Sellinam 2.0 now available in the AppStore

You can download version 2 into your iPhone now. If you have iOS 4 running on your device, you can SMS others in Tamil.

The keyboard layout follows our Anjal input method — with exactly the same key-mapping as the desktop version.

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  • Thiru

    Very good initiative. Keep up the good work.

    When can we expect Android version ?


  • raj

    great app for iphone. exspecially for tamil lovers. is the text in tamil only visible from iphone to iphone only? i tried to sms to other phone models, they only get funny charecters, rather than the tamil text on their phone…can sellinan team explain it to me? is there tamil keyboard in iphone? when it will be available?

  • admin

    Thank you, Raj. You can send Tamil SMS to other phones, but the receiving phone must support Tamil. Some of the low end Nokia phones (like the 6030 and similar models) do support.

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  • goodnewsjamesmalaysi

    Dear bro I have a blackberry bold 9700. Can i down load tamil fond for sms from my handphone and how much it will cost me. I also wanted to know is there a software toconvert tamil word to romanise version Thank you

  • Haroon

    Wow. Very cool. Thanks 🙂

  • Jeyendra

    1000 thxz

  • tani

    Dear Sir / Madam,

    Good day. I am using Blackberry Bold 9780 and I would like to know if Sellinam supports the phone.

    I could receive tamil text.

    Please kindly advise.

    Thank you.



  • ruban

    it is asking payment details when i trying to intall in my iphone. i installed lot of other applications without giving this details. why this only asking

  • admin

    Dear Ruban, If you have an AppStore account, you should be able to download Sellinam for free.

  • Balamurugan

    It is a super and excellent dictionary.

  • nageshvaran

    does sellinam only available for iphones? how about samsung androids?

  • admin

    Dear Nageshvaran,

    Our focus is on iOS and selected Android devices. However, for Android, we work directly with the device manufacturers because of the issues in Android with regards to Indian languages.

  • kabilamaran

    Why you r not developing tamil key pad for blackberry mobiles

  • admin

    Dear Kabilamaran,

    We are not developing for the Blackberry because we do not get that many requests from people who use that device. Besides, our resources are limited. As such, we focus on the most widely used devices , and those that allow Tamil text to be rendered correctly first.

  • kabilamaran

    Thanks for ur reply.

    Blackberry after os6 it supports tamil font better then android and also blackberry playbook now supports android applications.
    So, pls do something to port tamil key pad atleast for blackberry playbook. I think it is easy as blackberry playbook can support android applications.

  • s.alexander

    Dear ,
    you have mentioned that some android device supports sellinam , which are all the android device support sellinam . Please inform me immediately since i need to buy mobile soon .


    Dear admin,
    i am using blackberry curve 9360 smartphone.. os7.1.. it supports viewing of tamil fonts, websites.. unable to type in tamil,,, can you help to get the SELLINAM software, please.. i love to use tamil.. kindly help

  • sulthan

    Thanks a lot for providing such useful tools for Tamil people. I request you to do one thing. Currently we are facing a issue that we need to open the Sellinam software to type in Tamil, instead of this method, change the way to utilize your keypad under “International Keyboard” option. By default iPhone is providing around 40 inbuilt international keyboards. In this way we can simply switch over to Tamil, English and other language.

  • admin

    Dear Sulthan: Unfortunately, there is no provision for a developer to build a system-wide input-method for iOS. Otherwise, we would have done it a long time go. However, if enough users like us send emails or give feedback to Apple, I am sure they will know that there are users out there who need Tamil input.. Please email them or give them feedback at Thank you.

  • admin

    Dear Vijay: As with iOS, there is no provision for us to build a system-wide input method for BlackBerry OS. We are hoping to see Tamil keyboard supported in their next version 10.

  • admin

    Dear Alexander: As far as we know, the HTC Explorer sold in India has Tamil (Sellinam) built in. However, we also hear there are other Android devices that support Tamil text rendering, though they may not have a built-in keyboard. You may want to search around. We will also let you know as and when more devices are released.

  • athi

    Dear admin, I can’t fin your apps on Google play store. I can’t use your app on my Android phone.

  • Anbu

    Hi, saw your app in app store .. It seems you have used custom font in your app (in fourth screen shot (இன்னொரு தடவை) and for வணக்கம் in second screen shot) .. Am trying to use custom font in my app .. Its getting imported properly and even shows in font families when NSLogged .. but its not changing the font on simulator or device, it defaults to “Tamil Sangam MN” … any help is appreciated 🙂

  • Hi Admin.

    Could I know the status Android version development pls? I am using a S2 & waiting for an Android unicode writer for so long. Hope we will get a good news much sooner.


  • admin

    It’ll be rather hard to advice without looking at the code. Besides, our developers are quite tight-up with their own projects. Perhaps you may want to ask in the Apple developer forums?

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  • A.M. Siddique Ali

    Most of my documents are in Tamil Font Latha, Elango and Pattinathar. I have stored all these word documents in my tablet Micromax funbook P 350. But I could not read the tamil text. Have you got any remedy for this. I have downloaded sellinum font to my above android tablet, but I could’t read. I would be much thankful if you could guide me in this regard. Further I want to know whether you have developed sellinum or similar fonts for using in desktop computers. Thank you.

  • admin

    Dear A.M.Siddique, Sellinam is not a font solution. It is an input-method. In simple terms, a keyboard. It will only work if you already have a resident font on your device. It will not be possible for apps to add system-wide fonts into Android.

    You may want to check with the device vendor for a software update to Android 4.1.

  • P.N.Jawahar

    I am using in my mobile. it is really super to see and send Thamizh words. Thank U Can i download it in my computer.

  • dear tamil sangam mn any help

  • saravanan

    im using blackberry 9220 7.1bundle 1647(v7.1.0.523,platform
    is there any possibility to do download of ur sellinam

    and tell me also one morething , is it possible to use it on whatsapp,and facebook and sms and bbm ??? sametime

    r saravanan

  • admin

    Dear Saravanan, we do not have Sellinam for Blackberry. The Android version of Sellinam will allow you to type Tamil on all apps on the device.

  • admin

    Dear Abdul Kader, Let us know what we can help you with.

  • Sahubarali

    How to install sellinam?

  • admin

    Sahubarali, what type of phone? Write to

  • satheesh

    How to write Tamil language in my Nokia C2-03 🙁

  • M Kalaivanan

    Anjal Murasu & Sellinam is an excellent tamil software.
    Its very easy and pleasant to use in my mobiles.
    I strongly suggest each tamilian to use this and feel the experience and then to suggest more and more…

  • Abdullah K

    Dear admin,

    I can see still lot of big concerns are using blackberry. Y not u povide us the support to read tamil font?

  • typing tamil website anything type the mobile java samsung duos gt s 5222

  • Anbazhagan

    I’m using BlackBerry Z10. Can I use Sellinum?

  • admin

    Dear Anbazhagan, we do not have Sellinam for BlackBerry.

  • admin

    Dear Vetrivel, Sellinam is available for iOS and Android.

  • admin

    Dear Abdullah, You need to raise this with Blackberry.

  • admin

    Dear Satheesh, Sellinam is available for iOS and Android. Nokia devices do not run these.

  • krishna kumar

    Sir, my mobile blackberry8520. how to install tamil keyboard please help me.

  • Ponniyin Selvan

    It would be of great help if you develop your app for BlackBerry. I just love your app… I just bought BlackBerry Z10. As soon as I bought this product I searched for your app in the play store just disappointed that I can’t find your application. As the new BlackBerry platform supports apk formats am just putting forward my request to develop for BlackBerry.

  • Arasukumar

    eanna ku selinam system eapade download seaivathu eandru therea vellai please send sms in e-mail.
    ex-www.selinam > step1 >step 2>eandru pannaum.


  • Hi Admin, I may BlackBerry has the best OS now bb 10 do we expect anything for us now???? Barely want an application to type in Tamil.. please help us

  • admin

    Hi Chandru, We do not have a version for BlackBerry.

  • admin

    Krishna Kumar, we do not support BlackBerry8520

  • Barani

    Hi..friends I’m using BlackBerry Z10. Can I use Sellinum?
    Pls reply..

  • sankara narayanan

    I am not able to activate sellinam, how to activate. Let me please

  • I just drying to use the Sellinam will see how Mach it going to make me happy.

  • govardhan

    Dear admin,

    I see ur reply to all blackberry users s d same… ‘no Sellinam fa BB’. WHY SO??? what is the greatest mistake we have done by buying blackberry phone??? Why there are no apps that could help BB users to type in tamil?? There is hindi ofcourse inbuilt in BlackBerry phones.. but atleast an app cud provide a breakthrough… even tats not der… I’m seriously pissed off by knowing tat even ur app doesn’t blackberry phones…

  • Any chance for blackberry users?!?!

  • admin

    Dear Govardhan, these are really very good questions. However, it will be best if you can ask Blackberry to answer them. Blackberry does not allow third party to build keyboards for their devices and they do not provide a Tamil keyboard. So, if you really need to use Tamil on your mobile device, Blackberry is certainly NOT an option at this time. Again, they are the best people to answer these questions. So, please ask them!

  • admin

    Rajah, not until Blackberry allows third party keyboards. Please give them this feedback.

  • admin

    Sankara Narayanan, what phone model are you using?

  • abubakar

    tamil words d’not supported me mobile

  • admin

    Hi Abubakar, Please email sellinam dot help at gmail dot come with some details so we can help you. Perhaps you can add some screen shots?