Google India today announced the launch of a new edition of Google News in Tamil and Tamil transliteration on Google Search, Blogger and Orkut . Google expects that these products will help bring the benefits of the internet to Tamil speakers in India and overseas. Google news in Tamil, like other news editions, will gather news stories from the various Tamil news sources on the web and present an automatically generated summary with links to the most important stories in each section.
Every link to a news story will take the reader to the news site where they can read the story in its entirety. This is the third Google news edition to be launched in India, after English and Hindi. Tamil transliteration in Blogger will enable users to publish content in Tamil while using English keyboard for text entry. This is intended to make Tamil content more popular and more easily available in the online world. Tamil transliteration in Orkut will make it easier to communicate with friends and family by exchanging scraps in Tamil.
Google search in Tamil allows users to type in English, which automatically generates suggestions in Tamil.