Google this morning launched Google Transliteration IME- a desktop application allowing its users to type text in their language using a roman keyboard. Not quite all languages are supported yet, but fourteen are available today- Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Greek, Urdu, Telugu, Punjabi, Nepali, Tamil, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada and Marathi.
How does this work?
Users simply type the word as it would sound using Latin characters and Google Transliteration IME converts the word to its native script. This enables users to create content or communicate in their preferred language whether online or offline with their application of choice. Google Transliteration IME is compatible with Windows 7/Vista/XP and is available for the desktop across all applications.
This free download provides features with a user's need in mind. This tool includes: quick search, personalized choices, east-to-use keyboard, word completion, with customization options and offline support. Google continues this innovation and is in process of extending this to several additional international languages.
This tool is also available in Gmail, Blogger, Knol and bookmarklet.
Try it for yourself and tell us what you think!