Google’s Gboard keyboard adds support for 22 Indic languages

By Shrey Pacheco | Updated 27 Apr 2017
Google’s Gboard keyboard adds support for 22 Indic languages
  • Besides transliteration support for Indic languages, the company also added a new text editing tools, new options for resizing, as well as improvements for better accuracy and predictions

Google has updated its Gboard keyboard and has made it more useable for users in India. The keyboard now support for 22 Indic languages with transliteration support. These include Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil and more. Besides this, keyboard also come with new text editing tools, new options for resizing, as well as improvements for better accuracy and predictions. 

advertisements

Besides 22 new Indic languages, Gboard added support for Kinyarwanda and Waray. Further, the company notes that through the keyboard’s internationalization through machine learning, glide typing and suggestion will now be available in more than 185 languages. Google notes that since some of the languages have a small presence on the internet, it worked with native speakers in the country in order to collect data. This data was then used to train its machine learning models. While Google does offer transliteration features via its Indic Keyboard, Gboard also offers other features like inbuilt Google Search and Google Translating features.

The new text editing features of the Gboard keyboard offer users with buttons for easier cursor control as well as the ability to select text, cut, copy, and paste from the keyboard itself. To access the feature, users need to select the Text Editing icon in the quick features menu by pressing the G button. Further, new users resize the keyboard and move it to a position that the user feels is most comfortable for them. 

Shrey Pacheco
Writer, gamer, and hater of public transport.
advertisements
ASK DIGIT

Recent Questions

keyboard
Nazimuddin Ahmed
Sept 18, 2014
Responses 5
Vivek Bhatt
Sept 19, 2014
Hemant Pathak
Sept 20, 2014
Aditya Malpure
Sept 20, 2014
Jyoti Prakash
Sept 20, 2014
t ruth pushpalatha
Sept 21, 2014
Comments
Be the first one to post the comment
Post a New Comment
You must be signed in to post a comment
advertisements