Compose Gmail in Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu

You would have already used Google Indic Transliteration or Transliteration Bots. Now Google has launched Google Indic Language Transliteration feature in Gmail compose window, which enables you to select Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada or Telugu from the compose box menu and start type in English.

When you compose a new mail in Gmail, you should now see an icon with an Indic character. This feature is enabled by default for Gmail users in India. If you do not see this function enabled by default, you will need to go the “Settings” page and enable this option in the “Language” section.


When you click the Indian languages icon, you can type words the way they sound in English and Gmail will automatically convert the word to its Indian local language equivalent. You can select the language of your choice from the drop-down list next to the icon.

Google already supports this feature in ourkut, where you can Scrap Your Orkut Friends in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kananda & Hindi.


  1. where i should get malayalam-english joint software, called ‘manglish’ for using not only for email but for letter drafting etc. please tell me by those who know about it.


      • If you could support Hindi, did it not occur to you that Marathi shares the same script which is ‘Devnagri’? I am just wondering, did you all accidentally overlooked all Marathi users or on purpose? Besides, I hope you do know, Maharashtra is the biggest state in India now. Never mind, we are used to this ignorance.

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