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Transliteration, font and script converter
Samyak Lalit | October 20, 2016 (Last update: October 20, 2016)

Samyak Lalit is an Indian author and disability rights activist. He is the principal author and founder of projects like TechWelkin, WeCapable, Viklangta, Kavita Kosh among many others.

With the advent of Unicode, more and more languages got represented on the Internet. Speakers of these languages could be easily divided in two categories: the native speakers and those who can speak a language but can not read the script. For example, a lot of people in India, understand Urdu and Punjabi to quite an extent but cannot read Nastaliq or Gurmukhi scripts. These people often use font converters and script converters to convert text in a script into the one that they can read. For such tasks, software tools are required that can transliterate one script into another. TechWelkin has developed a transliteration tool that can transliterate Devanagari, Roman, IPA, Diacritic Roman, Gujarati, Gurmukhi and Bangla scripts. More languages will soon be added to the list.

At present the following transliterations are possible using this tool:

  • English to Devanagari
  • English to Diacritic Roman
  • English to IPA
  • English to Gujarati
  • English to Punjabi/Gurmukhi
  • English to Bangla
  • Devanagari to English
  • Devanagari to Diacritic Roman
  • Devanagari to IPA
  • Devanagari to Gujarati
  • Devanagari to Punjabi/Gurmukhi
  • Devanagari to Bangla
  • Gujarati to English
  • Gujarati to Devanagari
  • Gujarati to Diacritic Roman
  • Gujarati to IPA
  • Gujarati to Punjabi/Gurmukhi
  • Gujarati to Bangla
  • Punjabi/Gurmukhi to English
  • Punjabi/Gurmukhi to Devanagari
  • Punjabi/Gurmukhi to Diacritic Roman
  • Punjabi/Gurmukhi to IPA
  • Punjabi/Gurmukhi to Gujarati
  • Punjabi/Gurmukhi to Bangla
  • Bangla to English
  • Bangla to Devanagari
  • Bangla to Diacritic Roman
  • Bangla to IPA
  • Bangla to Gujarati
  • Bangla to Punjabi/Gurmukhi

Transliteration, font and script converter

Please note that a transliteration tool does not translate text. It only changes the script. For example, TechWelkin transliteration tool will convert bhaarat into भारत; whereas a Hindi to English translation tool will change bhaarat to India.

Also a number of people think that font and script are the same thing. And therefore, a transliterator, font converter and script converter are all same. But in truth, font is just a face of a script. A script may have hundreds or even thousands of fonts.

For example, Roman script is used to write in languages like English, French, Italian, Spanish etc. And Roman script can be written using fonts like Arial, Times Roman, Verdana, Roboto etc.

Similarly, Devanagari script is used for writing languages like Hindi, Sanskrit, Nepali, Marathi etc. and on computer this script can be written with Devanagari fonts like Krutidev, Shiva, Mangal, Devlys, Nirmala etc.

We will keep on improving this Indic transliteration tool. Do let us know your comments on this.


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