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How to install Sinhala Tamil Unicode Support in Windows – Step by Step Guide.

here’s how to install Sinhala & Tamil Unicode Support in Windows. before you begin make sure you meet the following.

1. Windows XP Professional – Home or Media Center Edition. (For Windows Vista Click Here)

2. Service Pack 2 Installed. (if you don’t have this, get it here and install it first.)

** If you have Service Pack 3, Download the Following File ***

3 You have log in to an Administrative Account on your computer.

4. Testing was done on a English Language Operating System and may no work in other language operating systems.

Step 1.

Go to http://www.siyabas.lk click the “Get Sinhala” Link on the top of the Page. you will get forwarded to
Sinhala Download Page.

Step 2.

Click “Windows XP” link now

Step 3.

Click on http://www.siyabas.lk/files/SinhalaTamilKit_XP.exe Download the Sinhala Tamil Unicode Kit for XP File (Make sure to save the file in your Desktop or on a place you can remember.)

Step 4.

Allow Time for the Sinhala Tamil Unicode to get downloaded.

Step 5.

Now open the file SinhalaTamilKit_XP.exe by double clicking it.

Step 6.

Windows may alert you by asking your permission to allow the file to be run, say “Run”

Step 7.

Installation of Sinhala Tamil Unicode Kit will start automatically.

Step 8.

Sinhala Tamil Unicode Setup will ask if you want to install SinhalaTamin Kit, Say “Yes”

Step 9.

Sinhala Tamil Unicode Setup will ask you to close any open programs, before you click “OK” make sure you have closed any running programs on your computer.

Step 10.

Sinhala Tamil Unicode Kit will automatically copy the files.

Step 11.

Sinhala Tamil Unicode Kit installation is done, click “OK” and after this Sinhala Enabling Pack form Microsoft will start to install Automatically.

Step 12.

You will see the Microsoft Windows XP Sinhala Enabling Pack Setup Wizard Start Automatically, Click “Next” for the Wizard to Start.

Step 13.

You will see the Microsoft Windows XP Sinhala Enabling Pack License Agreement, Click “I Agree” and Click “Next”

Step 14.

Allow Windows XP Sinhala Enabling Pack to install automatically.

Step 15.

If every thing was successful, you will see a message saying “Completing the Windows XP Sinhalese Enabling Pack Setup Wizard”, Click “Finish” this will automatically restart your computer. Please allow if to restart.

Setp 16.

One you have restart your computer, click on the “EN” icon you see on your task bar, you will see English, Tamil & Sinhala support is installed and working. To test it go to http://sinhala.kalingasblog.com if yous see Sinhala properly, then you have done it.

Step 17.

If you need to know how to type in Sinhala go to http://www.sinhalabloggers.com/sinhala-help/keyboards-typing

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44 Responses to “How to install Sinhala Tamil Unicode Support in Windows – Step by Step Guide.”

  1. Anandawardhana Says:

    Simply fabulous :-)

  2. Malinthe Says:

    Perfect :)

  3. වරුණ Says:

    කදිමයි.

  4. Aravinda DP Says:

    It seems this package don’t work with later SP (XP SP3)

  5. කාලිංග Says:

    yes… if you install it on SP2 and update the system to SP3 it works with out an issue… lets hope they put patch for XP SP3.

  6. සදීප Says:

    කාලින්ග, ප්‍රශන්සනීය වැඩක්

  7. කාලිංග Says:

    Ah, those who has Windows XP SP3, you can try out the following file.

    http://www.siyabas.lk/files/SinhalaXPsp2-3.exe

    seem siyabas has removed the above file, here’s a copy of the file

    Update: New File for WinXP SP3 from siyabas.lk

    http://www.locallanguages.lk/files/SinhalaTamilKit_XP_SP3.exe

    Old File for WinXP SP3
    http://kalingasblog.com/sinhala_install/SinhalaXPsp2-3.exe

  8. රණතුංග Says:

    කාලිංග,
    Win Xp Service Pack 3හි සිංහල යුනිකොඩ් ස්ථාපනය කරගැනීමට ඉහත උපදෙස අනුව මට හැකි විය. බොහෝ තුති.

    Many thanks. Above trick worked for me to get Sinhala Installed on my Win Xp SP3

  9. D.P. අරවින්ද Says:

    කාලිංග අය්යේ,
    අහම්බෙන් වගේ මේ පිළිතුර දැක්කෙ, අන්තිමේ SP3 වලට සිංහල දමා ගන්න හැකි උනා. Firefox වල සිංහල rendering ගැටළුවත් ඒකෙන්ම විසඳිලා පෙනෙන හැටියට. පිළිතුරට ගොඩක් තුති.

  10. Madhawa Says:

    Page not found

    © ප්‍රකාශන හිමිකම ශ්‍රි ලංකා තොරතුරු හා සන්නිවේදන තාක්ෂණ නියෝජිතායනය
    ICT Agency of Sri Lanka

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  11. කාලිංග Says:

    @ Madhawa, i have uploaded a copy of the Win XP SP3 Sinhala Installer http://kalingasblog.com/sinhala_install/SinhalaXPsp2-3.exe

  12. වසන්ත රත්නායක (Sri Lanka Army) Says:

    ස්තූතියි….

    එය හොදින් ක්‍රියා කරනවා .මා සති කීපයක් උත්සහ කලා මෙය කිරීමට……Win Xp Service Pack 3හි සිංහල යුනිකොඩ් ස්ථාපනය කරගැනීමට ඉහත උපදෙස අනුව මට හැකි විය.

  13. deeps Says:

    math sinhala istall karaganna yanne. kalinga iyye etakota oyala type karanne kohomada? singlish type writer wage wadasatahan pawichchci karalada? matanam key bord eke ingri akuru tiyana tan tika wath mataka na

  14. කාලිංග Says:

    @වසන්ත රත්නායක

    ගොඩක් සතුටුයි, සිංහලෙන් වැඩ කරන එක ගොඩක් ලේසියි.

    @deeps

    ආ…
    මම නමයි type කරනේ garp keyboard එක සමග keyman සොෆ්ට්වෙයර් එක (http://www.tavultesoft.com/keyman/downloads/keyboards/search.php?Search=l:iso:sin&Submit=1) නමුත්, විජේසේකර යතුරුපුවරුව හුරුවෙනවානම් කිසිම ගැටලුවක් නෑ.

    විජේසේකර යතුරුපුවරුව, සිංහල install කරපු ගමන් පරිගනකයේ එනව.

    මේක කියවන්න.

    http://www.sinhalabloggers.com/sinhala-help/keyboards-typing

  15. Anon Says:

    හය්යො මේ කෙහෙම්මල upset ne!

    After installing this I can\t type english properly. Seems they haven\t tested it with different types of keyboards.

    I have a laptop with Nordic keybord.. now I can\t type punctuations properly.

  16. කාලිංග Says:

    @Anon

    there is nothing wrong with it since it will not do any thing to your english keyboard layout… make sure you have not changed your keyboard… type

  17. Anon Says:

    ස්තුතිය් කාලින්ග!

    Installer alters keyboard layout and sets English – US keyboard as default. Once I revert it back to English – DA everything is fine.

  18. sudath Says:

    sp3 not properly work
    ta- ok but sinhala si-is not show
    showing ??-unknown language

  19. sudath Says:

    now i’m typing sinhala
    මෙක කියවන්න
    බලන්න කියවන්න බැහැ
    යප්පු
    how can i install

  20. Janaka Says:

    I couldn’t install Sinhalese Enabling Pack according to your steps, in my case step 11 to 16 not appeared please help me. I have Xp service pack 3. After installation I cant see da sinhala (Sri Lanka) in da language bar.It says “??Unknown language”

  21. කාලිංග Says:

    @Janaka & sudath

    this is a known bug in Sinhala SP3 Upgraded install, if you had Window XP SP2 Sinhala and if you upgrade to SP3 and install the patch, this issue arrised, if you install sinhala for the first time on a Windows XP SP3 computer, it will work fine.

  22. Janaka Says:

    Thanks Kalinga for ur speedy reply.I think I have to reinstall windows XP.

  23. Harindu Dharmarathne Says:

    There is a seperate Sinhala unicode installer for XP service pack 3.
    its available in siyabasa.lk

    http://www.locallanguages.lk/sp3_english

    or you can directly enter the following URL in to a download manager and download it directly.

    http://www.locallanguages.lk/files/SinhalaTamilKit_XP_SP3.exe

  24. කාලිංග Says:

    @Harindu Dharmarathne

    yes its mention on top of the post

    “** If you have Service Pack 3, Download the Following File ***”

    but there are lot of bugs on the Sinhala Win XP SP3 patch. :(

  25. kasun Says:

    Sigh non of those work,i still get the corrupted texts :(

  26. කාලිංග Says:

    @kasun

    your OS and service pack level ?

  27. ayesh Says:

    who has sinhalaTool kit for Windows 2003 server

  28. කාලිංග Says:

    @ayesh

    no sinhala support for windows 2003, only thing u can do is hack it a little to make it render sinhala but no input support.

  29. අංජන Says:

    ෙකාම්බුව ටයිප් කරන ෙකාට ඉස්සරහට (http://siyabas.lk/docs/sin-kbd-layout5.pdf හි සදහන් පරිදි invisible = alt-gr-space)ඒන බින්දුව නැති කරන්ෙන් ෙකාෙහාම ද?

  30. කාලිංග Says:

    @අංජන

    මේකට හේතුව සිංහල හරියට install නොවීම, XP නම් Sinhala patch එක uninstall කරන්න, ඉන්පසුව පරිගනකය restart කොට, නැවත සිංහල XP SP3 Beta patch එක දමන්න, මතක තියාගන්න සමහර විට Windows CD එක දමන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටින්න පුලුවන්, එවිට ignore කරන්න, CD එක ලබාදුන්නොත් මේ සිංහල patch එක හරියාකාරව install වන්නේ නෑ.

  31. අංජන Says:

    @කාලිංග

    හරි වැදඩ් හරි ගියා අබයත් ඉන්ස්යටා්ල් කරාම. ඒත් සමහර වෙලාවට මතු වෙනවා. ස්තුතියි.

  32. වජිර Says:

    ගොඩාක් ස්තුතියි අය්යෙ.
    ඔයාගෙ පෝස්ට්ස් නිසා XP SP3 එකේ සිංහල ඉන්ස්ටෝල් කරගත්තා.

    තෑන්ක්ස් ලොට්…

  33. Manjula Says:

    Hello … mage Pc eke winxp SP3 thiyenne IE8. mage IE8 wala sinhala penne naha kotu kotu tamam penne ne .. help meeee…

  34. Thila Says:

    step 11 to step 16 is not appear.plz someone help me….

  35. samantha Says:

    who has sinhalaTool kit for Windows 2003 server

  36. samantha Says:

    sinhala unicord kit not working with windows 2003 server

  37. samantha Says:

    how to instal sinhala unicord kit compatibility with iscolapotha font

  38. කාලිංග Says:

    @Manjula

    you need to download the SP3 patch and install, make sure to remove any old sinhala unicode paches before you install the new patch. make sure not to give the windows xp cd if you ask to give one. and allow the file change.

    @Thila

    some steps are not appearing on the new patch. dont worry about that.

    view this video http://www.youtube.com/kalingasblog#p/a/u/0/INvEzdd-y6Y

    @samantha

    win2k3 don’t support Sinhala Unicode, there are no patches.

  39. samantha Says:

    how to instal sinhala unicord kit compatibility with iscolapotha font

    if not solution for above problem i change the OS Windows 2003 in to Windows Xp 2007

    i need to work in sinhala with Iscolapotha font

  40. කාලිංග Says:

    @samantha

    Sinhala Unicode Works on

    Windows XP SP2 & SP3 works with siyabas.lk unicode patch
    Winodws Vista, 7 & 2008 server works out of the box

  41. samantha Says:

    my computer operating with windows sever 2003 R2 operating system so i cant work in iscolapotha fond if installed sinhala tamil unicord kit. but DL Paras and other sinhala font work in successfuly. what is the suitable sinhala tamil unucord kit compatible with Windows server 2003 R2 and Iscolapotha font.

  42. Suranga Says:

    During the Installation sinhala Tamil kit, Display massage (WINDOWS COPY PROTECTION), and request to insert win XP cd
    [B] Don’t insert XP CD[/B]

  43. susantha Says:

    plz. tell me how can I install sinhalatamil kit on windows 7 home premium

  44. Hsg Garusinghe Says:

    how to instal sinhala unicord kit compatibility with iscolapotha fon……….?

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