As of today Google has added 22 Indic Languages – with transliteration support.
These include Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu and Gujarati.
Google also added in a new text editing tool to make it easier to select, copy and paste. This is in addition to new options for resizing and re-positioning the keyboard so it fits to your hand and texting style.
With new languages (such as वाह). Through Gboard’s internationalization through machine learning, glide typing and suggestions are now available in more then 185 languages!
In addition to supporting each language’s native scripts, Gboard includes the QWERTY layout for transliteration. This means you can spell phonetically. Their example is as follows: type “aapko holi ki hardik shubhkamnay” and get “आपको होली की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें.
Google worked closely with these native speakers, since their presence online is minimal, to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
As always with the Gboard you can Google Search and Google Translate. But with the biggest thing is the Swipe texting which the Google Indic Keyboard doesn’t have.
You can also edit text easier. Gboard now has a new text editing mode with buttons for easy cursor control.
To access, select the Text Editing Icon in the quick features menu by pressing the G button (or arrow) in the suggestion strip.
And by clicking the one hand control from the quick feature menu, the keyboard can adjust and position of the keyboard!
These updates are amazing and helpful to the Indic Language areas!
A List of the new languages here:
Assamese, Bengali, Bodo (Devanagari, Bengali), Dogri (Devanagari, Arabic), Gujarati, Hindi (Devanagari, Hinglish), Kannada, Kashmiri (Devanagari, Arabic), Konkani (Devanagari, Latin), Maithili (Devanagari), Malayalam, Manipuri (Bengali), Marathi (Devanagari), Nepali (Devanagari), Odia, Punjabi (Gurmukhi, Arabic), Sanskrit (Devanagari), Santali (Ol chiki, Latin), Sindhi (Devanagari, Arabic), Tamil, Telugu, Urdu (Arabic). In addition to the 22 new Indic languages, Gboard added support for Kinyarwanda and Waray.