Gujarati Help icon Type in Gujarati using transliteration bookmarklet

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Ever visited a web-site and wanted to type in Gujarati but did not find transliteration feature there? Now you can use this bookmarklet to type in Gujarati on any web-site.

Transliteration bookmarklet is a small piece of code that you store in your browser. Once stored, you can type in Gujarati in any text box on any web-site of your choice. It works on Google web-sites as well as other web-sites.

For example, you can use the bookmarklet to chat in Gujarati in Gmail, send messages in Gujarati to your friends on networking web-sites, or edit a Gujarati Wikipedia article or search for Gujarati information on Google search.

Note that you do not need to use the bookmarklet to compose email in Gmail, write a knol or use in Labs page. Transliteration is built-in on these web-sites.



About transliteration

Google Transliteration offers an option for converting English characters to the characters used in Gujarati. This lets you type Gujarati words phonetically in English script and then have them appear in Gujarati. Note that this is not the same as translation - it is the sound of the words that are converted from one alphabet to the other, not their meaning. For example, typing "aapane" transliterates into Gujarati as .

Storing the transliteration bookmarklet

If you know how to create a bookmarklet, bookmarklet this link: [અ Type in Gujarati]. NOTE: This is NOT same as clicking on the link.

Done! Now whenever you visit a web-site and want to type in Gujarati, click on the bookmarklet you just created. For more information, see the Using the transliteration bookmarklet section.


For detailed steps on storing the bookmarklet, use the appropriate link below. Note that you need to follow these steps only once.

Storing transliteration bookmarklet on Internet Explorer

Note: Transliteration bookmarklet is supported on Internet Explorer version 6 and above. If you come across font issues, see this Wikipedia article for possible solutions.

Perform the following steps:
  1. Right-click this link: [અ Type in Gujarati].

  2. Select "Add to Favorites".

    Adding bookmarklet to favorites in IE

  3. Click "Yes" for the security message shown by Internet Explorer.

    IE security message for Javascript: URL

  4. Choose "Links" as the directory where the bookmarklet should be created.

    Selecting Links folder for bookmarklet

  5. Click "Add".

After following the above steps, a bookmark with name [અ Type in Gujarati] should appear in the Internet Explorer Links toolbar as follows:

Links toolbar in IE



If you do not see the the bookmark, follow these additional steps:
  1. Make sure that the Links toolbar is visible. Right-click on empty space in Internet Explorer toolbar area and confirm that the Links toolbar is checked:

    Ensuring Links toolbar is visible

  2. Make sure that the toolbars are unlocked. To unlock toolbar, right-click on empty space in Internet Explorer toolbar area and uncheck the "Lock the Toolbars" option.

    Unlocking toolbars in IE

  3. Drag the Links toolbar to left side. Your toolbar will now look like:

    Dragging links toolbar in IE


Done! You can now go to Using the transliteration bookmarklet section for details on how to use the bookmarklet.

Storing transliteration bookmarklet on Firefox

Note: Transliteration bookmarklet is supported on Firefox version 3 and above. If you come across font issues, see this Wikipedia article for possible solutions.

Perform the following steps:
  1. Right-click this link: [અ Type in Gujarati].

  2. Click on "Bookmark This Link".

    Adding bookmarklet to Firefox toolbar

  3. Choose "Bookmarks Toolbar" in the "Folder" option.

    Choosing Bookmarks toolbar in Firefox

  4. Click "Done".

After following the above steps, a bookmark with name [અ Type in Gujarati] should appear in the Firefox Bookmark toolbar as follows:

Firefox Bookmarks toolbar



If you do not see the the bookmark, follow this additional step:

Make sure that the Bookmarks toolbar is enabled. Right-click on the empty space next to "Help" menu and click on the "Bookmarks Toolbar" option:

Ensuring Bookmarks toolbar is visible in Firefox



Done! You can now go to Using the transliteration bookmarklet section for details on how to use the bookmarklet.

Storing transliteration bookmarklet on Chrome

Note: Transliteration bookmarklet is supported on Chrome 2. If you come across font issues, see this Wikipedia article for possible solutions.

Perform the following steps:
  1. Press Ctrl+B so that the Bookmarks toolbar is always visible.

    Ensuring Bookmarkls toolbar is visible in Chrome

  2. Drag this link: [અ Type in Gujarati] to the Bookmarks toolbar.

After following the above steps, a bookmark with name [અ Type in Gujarati] should appear in the Chrome Bookmark toolbar as follows:

Bookmarks toolbar display in Chrome

Done! You can now go to Using the transliteration bookmarklet section for details on how to use the bookmarklet.

Storing transliteration bookmarklet on Safari

Note: Transliteration bookmarklet is supported on Safari 4. If you come across font issues, see this Wikipedia article for possible solutions.

Perform the following steps:
  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+B so that the Bookmarks toolbar is always visible.

    Ensuring Bookmarks toolbar is visible in Chrome

  2. Drag this link [અ Type in Gujarati] to the Bookmarks toolbar.

After following the above steps, a bookmark with name [અ Type in Gujarati] should appear in the Safari Bookmark toolbar as follows:

Bookmarks toolbar display in Safari


Done! You can now go to Using the transliteration bookmarklet section for details on how to use the bookmarklet.

Using the transliteration bookmarklet

To type in Gujarati on any web-site, follow these simple steps:
  1. Click on the [અ Type in Gujarati] button in Bookmarks toolbar. Wait till the message "Transliteration is enabled ..." is displayed. The message informs us that transliteration is ready to use.

  2. Click on any text box where you want to type in Gujarati. You will see a Transliteration enabled icon icon in the text box. Now start typing in English and words will be transliterated to Gujarati.

  3. To switch off typing in Gujarati (i.e. to type in English), click on the [અ Type in Gujarati] button in Bookmarks toolbar again.

Here are some places where you can try it out:

Chatting in Gujarati in Gmail:

Using bookmarklet in Google Chat



Editing a Gujarati Wikipedia article:

Using bookmarklet in Wikipedia

Supported languages and browsers

This document gives information on how to use the bookmarklet tool to type in Gujarati. Transliteration bookmarklet is also available for other languages. To know more, click on the appropriate link below: The transliteration bookmarklet is supported on Internet Explorer 6 and above, Firefox 3 and above, Chrome 2 and Safari 4.

Frequently asked questions

  1. What is a Transliteration bookmarklet ?

    Transliteration bookmarklet is a tool that helps you to type in your language on any web-site. The tool uses the Google transliteration service in the background.

  2. Can I use this tool on web-sites other than Google's ?

    Yes. This bookmarklet can enable Typing in Gujarati on any web- site.

  3. How do I use this tool ?

    See the Storing the transliteration bookmarklet and the Using the transliteration bookmarklet sections for detailed information.

  4. Does my system support the bookmarklet tool?

    The bookmarklet tool is supported on Internet Explorer 6 and above, Firefox 3 and above, Chrome 2 and Safari 4.

  5. I created the bookmark but I cannot see it. Why?

    Please see the instructions in the Storing the transliteration bookmarklet for steps on creating the bookmarklet and making sure that it is visible.

  6. How do I switch ON transliteration or switch OFF transliteration?

    You can switch ON transliteration by clicking on the [અ Type in Gujarati] link in the Bookmarks toolbar. You can switch OFF transliteration by clicking on the same link again.

    To type in Gujarati, you must switch ON transliteration and then click on the text box where you want to type in Gujarati.

  7. How do I know if transliteration is enabled ?

    When transliteration is enabled, you will see a Transliteration enabled icon icon when you click on a text box. If instead you see a Transliteration disabled icon icon in the text box, then transliteration is disabled.

    You can enable and disable transliteration by clicking on [અ Type in Gujarati] bookmarklet in the toolbar.

  8. I cannot see text in Gujarati, but see empty boxes like ☐ instead - why ?

    This usually means that you browser or system does not have support for Gujarati. See this Wikipedia article for more details.

  9. Will transliteration work even without internet connectivity?

    Transliteration requires a live internet connection, as all the transliteration is done on Google's servers and sent back to your browser while you continue typing. If you find that the English words you type are not getting converted to Gujarati, make sure that transliteration is ON and then check your internet connection.

  10. I created the bookmarklet. How can I delete it?

    To delete the bookmarklet, right-click on it and select "Delete".

Feedback

To share your thoughts with us, please send them to indialabs+indictransliteration@google.com.

Terms of use

This software is provided under the Apache 2.0 Licence. Please see the COPYING file for details.