Archive for April, 2010

SLASSCOM, the Sri Lankan IT and business process outsourcing chamber, had launched the SLASSCOM Mobile & Telecommunications Centre of Excellence (CoE) couple of days ago.

The centre has been established to bring together leading service providers and educational organisations in order to advance the fast growing Mobile & Telco IT/BPO Industry in Sri Lanka and provide innovative new services to domestic, UK and other international companies.

Leading mobile telecommunications providers including Dinota IT, Eurocentre, hSenid, Informatics, Mortorola, Sabre, Virtusa and Wavenet have already come forward to collaborate within the CoE. SLASSCOM invites all Sri Lankan mobile solution providers to join the CoE to take advantage of the collaborative force. Read More.


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Google Transliteration allows you to type phonetically using Roman characters. Simply type a word the way it sounds in English and Google Transliteration will convert it to its local script. 

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This currently supports 22 languages: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Serbian, Sinhalese, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya and Urdu. Try it out here.

Transliteration is the process of phonetically converting a word written in one script into another. Transliteration should not be confused with translation, which involves a change in language while preserving meaning. With transliteration, it is the sound of the words that are converted from one alphabet to the other.

With the Google’s AJAX Language API for Transliteration, you can enable transliteration on any editable element on your web page. This helps your users type in any language using an English keyboard. Thanks Indika for updating me on this.


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