SwiftKey has introduced for Hindi and Gujarati-speaking users, with the app announcing the launch the ‘Transliteration’ feature – making it easier to type in both Hindi and Gujarati languages. The new SwiftKey feature is designed to provide flexibility to users who will be able to type in English letters or their native script quickly without having to change modes.
A user can choose what suits him or her best and type in English letters, the native script, or a combination of the two. SwiftKey is designed to automatically detect the language and script that the users is typing in to show predictions in the corresponding English or native language script, e.g.When “namaste“ is typed it will show as both “namaste” and “नमस्ते” on the prediction bar.
Speaking on the introduction of the new feature Aarti Samani, India Product Manager said, “SwiftKey’s aim is to always make typing easier, particularly if you speak more than one language and want to switch seamlessly between them without changing any of your settings. We’re proud to be introducing the feature in Hindi, one of the world’s most spoken languages, and Gujarati, which had previously not been possible to write in English letters.”
Transliteration will be automatically enabled for users who already have Hindi or Gujarati language models installed on their phones. This will mean that:
When you are in the QWERTY layout, you will see Hindi words in English letters. When in the native script layout you will only see predictions in the language of that script