Type in Hindi with Google’s Transliteration keyboard for Android
Google has just released a new app into the Play Store which makes typing in the Devanagari script very simple. The keyboard app is compatible with all phones running Froyo and above so rest assured that there won’t many people who are left out. Head to the Play Store and download the Keyboard first.
Now head into “Settings” on your phone, go to “Language and Input” and select the “Google Hindi Input” option. The procedure might vary for different handsets. Now the great feature of this keyboard is that you can type Hindi words in English and the app will show you suggestions in the Devanagari script. For instance, typing “namaste” in English will show you “नमस्ते”. You can also toggle the Transliteration mode to type using an English or dedicated Hindi keyboard. You can toggle this keyboard by pressing the globe button at the bottom. The transliteration mode can be toggled by clicking the button to the right of the globe.
Google seems to be slowly focusing on the Indian market by making Google Play Books available first and now this dedicated keyboard for users. We can only hope that other Google services like Music, Movies and the sale of Nexus devices arrive in the Play Store soon. Try out the app and add your comments to this post in Hindi.
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