Blogging space has become very crowded now. With this increasing population blogs are being written in regional languages too. Although life of a blogger is little tough but if you know correct tools then I’m sure few of you out there can do wonder.
If you are a person who doesn’t have good command over English language OR you like to write something in your mother tongue / regional language then read along. Although the tool I am going to discuss today is available from so many years but yet very less number of people are taking advantage of it.
Google is Simplifying Indian Language Typing
Google the giant should be your companion in internet journey. If you are trying certain tools then always check whether google has done something in that field. You won’t disappoint with google engineer’s work.
“Google empowering Indian Languages too”
World is becoming a better place to live (Don’t take it politically though) and engineers are playing a vital role to connect us. Typing in regional language was the demand and google has delivered it very well.
Type in Indian Languages with IME’s
Google has created IME for almost all Indian languages : Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Persian, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Serbian, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya.
I you are using windows then you can easily use Google’s IME in your own language.
To download the awesomeness done by google for Indian languages go to Google IME page and download the tool in your language. It install easily and let you use it online of offline.
Once you have installed it you will see a small language tool in your status bar (Where computer time runs) with EN written there. If you click EN you will see your other indian language option.
Other Options for Indian Language Typing
Microsoft is also making progress in this regional language typing. They have developed a tool called BhaskaIndia. You can download it from their website for free.
Although Bhasha India has lesser language support but they say it’s better than other tools. I doubt that .
Language they are offering Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu.
BhashaIndia offers 2 version : One for Web (a Bookmarklet ) and other is Desktop (like google IME).
What’s in for Bloggers With These Tools?
Blogging race requires skills to use the best tools out there to help you. If you can quickly finish your work then you can win this race easily.
If you are running a blog which is connecting regional language users like most of the political parties does to connect with their local users you can use IME’s.
If you are talking with a client who is not comfortable in default EN language then you can use your regional language IME.
We all like to talk in our language (mother tongue) but because computer is designed around English, we have no choice but to use it. Not anymore, engineers are doing their best to gift you your language on computer. They are giving you such expensive tools for free, at least they deserves a round of applause.