Google Input Tools

Windows IME

Google Input Tools for Windows is an input method editor which allows users to enter text in any of the supported languages using a Latin (English / QWERTY) keyboard. Users can type a word the way it sounds using Latin characters and Google Input Tools for Windows will convert the word to its native script. Available input tools include transliteration, IME, and on-screen keyboards.

A notepad window with the word anil typed in the Latin script and a candidate list of suggested spellings in the Tamil script.

Google has discontinued Google Input Tools for Windows in 2018, and currently offers the functionality only as an extension to the Chrome browser, or as part of Google services. For more details, visit

This page serves as an archive of the original offline installers, as digitally signed by Google. Note that the software is no longer supported, and installing them required agreeing to Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Install instructions

To install Google Input Tools for Windows, follow these steps:

  1. Install the framework (once per machine):
  2. Install the desired language support:
  3. The input method should now be added under the appropriate language and available using the Alt+Shift or Win+Space shortcuts. In case of troubles, try signing out or restarting the computer.

Google Input Tools support defining custom transliteration schemes. A copy of the documentation is available here.

Uninstall instructions

To uninstall, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Start menu.
  2. Search for Programs and Features (or go to Programs > Uninstall a program in the Control Panel).
  3. To uninstall all languages including the framework:
    • In the program list, select the Google Input Tools then click on Uninstall/Change button.
    • In the Uninstall Google Input Tools dialog box, click Yes.
    • You need to restart computer to make it take effect.
  4. To uninstall one language:
    • In the program list, select the Google Input [Language] then click on Uninstall/Change button.
    • In the Uninstall Google Input [Language] dialog box, click Yes.

East Asian

East Asian IMEs are available as separate installers, without the need to install the framework above.