For those who are passionate about Indian languages and wish to contribute to the Google Translate Community, Google is hosting a ‘Love Your Language’ forum from January 21 to 25 at the Jaipur Literature Festival. The aim is to represent Indian languages in a better way on the Internet.
Google Translate at present is available for nine out of India’s 22 official languages, with the exception of Bengali, Telugu and Tamil. With more input from the community, Google Translate can boost the translation of these languages, making content on the Internet more accessible.
“By putting Google’s tools in the hands of our Indian users, we believe we can help build a web that works for millions around the world. The Jaipur Literature Festival brings together people who are passionate about Indian languages and culture, so we can’t think of a better place to invite people to contribute to the Translate Community and experience Indian heritage online,” said Sapna Chadha, country marketing manager, Google India.
Google Translate Community can be used on phones, laptops and computers. Also, there is an option to either translate phrases directly, or validate existing translations. With the Google Indic Keyboard, it is easier to input Hindi and ten other Indian languages, including Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu, with Android phone or tablet.
If you’re attending the Jaipur Literature Festival, you can also learn more about the Translate Community and the Google Indic Keyboard at a demo zone located at the Google Mughal Tent. Those who can’t make it to the event can still help improve Indian languages online .
On this occasion, monuments, artworks, crafts and narratives from across India will be on virtual display at a dedicated space near Durbar Hall. Festival visitors can view highlights of Indian culture and heritage on the Google Cultural Institute and visit the world’s wonders in an immersive experience using Google Cardboard.