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Google lets users type in local languages using English keyboard without internet connection

Google has launched Google Transliteration IME (Input Method Editor), a desktop application that allows users to type words phonetically in any of the 14 languages like Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu, using an English keyboard. The application currently supports Windows 7/Vista/XP.

Google has launched Google Transliteration IME (Input Method Editor), a desktop application that allows users to type words phonetically in any of the 14 languages like Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu, using an English keyboard. The application currently supports Windows 7/Vista/XP.

Google Transliteration service has already been available on the web in Gmail, Orkut, Blogger, Knol and as a bookmarklet. Google Transliteration IME application makes it available for the desktop across all applications, whether online or offline. The application was conceived and developed in India at Google’s Bangalore R&D Centre.

“The IME transliteration technology is an innovation from Google India that furthers our corporate mission of making the world’s information universally assessable and useful. We have extended this to several other international languages as well as we believe there is a huge global opportunity for this technology,” Rahul Roy Chowdhury, senior product manager, Google India, has said.

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