Google Gboard Converts Roman Urdu to Normal Urdu



Gboard is a keyboard app from Google which is available on most of the Android smartphones by default. But it wasn’t an easily available app for Pakistani users who were writing in Roman Urdu. But now the search giant has solved the problem for these Pakistani and other Urdu speaking people by adding a new feature in this keyboard app that automatically converts Roman Urdu to Urdu in real time in the original script.

On most of the digital platforms, Urdu is a neglected language. But this new step by Google shows that the digital world is now accepting the importance of Urdu. This feature can be used by all those users who want to convert their Roman style Urdu in to original Urdu script.

According to a estimate, more than 150 million people around the world can speak, write and understand Urdu. These people had no choice except to use Roman Urdu to conveying messages from different chatting apps and softwares because all the keyboards are using English alphabets. In the absence of any other way, it becomes a trend to use English alphabets for Urdu expressions on social media and other mediums.

Now the issue has been solved by Google and you can convert Roman Urdu into genuine Urdu by following these easy steps.

  • The first step is to download and install Gboard from Google Play Store or the Apple Play Store on Android and iOS devices respectively.
  • Now open the keyboard and select the keyboard as input method according to the instructions
  • In Gboard settings, select Languages option and deselect ‘Use System language’.
  • Now select Urdu (abc) from the list of languages in Gboard.
  • Now you can choose Urdu Pakistan to get Urdu input layout and this will provide you the new feature of Gboard.

Surprisingly, Gboard can recognize and convert Roman Urdu into regular Urdu quite accurately. Apart from Urdu, options of local languages like Sindhi and Kashmiri are also available.

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