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Trilingual Dictionary helps the user to lookup the meaning of a given word entered in English, Malayalam or Hindi. It also has an advanced search facility, which allows the user to search the dictionary extensively in any of these three languages. Advanced search facility includes searching a word based on the Parts-of-Speech, the letter in the beginning or end of the word or a particular string of the word.

This application will run on Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and browsers with Unicode support.

Note: Download and save the font to the 'Fonts' folder in the system.

How to start

  • Go to Online Trilingual Dictionary’s home page.

  • Select the language in which you want to search a word. (English, Malayalam ,Hindi)

  • Click on the name of the language to select.

Enter the word and click the find button.

The dictionary provides an advanced search facility. Click the advanced search button, the Advanced Search page opens.

Here you can search words by giving the first or substring or final letter of a word with or without Parts-of-Speech information. The advanced search facility is available in the three languages.

Input Methods

The default keyboard in Windows XP can be used for entering Malayalam and Hindi word. Otherwise, you can use any Unicode supported Keyboard to enter words.

Enabling Indic support on Windows XP

  • Go to Start --> Control Panel -> Date, Time, Language and Regional Options.

  • Click on Regional and Language Options.

  • Click on the Languages tab as shown below.

  • Under the heading 'Supplemental language support' check the item 'Install files for Complex Script and right-to-left languages (including Thai)'.

  • Allow the OS to install necessary files from Windows XP disc.

  • Restart the system

Setting-up the Indian Language Keyboards

  • In Regional and Language Options panel, click on the Languages Tab.

  • Once Languages tab is selected, click on the 'Details' tab to install different input locales or Keyboards.

  • Click on the 'Add' button to add a keyboard for a particular language.

  • In the drop-down box select Hindi or Malayalam as the Input Language.

  • A corresponding keyboard layout/IME will be automatically selected as shown below. Click OK to close the dialog boxes.

Once the Indic Language support has been added as above, a language bar appears on the System Tray. The Language Bar contains all the selected input languages. After selecting the input language from the language bar, user can start typing in the selected language.