Sunday, September 23, 2012
Web based Unicode Hindi Conversion Tools
Infoweb Services's Online Unicode Hindi Conversion Tools
Unicode is the language of web and fits everywhere, our own Hindi which is based on Devnagri Script is also available in Unicode. Now we can use this script in our emails, websites, chat forums or anywhere.
There are a number of tools to get a text in Unicode in Devnagri based scripts like Hindi but for people from older generation, (those who worked in or still work for Government Departments of Union and State Government, teachers and professors, Indian defence, some NGO's) who were comfortable with Ramington Typewriters were helpless with the development of this new technology.
During the phase when Hindi typing shifted from typewriters to computers, there skills were rescued by Kruti Dev fonts (a Hindi font which uses a Keyboard which is similar to Ramington Typewriter) which can easily used with most word processors without installing any software by simply choosing a font but now with the popularity of internet and web based applications like emails, blogs etc. which only used Unicode, they had no choice.
Google is also busy in developing its market in India by providing popular tools and services to people in India in there own local, regional languages and none of there tools are helpful for people who are proficient in using Kruti Dev based keyboards.
Anyway now they don't need to worry (only if they find that such a tool exists somewhere online), here is a online tool which can not only convert from Kruti Dev Hindi to Unicode Hindi but it can also convert Unicode Hindi text to Kruti Dev.
Those who do not know typing can use transliteration service i.e. they can type a word in english and get phonetically similar word in Unicode Hindi.
Here are the tools which are available in a separate tab on our webpage for Unicode Hindi conversion and modification. This post provides some help to use these web based tools.
1- Kruti Dev to Unicode Conversion
In this tab (which is also the default) one can type online in Kruti Dev font or upload an existing text file (with .doc or .docx extension, which is used by the most popular Microsoft Word from his/her local computer) and then click on the botton below.
Those who are typing online can also see keyboard layout for using Kruti Dev font by clicking on that.
2- Converting Devnagri Unicode to Kruti Dev Font
Using this tab one can convert any text available in Unicode Hindi (or any other Devnagri based script) to Kruti Dev, which can then be edited or modified for further use.
Please note that the text that is converted from Unicode to Kruti Dev must be downloaded (copied and pasted) in a word processor file using Kruti Dev font, as this text isn't visible in Kruti Dev font on our website (we need to modify our coding for this to work online).
3- Type in English to Get Hindi Unicode
Those who do not know typing in Devnagri script (Hindi for example) using any keyboard except typing in english using standard keyboard can now easily convert english text in Unicode phonetically i.e., they can transliterate english to hindi.
Our youth who are reluctant to learn typing can use this to get text in Unicode text in Devnagri Script in any language supported by this script.
4- Edit Text in Unicode Hindi or any Devnagri Language
Hindi Unicode editor is actually Devnagri Unicode editor as it can be used to edit any existing text in unicode to get the desired text.
Languages/dialects based on Devnagri Script
According to wiki Devnagri script is used by the following languages :-
This is all we have online to support Devnagri Script and other regional languages especially our national language Hindi. Try our online unicode Hindi conversion tool, if you haven't tried it already and do suggest it to anyone who actually looking for it as its totally free to use.