Type in Malayalam or Any Indic Language using Google Chrome

Update : Do a lot more Malayalam Stuff on Google Chrome Using These Extensions Including Malayalam English Dictionary

This is a special tutorial for people who use Indic Languages, including Malayalam,Hindi,Kannada Marathi Nepali Tamil and Telugu and Arabic on websites. After reading this simple tutorial and installing a script in a single mouse click, you will be able to type in any of these indic languages, in any website, easily.

No extension or addon, you can simply drag and drop a bookmarklet to your browser’s bookmarks toolbar, and you are ready. Whenever you need transliteration enabled on your Google Chrome browser, click on the bookmarklet, start typing.

Transliteration bookmarklet is a small piece of code that you store in your browser. Once stored, you can type in Malayalam in any text box on any web-site of your choice. It works on Google web-sites as well as other web-sites.

What is Transliteration ?  A quick note

Its a simple browser based tool. Google Indic tranlisteration is a perfect example for our case. You type your Indian language using English letters, and it will automatically be changed to your language’s script. So you type “Malayalam” and it will be changed to “മലയാളം” Try it here or Watch this video, its a demo showing Hindi being used on a facebook page.

The Trick

It’s simple, I don’t know why I called it even a “trick” … okay, go to this page, drag the bookmarklet to your bookmarks toolbar, Click on the bookmarklet to start typing, and then to come back to English, click the same bookmarklet again.  To make it even easier, here is the screenshot of the page which explains the installation of this script.

Type in Malayalam or Indic Languages On Google Chrome

Type in Malayalam or Indic Languages On Google Chrome

There are different transliteration bookmarklet script for each language. Select your language from the following list, each item is linked to the page for that language on Google.

Hope this will be helpful for my Indian friends here. Please share this information with your friends, and start using your own language on the web !

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Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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  • nick 13/09/2009, 8:46 pm

    I need to a create malayalam website. can i get some guidence

  • nisarlk 01/07/2011, 10:11 pm

    i love malayalam