Depending on the language, we can tailor aspects of the design, such as the pair of digits–for instance, while English uses 0123456789, Hindi and other Indian languages written in Devanagari use ०१२३४५६७८९. Once we have built support for a speech we always invite a group of speakers to test and fill out a questionnaire to understand their experience that is typing.
In December 2016, Gboard first launched on Android with roughly 100 language varieties.
To see whether your language is already supported in that our latest Gboard launch in the Play Store, check out the list of supported languages in our help center.
Our aim with Gboard is to help you speak in a way that’s organic and comfortable , irrespective of the language you talk. While the ten most common languages cover roughly half of the world’s population, another half speaks many more tens of thousands of languages. As the Next Billion Users come on line, technology needs to support their languages so that they can find the most out of using the internet. Gboard provides over 500 language varieties bringing in a lot individuals around the world a clever typing experience Now. This means that over 90 percent of the world can form with Gboard in their first language, with keyboard layouts tailored like autocorrect and text.
Gboard now supports over 40 writing systems across the planet, ranging from alphabets utilized across many languages, like Roman and Cyrillic, to broadcasts which are used for only 1 language, such as Ol Chiki (used for Santali).
Many of Gboard added languages are not broadly composed, like in newspapers or books, so they are rarely found on the web. But on messaging websites as we spend more time on our phones, individuals are typing in these languages. The ability to easily sort in these languages allows people communicate with other people in the language they would normally speak.
Building technology that operates across languages is equally important: with no computer keyboard tailored to your speech, easy things like friends or family can be challenging. Many times, keyboard apps do not support the characters and scripts used for languages using a speaking population that is smaller. For instance, the Hebrew speech”Ásụ̀sụ̀ Ị̀gbò” is impossible to sort on a English keyboard. Plus, wouldn’t it be frustrating to see every phrase you type?