The character 'r' (Ñ) never appear after 'n' (ò). So if a 'r' character appears after 'n', it must be a 'R' (í). This 'intelligence' has been fed into the keyboard driver. So, the above words can also be typed in the following sequence:
mandram, nandri, kandru
(The 'd' must appear - to emphasize the 'n' sound. You cannot type manram - you'll get ÀòÌÅ)
The same applies for 'tr'. Small 'r' (Ñ) never follow a big 'R' (í) And small 'r' never gets repeated (ÑÌ - not common). So if two 'r's are appearing next to each other, it must be RR (íé). Try the following:
þº‘íé’, µ‘íéÅ, þ°‘íéÅ
pootri, naatram, thootram, etc. (here 't' is user to emphasize the 'r')
Try the key sequences and the short cuts above. If you have any other ideas on implementing short cuts you may send a note to email@example.com.
Now try this:
paRRuka paRRaRRAn paRRinai, appaRRai paRRuka paRRu vitaRku
patruka patratraan patrinai, appatrai patruka patru vitaRku
The second one is not only easier type - it's also easier to read!
When 'n' is typed immediately after a space, carriage return or tab, you will automatically get 'n-' (¹). Also if a 'th' follows 'n', the 'n' will be switched to 'n-'.
The following line will render the 'n's correctly when typed in Tamil mode (remember F12).
ivan nadanthu vanthaan