Andriod's multilingual makeover

Published on May 29, 2015 15:07:07 PM

The Android’s Swiftkey keyboard on Friday unveiled new layouts for Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi and Nepali languages, the firm said in a blog post.

"These new layouts will allow our users to write more quickly and easily in these languages. This is another step in fulfilling our company mission that technology should adapt to users, not the other way round," the post read.

The update is to benefit the languages that are based on Devnagari, like Tamil and Gujarati.

"Our new market release also brings our total number of Indian languages to 22. Our new additions are Bodo, Dogri, Kashmiri, Konkani (in both Devanagari and Kannada scripts), Maithili, Manipuri, Sanskrit, Santali and Sindhi."

The upgraded version includes changes to the top row that has vowels, layouts for Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Nepali Keyboards and numbers of local and roman scripts.