Changes between Version 27 and Version 28 of BluePrintTransliteration


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Timestamp:
01/03/14 10:18:33 (8 years ago)
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Samsruti Dash
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    6868== Transliteration Input Method ==
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    70 Google Transliteration IME is an input method editor which allows users to enter text in one of the supported languages using a roman keyboard.
    71 Users can type a word the way it sounds using Latin characters and Google Transliteration IME will convert the word to its native script. Note
    72 that this is not the same as translation -- it is the sound of the words that is converted from one alphabet to the other, not their meaning.
    73 Converted content will always be in Unicode.
     70  Google Transliteration IME is an input method editor which allows users to enter text in one of the supported languages using a roman keyboard.
     71  Users can type a word the way it sounds using Latin characters and Google Transliteration IME will convert the word to its native script. Note
     72  that this is not the same as translation -- it is the sound of the words that is converted from one alphabet to the other, not their meaning.
     73  Converted content will always be in Unicode.
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    75 [[Image(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_C8NLLuO4CdQ/S1VUnCIT1ZI/AAAAAAAAESo/j9iqcDc0QSE/s400/IME_edit_window.png)]]
     75  [[Image(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_C8NLLuO4CdQ/S1VUnCIT1ZI/AAAAAAAAESo/j9iqcDc0QSE/s400/IME_edit_window.png)]]
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    77 Google Transliteration IME offers several features focused on an improved user experience, including offline support, word completion, personalized choices, easy-to-use keyboard, quick search and several cool customization options. As a user types, a suggestion menu is displayed with alternatives and word completions. For example, as you type "googl" you will see five options from you can select the correct one.
     77  Google Transliteration IME offers several features focused on an improved user experience, including offline support, word completion, personalized     
     78  choices, easy-to-use keyboard, quick search and several cool customization options. As a user types, a suggestion menu is displayed with 
     79  alternatives and word completions. For example, as you type "googl" you will see five options from you can select the correct one.
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    79 A developer can download the Google Transliteration IME. Google Transliteration IME is currently available for 19 different
    80 languages - Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi (Persian), Greek, Gujarati,Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit,
    81 Serbian, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya and Urdu.
     81  A developer can download the Google Transliteration IME. Google Transliteration IME is currently available for 19 different
     82  languages - Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi (Persian), Greek, Gujarati,Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit,
     83  Serbian, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya and Urdu.
    8284=== Thoughts about server-side implementation ===
    8385Another idea that came up is, that it would be nice if a user could search for something by using his or her language specific letters. For example, a user wants to search for "Aspirin" in Arabic letters. Currently, he won't find anything, as the UTF-8 encodings of roman letters are different from the Arabic letters ("Aspirin" == "أسبرين" would fail). The idea is to reverse transliterate the non-roman string into roman letters on server-side and perform the search with the reverse-transliterated string.