How to write tamil language on Android device : Sellinam

About Sellinam

Sellinam uses Tamil text input on Android mobile devices. It was first developed in the year 2003. Major new features include next word prediction, word correction, spelling correction, user-dictionary, short-cuts and many others. This version also introduces Sellinam WordSync, which allows users to sync Tamil words across other devices through personal dictionaries.

As this application is a system-wide input method, you may use Sellinam to Facebook, send SMS messages, Viber, Whatsapp,  Skype, Tweet and all the fun things you do on your phone directly in Tamil. There is no need to cut-and-paste!

Configure Sellinam

Downloading and Instal the sellinam app from google play. Then, open it on your android device.

Open the software and follow the instructions to enable the Keyboard.
Go to your phone “Setting –>Languages & Input

Phone Setting

Phone Setting

Press “Current Keyboard

Language and input setting

Language and input setting

Then, Enable the Sellinam keyboard in languages and input option.

Select sellinam keyboard in message

Select sellinam keyboard in message

Now, you can use this Tamil typing app on your Android mobile.

How to write Tamil with sellinam on message body

When you long press on your message text area, It will ask keyboard type on the screen. You should select “Sellinam keyboard

Select sellinam keyboard in message

Select sellinam keyboard in message

You have 3 input methods in Sellinam keyboard. You can switch between them by clicking on the “மு” button.
English Keyboard.

This is the typical English keyboard where you will be able to type “English as usual“.

Message body

Message body

Second type “Tamil phonetic” style typing

Tamil typing

Tamil typing

The third one is “Tamil keyboard” style typing with Tamil font.

Select sellinam keyboard to type message

Select sellinam keyboard to type message

Enjoy Sellinam and please spread the word around if you like this app.

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