Bangalore, Aug 12: Now, feel at home even though you are in a foreign country by chatting with your friends and family in your native language. Google has some good news with the introduction of Googe talk that has transliterate bots. These bots will convert text from English to Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil or Telugu. Transliteration is a service by Google India that allows you to type in in Indian languages using phonetically equivalent English script (it is also available on our labs page, orkut scraps and blogger).
The procedure is simple enough. If you are chatting in hindi and you type 'haal kaisa hai janab ka?' the firstname.lastname@example.org bot will produce in Hindi as 'हाल कैसा है जनाब का?'. At present there are five transliteration bots - Hindi (en2hi.translit), Kannada (en2kn.translit), Malayalam (en2ml.translit), Tamil (en2ta.translit) and Telugu (en2te.translit), and remember that their names end with '@bot.talk.google.com'.
Here is the simple three steps to chat in your native language:
1) First add the bot that you want to your friend's list. (For example, add email@example.com for Hindi). You just need to do this once.
2) Start a chat session with your friend
3) Convert the chat session to a group chat and invite the bot to it.