Marathi Keyboard

A Marathi keyboard is used to input Marathi characters and letters on computer. When we talk about Marathi keyboard means keyboards that are capable for Marathi typing. Marathi typing keyboards can be a physical device or virtual keyboard layouts.

Physical Marathi keyboards are not in trends nowadays because all the work of Marathi typing can be possible with various virtual Marathi Keyboard layouts and software's, we can activate as per our need in our computer systems.

Marathi Keyboard (मराठी की-बोर्ड) can be categorized on eight types based upon Keyboard character mappings:

1. Akruti Marathi Keyboard Layout

2. ISM Marathi Keyboard Layout

3. Marathi Krutidev font keyboard layout

4. Marathi Shivaji font keyboard layout

5. Marathi Kiran font keyboard layout

6. Marathi Inscript Keyboard

7. Marathi Phonetic Keyboard

8. Android Mobile English to Marathi Keyboard

1. Akruti Marathi Keyboard Layout

Akruti keyboard is most popular keyboard for Marathi typing. Akruti keyboard has same key mappings as on Marathi typewriter. Marathi Akruti keyboard supports typing with Unicode fonts also. Key map of Akruti keyboard is given in below image. Akruti keyboard also used in Marathi Typing Test exams. To type in Akruti keyboard you have to download and install Marathi typing software in your system.

Marathi Akruti Keyboard Layout

2. ISM Marathi Keyboard Layout

ISM Marathi keyboard layout is widely used in Maharashtra for Marathi Typing Test. It's much similar to krutidev layout. It's also known as Marathi typewriter layout. Here we are providing keymapping image of ISM Marathi Keyboard.

ISM Marathi keyboard

3. Marathi Kruti Dev font Keyboard layout

The krutidev font is a Devanagari font used for typing in Hindi as well as Marathi. See the below layout for krutidev typing, it is also know as Remington Keyboard layout, it is similar as type writer machines.

Marathi Keyboard KrutiDev

Keyboard Layout with English Key Map


You will see all the Marathi Characters are not on the Keyboard, Some character are typed by using some special character code with Alt key. The list of that character is given Below:

Click Here for Special Alt Character code in Krutidev Font 

4. Marathi Shivaji Font keyboard layout

Shivaji font is most common font for Marathi Typing. Marathi Typing Keyboard layout for Shivaji font is shown in below image.

shivaji font keyboard layout

5. Marathi Kiran Font keyboard layout

Marathi typing is very easy to type with the following keyboard. The process is very simple, User can find Marathi character along with English key on qwerty keyboard, Take a look at keyboard image below. This is the Marathi typing keyboard layout for kiran font, the most popular font in Marathi typing.

Marathi kiran font keyboard layout

Some character that are not showing on keyboard are types with the combination of Alt and some key code, Special character code for Marathi font are given in Table:


Chandra bindu Alt and 0208
Full stop Alt and 0186
For = (equal sign) Alt and 0196
Comma Alt and 0130
Bracket open Alt and 0179
Bracket close  Alt and 0180
Oblique(\)  Alt and 0210
Slash(/) Alt and 0192
Semicolon Alt and 0194
Small dash Alt and 0150
Long dash Alt and 0151
Question mark Alt and 0198
Exclamation mark Alt and 0209
3 dot "..." Alt and 0133
For  % Alt and 0137
For 1/4  Alt and 0188
For 1/2  Alt and 0189
For 3/4 Alt and 0190

6. Marathi Inscript Keyboard Layout

Inscript keyboard is the standard by India government for Marathi typing, take a look at Marathi inscript typing keyboard layout. The typing in Inscript keyboard is using Unicode based fonts.

Setting up and enable Marathi Inscript keyboard Guide

Marathi Inscript Kyeboard

7. Marathi Phonetic Keyboard Layout

Phonetic keyboard is working on concept of type as speak.

Marathi Phonetic Keyboard 

8. Marathi Android Keyboard App (Android Mobile App)

Now you can type in Marathi on your Android Phone also. Just download Free Marathi Typing App. See the link below to download and install English to Marathi typing App.

See Also :

1. English to Marathi Typing Keyboard App for Android Mobile Phones

2. Download Marathi typing fonts

3. English to Marathi typing software

4. Marathi typing test