English is primary language while working on Computers, Software, etc. Keyboards are also mostly in English, except in some of the countries like Japan, China. These countries use their own language keyboards.
What if you want to write in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Chines, Russian, Spanish or any other language, without changing the keyboard hardware?
Practically, it is not possible to create that many layouts for Keyboard hardware for each language.
In this article, I will cover Google Input Tool(IME) to input data in regional language i.e language other than English.
I used this method while working on competitive examination software using Oracle Apex. It was in the Marathi Language.
Google Input Method Editor
Google Input Method Editor is a typing tool. You can use this tool to easily write text in regional or any other supported language. It is very easy to use and use phonetic mean. That means you can write letters/words in English in typical regional format and this tool will convert in the respective native script word.
No need to learn keyboard layout…..!!!
Let’s choose native script as Marathi.
I want to write “How are you?”. This is the way I will write it in a Phonetic form “Tu Kasa aahes ?”. IME converts it in native format as shown below.
तू कसा आहेस ?
Sounds easy right.. !!!
So let’s go ahead, install and give a try. You can also try it online at this location. Check below screenshot for details.
Open Google IME Try. Select language from the drop down. Choose Devanagari Phonetic from the drop down and start typing.
That’s it. It is too easy to write in regional language using GOOGLE IME.
Download and Install Google IME
Download GOOGLE IME from https://www.google.com/inputtools/windows/index.html and follow below steps to install it.
Choose language and accept TOS and click on Download.
Click on the downloaded .exe file. It downloads and installs Google IME Tool to your system.