July 31st, 2009 | Published in Google Custom Search
A few weeks ago, we announced support for transliteration in Custom Search in a bunch of languages, including Arabic and a set of Indic languages. The auto-transliteration feature allows your users to conveniently type in English, for example, and search in one of these languages.
Now, that list of transliteration languages in Custom Search has grown. We now support a dozen languages, including Urdu and Nepali.
The feature is very simple to use: you can turn transliteration on in the Language settings section of the Basics page on the Custom Search control panel.
Once you've enabled automatic transliteration, a language button next to the search box alerts your users. As a user types, the query is transliterated into the selected language in real-time, allowing the user to search in that language.
For more details, read our original transliteration blog post, or search on the Custom Search website!
Here's the current list of supported transliteration languages: