Centre for Excellence in Wireless Technology (CEWiT) has developed a 7-bit encoding technology, which will allow SMS to be send in 22 Indian languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Marathi and Assamese. Further, text messages can be transliterated from one language to another. The encoding technology is approved by the global mobile standards body 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). The new 7-bit encoding scheme for Indian language SMS is now part of the 3GPP specifications. It is reported that, cell operators, phone makers and Telecome regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) have agreed to adopt the technology. Seven-bit encoding allows 160-character SMSs in regional languages also, approved by Trai and global mobile standards body 3GPP, accepted by cellular operators and phone manufacturers. […]
Google launched Indic Transliteration feature in Gmail compose window, which enables you to select Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada or Telugu. When you compose a new mail in Gmail, you will see an icon with an Indic character. If you do not see this function enabled by default, you will need to go the “Settings” -> “Language” and enable this option.
Today the Google Indic Team announced the launch of an API for transliteration. The API allows you to easily add transliteration functionality to text fields on your web sites. The first thing I did is […]