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  • Download VarnamIME.pkg installer from the latest release.
  • Double click to open the installer. You might need to explicitly allow installer to run from security settings.
  • Proceed through installation steps
  • After the installation is complete, open Terminal app, paste this and press Enter:
sudo codesign --force --deep --sign - /Library/Input\ Methods/
sudo codesign --force --deep --sign - /Applications/
/Library/Input\ Methods/ -import # Import words
open /Library/Input\ Methods/ # Run Varnam
  • Now Varnam will be running in the background and you can switch to it from the system tray.

Enable Varnam

Sometimes Varnam wouldn’t get enabled after installation. You would have to enable it manually.

  • Open System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Input Sources.
  • Click on the + button.
  • Find VarnamIME from “English” sub section and click Add.

Now you will be able to choose Varnam from system tray.


To configure Varnam, open the “Varnam” app from applications list.

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