In an attempt to make it easier for people to move past the limitations of their physical keyboards, software giant Google has recently added more than 100 new virtual keyboards and other input tools to its Gmail.
On Tuesday, Google introduced the new tool in its blog post, informing that with these additions, Gmail will now support typing in 75 languages.
Further, these tools will include transliteration and IMEs (input method editors— these allow users to enter text in any of the supported languages with a latin keyboard). You can swap between languages with one click once you’ve enabled the tools under Language in your Gmail settings.
"Today we're adding more than 100 virtual keyboards, transliteration and IMEs — collectively called input tools — in Gmail," Google product manager C. Andrew Warren said in the post.
"These tools enable you to type in the language and keyboard layout you're accustomed to, making it easy to keep in touch with family, friends and coworkers from any computer. You can even switch between languages with one click."
Google already has similar functionality in a Chrome extension, an Android app and a Windows desktop client, but this is the first time the company has embedded the tools directly within its email product.