Bangalore: Google today launched its
Transliteration IME, a desktop application that allows users
to type in 14 languages using a Roman keyboard with or without
an Internet connection.
"Users type the word the way it sounds using Latin
characters and Google Transliteration IME will convert the
word to its native script," the Internet search engine said in
Google's Transliteration IME is available as a free
download. It was conceived and developed in India at the
company's R&D Centre here and is currently available in 14
languages -- Arabic, Bengali, Farsi (Persian), Greek,
Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi,
Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
The Google Transliteration IME currently supports Windows
"Our IME enables Indian users whether they are
businesses, students, or teachers to create content and
communicate effectively in their local language," Google India
Senior Product Manager Rahul Roy Chowdhury said.
Google Transliteration is also available on gmail, orkut,
Blogger and Knol.
First Published: Thursday, January 28, 2010, 23:20