- It is Different - Easy
Tamil Transliteration in ALL applications, Auto
Transliteration, Reverse Transliteration, Dual Screen Transliteration and more
As of Azhagi
6.0.7, one can try out transliteration in Hindi and other
languages [in beta stage - Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu,
Punjabi, Bengali, etc.] too in ALL
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Transliteration - one of the power tools of
Azhagi has a
sophisticated Reverse Transliterator (available in Azhagi since 2003) which can help you convert any Tamil Text back
to its exact English phonetic equivalent.
Reverse Transliteration gives the reverse of your existing Tamil texts (which
you might have generated earlier in 'Single Screen' interface of Azhagi or typed
directly in any external application like MS-Word). For a screen snapshot
depicting this feature, visit http://azhagi.com/pics/snaps/azReverseTrans2.jpg .
Transliteration is unique to Azhagi and it
has helped some of Azhagi's users immensely. A few instances
are mentioned below:
Users of Azhagi who are astrologers and film
scriptwriters find this very effective, for certain needs of them.
For instance, a Tamil film dialogue-writer had hundred pages of dialogues
written in Tscii Tamil already. But, the actor who was chosen to deliver those
dialogues did not know to read Tamil. So, the actor/writer were in a fix until
they came to know of this unique feature in Azhagi. Azhagi did all the
conversion (to Tanglish) for them in no time and they were a happy
2. The MD of a
company in TN (one of Azhagi's clients) was from the Northern part of
India.Though he had
learnt to speak Tamil, he was unable to read Tamil. But, he was
interested to read all the official correspondences which took place in Tamil
and also was very interested in reading Tamil literature (mainly Bharathi's
poems) of interest to him. So, he needed all the text in Tamil to be delivered
in Transliterated English. What the employees did was to type out the text in
MS-Word using Azhagi and generate the transliterated English in reverse and hand
it over to their MD.
of Azhagi's users have
their relatives/friends/grand-children who know to speak Tamil very well but do
not know to read Tamil. For them also, reverse transliteration comes in very
handy, for the same reasons as cited above. For instance, suppose you have a
beautiful poem typed out in Tamil but the friend to whom you wish to email this
poem does not know to read Tamil, though he is very interested in your poems. In
such cases, you can very well use Reverse Transliterator to get back the English
phonetic equivalent and send it across to him/her.
How to effect Reverse
See that the
'Tamil text area (TTA)' of Azhagi holds the Tamil text (in Tscii) to be
converted. To achieve the same, either open a '.rtf' Tamil document directly in
Azhagi or copy/paste your text on to the TTA of Azhagi from an external
'Tools->Power Tools->Reverse Transliteration'. Your converted text will
appear in Tanglish in a separate screen.
In the screen
holding the reverse transliterated text, you can change the dual syllabled
sounds (wherever required) by clicking on 'Search' and then on 'Replace' at the
appropriate places. i.e. you can change 'k' to 'g', 'p' to 'b', etc. wherever
You can change case
of the whole text to small case, if you require the same, by clicking on 'Make
As of now, Reverse Transliteration is possible only for existing Tamil
texts which are in Tscii encoding. So, if your Tamil texts are in any other
encoding, it has to be converted first to Tscii. Multiple font encoding
converters are available on the net. If you are not aware of any, please visit
http://azhagi.com/indic.html to get to know them.
Please note that as of now, Azhagi can provide Unicode to Tscii
When you generate your Tamil text using Azhagi's 'Dual Screen'
Transliteration, the English text is always visible and available and can be
stored in a separate file too. So, 'reverse transliteration' is not