Type easily in Hindi and Indian languages with English keyboard on your mobile

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There was a time when it was a very tedious task to type in Hindi or other Indian languages with the regular mobile keyboard, because the built in keyboards are built with English language in mind. Other reason is Indian languages are bit difficult to type because of the complexity of script. Anyhow it is becoming increasingly popular to send messages in Indian languages and even blogging in Indian languages. Even Google is encouraging Indian bloggers to blog in Hindi by showing notice on blogger blogs with high traffic from India.

Now with the help of Google Indic Keyboard, it has become easy to recognize the pronunciation of typed word in English and convert into regional language. Google Indic keyboard is a awesome app for android users with which you can type in Hinglish means you can use the normal Latin/English keyboard and type Hindi words and the words will automatically convert into Hindi. This keyboard provide typing in many different Indian languages as follows.

  • English keyboard
  • Assamese keyboard (অসমীয়া)
  • Bengali keyboard (বাংলা)
  • Gujarati keyboard (ગુજરાતી)
  • Hindi keyboard (हिंदी) 
  • Kannada keyboard (ಕನ್ನಡ) 
  • Malayalam keyboard (മലയാളം) 
  • Marathi keyboard (मराठी) 
  • Odia keyboard (ଓଡ଼ିଆ) 
  • Punjabi keyboard (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ) 
  • Tamil keyboard (தமிழ்) 
  • Telugu keyboard (తెలుగు) 

The keyboard supports the following different modes of typing:

  1. Transliteration mode - Get output in your native language by spelling out the pronunciation using English letters (For example, “namaste“ -> “नमस्ते“.) 
  2. Native keyboard mode - Type directly in native script. 
  3. Handwriting mode (currently available for Hindi only) - Write directly on your phone screen. 
  4. Hinglish mode - If you choose “Hindi” as an input language, the English keyboard will suggest both English and Hinglish terms. 

Google Indic Keyboard installed on Android Phone

Transliteration mode. The words are automatically converted into hindi.

Various modes of Keyboard. Transliteration, direct typing in Hindi, and handwriting.

Google Indic Keyboard settings.

Direct typing in regional language mode.

Main advantages of Google Indic Keyboard:

1. Native Google product, so no issues in trusting the app. Many other keyboard apps may steal information like typed passwords etc.
2. Ease of familiar English keyboard in typing regional language. No hassle of complex Hindi (and other language) keys. 
3. Works with almost all android apps including browsers and notes apps.
4. Supports typing in both English and Hindi keyboards simultaneously.

Getting Google Indic Keyboard:

On android devices with default android versions, Google Indic Keyboard may come as preinstalled (in India). If you wanna download it, it can be done from Play store.

Download From Play Store.

Do share your experience using this awesome tool.


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