We’re back at the Jaipur Literature Festival this year, this time with a ‘Love Your Language’ event that will run from January 21 to 25.
‘Love Your Language’ is all about making content in different Indian languages more widely available on the web. By contributing to the Google Translate Community during the event, Google Translate can boost translation of these languages, making content on the Internet more accessible to millions of people. Presently, Google Translate is available for nine of India’s 22 official languages, but languages that are under-represented on the Internet like Bengali, Telugu, and Tamil could use a little help.
You can contribute to the Google Translate Community on your phone, laptop or computer. Just type, swipe or tap translations in the languages you speak. You have the option to either translate phrases directly, or validate existing translations.
And with the Google Indic Keyboard, we’ve made it easier to input Hindi and ten other Indian languages, including Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu, with your Android phone or tablet.
You can learn more about the Translate Community and the Google Indic Keyboard at a demo zone located at the Google Mughal Tent. Even if you can’t make it to the Festival, you can still help impove Indian languages at translate.google.com/community.
While you’re at the Festival, drop by the Google Tent near Durbar Hall to view highlights of our heritage on the Google Cultural Institute, an initiative that builds technologies so that anyone can access culture anywhere.
Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan
We’ll have monuments, artworks, crafts and narratives from across Rajasthan and some of our 29 Indian partners on the Cultural Institute on virtual display — and you’ll be able to visit many of these in an immersive experience using Google Cardboard.
Come join us, for a journey across India’s languages and cultures!
See you there!