A layout of Devanagari characters which is easy to understand, remember and use, based on the simplicity of the Devanagari varna maalaa (character set), with the uppermost number row being used for maatraas and for vowels (shift+number): odd numbers for hrasva and even numbers for deergha. It is strongly recommended to use all fingers as per typing machine users, as opposed to searching, finding and typing, using only two fingers or similar visual methods. It is also recommended not to use written characters on the keys, so that the same keyboard can be used for all other Indic languages, such as Bengali and Telugu.

the axar layout