Please also see Arabic Fonts — Resources and Awami — System Requirements.

Installing an Urdu keyboard

On Windows 8:

  • Open the Language control panel.
  • Click on Add a language.
  • Choose “Urdu (Pakistan)” and click OK.
  • Activate the keyboard using the Taskbar control or language bar.

On Windows 7:

  • Open the Region and Language control panel.
  • Click on the Keyboards and Languages tab.
  • Choose Change keyboards…
  • Choose Add…
  • Select “Urdu (Islamic Republic of Pakistan)” and click OK.
  • Activate the keyboard using the Taskbar control or language bar.

To see a visual layout for the keyboard: