Microsoft Phonetic Input Tool provides an intuitive method that allows users to type English letters that are mapped to a phonetic scheme using a QWERTY keyboard, and then converts these English letters into complex script languages and various encoding formats. It is very useful for bilingual and multilingual users who normally use a QWERTY keyboard and would like to type English letters to compose messages or documents in their native Indic language. Users who speak but do not write a language can use the phonetic schemes to write in that language.