What is Google Transliterate?
Google offers an automatic transliteration option that converts Roman characters to the characters used in Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. This feature lets you type these languages phonetically in English letters, but they’ll appear in their correct alphabet. Keep in mind that transliteration is different from translation; the sound of the words is converted from one alphabet to the other, not the meaning.
What I did?
I did a integration of Google Transliterate with WordPress & punBB. My plugin allows you to write phonetically with the help of Google Transliteration in the WordPress post editor and also in punBB post box. This will not work in rich text editor mode in wordpress, you need to switch on HTML mode.
How does it work?
The bellow images tells you everything
- You can select your desired language from the list
- After Selecting the language, active the google transliteration option by clicking the text.
- Type the words phonetically. Once you type a space or a punctuation mark, the letters will be converted to corresponding language characters, like this:
- If you need to correct a transliterated word, click the word; you’ll see a menu of alternate spellings, in addition to an option to switch back to the Roman characters you typed. If you type the same word again, it will then be transliterated correctly based on your saved preference.