Monday, October 29, 2007

Google Transliterate

Yet another innovative product from GoOgLe - Transliterate.
Type any Hindi/Malayalam/Tamil/regional language word in English (same way as we pronounce it) and hit SPACE... It gets translated to that regional language and boy, quite accurate! This works like a dictionary mode on your mobile phone and of course, boon for me folks like me !!!

My first attempt (pasted from the typepad in the link):

हेल्लो वर्ल्ड (Hindi)
ஹலோ வேர்ல்ட் (Tamil)
హలో వరల్డ్ (Telegu)
ಹಲೋ ವರ್ಲ್ಡ್ (Kannada)

And my name:

The languages included for now are Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. More languages would be added in near future, me thinks. Please note that this Google Transliteration is a prototype and still is in the early stages of development. No doubt, the product when formally rolled out would be a huge hit!


King Vishy said...

Cool :) I usually use for Tamil Transliteration..

BTW these other language texts appear right on IE.. But Firefox spoils the ordering of the elements! It can be a very exhausting experience to read Tamil on Firefox :) Guess it must be so for the other languages too..

Kasi Alagappan said...

Ya firefox disturbs this. BTW I use S. Anand's link for interesting movie quizzes and song downloads that come with a simple search criteria. Anand stays in London, and chatted with him few times!