explore its capabilities.
If you want to learn how to type Nepali on an Android phone, this lesson will be extremely helpful. This is why you need to read the entire article in order to fully grasp the Gboard Keyboard software.
To learn how to utilize Gboard’s keyboard for Nepali typing, continue reading.
SET UP GBOARD TO TYPE NEPALI ON YOUR ANDROID SMARTPHONE
DOWNLOAD THE GBOARD
So, how do we download the Gboard app for our smartphone, the below step will guide you step by step.
Gboard on Android Playstore-
The Google Keyboard is available in the Google Play Store for Android users, or by visiting this link: Gboard. After clicking on that hyperlink, the Google Play Store’s download page for Gboard will appear, from where you may download it. Or, you may search for Gboard and manually download it from your Playstore by going to the Google Play Store.
COMPLETE STEP 1 AND STEP 2
Once you open Gboard for the first time, it will prompt you to Enable Gboard in Settings in Step 1 in which you have to enable the Gboard multilingual typing keyboard.
Steps are shown in the pictorial form below:
SELECT INPUT METHOD will appear in blue color in Step 2. Tap on here to set up your Android smartphone’s keyboard for Gboard. Choose Gboard as your input method when you are presented with the choice. Gboard will become your default keyboard as a result of this configuration. Now you’re at Gboard’s primary interface, where you may configure a number of things.
TAP ON LANGUAGES
Now In Gboard’s settings, you’ll find a plethora of choices. Nepali typing requires the addition of a Nepali keyboard. Tap on the Languages tab at the top of the Gboard settings page. Once you’ve done that, you’ll see a blue ADD KEYBOARD button, so tap on that. There will be a selection of languages to pick from, but we need to choose Nepali(Nepal), so use the search box to find it and choose it. Last but not least, touch on Done at the bottom of the page.
Setup Nepali Keyboard
Gboard’s Nepali Keyboard is a collection of various keyboards that may be used in different ways. There are five distinct Nepali keyboards included in the software. Adding Nepali(Nepal) to your selection of keyboard languages and layouts will enable all tap Nepali(Nepal). 5 distinct Nepali keyboard layouts will be available: Romanised, ABC –>नेपाली, Handwriting, Traditional (Traditional), and Dynamic (dynamic). There is a purpose for each of these Nepali Keyword patterns. We’ll get to it in a moment.
How to use Gboard to type Nepali?
We’re now ready to use Gboard to type Nepali on your Android smartphone with Gboard. As an example, we’ll show you how to utilize five distinct Nepali keyboards we’ve added to Gboard’s settings.
Gboard’s Nepali keyboard may now be used in any application that requires Nepali typing. I’ll be using Samsung Notes to demonstrate this technique. For your application, you can utilize any.
Any application that requires a Keyboard will now appear as the default keyboard on your phone after you’ve brought it up. This is how the new keyboard will appear.
There are 5 layouts for the Nepali keyword, each with a unique purpose. To now our Gboard supports a total of six keyboard layouts (English is included). In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to type Nepali using the Gboard application’s 6 distinct Nepali keyboard layouts.
Note- To change keyboard layout just tap to world icon which lies on the bottom of your keyboard
In the Romanised layout of the Nepali Keyboard of Gboard, you can have Nepali characters in a Romanised manner. I assume You are familiar with the QWERTY keyboard format; in this format, we have the English alphabet in a different key position. In our Romanised layout of the Nepali keyboard, we have the Nepali alphabet in the QWERTY keyboard’s respective key position to facilitate Nepali Romanization. For example, in s, we have स; in d, we have द. Like that layout is formed to facilitate the Romanised Nepali for Nepali typing.
Romanized Nepali Keyboard layout look like this-
ABC –> नेपाली
This ABC–> Nepali is the second layout out of 6 different Nepali keyboard layout of Gboard. This is one handy for everyone. Using this layout, you can use a normal English QWERTY layout to type Roman Nepali. This layout will automatically translate those typed Romanized Nepali to true Nepali characters. Using this, you can easily type Nepali anywhere using your smartphone.
ABC –> नेपाली keyboard layout look like this-
This is another advanced feature that Gboard provides for Nepali typing on your smartphone. It next layout you have in your Nepali keyboard layout list. You will get a drawing area on this keyboard layout where you can draw Nepali characters and words. Those drawn characters are then converted to true Nepali characters and ready to use anywhere in your application. This one is a really cool feature that Gboard provides, and it also makes this application more accessible and handy. Anyone can type Nepali on their smartphone just by drawing Nepali characters on this layout’s drawing area. You are going to love these features.
Handwriting Nepali keyboard layout looks like this-
Traditionally Nepali keyboard layout in Godard supports what other traditional Nepali keyboard layout offers. It has all Nepali alphabet positions similar to old traditional keyboards, like the one you see on Typeshala and other original Nepali keyboard layouts. So if you are already familiar with such a traditional Nepali keyboard layout, this will be easier and familiar to you. Hence, you can easily type Nepali using your smartphone.
Traditional Nepali keyboard layout looks like this-
The dynamic Nepali keyboard layout of the Gboard application is a little unique from the other layouts. Nepali characters are placed in alphabetic order from QWERTY position as क ख ग घ, and in upper key rows, it has अ, आ, इ (Nepali vowels letters). This layout will be easier for all who want to type Nepali. They even don’t need to be familiar with any other layout because every character is positioned in order on this particular layout
Dynamic Nepali keyboard layout looks like this-
ANOTHER EXCITING FEATURE OF GBOARD FOR NEPALI TYPING…
VOICE TYPE FOR NEPALI USING GBOARD
To enable this voice typing feature of Gboar to type Nepali, we have to set up a few things in Gboard settings. For this please follow the following steps-
Now open Gboard application from your smartphone where we will enable and setup voice typing features of Nepali typing
TAP ON VOICE TYPING
Once you opened the Gboard, you see many options where ‘Voice typing’ is one. Now tap on this ‘Voice typing’ option. Once you are in Voice typing, you will see the ‘Use voice typing’ setting under that. Now you enable it by toggling it on. After this, tap on the ‘Offline speech recognition’ option, which lies just below the ‘Use voice typing’ option. After this, you will be able to see Languages, now tap on that and find and select Nepali vasa out of the long language list. If any other language is already selected, then unselect the previous language; otherwise, you will not be able to use voice typing for Nepali.
These steps are show here-
NOW TYPE NEPALI USING VOICE TYPING FEATURE
Once you are done with all these, you come out of these Gboard settings, and now you are ready to demonstrate this voice typing feature for Nepali. Open any application where you need to type Nepali.
Again for this demonstration, I am using Samsung Notes. Once you see Keyboard, you tap on the ‘Mic’ option which lies at the right top corner of your keyboard. Once you tap, just keep speaking then simultaneously your Godard application translates those spoken Nepali words to written Nepali characters in real-time.
This Nepali voice typing demonstration is shown here-
At the point of writing this article, the Nepali voice typing feature is currently available online only. So that you need an active internet connection to use features. But for few other languages English, Hindi, Gboard already support offline voice typing features; for this, you need to download an offline recognition pack from Gboard Voice typing features settings.
Using the Gboard mobile software, we learned how to type Nepali on a smartphone. For Nepali typing on Android, we walked you through the setup process and its application in a step-by-step way. Ending with a demonstration of using Gboard to type in Nepali. Gboard is also available for iOs, as we said in the beginning, however, due to the lack of Nepali language support, users must use Hindi to type Nepali. Since it lacks flexibility and accessibility, it’s difficult to type in Nepali.
We hope you’ve figured out how to utilize Gboard on your smartphone to type Nepali. Google’s Gboard is a helpful keyboard tool. For Nepali, you may use sophisticated features like handwriting and voice typing.
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