Center for Research in
Urdu Language Processing (CRULP) released a “Phonetic”
keyboard layout version 1.0 for Microsoft platform in
April 2004 extended from InPage to incorporate Unicode
character set for Urdu. This layout is reviewed again
considering the feedback on existing layout.
The reviewed layout
“CRULP Urdu Phonetic” version 1.1 is
compatible with Unicode 5.1. The new version is also
compatible with Microsoft Vista. Some new characters
have been added which are in Unicode 5.1 but not in the
earlier keyboard layout. The new version has three
(Base, Shift and AltGr (Right Alt or Alt+Ctrl)) faces.
Basic characters are mostly placed on the same original
positions; common diacritics are placed on the Shift
layout and some less common diacritics, honorifics and
sign are placed on AltGr (Right Alt or Alt+Ctrl) layout.