Friday, April 27, 2007

Now you can write Multilingual blogs !

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That too without an extra effort!!

Well, not really. But it can be well said as you can write true Multi-language-script blogs. If you write your blog in any of the following Indian languages, then cheer up! Your blog post can be interchanged and viewed in any of these scripts automatically. And, in theory, you can write blog in any of these script without knowing them!

The languages are -

Hindi

Roman (Indic Language)

Gujarati

Bengali

Punjabi

Telugu

Tamil

Malayalam

Sindhi

Kannada

This is possible through an online tool called Bhomiyo.com . Using Bhomiyo is very easy. All you need is to use latest Internet Explorer or Firefox browser , go to transliteration page of Bhomiyo.com and then fill up the URL of supported Indian language web site in the input box provided and then select the language to transliterate it. Finally, click on Go button and you are done.

Woila! Your Hindi pages are now converted in to say, Malayali Lipi. Now, your Mumbaiya filmi gossip that you had written in Hindi as a blog post can be read in Malayalam script by your friend who can understand Hindi but can not read it. As you can see, the first screenshot is Hindi - transliterated in to Roman-Hindi (English, Itrans script) and the other is Hindi blog transformed in to Gujarati.

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The best part is, any supported Indian language can be transliterated in to Roman Lipi also - means it has capacity to open new ways for your readers!

Still, we need to fill up individual web page in to Bhomiyo's input box. Had it supply its users some proxy address that can be used as alternat web site or blog site in any other indicated languages then it will hit instantly. Till then, its use is severely limited. The feedback had been given to Bhomiyo. Let us hope for the better. Till then, you can start a new blog with a new Indic script by cut-pasting stuff from Bhomiyo's transliterated pages!

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1 comment:

piyush said...

Dear Ravi,

I am maintaining the Bhomiyo site on non-profit basis to encourage people using indian languages on internet.

I read your article with some comments that "Had it supply its users some proxy address that can be used as alternat web site or blog site in any other indicated languages then it will hit instantly."

Could you please tell me what exactly you mean by this. I would like to add more features to the site and I like your feedback. I also noticed that you have almost converted your desitoons to english.

Please mail me at: piyushbhatt AT HOTMAIL DOT COM or info AT bhomiyo DOT COM.

Thanks,
Piyush

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