Sunday, September 24, 2017

GeezIME for macOS and iOS

We are glad to announce GeezIME for Mac and GeezIME for iOS are now available.

Now you can type Ge'ez text (Tigrinya, Tigre, Amharic, Blin, etc) across all applications on your MacBook, iMac, and iPhone. Internet browsers (Safari, Chrom, Firefox ...), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel ...), Adobe Photoshop, Email clients, and Notes are all supported. The keyboard mapping is identical to that of GeezIME for Windows, which is very effective and easy to learn.

It is available at

Saturday, November 8, 2014

GeezIME for Android supports Blin

It is been a while since GeezIME supported Blin(ብሌን) writing on Windows, and now our Android edition also supports it. Native blin speakers can now write anything, emails, messages and so on with their language on their android mobile device. This is one step forward in GeezLab's mission to contribute software solutions to society.

The latest release of GeezIME for Android which is version 2.1 comes with other enhancements in addition to Blin support, download it for free, you can find along with our other products at

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

EriLingual Solutions becomes GeezLab

We have changed the name and built a new home for EriLingual Solutions, its called :)
You will find a beautiful catalogue of our old and new products, come visit us there

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Download GeezIME 3.0 for Windows

GeezIME iconMerry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!

The long-awaited version 3.0 of GeezIME for Windows, is now available for download. Big Thanks to all individuals who contributed to this version. Among many optimizations, GeezIME 3.0 brings complete support to Blin(ብሌን) writing. Check out the keyboard manual to see the details. Download and try it.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

GeezIME and Older Android Devices

Android has become a great mobile operating system, but it wasn't very inclusive in the beginning. As a 21st century major product from a Google, it is naturally expected to support all languages of the world from its inception. Well it does support plenty of languages now but NOT in its earlier days. Unfortunately Geez script has been one of the victims. Hence this post is used to explain matters.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

GeezIME for Android

GeezIME & Android
GeezIME is now available for Android. Actually the development of this for Android first version was completed in 2012. But it couldn't reach the public till 2013 because getting to Google Play Store was not easy, i.e. setting up the developer account from Asmara. Finally now its available and can be downloaded freely to all Android devices. Go to the play store and search for GeezIME or use this direct link. Try it and tell us what you think.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Download GeezIME 2.0

The 2013 release of GeezIME is now online and freely available for download.

GeezIME 2.0 brings some interesting features; including seamless support for both 32 and 64-bit systems and applications, which is not common even in many commercial alike programs.
And GeezIME 2.0 has been fully tested and works like charm with Windows 8.

Download and try it! We think tha you will like it! :)

Monday, December 24, 2012

GeezIME on release of Windows 8

GeezIME & Windows 8

It looks as though Microsoft has finally realised that Tigrinya as a language is worth being part of the Windows operating system. The recently released Windows 8 is shipping with language packs of both Eritrean and Ethiopian Tigrinya, in addition to Amharic which has been available since Windows Vista and 7. Both the languages Tigrinya and Amharic use the Geez script as a writing system. The bottom line of this is Windows 8 users can now change the language of their system to Tigrinya and will also be able to type Tigrinya texts using the built in input method editor without use of additional software, unlike in earlier versions of the operating system.
So what does this mean to Geez input method vendors like us?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Yet another Geez application...

Here is a piece of software that will allow you to write and edit Geez texts in all Java aware platforms, Windows, Linux, Mac etc.

It is a self contained simple text editor, with builtin Geez Input Method and a transliteration feature. The application requires Java 1.6 or above to be installed in the system. Download Yaga and try it.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Input Confirmation Feature in GeezIME

How to write ክወስድ and ኣርኣያ!
Fitsum Gaim

For languages like Tigrinya and Geez which consist of a few hundred characters in their writing system, it is not possible to assign a unique key on the standard keyboard for each letter of the language. Therefore building an input method editor for such languages requires coming up with a scheme that should pass this limitation, the scheme should take into consideration many qualities from requiring fewer keystrokes, to providing an easy-to-learn key combination.
One such popular scheme used by many input method editors is the phonetic mapping of the English letters to the desired language.
Able GeezIME follows the phonetic mapping scheme, along with some interesting features like input confirmation.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Eri Lingual Solutions

Eri Lingual Solutions is a special interest group of software developers, aimed at delivering high-quality solutions related to the Eritrean languages, mainly the Ge'ez based ones. 
This group made its initial release of some products to the public on November 5, 2011, the release included:

  • Able GeezIME - A Geez Input Method Editor,
  • New Geez fonts - Geez Able and Erina Alpha,
  • Tigrinya on screen keyboard - Tosk,
  • Eritrean Sign Language typeface - EriSL,
  • Eritrean Sign Language on-screen keyboard - EriSLosk

These products have been made available free of cost, free of ads, and with the right to freely distribute and share them among users. You may download the programs and check them out for yourself.

Download a lite version of the release, which includes the Input method editor, new fonts, and Tigrinya on-screen keyboard, GeezIME Lite.

A number of other solutions are also under construction and will be made available here with time.
Updates on existing products and news on new releases will be posted here in this blog.

Any feedback or questions are welcome, use this blog or email them straight to