To enable user typing in their own language when using a computer or the Internet, Google Transliteration added “support for 5 new languages – Amharic, Tigrinya, Hebrew, Oriya and Sinhalese. With this launch, Google Transliteration supports 22 languages spoken across Africa, South Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. You can also compose richly formatted text and look up word definitions with our dictionary integration. If the default transliteration isn’t the word you wanted, you can highlight it to see a list of alternatives. For even finer-grained control, we provide a unicode character picker to allow character-by-character composition. You can select from one of 22 supported languages:
Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hebrew, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Persian, Punjabi,Russian, Sanskrit, Serbian, Sinhalese, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya and Urdu,” writes Google.
More info: Google Labs