Want to enter text in Malayalam, Tamil, (Bengali, Persian, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada,Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi,Arabic, Telugu and Urdu ) languages using a roman keyboard ?
Google has a new product for you – Google Transliteration IME – Mind you,this is not the same as translation – it is the sound of the words that is converted from one alphabet to the other, not their meaning and converted content will always be in Unicode.
Features of Google Transliteration IME
– No dependency on internet connection. This is the best. We can use this without an internet connection too.
-Dictionary based word completions for prefixes. Easy to use for people not well versed with the languages.
Personalized Choices-Remember user corrections for personalized service.
Easy Keyboard-Dictionary enabled keyboard to enter rare and complex words.
Quick Search-Single click web search for highlighted word.
Cool Customization-Customize suggestions page size, display font and more.
To install Google Transliteration IME requires Windows 7/Vista/XP (32-bit)
Read more from Amit’s technology blog here
Installation instructions can be found here with google.
Screen image of typing in Malayalam using Notepad and Google Transliteration IME