Type English in the box given below. As soon as you'll press SPACE, the word will convert in Hindi. For example, to write "भारत" you should type "bhaarat" and then press SPACE key. If you want to type something in English in the middle of Hindi text, press Ctrl+g to toggle between English and Hindi.
TechWelkin English to Hindi Typing Tool is a simple facility that gives you a clean interface to easily type in Hindi on computer and do English to Hindi translation (conversion). This tool automatically converts the Roman text into Hindi Unicode font. For example, if you need to type "भारत" just type "bhaarat" in the above box. As soon as you will hit SPACE key, the English text will convert into Devanagari text.
Unicode is a standard that defines all the letters in all the languages around the world. Text typed in Unicode can be read on all the computers without installing any extra piece of software. Therefore, it is always recommended that you type Hindi in Unicode. The TechWelkin Hindi typing tool gives you Unicoded text. So, you copy the Hindi text from above box and paste it anywhere in the computer; for example Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, MS-Word document etc.
This conversion of one script to another (i.e. Roman script to Devanagari) is called transliteration. However, some people mistakenly call it English to Hindi translation. Translation happens when vocabulary is changed. In this Hindi typing tool, only alphabets are changed to a different script.
Hindi is written using Devanagari script. This script is also shared by several other languages including Sanskrit, Marathi and Maithili. Hindi typing on computer picked up pace when Unicode standard was defined for Hindi. Earlier, Hindi was written on computers using legacy, non-Unicode fonts like Krutidev, Shusha, Shiva and Chanakya. Scores of such fonts were in use between the year 2000 and 2006.
The main trouble with these fonts was that the Hindi text typed on one computer was not readable on other computers if the font used was absent on the target computer. To get around this problem, people used to send the font file along with the typed Hindi material. The reader had to first install the font and only then the file used to become legible.
This problem aggravated when Internet became popular on India and people began to type Hindi online. Thousands of blogs and websites in Hindi language came up. Such websites had no option but to place a notice on their homepage with instructions on how to download the legacy font that was used on the website.
All these problems began to vanish when Unicode came by. It revolutionized the online Hindi typing. Google came up with Transliteration tool that allowed users to do English to Hindi translation (it is actually conversion, but many people still call it translation). In no time, several font converters were also developed to allow automatic conversion of Hindi text into Unicode. Microsoft bundled the Mangal font with its Windows operating system. Mangal is a Unicode font and it solved the problem of unavailability of a universal font. Now that Mangal was present on almost all the computers, online typing in Hindi and display of Devanagari script on websites became very easy.
Hindi is a major language in India. It is understood in most parts of the country but states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh constitute a so-called Hindi Belt. These are the states where Hindi is the lingua franca.
Now, use of Hindi on computer, Internet and mobile devices is fairly popular. Hindi speakers want to type status messages on WhatsApp, posts on Facebook and emails in Hindi. It is heartening to see that technological support has given a great boost to the online presence of Hindi language. Online content in Hindi is not yet in excellent shape but things are moving is a better direction. Companies have been showing their confidence in Hindi content. For example, recently Google changed its policy to officially allow the use of Google AdSense ads on Hindi websites. This could turn out to be a big moment for professional bloggers who do blogging in Hindi language.
If you feel surprised to see your friend sending you message written in Hindi, then it is time that you refresh your skills. It is extremely easy to type Hindi on computer. Give a try to the TechWelkin online tool for Hindi typing and you’ll see on your own that it is not so difficult. You don't need to learn professional typing. The above tool uses phonetic layout. Type with the regular English keyboard and this tool will automatically convert English text into Hindi. It’s fun! Give it a try.
The above tool allows you to save file as a MS-Word document. It also gives you the option of easily correcting commonly made mistakes in typing (for example, people use pipe symbol ( | ) instead of poorna-viraam). If you're using Internet Explorer, Save option may not work. In such a case, you can copy the typed text and save it manually in a file. However, we would advise you to begin using Google Chrome or Firefox web browsers (these are much better than Internet Explorer).
This online English to Hindi typing tool is mobile-friendly and you can use it on your tablet or mobile phone as well. However, you can also learn how to directly type Hindi on mobile phones.
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