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Now say “Namaste”! SwiftKey Keyboard App launches Transliteration Feature for Hindi and Gujarati Speakers

SwiftKey users with Hindi or Gujarati modules installed will have the feature enabled automatically on their phones

November 28, 2016: Makers of SwiftKey Keyboard App introduces a new transliteration feature for Hindi and Gujarati speakers. The application enables users to type in English and converts it into one of these languages without changing the keyboard modes. The feature automatically detects the language the user is typing in and shows prediction in English as well as the native language script.

For example, if the user typed ‘namaste’, the application will display ‘namaste’ and ‘नमस्ते as the predictions.

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SwiftKey users with Hindi or Gujarati modules installed will have the feature enabled automatically on the phones. When the user uses QWERTY keyboard, the feature will display suggestions in the languages, English and the enabled local language. If you switch to Hindi keyboard, the suggestions will include only Hindu predictions. The update is not yet available to all the users. The transliteration does not support all the users, mentioned medianama.com.

In 2013, Google launched a text input app that allowed users to type in Hindi on their Android cell phones. Facebook also launched a similar feature on their Android app where they allowed their users to type in Devanagari script using their QWERTY keyboard. The SwiftKey transliteration feature is similar to the Swalekh keyboard of the Reverie Language Technologies that enabled users to type in English and then it phonetically translated words into the selected language’s script.

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SwiftKey supports over 15 languages including languages like Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Oriya, Sinhala, Kannada, Nepali, Malayalam and Sinhala. The company has partnered with linguists from the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi for adding more Indian languages.

Prepared by Diksha Arya of NewsGram. Twitter: @diksha_arya53

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