Google Input Tools software has been available for Windows computers for a long time. You have to install it on your Windows PC and then you will be able to type using your standard US English language keyboard. But if you do not want to install the Windows version of Google Input Tools (https://www.google.com/inputtools/windows/) then you can try the version meant only for the Chrome web browser. The Chrome version of the Google Input Tools installs in the web browser as an extension and can be used only within the Chrome web browser.
Here is how you can install this extension in the Chrome web browser, configure it and use it:
- Launch Chrome web browser and install the Google Input Tools from https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mclkkofklkfljcocdinagocijmpgbhab.
- After this, you will see the extension icon in the toolbar. Click on this icon and select Extension Options.
- You will see a screen with two columns, select a language from the left column and click on the arrow to put it in the right column. This will enable those languages to be used in Google Input Tools.
- There are three types of language inputs available for most of the languages – one is a standard keyboard, the transliteration, and the draw-a-character input method.
- Whenever you want to type in a language, now all you have to do is select a language from the toolbar icon and start typing using your standard keyboard.
Google Input Tools are a lifesaver for typing in regional languages even if you do not have a language-specific keyboard. All you have to do is install this extension in your Chrome web browser, select the language you want to type in and you are good to go. This extension supports three different types of inputs for many languages – drawing the character, transliteration and virtual keyboard.
You can install Google Input Tools from https://www.google.com/inputtools/chrome/.