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Hindi + English = Hinglish with Swype in India

Voice and language solutions provider Nuance Communications Inc. today announced that the next generation of Swype, a learning, living touch input keyboard, now supports the Hinglish language – a mixture of Hindi and English languages used in India.

The idea is to promote local language on mobiles so people could communicate and input text in a commonly used lingo on their mobile devices.

According to the company, this latest version makes it easier for users to quickly Swype or type Hinglish words like chai (tea), paani (water), desi (local), garam (hot), masti (joy), jungli  (wild), etc.

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Swype’s mixed-language Hinglish database consists of tens of thousands of Hindi words transliterated into Latin script, as well as a vast English wordlist, it was stated.

The new version of Swype also contains unique adaptive capabilities to understand users’ preferences over time – becoming smarter and more personalized every time they use it.

“People use their keyboards every day in every way – so input needs to be fast and simple and with the growing popularity of Hinglish as the medium of communication in India, we are proud to introduce Swype with Hinglish support,” said Sunny Rao, managing director, India & South-East Asia, Nuance Communications.

“Swype’s living, learning keyboard ushers in a new era of input, where the keyboard adapts to the users’ unique way of communicating,” he added.

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The next-generation of Swype is available for OEMs supporting the Android Platform as well as via an SDK for other operating systems.

You can visit beta.swype.com to download the Swype Beta for Android.

Photo courtesy: Nuance Communications

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