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Type in Hindi on any website!

Like all of us, I too use Google Talk client to chat with my friends and family. Yesterday while chatting, I wished I could chat in Hindi the way we do in Blogger, Orkut or other Google sites. And what if we could type in Hindi (or other regional languages) on any site, the same way. Well, Google has again come to the rescue!

Google Talk can help you with automatic, quick transliterations, converting the Roman characters that you type into your chat to Indic characters. Transliteration lets you type Indic words phonetically in English script and still have them appear in their correct alphabet. Please note that this is not the same as translation. The sound of the words are converted from one alphabet to the other, not their meaning. To use this, you will have to use a Transliteration bot. To use a bot, add it to your Friends list and send it the message you want transliterated. For example, if you send "Namaste" to en2hi.translit@bot.talk.google.com (English to Hindi), it will respond with "नमस्ते" If you're using the Google Talk Gadget or Gmail chat, you can also get your conversation transliterated by inviting a bot to a group chat with a friend.
To get your messages transliterated, you can send chat to these bots:

Languages
Bots
English to Hindi
en2hi.translit
English to Kannada
en2kn.translit
English to Malayalam
en2ml.translit
English to Tamil
en2ta.translit
English to Telugu
en2te.translit
* don't forget to add @bot.talk.google.com.

To type in Hindi on any site, visit this link - http://t13n.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/blet/docs/help_hi.html

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  1. आ गया भैया

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  2. Nice tool..but nowadays most people prefer to talk in english only..Its been so long I chat with somebody in hindi..Nevertheless nice post!

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  3. @Ravi.. It not only works in chat but on any site.. so you can now Yahoo Search in Hindi... or tweet in Hindi!!!!!

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  4. And found that u can now easily Tweet in Hindi ! see for urself www.GutarGu.IN

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