Now you can type in malyalam on gmail - Malayalam Gmail

Now you can type in malyalam on gmail - Malayalam Gmail

The launch of a new feature in Gmail that makes it easy to type email in Indian languages.

When you compose a new mail in Gmail, you should now see an icon with an Indian character, as the screenshot below shows. This feature is enabled by default for Gmail users in India. If you do not see this function enabled by default, you will need to go the "Settings" page and enable this option in the "Language" section.

When you click the Indian languages icon, you can type words the way they sound in English and Gmail will automatically convert the word to its Indian local language equivalent. For example, if a Malayalam speaker types "Web Designer Kochi, Kerala" we will transliterate this to "വെബ് ഡിസൈനര്‍ കൊച്ചി, കേരള." They currently support five Indian languages -- Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam -- and you can select the language of your choice from the drop-down list next to the icon.

ഗൂഗിളിന്റെ മലയാളം ഓപ്പറേറ്റിങ് സിസ് റ്റേം
I think in very near future we can expect Google OS world wide Including Indian Languages. That mean We can soon expect Malayalam OS (Google Malayalam Operating System)



I am only getting little boxes where the Malayalam alphabets should be. What do I do?
Sasi Menon


Google OS is a hype and buzzword for me :)- or are you talking about a cloud based OS?.

Something close to google OS might be Android :)


If you are getting boxes, make sure you download a Malayalam Unicode font from the internet. Here are some you could download:

Copy the fonts after you have downloaded them to C:/Windows/Fonts


how to switch back to english after malayalam typing is enabled?


Click on this link to know how to switch off/on malayalam and english


Binoj, it seems this feature has disappeard on the new version of gmail. Any idea how to do this?


To use the Input Tools with Gmail, you need to turn them on in the Settings. Log into your Gmail account on the web, click the gear-shaped icon on the right side and select Settings. On the Settings screen, click the General tab and under Language, click on "Show advanced options" .

Turn on the check box next to "Enable input tools" and select the languages you wish to add. Click the OK button and then click the Save Changes button on the Gmail Settings page.

Once the Input Tools have been added, they appear as menu options under the keyboard icon on the top right side of the Gmail window.

Hope this helps :)