Once you install the bookmarklet on your favorite browser (we support Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari), you can simply turn transliteration on/off in the browser itself.
To get started, click on the links for one of our supported languages and follow the instructions on the page: Arabic, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. Alternatively, you can follow the links at http://code.google.com/p/t13n/.
Type away, and let us know what you think.
Posted by Sarveshwar Duddu, Software Engineer
Webmasters, the wait is finally over!
Videos of all the sessions from the Google India SearchMasters '09 Conference are now live on our Google WebmasterHelp Youtube Channel. If you really wanted to be at the event but couldn't, this is the perfect resource for you to catch all the talks on video.
Follow this playlist to view all the sessions.
Here are a few highlights:
Watch Adam Lasnik and Koti Ivaturi's talks on Google Webmaster Central and our Help Forum for an excellent insight into Google's webmaster resources. In his Q & A session , Adam answers several questions that many webmasters in India have on their mind.
Watch the other talks which have some great takeaways for webmasters who want to try Google Custom Search TM, better understand Google Analytics TM and really want to know how to build a mobile friendly version of their site.
Posted by - Manasa and Paul, Search Quality Team
Google India is continuing it's efforts to increase awareness of the benefits of Internet in India. Our goal is to take the Internet "straight to the people", therefore kick-starting adoption.
Along with the recent product launches of driving directions on India Maps, SMS Search, Gmail in Indian Languages, we are directly engaging with the Indian users through the Internet Bus program. After a successful tour in Tamil Nadu, we are launching the program in the South Indian state of Karnataka.
Tamil Nadu was a big learning for us and it was inspiring to see that people wanted to know about the internet and share their needs with us. This experience has reinforced our belief that awareness is a key challenge in the growth of the Internet in India and we are excited about bringing this campaign to yet another state. The bus will travel through 15 towns in the next 50 days.
Inside the bus, we make the learning hands-on. Along with interactive "learning booths", showing custom videos , we have "explore booths" to let visitors try out what they have just learned. The Internet Bus will focus on four themes – information, communication, entertainment and education. The content will provide familiarization on using services like search, email, social networking, online maps and mobile. All this information will be available in English and Kannada.
Users across India will be able to follow the bus through its journey, see pictures and videos and join online communities by simply visiting http://www.google.co.in/internetbus.
Posted by Srikanth Belwadi & Nishant Nair