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How to convert Tamil to English scripts in Tamil web sites?

The people across the race, country, language comes and work together now a days. It is a good. Many of our work colleagues from other states/languages use to learn local language sincerely and mingle with the local people very well. So they speak in local language very fluently. But they are not able to read local language script since learning new script will eat up a lot of your time, which they don’t have normally. Because of this they miss the good online content in local language, their local friends share. Since they are good in speak, if some one converts local language to english script, it would be useful for them. We use to do it our works some times for our colleagues. Google has done it the world with its amazing quality tool called Google Script Coverter.

An introduction of this tool from Google:

Script Converter is a Google Labs product that allows the user to read a web page in a script of their choice. For example if the user can understand spoken Tamil but cannot read the script, they will be able to view Tamil web pages in English (Roman) script. We do not translate any content – we transform the words on the page to its phonetic equivalent in the desired script. We also support the conversion from non-Unicode encodings to Unicode, so that users can view pages without installing the custom font otherwise needed. Users will still need Unicode fonts. To start browsing a website, type the url in the text area, choose your preferred script and press convert.

For example:

In Tamil we write “தமிழுக்கு அமுதென்று”. This can be written in English scripts (Latin) as “thamizhukku amuthendru”.  To get it done, you just type in tamil in a text box, select language of your choice and click Convert button. That is it. See the following screenshots to have a feel of it.

Typing in Tamil (may be using Google IME tool)

After clicking "Convert", the entered Tamil text is shown in English scripts.

 


Instead of typing Tamil text in text box, if we type a URL (a web site’s address), this tool will convert this site into English scripts. The following screenshots depicts how one who does not know Tamil script can read my Tamil blog.

 

My Tamil Blog (click to enlarge)

Entering my Tamil Blog URL in text box (click to enlarge)

Wow! Tamil Blog displayed in English scripts! (click to enlarge)

Currently this tool supports the following Indian languages. Not only English scripts, you can convert between any of these language scripts.

  • Bengali
  • Greek
  • English
  • Persian
  • Gujarati
  • Devanagari (Hindi, Marathi, Nepali)
  • Kannada
  • Malayalam
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Sanskrit
  • Serbian
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Urdu

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5 comments for “How to convert Tamil to English scripts in Tamil web sites?

  1. kumar
    October 30, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Hello ,

    I am in urgent need of information. I want to become an Interpreter for Tamil. I do not know to read or write Tamil, i only to speak. Example: If I want the meaning of ” Court”or “Kidney” in Tamil, all website are translating it in Tamil Script, which i don’t know. I want the meaning in English Script (Latin) like the one you gave in the example.

    Any help is really appreciated.

    regards,
    kumar

  2. November 18, 2010 at 10:21 am

    how to covert english document to tamil

    • November 18, 2010 at 11:01 am

      Just select From “English” and To “Tamil” – it works!

  3. Raj
    October 19, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    can i translate any web page to Tamil, Since there is no Tamil language tool is available there….?
    Where can i find a one like that?

    • October 22, 2010 at 4:34 am

      Some time before I read that it is a work in progress in Google. Except Hindi, no other Indian language is available so far for translation.

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