Gboard Shows Support For 500 Languages Just 2 Years After Roll Out

Gboard Shows Support For 500 Languages Just 2 Years After Roll Out

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Just 2 Years after roll out, the Gboard virtual keyboard by Google on Android supports 500 languages. That, as per Google, allows almost 90% of the Earth’s human population to interact in their first language on their handsets.

Overall, Gboard supports over 40 writing systems, from scripts employed in most of the languages—such as Cyrillic, Roman, and Devanagari—to the likes of Ol Chiki, which is only employed in Santali. To assist users interact more naturally, the layouts of keyboard are set up for each of the varieties in language, as are the predictive text and autocorrect functions.

Google rolled out Gboard in December couple of years ago with 100 languages’ support, and it has included just as many over in the past months. Hitting 500 in a comparatively short timeframe is a notable objective, specifically since including a language means Google characteristically requires to find sufficed written text to educate the AI. That is easy enough for French or English, but harder for less-common languages.

On a related note, the earlier version of Gboard had additions such as incorporation of Bitmoji and stickers. Other enhancements comprised modifications in the setting page of Themes and changes to most of the keys on the keyboard. The last update of Gboard was the addition of GIF support. And now since the iOS gadgets also support Bitmoji and stickers, it was high time for Google to improve.

The Bitmoji and stickers will come into sight when you click on the emoji key present on the keyboard. Once you are there, it will ask you to install the Bitmoji app and the stickers pack from Google Play Store. Once you have installed both, it will operate on all the applications that support GIFs from Gboard.