Gmail adds support for Indian Languages – Send Email in Local Languages

Google’s transliteration technology has now come to Gmail – one can send emails in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

The feature is enabled for Indian users, but if you don’t see the language menu, hop to settings page and enable the ‘transliteration’ checkbox (via).

Google’s transliteration is also available for Blogger, Orkut, and iGoogle.

I tried out the feature and the implementation doesn’t seem to match what Google did with Blogger – few texts aren’t translated, one needs to wait to see the transliterated version (sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t).

What’s your opinion on Google’s transliteration technology? Best among the lot?

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