Malayalam typing made easy with Google IME

For the couple of year back, it was very hard to type Malayalam on computers. For generating a single character we need to use combination of keys in some Malayalam softwares.  It is very hard to remember the combination keys and it is time killing.

Earlier, Google has started Google transliteration for web interface.  So it is very easy to type Malayalam in  Blogger, Gmail, Knol, Orkut etc. Now Google has released a standalone software which you can download and install on your machine.  So even if you don’t have internet connection you can type Malayalam.

Google Transliteration IME is an input method editor which allows users to enter text in one of the supported languages using a roman keyboard. 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 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. Converted content will always be in Unicode.

Google Transliteration IME is currently available for 14 different languages – Arabic, Bengali, Farsi (Persian), Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

Download Google Transliteration IME from Google.Installation instructions are available here

Features:

  • Offline Support
    No dependency on internet connection.
  • Word Completions
    Dictionary based word completions for prefixes.
  • Personalized Choices
    Remember user corrections for personalized service.
  • Easy Keyboard
    Dictionary enabled keyboard to enter rare and complex words.
  • Quick Search
    Single click web search for highlighted word.
  • Cool Customization
    Customize suggestions page size, display font and more.
  • Offline Support
    No dependency on internet connection.
  • Word Completions
    Dictionary based word completions for prefixes.
  • Personalized Choices
    Remember user corrections for personalized service.
  • Easy Keyboard
    Dictionary enabled keyboard to enter rare and complex words.
  • Quick Search
    Single click web search for highlighted word.
  • Cool Customization
    Customize suggestions page size, display font and more.

If you are a web developer you may already know about the Language translation ajax api for Indian languages from Google.

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10 Responses to “Malayalam typing made easy with Google IME”

  1. mattiz Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Hey Sunil,
    You are doing a favor to the Indian community by making breaking news such as this available at short notice
    Cheers!
    -Mattiz

  2. gopiuncle Says:
    January 29th, 2010 at 8:55 am

    it is very use full to all malayali lauange people!

  3. അഖില്‍ Says:
    February 2nd, 2010 at 9:57 am

    താങ്ക്സ് ഫോര്‍ ദിസ്‌ ഇന്‍ഫര്‍മേഷന്‍ :)

  4. midhun Says:
    May 2nd, 2010 at 10:35 am

    i have downloaded the setup file…but while installing it asks for net connection…but i got to know that it can be used offfline…can you help me to install it offline….

  5. Syed Shiyas Says:
    May 4th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Thanku for the info.

  6. Santhosh Says:
    June 6th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    I am using ubuntu os. Google ime available for linux ?

  7. ranjithsubramanian@gmail.com Says:
    June 29th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    god…………

  8. Abdurazak M.P. Says:
    July 21st, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    ഗൂഗ്ൾ IME ഉപയോഗിക്കുന്ന ഒരു സ്കീം ആണ് മലിംഗ്. വിശദ വിവരങ്ങൾക്ക് ഇവിടെ ക്ലിക്ക് ചെയ്യുക.

  9. abdul kadir thiruthi Says:
    March 14th, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    this software not working my computer, no installing

  10. aslam Says:
    May 5th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    താങ്കള്‍ക്ക് നന്ദി