Hindi Typing methods for Android Smartphone

Hindi Typing on Smartphone or Laptop has become quite easier. There are multiple methods for Hindi typing.Development of Hindi Typing methods has been gradual as Hindi is a complex script for typing purpose. Different types of computer keyboard layouts like Remington, In-script, Phonetic were used.

Evolution of transliteration method was most promising development for Hindi typing. Computer users are quite familiar with Latin script based keyboards so transliteration method helped to type Hindi using Latin  script based keyboard. Same QWERTY keyboard with added computer intelligence helps to print Hindi words quickly and easily.

Next stage displayed Voice typing. Efforts for efficient voice typing were going on for long but software algorithms were not efficient enough to interpret different human voices. But latest Google tools are quite smart to deal with these issues.

Latest Handwriting tools are gift of prevailing Smartphone technology with touch screen facility. Intelligent software recognize the handwritten character and print that on your Smartphone.


Hindi Typing methods for Android Smartphone

  • Hindi Typing using Keyboard
    • Transliteration – require Google Indic keyboard app
    • Hindi keyboard – require Google Indic keyboard app
  • Hindi Typing using Handwriting tool – require Google Indic keyboard app
  • Hindi Typing using Voice – Part of Android Operating system in Smartphone

Configure Your Smartphone for Hindi Typing methods

Install Google Indic Language app – The above three methods i.e Hindi Typing using keyboard and handwriting tool can be achieved by installing Google Indic Keyboard app from Google Play. Download and install the app from Google Play. Now go to any app where you want to type something.

Google Indic Language

  • If you long press the space-bar button on Android keyboard it opens the active keyboard options. You select English & Indic Languages for typing in Hindi or other Indian language.
  • Now your keyboard will show two tabs on keyboard like abc  अ  , you select for Hindi/Indic language typing.  When you select   , a small downward arrow button appears on right side of  . When you click on this downward arrow, three typing options for keyboard with transliteration method ( likhen -> लिखें  ) , keyboard with Hindi character ( लिखें ) and Handwriting tool appears.
  • On the upper right side of keyboard, you have option to select language out of Indic languages supported by Google Indic language app.
  • You can click on gear symbol also to configure Google Indic Language app for advanced options.

Google Indic Hindi KeyboardHindi Typing using Hindi Keyboard – This Google Hindi keyboard is little more advanced than old fashioned Hindi keyboards. For using this Hindi keyboard, you select 2nd option (लिखें  ) from Google Indic language keyboard options. When you click on any virtual keyboard character, suggested Hindi characters with Matra is displayed on upper portion of keyboard. For example click on क  then suggested option are like क का कि की कु कू के कै को कौ  . You need to practice this keyboard for Hindi Typing.


Google Indic Transliteration keyboardHindi Typing using Google Transliteration tool – This is most efficient and convenient method for Hindi typing for people who are familiar with Latin script based keyboards. For using this Hindi Transliteration keyboard, you select option ( likhen -> लिखें  ) from Google Indic language keyboard options. Transliteration method uses Latin script based keyboard to print Hindi characters. Hindi words are typed as per the pronunciation of the word. Google tool understands the word and most suitable word is printed. This tool simultaneously recommends suggestions also. You can choose correct Hindi word among the choices offered by tool for the characters typed in English.


Google Indic handwriting toolHindi typing using Handwriting tool – This method is quite useful for people who write Hindi. Handwriting tools use Smartphones touch screen for writing words and printing same on screen. For using this Hindi keyboard, you select option 3rd keyboard option from Google Indic language keyboard options. Writing with stylus pen can be more convenient than writing with your finger. This keyboard also offers suggestion for the written Hindi word.


Hindi Voice Typing – Google Voice typing tool is quite efficient for understanding your voice and printing the appropriate character. It has excellent capability to recognize correct word from different Hindi accent and voices. Earlier voice tools were quite heavy and processing power hungry but Google Voice tool works very efficiently in smartphones without any noticeable delay. Voice typing is like dictation where you give dictation to your smartphone using microphone. One of the problem with voice typing is ambiance sound. If surrounding sound is noticeable and interferes with your voice then your smartphone may not interpret your speech correctly. So you can’t use Voice typing in noisy places or public places. But Hindi typing with voice is quite fast as compared to other methods.


Conclusion

All above methods for Hindi Typing are user friendly and provide excellent software interface. Selection of any one out of these depends upon user. People who are not familiar with Latin script based keyboards may choose voice typing or Hindi Keyboard. People who are in practice of using English keyboards can have preference for Transliteration method. Voice typing is good for Hindi speaking person but require low ambience sound for correct speech interpretation.

Hindi Voice Typing in your Laptop or PC

Efforts for efficient voice typing were going on for last several years but quality of outcome through these applications were not very accurate. But Google  developed a very efficient voice typing tool which support Hindi voice typing also. After testing this tool, some of my observations are:

  • This Google tool for Hindi voice typing is quite efficient. Its accuracy for voice to text conversion is more than 90 percent. Larger part of speech is correctly interpreted.
  • Punctuation need to be inserted later after voice to text conversion.
  • Speed of voice to text conversion is very good. You can maintain your normal communication speed in this tool. You can say its quite fast in understanding voice and printing text.
  • You can use your laptop inbuilt microphone for voice input or you can use external mic as well. External sound affects the application response so it is advisable to use headset mic in noisy places to get better voice to text conversion result.

How to use Google Hindi Voice Typing

google hindi voice typing

For Hindi voice typing in your laptop or PC, you can use Google online voice typing tool which is accessible from Google Docs. Lets see the whole process in steps.

  • You need internet connection and Google account.
  • Go to Google Docs https://docs.google.com
  • Login with your google login ID
  • After login into Google Docs, create a new blank document
  • A text editor window will emerge with text editing tools.
  • Now go to Tools and then Voice typing..
  • A control box will emerge on left side of document.
  • In this control box, first select the language as Hindi.
  • Now click on Microphone symbol to activate voice to text conversion.
  • Once you finish speech, click on microphone symbol again to deactivate voice to text conversion.
  • After Hindi voice typing, you can start document editing work.

Whatever you type on Google Docs can be saved directly into Google Drive or sent to email or as email attachment. You can download document also as docx, pdf, txt etc. This way you can easily create your document by dictation and later do further editing for finalization.

Hindi Typing in Windows 10

Recently my Laptop OS is upgraded to Windows 10. So I thought to test it for using Hindi on it.I already wrote few articles for using Hindi on Web, Facebook,Twitter ,Android Smartphote etc. so it was time to see Hindi Typing on Windows 10.

hindi typing in windows 10

Activate Hindi Language in Windows 10

  • Go to Start , then Settings.
  • Now go to Time and language. Here you will find option for Region and language. Select this option of Region and language. 
  • In the languages section. click on Add a language. Here you will see language option, you select Hindi.
  • Below the selected Hindi language , it will show “Language pack available”.Click on Hindi and then options. Now download language pack for Hindi.

You can add keyboard for Hindi Typing.You can use Hindi Tradition INSCRIPT or Hindi Devanagari INSCRIPT. As I wrote in my earlier articles that typing with these Hindi keyboards is not easy until you are trained.

While typing on any app, you can change language by changing keyboard  options in right bottom of windows control bar.

As I told above that Hindi typing with Hindi keyboards is difficult,then what else can help us for a convenient method.

Use Google Input Tools in Windows 10

Its same as i told in my earlier articles, use Google Input tool. Google input tool can be downloaded into your PC and installed for Typing in particular language.

These are transliteration tools. This helps us typing in any language using the traditional English keyboard. Words are typed in English as per pronunciation of word in particular language. The transliteration tool translates that English word into your language.

Download link for Google Input Tool

The Google input tools webpage has option for many languages.You can just select Hindi and download the tool. After you install Google Input tool, there is another option of keyboard at right bottom of windows control bar i.e Hindi Google Input Tools.

You can select this keyboard for Hindi Typing. You English character will be translated into Hindi words as per pronunciation.You can use it for Hindi typing on local PC, on websites, Facebook etc.

Google Input tool earlier used Hindi Mangal fonts for Hindi words. Mangal is a unicode font. Now you can use Aparajita font also.

Hindi Typing on WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp is one of our favorite messenger. In contrast to Facebook which make everything social, Whatsapp make you messages more private. WhatsApp popularity has grown along with the growth of smartphones in society.

WhatsApp supports text, video, audio and other files as well. WhatsApp messages can be in different language, you just have to use suitable keyboard for writing text in that language and same principle applies to Hindi Typing on WhatsApp interface. Hindi is one of common language for most of the Indian and Hindi typing on WhatsApp interface is our point of discussion in this article.

Hindi typing on WhatsApp interface

Best tool for Hindi Typing on WhatsApp interface is Google Hindi Input. Just follow these steps to install Google Hindi input tool in your Android phone.

  • Go to Google play and search Google Hindi Input
  • After you install Google Hindi Input tool, you need to activate Google Hindi Input keyboard.

How to activate Google Hindi Input keyboard

Go to phone Settings and then Language & input. Now in this Language & input settings page, select check-box for Google Hindi Input. This will make Google Hindi input available in keyboard & input options.

language and input setting in android

You can activate any keyboard directly during typing on virtual keypad. Just long press the space-bar in your virtual keyboard, you will get keyboard options. You can select your keyboard from the available options. The long press means you press the virtual space-bar button for little longer duration.

choose input method in android

Hindi Typing with Google Hindi Input Keyboard

Google Hindi Input has option to use Hindi keyboard or use English keyboard (with transliteration tool). Switching between these keyboards can be done through the keyboard button.

Hindi Typing on WhatsApp Messenger with Google Hindi Input

  • Hindi keyboard ( Hindi character on keyboard)- If you are familiar with Hindi typing through Hindi keyboard then you can select option of Hindi keyboard. Hindi is treated as complex script in computer applications where you need to print characters and matras as well. Printing character is not difficult but placement of matras make it little complex. This option is good for trained Hindi typist, alternatively Hindi transliteration tools can be used easily.
  • English keyboard – English keyboard has English characters on keys. This English keyboard can be used to type English or Hindi. English typing is as usual but Hindi typing is achieved trough transliteration method. Switching between the English typing or Hindi typing on this keyboard is done through the virtual key in keyboard which toggle between two options.

Use of Hindi transliteration on English keyboard

The transliteration method uses English keyboard to type Hindi words. For typing any Hindi word, we need to type English characters as per the pronunciation of Hindi word. For example, if you want to type समानता then type samanta ,  if you want to type भारतदेश then type bharatdesh.

The transliteration method uses English characters to type but computer application behind the keyboard understands the word and presents suitable Hindi word. Most of the users are familiar with English keyboard therefore Hindi typing becomes quite easy with this Hindi transliteration method.

Top three Hindi Transliteration tools for Hindi Typing

Hindi typing has become easier after evolution of transliteration tools. In general terms, Transliteration is mapping from one system of writing to another system of writing. Transliteration may be word by word or character by character.

Use of Hindi keyboard is very limited and it is mainly used by trained typists. Earlier many users had avoided typing in Hindi due to lack of knowledge of Hindi keyboard but Hindi transliteration tools present an excellent option for Hindi typing over Latin keyboard.

The most important point about these transliteration tools is self-intelligence. Hindi is treated as complex language for typing .Hindi writing is not sequentially progressive like English .It has characters and matrass which are placed on top, below, left side or right side of character. Therefore Hindi typing through Hindi keyboards is executed with the help of human intellect as human brain works for the sequence of characters but Hindi typing with Latin keyboard can’t be just translation of character. All these tools have self-intelligence and memory which produce the appropriate Hindi word according to Latin words.

It is expected that transliteration tool should have:

Online editor – so that immediate requirement of creating any document may be achieved.

Web browser extension – This fulfills requirement of typing Hindi on any website.

Offline tool for Windows and Android – This is helpful for systems which are not connected to Internet.

We have checked some well-known application for their speed of operation and quality of transliteration. These recommended applications are quite efficient and user friendly for online use.

Google input tool for hindi transliteration

Google Input Tool – This Google Hindi transliteration tool is improved significantly over past few years. Accuracy of generated Hindi words is impressive. This tool is available for Windows desktop, android devices and different web browsers. This is one of the best free tool and it is recommended for Hindi typing.

Quillpad – Quillpad Hindi transliteration tools is as efficient as other tools but use of this is not as straight as other tools. Quillpad editor is available online for online Hindi typing. User can create Hindi text with transliteration tool and align text with text editing tools. So a complete Hindi document can be created online with Quillpad.

It provides option to publish text in Hindi with its social tool. Text typed in Hindi over the online Quilipad tool can be published on social site like Facebook, twitter or it can be sent through email.

Similarly Quillpad roaming tool provides option to type in Hindi over some famous sites like WordPress, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Youtube, Wikipedia, Yahoo mail, Gmail and blogger. User need to login through Quillpad site for using this tool over other websites.

Yahoo Transliteration – This Yahoo Hindi Transliteration editor is available online and its extensions for Firefox, Google Chrome , Safari and Internet explorer are also available.

 

  • Quality of Hindi transliteration is impressive in all three tools but based on availability of tools for different platforms, Google input tool is the preferred choice.
  • Online typing can be done with available online editor and Hindi text can be printed or copied to other destination. All three applications have online editors.
  • Web browser extension for Hindi transliteration is provided by Google and Yahoo. These extensions can be used to type in Hindi on any website. Quillpad social tools provide limited and confined online use.

Quillpad has created multiple tools like Quillpad roaming tool, Quillpad Social tool which serve on specific websites so they are limited in use. It could have served purpose better by providing a single web browser extension. Overall Google Input tool is the first choice.

Hindi Typing in Android Smartphone with Google Hindi Input App

Hindi typing is becoming common after development of easy typing tools for latest devices. We have already written about Hindi typing on windows PC and browser extensions for Hindi typing. Android OS is common among smartphone and tablet users so the needs of Hindi typing has evolved similar smart tool for android devices. One of the best app for Hindi Typing on android devices is Google Hindi input app which is available free in Google play.

Google hindi input app for android

This can be installed easily from the Google play. Once the application is installed, it can be activated as pointed below.

  • Go to System settings-> Language & input
  • Under the Keyboard & input methods, select the Google Hindi Input.

Here one thing is important to remember. If Google Hindi Input is not selected as default Keyboard & input methods, the option of Hindi keypad is not visible in virtual keypad. So it is necessary to make Google Hindi Input as default keyboard. English can also be typed by switching language through the button left to spacebar in Google Hindi Input keyboard. The spacebar shows the current language of virtual keypad.

Google Hindi Input keyboard can be made default keyboard from the settings option at Keyboard & input methods. Secondly, if user press spacebar for longer duration, the default keyboard selection option emerges. So user can change default keyboard from virtual keypad also.

android choose input method

Google Hindi input app is also derived from Google input tool which uses traditional Hindi keyboard typing and Google transliteration method as well. The button left to space bar allows to switch between Hindi and English. Within the Hindi language keyboard, the options of traditional Hindi keyboard and transliteration (Latin) keyboards can be selected through the button right to numeric selection key. The suggestions for the Hindi words are available above the virtual keypad.

Transliteration methods are very simple. They use English Latin keyboard and type the Hindi words according to their pronunciation. Large number of users are familiar with English keyboard so it is convenient to type through English keyboard instead using different style of keys in different language. Even these complex script like Hindi is not as straight in typing as English. In simple scripts like English, key stoke and print of that letter is in same sequence but in case of complex scripts, it differs. In Hindi , Matra ( मात्रा ) can be prior to letter, after the letter or on the top or bottom of letter so such actions require rendering of characters which is better handled by computer therefore computer artificial intelligence guide us better in case of typing through transliteration method than typical Hindi typing over Hindi keyboard.

Hindi typing in android smartphone

How to Use Google Search for Hindi Websites

Google search has become the backbone of information retrieval over the internet. Efficient Google search is must for the quick and useful content access. Most of the users are aware of searching in English keywords but improved support for other languages has slowly increased the content in other languages. Indian users can search content from Hindi websites and other language websites like Marathi, Tamil, and Gujarati etc.

When we enter a keyword in search bar, Google search algorithm generates best suitable result for that keyword but there are other facilities associated with search like language, active suggestions etc which is also important when preference is Hindi or other language site.

How to use Google search in other language (Example Hindi Websites)

When a keyword is entered in Google search bar, Google match that keyword in available sites and generate results. For example keyword ‘Amitabh Bachchan’ will generate list of all sites where ‘Amitabh Bachchan’ is found in English. But when we enter Hindi keyword ‘अमिताभ बच्चन ‘then search engine generates list of all sites where ‘अमिताभ बच्चन ‘is found in Hindi. This indicates that the keyword language becomes primary factor in retrieving web information from same language websites. Therefore when Hindi keywords is entered in Hindi script, Google presents maximum result from Hindi websites.
The same concept applies to other languages also.

Google search for Hindi websites- example1

The important language parameters which affect the search in Hindi (Other languages also) are:

  • Language of Web Browser – Each web browser has language setting. When a website is opened in browser and content of website is other than default language of web browser then web browser ask for translation of web content to default language. In addition to this, all the control and setting buttons display text in default language of browser. Look at the examples of language settings of Web Browser.
    • When the language setting of browser is Hindi and google search is opened then upper menu and other control buttons of webpage is shown in Hindi. Same applies to other languages. Google interprets from the browser language and translates search webpage for that language.
    • When the browser language is English then user can use Google Hindi site. At the bottom of search bar in google.co.in, it is mentioned that Google.co.in offered in Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam and Punjabi.

       

       

  • Language of Webpage – Each webpage has some default language and it is defined in the html code of webpage. But modern web browser has higher intelligence and it can detect the content present in other languages. In case of different language content, the web browser offers to translate the content to default language.
  • Keyword Language in Google Search
    • When Web browser is in English and keyword is typed in English then suggestion are in English and result are from English websites. For example search keyword ‘tere bin’ in English language browser. The search suggestions will look like as seen in below image.

      Google search for Hindi websites- example2

      In this case, the result websites are primarily English websites because keyword text is English.

       

    • When web browser language is English but keyword is in Hindi then suggestion are in Hindi

      Google search for Hindi websites- example3

      In this case, the search result is mainly from the Hindi websites. Hindi keyword has given priority to Hindi websites and same is positioned on front page.

       

    • When Hindi version of Google search is activated, then Hindi keyword in English text generate Hindi suggestion but English suggestions also come at certain priority if English word is typed.

      Google search for Hindi websites- example4

      In this case, Hindi websites are on top result. 

    Few years back, there were few Hindi websites but Hindi content is increasing day by day. Similarly other Indian languages has their own websites for different content. It is convenient for users to read the content in native language so search the web for your native language content.

Yahoo Transliteration Tool for Typing in Indian Language

Yahoo has launched beta version of Yahoo transliteration tool for Indian languages. The Indian languages supported by yahoo transliteration tool are Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, Malayalam and Kannada. This tool helps in typing in other language with the support of English keyboard. The words are typed on English keyboard according to their pronunciation which are then matched to best suitable word in other selected language and same is printed on screen. So the Yahoo transliteration method uses English keyboard and helps in typing other language.

Yahoo Transliteration Tool

Text can be typed on home page of Yahoo transliteration. The online webpage for Yahoo transliteration has text formatting tools also like Bold, Italic, Underline, text color, bullets etc. The text typed on the online page can be copied and printed also.

Yahoo transliteration has bookmark tool for Firefox, safari, chrome and Internet explorer. User can drag and drop the control button for language of his interest from the Yahoo transliteration Webpage to web browser bookmarks bar. An icon appears in bookmarks bar as ‘Write in Hindi’ or ‘Write in Tamil’. Whenever user want to write in particular Indian language, he can click on bookmark icon and activate transliteration tool. After activation, a Language icon appears at the input box of webpage. Once user finish writing, he can click on language icon which deactivates Yahoo transliteration tool.

Users may be aware that Google also has similar Google Bookmarklet tool which also work in similar fashion. These bookmark tools has certain technical issues also. In some of the comments area of certain websites, these didn’t work. Similarly webpage where multiple text input areas are present then transliteration tool is not activated sometimes at the current cursor location. So these transliteration tools can be used carefully. It works fine in Yahoo mail, Google mail and outlook mail. It can be used conveniently on Google search, Bing search etc.

These tools have advantage of quick input in different languages other than PC input language. These can be switched on and off easily. But these work online so internet connection is must and these work through the web browser so these are not available for other applications.

English to Hindi Translation with Google, Microsoft and Babylon Translator

English to Hindi translation is required for large sum of information available in English. Hindi Translation can be done by an individual or by a machine. Translations done by machine are called machine translation. Machine translations are not as efficient as human translation because software for machine translations has not achieved such level of intelligence till date. Software are improved but perfection is not achieved yet.

English to Hindi Translation

 

 

  

 

In English, sentences can be simple, compound or complex. Hindi Translation of simple sentence is near to correct translation with software and translation of compound sentences has little variations but compound sentences are not translated properly with these software.

Now look at the different sentences translated with three top software available for English to Hindi translation. In some places, same sentence is translated with different punctuation for assessment of software response on punctuation.

 

Google Translator

Microsoft Translator

Babylon Translator

I don’t understand

मुझे समझ नहीं आता

मुझे समझ नहीं आया

मैं नहीं समझता

What is your name

तुम्हारा नाम क्या है

तुम्हारा नाम क्या है

आपका नाम है?

Where do you live

आप कहां रहते हैं

तुम कहाँ रहते हो

आप कहाँ रहते हैं।

I am a girl

मैं एक लड़की हूँ

मैं लड़की हूँ

मु३ो एक लडकी

I love you

मैं तुमसे प्यार करता हूँ

मुझे तुमसे प्यार है

मॅँ आपसे प्रेम

Would you like to
dance with me?

आप चाहेंगे

मेरे साथ नृत्य?

आप करने के लिए चाहते हैं

मेरे साथ नृत्य?

क्या आप मेरे साथ नृत्य

How much is this?

यह कितना है?

यह कितना है?

कितनी है?

How much is this

कितना है

यह कितना है

यह कितना

How much is this.

यह कितना है.

यह कितना है।

यह कितनी है।

Do you speak Hindi?

क्या आप हिंदी बोलते हैं?

आप हिंदी बोलते हैं?

हिंदी बोलते हैं?

Please speak more slowly

कृपया और धीरे धीरे बात

कृपया और अधिक धीरे धीरे बोलो

धीरे-धीरे बात करें

Please speak more slowly.

कृपया और धीरे – धीरे बोलिए.

कृपया और अधिक धीरे धीरे बोलते हैं।

धीरे-धीरे बात करें.

Where are you from?

आप कहां से हैं?

आप कहाँ से हैं?

जहां तक हैं?

Some students like to study in the mornings.

कुछ छात्रों को अध्ययन करने के लिए सुबह में पसंद है.

कुछ छात्रों के सुबह में अध्ययन करने के लिए पसंद है।

छात्रों में जैसे कुछ अध्ययन के लिए पंसदिदा समय होता है।

Alicia goes to the library and studies every day.

एलिसिया हर दिन पुस्तकालय और अध्ययन करने के लिए चला जाता है.

Alicia पुस्तकालय और अध्ययन करने के लिए हर दिन चला जाता है।

प्रत्येक दिन के पुस्तकालय को जाता है और अध्ययनों एलिसिया है।

Ramesh played football, so Maya went shopping.

रमेश फुटबॉल खेला जाता है, तो माया खरीदारी करने गया था.

रमेश फुटबॉल, खेला तो माया खरीदारी करने गया था।

रमेश फुटबॉल खेला गया था, ताकि खरीदारी माया है।

The teacher returned the homework after she noticed the error.

शिक्षक होमवर्क लौट के बाद वह त्रुटि देखा.

वह त्रुटि देखा के बाद शिक्षक होमवर्क लौट आए।

इसके बाद वह लौटे होमवर्क के लिए अध्यापक / अध्यापिका एक त्रुटि पाई गई.

The town where I grew up is in the Nepal.

शहर जहाँ मैं बड़ा हुआ नेपाल में है.

नेपाल में शहर है जहाँ मैं बड़ा हुआ है।

नेपाल में पला हूं जहां शहर है.

I will be late because there is a lot of traffic today.

मैं देर से हो सकता है क्योंकि वहाँ यातायात का एक बहुत आज है.

क्योंकि आज यातायात का एक बहुत कुछ है मुझे देर हो जाएगी।

बहुत देर हो ाा। क्योंस ९ वहां यातायात की है।

Oh! I didn’t expect to see you here.

ओह! मैं तुम्हें यहाँ देखने की उम्मीद नहीं की थी.

ओह! मैं तुम्हें यहाँ देखने के लिए उम्मीद नहीं थी।

ओह! मॅँ आपको यह सुनिश्चित करने की उम्मीद नहीं है।

 Here we have tried to translate single sentences for showing the response of software. Translation of complete paragraph has other issues that will be discussed later. Some of the key points visible in these translation are:

  • Wherever full stop is placed in English sentence, Microsoft translator places Hindi full stop ( पुर्णविराम – | ) for Hindi sentence.
  • Google places same punctuation in translated sentence.
  • Google Hindi Translator has better English to Hindi translation than Microsoft and Babylon translator.

How to Tweet in Hindi using Hindi Typing Tools

India had very limited use of Hindi on the computers in past but slowly trends are changing. Software technology has played a vital role in use of different language on computers. Google and Microsoft transliteration tools are already emerged and now reached to a level of maturity.

In last few years some websites has taken bigger shapes and now they are part of the everyday life like Facebook, twitter etc. Indian users may use Hindi over these website for interaction. Here we have discussed the use of Hindi on Twitter web interface.

Twitter in Hindi

Sending tweets in Hindi is not a big issue in the current available technologies. There are several methods that can be used to send tweets in Hindi. Hindi typing tools help you to write in Hindi on desktop applications as well as webpages. Hindi typing tools that help for twitter interface can be classified in two categories.

Online tools of Hindi Typing

In these online methods, Hindi typing tools work while connected to internet. Hindi typing using google transliteration bookmarklet and Microsoft webtool for Indic language has certain issue on typing Hindi over twitter interface. So these are not discussed here inspite of being useful over other web applications.

Use of Google Chrome extensionGoogle Chrome extension for Google input tool works efficiently on the twitter interface. Google input tool helps in typing Hindi with transliteration method. For example नमस्कार can be typed by writing namaskar. It means this method uses English keyboard and types in other language based on pronunciation of the word. Google Chrome extension can be downloaded from this link.

Offline tools of Hindi Typing

These offline tools are installed in the PC and can be used for Hindi typing without the need of internet connection.

Microsoft Indic Language tool – This can be installed on Windows operating system. This works well in Windows 8 operating system also. Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool can be downloaded and installed on the system. Once this is installed, the tray icon at the bottom right shows the option of language as Hindi – Microsoft Indic Language tool. This tool also works on transliteration method.

Google Input tool – Google input tool for Hindi is also same as Microsoft Indic Language tool. It can also be downloaded and installed on the system. After installation, language option appears as Hindi – Google Input Tool. So both Microsoft and Google input tool works efficiently on twitter interface. Google input tool also works on transliteration method.

Use of Hindi language and Keyboard in the PC – Windows PC has options of using different language for typing. Therefore Hindi language can be added into your PC for typing Hindi. From the control panel, go to language setting and then set the language as Hindi and keyboard as Hindi Traditional or Inscript. Here users must be clear that this method uses specific Hindi keyboard which has specific Hindi character placement over keys so users must be aware of Hindi typing over Hindi keyboard. The other methods explained above uses English keyboard and transliteration method to type Hindi.

 

There are other Hindi typing methods also but that works in isolation so it’s difficult to use them over Twitter interface.