Google transliteration

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Google transliteration (formerly Google Indic Transliteration) is a transliteration typing service for Hindi and other languages.

This tool first appeared in Blogger, Google's popular blogging service[1]. Later on it came into existence as a separate online tool. Keeping in view its popularity it was embedded in GMail and Orkut. In December 2009 Google released its offline version named Google IME.

This tool from Google is based on dictionary based phonetic transliteration approach. In contrast to older Indic typing tools (which type by transliterating under a particular scheme), it transliterates by matching the Latin words with an inbuilt dictionary. So, users do not need to remember the transliteration scheme and because of this, the service is very easy and suitable for first beginners.

For transliteration between scripts, there was until July 2011 a separate service named Google Script Converter.

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