Friday, March 15, 2013

Google Input in Hindi on your Andriod Mobile from Google Play

Recently Google  has implement Hindi Typing Input on Andriod device which  allows you to type messages, update on social networks or compose emails in Hindi on your Android phone.

There is no official Hindi font in Android 2.x, please make sure that your manufacturer provides additional Hindi font in your phone, otherwise the app will not work properly.
Your device may need different steps as described above. Please check the device’s user guide/manual for details.

How can I enable the keyboard and set it as the default input method?

- On Android 4.x and newer versions:
Open Settings -> Language & Input, under “KEYBOARD & INPUT METHODS” section, check Google Hindi Input, then click Default and select “Hindi transliteration” in the “Choose input method” dialog.
When typing in an input box, you can also change the default input method by selecting “Choose input method” in the Notification area.

- On Android 2.x:
Open Settings -> Language & keyboard, under “Keyboard settings” section, check Google Hindi input.
When typing in an input box, long press in the box and select “Input method” in the popup menu, then select “Google Hindi Input”.

How to use this application?

Hindi transliteration
- Toggle the button “a->अ” on English keyboard to turn on/off transliteration mode.
- In the transliteration mode, you can type Hindi word in English characters and the app will convert them to Hindi.
- For example, type “hindi” and then you will get the word हिंदी from a list.
- By turning off the transliteration mode on English keyboard, you can type in English.

Hindi keyboard
- Toggle the globe button to switch between English and Hindi keyboard
- Consonants are alphabetically ordered into 2 pages. Press the paging button “1/2” “2/2” to navigate between pages. Long press the character key to select various forms in the popup