Swiftkey has been one of the best keyboards available right now and new features, languages are being added continuously to it. Today at an event in Delhi, Swiftkey announced that they are adding 8 more Indian languages transliteration support. Swiftkey is now available for Tamil speaking users and Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Telugu, and Kannada are also available with the beta release.

Through Transliteration, Tamil speakers using SwiftKey will be able to type in these languages by spelling them out phonetically on the standard QWERTY keyboard. Tamil transliteration will also support multi-script typing, meaning that users can type in English as well as phonetically, with SwiftKey’s AI predicting which language and script the user wants to communicate in. For example, for a multi-lingual Tamil speaker, who uses Hindi and Tamil interchangeably, when ‘namaskar’ is typed the prediction bar will show ‘namaskar’, “நமஸ்காரம்” and “नमस्कार”.

Aarti Samani, tech evangelist for SwiftKey India said, “Mixed language vocabulary is a naturally occurring phenomenon in our country, yet historically mobile users have been let down by having to use QWERTY keyboards not designed to allow them to type as they speak and think. The upshot is that many people avoid using certain letters and matras from their mother language. A large proportion of users abandons using the native script altogether. Multi-script transliteration solves this problem. It is crucial to advancing the adoption of new communication technologies in India, while still encouraging linguistic richness and diversity, and thus helping to preserve the sense of identity, culture, and tradition that is inexorably tied to native language usage.”

As of now, SwiftKey offers compatibility for 22 Indian languages. Along with transliteration support for these languages, Swiftkey also provided data regarding the emoji usage among its Indian users. The Northern India is all about love and users have shared the Face Blowing A Kiss emoji the most. In the South, people

The Northern India is all about love and users have shared the Face Blowing A Kiss emoji the most. In the South, people seems to be celebrating pretty often as they share the Party Popper emoji the most, while in the East, people are using the Bikini emoji the most. The Western and Central India are traditional. In the West people offered the traditional Bouquet emoji and whilst Central went for classic romance with the Rose emoji. Well, this research did not include the ever popular emojis – Tears of Joy and Smiley Face. The North, West and Central regions showing their respect, with the use of the Folded Hands emoji representing Indian greeting “Namaste”, alongside its conventional usage around prayer/praying or please/thank you. The Man in Business Suit Levitating emoji is very popular in the South India and is at 2nd position. However, this emoji never made it to the Top 10 list anywhere else. In case you’re curious to know more about the amazing data Swiftkey has got, check this out.

The Western and Central India are traditional. In the West people offered the traditional Bouquet emoji and whilst Central went for classic romance with the Rose emoji. Well, this research did not include the ever popular emojis – Tears of Joy and Smiley Face. The North, West and Central regions showing their respect, with the use of the Folded Hands emoji representing Indian greeting “Namaste”, alongside its conventional usage around prayer/praying or please/thank you. The Man in Business Suit Levitating emoji is very popular in the South India and is at 2nd position. However, this emoji never made it to the Top 10 list anywhere else. In case you’re curious to know more about the amazing data Swiftkey has got, check this out.

The North, West and Central regions showing their respect, with the use of the Folded Hands emoji representing Indian greeting “Namaste”, alongside its conventional usage around prayer/praying or please/thank you. The Man in Business Suit Levitating emoji is very popular in the South India and is at 2nd position. However, this emoji never made it to the Top 10 list anywhere else. In case you’re curious to know more about the amazing data Swiftkey has got, check this out.

The Man in Business Suit Levitating emoji is very popular in the South India and is at 2nd position. However, this emoji never made it to the Top 10 list anywhere else. In case you’re curious to know more about the amazing data Swiftkey has got, check this out.

Most used Emojis in India Data provided by Swiftkey
Most used Emojis in India Data provided by Swiftkey

So, what is that emoji that you use most often, let us know in the comments section below. Just comment down that emoji and we will figure it out. 😛

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