Compiling Varamozhi on Mac

If one downloads the source and compiles it, the command line tools of varamozhi work on OS X 10.3. To compile one needs to have the Xcode package installed. Xcode can be downloaded for free from the apple developer site (, butyou'll need to register (for free). More importantly, you should have the bandwidth to download the entire package (a few 100 MBs if I recall correctly).

I might still have the binaries that I made lying around. I can send them to you if you are interested.

Btw, another issue with Malayalam on Mac is that there's no unicode font available. Though one can use Anjali, it doesn't render properly because the advanced features in the font (for proper rendering) need to be encoded differently in a mac font.

Finally, if you want a keyboard (instead of using varamozhi) to generate unicode directly, you can try But it's a little buggy, I believe.

Manoj ( mp അറ്റ് )


At Thu Aug 11, 10:20:00 PM CDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ഇതു ഞാ൯ മാക് കംപ്യൂട്ടറില് അടിച്ചതാണു

At Mon Oct 26, 12:55:00 AM CDT, Anonymous Anand Babu said...

മാക്‍ കമ്പ്യുട്ടറില്‍ മലയാളം എഴുതുവാന്‍ കഴിയും, ഉപയോഗിച്ച്. പക്ഷെ, അതൊരു കുറുക്കുവഴി മാത്റമാണ്‍. - ത്തില്‍, ഒരു Malayalam keyboard കിട്ടും, അതു വളരെ ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടാണുപയോഗിക്കാന്‍.

At Sat Jul 10, 03:56:00 PM CDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How we can install varamozhi on MAC 10.6 Snow Leopard?

At Tue Oct 18, 12:02:00 PM CDT, Blogger I Am Stories said...

I have been trying to figure out how to use/get/compile Varamozhi in Mac, but it seems like there are no available set of instructions for someone not very literate in coding. Can someone please direct me to or send me instructions on how to compile it for Mac? I have Xcode, but haven't yet figured out how to use it. Hence really need the instructions. Thanks a lot in advance. =)


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