How to install Sinhala & Tamil Unicode Support in Windows XP (Service pack 2).

before you begin make sure you meet the following.

  • Step 1.

    Go to http://www.siyabas.lk click the “Get Sinhala” Link on the top of the Page. you will get forwarded to Sinhala Download Page.

  • Step 2.

    Click "Windows XP" link

  • Step 3.

    Click on http://www.siyabas.lk/files/SinhalaTamilKit_XP.exe Download the Sinhala Tamil Unicode Kit for XP File (Make sure to save the file in your Desktop or on a place you can remember.)

  • Step 4.

    Allow Time for the Sinhala Tamil Unicode to get downloaded.

  • Step 5.

    Now open the file SinhalaTamilKit_XP.exe by double clicking it.

  • Step 6.

    Windows may alert you by asking your permission to allow the file to be run, say "Run"

  • Step 7.

    Installation of Sinhala Tamil Unicode Kit will start automatically.

  • Step 8.

    Sinhala Tamil Unicode Setup will ask if you want to install SinhalaTamin Kit, Say "Yes"

  • Step 9.

    Sinhala Tamil Unicode Setup will ask you to close any open programs, before you click "OK" make sure you have closed any running programs on your computer.

  • Step 10.

    Sinhala Tamil Unicode Kit will automatically copy the files.

  • Step 11.

    Sinhala Tamil Unicode Kit installation is done, click "OK" and after this Sinhala Enabling Pack form Microsoft will start to install Automatically.

  • Step 12.

    You will see the Microsoft Windows XP Sinhala Enabling Pack Setup Wizard Start Automatically, Click "Next" for the Wizard to Start.

  • Step 13.

    You will see the Microsoft Windows XP Sinhala Enabling Pack License Agreement, Click "I Agree" and Click "Next"

  • Step 14.

    Allow Windows XP Sinhala Enabling Pack to install automatically.

  • Step 15.

    If every thing was successful, you will see a message saying "Completing the Windows XP Sinhalese Enabling Pack Setup Wizard", Click "Finish" this will automatically restart your computer. Please allow if to restart.

  • Setp 16.

    Once you have restart your computer, click on the “EN” icon you see on your task bar, you will see English, Tamil & Sinhala support is installed and working. To test it go to http://sinhalabloggers.com if yous see Sinhala properly, then you have done it.