Create document in your own language: Microsoft Phonetic Tool

Saturday, December 30, 2006


The recent development from Microsoft stable and devoted to Indian users is the “Microsoft Phonetic Tool”. This tool as the name suggests is intended for users to input text in 13 Indian languages e.g Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Sanskrit, Assamese, Oriya and Konkani using a standard QWERTY keyboard. And the best part is that you can type it in English in the way it sounds in the native language. For example if you wish to type मुज्हे हिन्दि मे लिखना हे then you can just type (mujhe hindhi me likhanaa he) and it will appear in Hindi.

Uses and Feature of the Phonetic Input Tool:
1. Useful for bilingual users who use English keyboard and wish to write letter or document in their native language.

2. As the tool uses phonetic schemes for transliterating the text the scheme of writing is included in the help file of the tool which will faciliate for each writing.

3. Reverse Transileteration feature converts the transliterated text back into phonetics. Also helps in converting characters from one language to another.

Example and How to:

Lets take that I wrote हिन्दि and I would like to convert this Hindi into Bengali font i.e হিন্দি then this can be done using the tool by following steps:

On the Word document select the text you would like to convert in this case select हिन्दि and click on Convert Selection, from the menu, select Convert from Hindi to Bengali…in this way you can convert it from one language to another.

4. Currently the Phonetic Input tool support the following languages:
Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujrati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Sanskrit and Konkani.

5. Users can use Hotmail and other messaging services to send emails in their choice of Indian languages after changing the Encoding of the pages to Unicode (UTF-8) in their choice of web browser.

6. It is compatible with Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Higher version of Operating System.

7. Microsoft Word is working fine to create your document in your own language using this tool , but hotmail is not properly supporting the feature.

8. The included Help file with this tool is very concise and has all the required help available.

So now click here or the following text to start downloading the tool and install it and have fun writing e-mails and create documents in your own language:

Posted by Alex @ 5:07 AM  


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