The best Hindi unicode to Kruti dev and Kruti Dev to unicode converter available on internet is undoubtedly SIL converter. SIL converters is a magnificent tool which allows to change the encoding, font and script of any piece of text on Microsoft Word and other office documents, including XML and SFM, easily.
The best thing is that it’s conversion accuracy is also the highest. The conversion accuracy for Kruti Dev and Hindi unicode is almost 99% and even more than that if you are ready to do some extra work.
I have been asked umpteen times by readers about the best font converters for changing text from Kruti Dev font to Mangal font or any other Hindi unicode font. I have been suggesting to them different converters available on the internet and the market according to their need.
Some of these are paid and some are completely free to download. Some are easily available on the internet, which some need to be purchased.
Using SIL Converter may look a bit challenging at first sight. But it is an easy task if you follow these steps.
Download SIL converter with .net for offline installation from SIL website. A number of choices are available on SIL website for downloading and though a computer-savvy user can choose any of these, for the beginners it would be easier if they choose the SIL Converters 3.1 Standalone installer. I recommend it because it includes .Net, which is a required addon and you can use this package for offline installation later on or on a computer that has no internet connection. This is a 51 MB download. So have patience for the download to complete.
2. Unzip and extract the .exe file
The downloaded file would be a zipped file. If you are using Windows XP, you will need a program like Winzip or Winrar to unzip it and extract the desired .exe file. Windows 7 users can simply click this file to unzip and extract as Windows 7 has inbuilt unzip features.
Click the .exe file and complete the installation. During installation .Net will also be installed. To ensure that Kruti to Unicode and Unicode to Hindi map is installed, ensure that you choose custom installation and choose the Miscellaneous TECkit converters for installation. Otherwise, by default it will not be installed and you would be left wondering why there is no option for converting Kruti Dev to Unicode and vice versa.
Use SIL converters from the Desktop menu or programs menu for converting font of any or many documents. For converting the font of any file, click open Bulk Document Converter icon, choose your file, choose encoding and then convert. For Kruti Dev to Unicode you have to reverse the encoding. Try different options and you will learn it fast.
You can also choose to convert the font from inside the document. For that, open the word document, click Add in, choose Document Conversion, choose conversion table (Kruti Dev 011 to Unicode) and then specify other choices and click OK. You will see the text changing into new font progressively. For changing Unicode text to Kruti Dev font tick the Reverse Direction of Conversion table box.
That is all! Have a nice day!