The Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool (erstwhile Akshara) is now available for developers to use in their websites. By including a bunch of scripts, web developers would now be able to accept Indic Input for their websites. This transliteration feature helps in places where we need to capture information in the local language without having the respective keyboard.

Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool helps you enter Indian language text easily into any application in Microsoft Windows or on any page on the Web. The primary input mechanism is transliteration. Additionally, it provides a visual keyboard to assist with editing words that do not transliterate properly. It currently supports Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam, Bengali and Telugu languages.