Google India has launched Script Converter, tool that converts a given web page or piece of text from one script to another.
Script Converter is a transliteration tool and supports 17 languages with 17X17 conversion support: Bengali, English, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Serbian, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
Using script converter you can convert ‘??????’ to ‘namaste’ in english script, which you can read. Similarly, you can read hindi web pages rendered in english script by giving the URL. To start browsing a website, type the url in the text area, choose your preferred script and press convert. – blog
This is Google’s 4th initiative with transliteration. Some of the earlier transliteration initiative by Google were:
- Google India Launches Transliteration Tool for Desktop
- Google Launches Translator Toolkit – Convert any Document/Website to language of your choice
- Google India Labs Launches Transliteration Bookmarklets
Cracking transliteration isn’t so easy and Google is trying to approach the problem with different directions. Transliteration will play an important role in the coming days, especially when we will have Domain names in Indian Languages.