Currently, Tally.ERP 9 supports 9 Indian languages (Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi), Hinglish, Bahasa Meleyu, Bahasa Indonesia, Arabic (Saudi Arabia), Urdu and English (U.K). The multilingual
support in Tally.ERP 9 works for
data entry and displaying/printing of reports.
9 has another extended multilingual feature which is the support for phonetic keyboard. Using this option, users can enter words in different languages using English alphabets on the keyboard. You can also cut or copy multilingual text from other third party applications (MS Word, WordPad etc.) and paste it in Tally.ERP 9.
To Change the Display Language
Say you are currently viewing in English, to change the language to Hindi: Go to Gateway of Tally > Press ‘Alt+G’
Select Hindi > Press ‘Enter’
‘Gateway of Tally.ERP 9’ is displayed in Hindi
as shown below:
Note: You can set the language either before or
after the creation of Company.
Phonetic Keyboard in Tally.ERP 9
Users who can speak a particular language but cannot type in it now can use their familiar language, thanks to the
phonetic keyboard. In this capability, all the alphabets on the Standard English keyboard are assigned to their nearest phonetic equivalent of the selected language.
For example, let’s select Hindi as the language and enter ‘Company’. You can simply type
‘Kampanii’ on the keyboard and the correct word will
be displayed in Hindi as shown below:
Passing transaction in one language and printing
the Invoice in another
To show how flexible this multilingual feature is, let’s pass a Sales Invoice using English and print
out the same voucher in Bengali. To do this:
1. Pass the Sales Invoice as shown below:
2. To print the Invoice in Bengali:
Press ‘Alt+P’ > Press ‘Alt+L’ to open ‘Language Configuration’ screen
Select ‘Bengali’ from the list > Press ‘Enter’
preview in Bengali is displayed below:
Note: Company names will always be displayed in the language used at the time of creation and numbers will always be in English.
Viewing Reports in different language
No matter which language you have used to pass the transactions, you can still view the report in the supported language of your choice. To do this:
Go to Gateway of Tally > Balance Sheet
Press ‘Alt+G’ > Select ‘Hindi’ from ‘List of Languages’ Press ‘Enter’
The Balance Sheet in Hindi is shown below:
Arabic and Urdu Support
Tally.ERP 9 has yet another powerful feature which is the enhanced support for a bi-directional language such as Arabic
and Urdu. These are the languages where alphabets are written from right to left while numbers are written from left to right. Now, users in Middle-east can work in Tally.ERP 9 using their familiar languages. To use Arabic:
Go to Gateway of Tally > Press ‘Alt+G’ or click ‘G:
Language’ on the horizontal bar > Select ‘Arabic’
Tally.ERP 9 automatically changes its layout to make it more convenient for users as shown in the
Gateway of Tally in Arabic as shown:
The change in layout is made on all the screens right from company’s creation screen to reports
screen. For example, the screens for voucher entry and reports in Arabic language are shown below:
Voucher Entry screen:
Balance Sheet in Arabic:
Hence, Tally.ERP 9’s multilingual
support makes sure that users get the best experience even if the job involves localizing of
business reports or providing a common platform for multilingual business users.