Thursday, April 12, 2007

Now you can blog in Hindi

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Blogger Buzz: Now you can blog in Hindi

Our friends Anupama and Nitin have posted on the Google blog about the Hindi transliteration feature that they added to Blogger:
Enabling the transliteration option allows you to type out Hindi words using phonetically equivalent English script, and see the words getting transformed into the corresponding Devanagari script. The plus is that you now don't need to learn complicated mappings from English alphabet combinations to Hindi letters. That means you really don't need to worry about WeiRD UpPerCasEing to get the right Hindi spellings.
To get started, enable Hindi transliteration here (or by going to Settings > Basic). We have a help article explaining how it works, and a thread on the Blogger Help Group to talk about it.


Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Eight New Languages for Blogger

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Blogger Buzz: Eight New Languages for Blogger

Here at Blogger we believe that everyone all over the world should be able to express themselves online. When our attempt to translate into "love" (a supposedly universal language) failed, we decided to take the more effective route of translating our interface into rather more literal languages.

Today we've unveiled Blogger translated into: Nederlands, Türkçe, Dansk, Norsk, Svenska, suomi, Русский, and ภาษาไทย. This is in addition to the eleven language choices we already offer, bringing the total to 19!

To change the language in which you use Blogger, go to our Choose a Language page. To change your blog's language, go to Settings > Formatting.


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Bigger and Better Group

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Google Custom Search: Bigger and Better Group

Good news, Custom Search Engine fans! We've redesigned the discussion group just for you; in particular, we've added categories to make information easier to find, including several sections dedicated to CSE features and options.

We invite you to join the Google Custom Search Help Group at to ask questions, find answers, and lend your expertise to other Google Custom Search Engine users. Our own Custom Search Guides will also be posting to this group from time to time to help facilitate the discussion with tips and clarifications.

As for the original Co-op group, we've moved it into a subcategory of the new Custom Search group and archived the posts. You can still search for topics and read posts, but you won't be able to post new messages to the group. We hope you'll find the right category for your questions in the new Custom Search group.

Before posting to the group, try searching for the answer to your question in the FAQ or in the group archives. Also, please review the Custom Search Help Charter for more details about the group, including posting tips and etiquette. We hope to have you as an active group member soon!