Google India Launches Transliteration Tool for Desktop

Google has launched Transliteration tool, IME (input method editor) that enables users to enter text in their regional language using a roman keyboard.

The IME tool is a desktop tool (download) that phonetically translates words into a language of your choice (currently supports 14 languages, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi (Persian), Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.).

Type in Hindi / Any Language
Type in Hindi / Any Language

Once you install the product, enable Language bar’ (control panel/Regional and Language Options -> Keyboard and Languages) and you will notice the language bar on the bottom right side of the screen.

Change the language to your preferred language and start typing – IME tool will suggest you possible options matching the word.

A useful tool, quite geeky to use, but a step in right direction.

Earlier, Microsoft launched a transliteration tool which I found quite difficult to use and Google has been trying out different services to crack the transliteration challenge.

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