A keyboard is a primary input device for computers. A Kannada keyboard is used to input Kannada characters, letters, numbers and symbols on computer. When we talk about Kannada keyboard means keyboards that are capable for Kannada typing.
Keyboards can be a physical device or virtual keyboard layouts. Physical Kannada keyboards are not in trends nowadays because all the work of Kannada typing can be possible with various Kannada Keyboard layouts and software's, we can activate as per our need in computer systems.
Kannada typing requires key mapping of Kannada character on English keyboard. Here the keyboard is shown is an Indian govt standard keyboard layout for Unicode typing in Kannada font.
1. Kannada Typing Inscript Keyboard
Inscript keyboard is the new keyboard layout designed for Indian Language Typing this format supports up to 12 Indian language including Kannada. Inscript keyboard supports Unicode based Kannada fonts.
Kannada Inscript Keyboard Layout is available with your windows operating system; you have to just download Kannada language pack and activate Inscript Keyboard. The steps for Enabling Inscript Kannada Keyboard are given in following link.
2. Kannada KGP Keyboard
The KGP Kannada typing keyboard is famous layout for Kannada typing. You can see keymap of Kannada KGP layout over a QWERTY keyboard showing in image given below: