While many of us feel at home using the QWERTY format for typing in English, doing the same for Hindi is not really comfortable. Aniket Sarngdhar from the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay has made this input system that makes typing in Hindi a whole lot easier.
As you can see from the picture, the whole script is divided into different wheels. Starting from inside, the first wheel has all the main alphabets, the second has all sub-alphabets, the third depicts how to use “maatras” (or diacritics) for the words and the fourth wheel shows the “maatras” you can use with the alphabet.
An app that can help many who don’t have access to the English language write on a touchscreen phone. So don’t be surprised if you get a polite reminder saying, “Aap ka paisa aaya nahi” from your grocery vendor.
Publish date: January 10, 2011 8:40 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 7:08 pm