In order to help you type in languages which use different character sets, when using Google Translate, Google today announced three major additions to its virtual keyboards and transliteration input methods in Google Translate including Japanese, Vietnamese, and Hebrew language support.
To use transliteration input methods, just select the ‘Allow phonetic typing’ option when typing in Google Translate.
“Since releasing transliteration support for these languages a few days ago, we’ve noticed significant improvements in the the speed of input (for instance, Vietnamese text input has become 20% faster with the new input method) which we hope to see translate into a better experience for everyone,” blogged Google.
To use Google’s transliteration input methods or virtual keyboards across the whole web, you can try out Chrome extension, which includes transliteration for over 20 languages and virtual keyboards for 70 more.
In other Google news, Google released API dashboard in Google Merchant Center, which makes it easier for online merchants who use the Google Content API for Shopping to debug their API requests.
“If you’re an API user, you can now view a comprehensive timeline and list of errors that occurred while making requests to the API, sorted by the number of times the errors occurred for faster prioritization. For each error, the dashboard also displays example request and response pairs, making it easier to locate and fix errors in your requests,” Google informs.