Google Transliteration: I chat in my language but use English letters!

By | September 8th, 2009



Writing Urdu (major language of Pakistan/India) on PC requires good amount of effort if you are new to it. The keyboards are mainly designed for English and Urdu is handled as a secondary script. That’s the reason why we don’t see much content on Urdu over internet, despite of many different tools and huge development in Arabic script fonts.

Google recently came in to business and launched “Transliteration” services. Transliteration means changing of script from one system to the other, followed by rules specific to the script.

Treat this tool just as you chat in your own language but use English letters. For example instead of writing “My name is Hamza” we write “Mera naam hamza hai“. So with this tool whenever you writer mera naam hamza hai it will convert it into Urdu. Currently the tool is available for 10 other languages.

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Now many chat problems will be solved when people use their own language to communicate but uses English letters. This tool will be beneficial for them as well as for Urdu writers. Right now, Google Transliteration is in experimental stages and will get better by the user feedback.  For more detailed help visit About Indic Transliteration or Give it a try




  • Faizan

    I also got bored from writing everything in English in the browser. Thanks for sharing the idea to promote the native language easy accessibility.

  • Taimoor

    It is indeed a real solution for a bigger problem but wonder how this theme works out!
    Is there also a converter for Urdu into English? For example if a user does not have a command over the English ( which is a common issue around) but can read/write Urdu well then how the language conversion is going to facilitate him!

  • http://www.comptechgadgets.blogspot.com Ashish Kalmegh

    THIS IS REALLY exceptional

  • Taimoor

    It is indeed a real solution for a bigger problem but wonder how this theme works out!
    Is there also a converter for Urdu into English? For example if a user does not have a command over the English ( which is a common issue around) but can read/write Urdu well then how the language conversion is going to facilitate him!

  • http://BritishPcRepairs.co.uk Laptop Repair Shop

    I tried this tool recently. It is far from perfect but it gets the job done. I only wish if Google will pull the plug on it like they have done on Wave

  • amaan ali

    hi ashish main tumse bat karna chahta ho my email ad is smee_ali2@yahoo.com main intaar karraha ho

  • http://twitter.com/MMudassir M. Mudassir Azeemi

    also if you try the Urdu Writer for iPhone & iPad you will then able to do the following: Writing on your Facebook and on Twitter in Urdu, sending Email & SMS just try from here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/urdu-writer/id469339098?mt=8