Google tools for writing Hindi

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Google Labs has a “indic transliterator” which will take Latin characters such as “namaste” and turn it into नमस्ते.  Here is the link:

http://www.google.com/transliterate/indic/

More information:

http://www.google.com/transliterate/indic/about.html

Also, this is being used in Blogger to let you blog in Hindi:

https://www.blogger.com/hindi

How to enable Hindi in your OS/Browser:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Enabling_complex_text_support_for_Indic_scripts

Mapping of Latin to Devanagri that is used for the transliteration:

http://www.google.com/transliterate/indic/about_mappings.html

This was done by Google Labs in India.  You can see their other public projects here:

http://labs.google.co.in/

Such as the Indic language on screen keyboard:

http://labs.google.co.in/indic.html

And you can discuss these and other ideas you have on the Google Labs India discussion board:

http://groups.google.com/group/Google-India-Labs

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