Sanskrit added to the Google AJAX transliteration API

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at GMAIL.COM
Tue Apr 27 08:26:30 UTC 2010

Transliteration API adds 6 more
25, 2010We're excited to announce the addition of 6 new languages (Greek,
Russian, Serbian, Sanskrit, Amharic, Tigrinya) to the Transliteration
Using Google Transliteration you can convert Roman characters to their
phonetic equivalent in your language. Note that this is not the same as
translation — it's the sound of the words that are converted from one
alphabet to the other.Transliteration
this functionality to be available to all websites, which will make
it easier for you to add transliteration capabilities to textfields on your
webpages. Using this customizable API, you can enable users of your website
to type 19 languages<>.
For more information, please take a look at the
samples at our code
If you're looking for a finer level of control on your web pages, also check
out the low-level
transliteration, and the font
rendering support

Google Transliteration is integrated into several Google
we have
bookmarklets <> in addition to API to extend
this capability to other websites. Please try these out and let us
know<>what you think
and how you're using it.

Posted by: Kuntal Loya and Ajay Somani, Software Engineers

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