Monday, December 10, 2007

News is back, fresher and faster

Just a short post to let you know that writeKA news is back online, fresher and faster than before. Take a look -

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Newly Launched - writeKA News!

I've just launched the latest addition to writeKA - writeKA News. Here, you can read the latest news from multiple news sources. The content is dynamically created and refreshed constantly. As of now, news is available in English and Hindi. The number of supported languages will be increased as the application becomes more stable.

Hope you will like it, as always, please let me know your views via Feedback.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

writeKA - now on Google's सबसे लोकप्रिय सामग्री

Yes! The writeKA Hindi Transliterator gadget made it to the blue list, the list of most popular Google Gadgets on the Hindi version of iGoogle. Its a volatile virtual world out there, so I'm going to enjoy my moment of glory. :-) When you read this, if I'm lucky, it'll still be there. Go to and if you are NOT logged in, iGoogle will show you a list of most popular utilities.

Apart from this great news, I've updated writeKA's transliteration gadgets to use the new intelligent Scripton engine.

You can add them to your Google home page -
writeKA Hindi Transliterator for iGoogle
writeKA Malayalam Transliterator for iGoogle

You can also also add them to your website -
writeKA Hindi Transliterator for your website
writeKA Malayalam Transliterator for your website

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Malayalam, now on Scripton!

I've recently added intelligent online transliteration for Malayalam using the new Scripton transliteration engine. Scripton tries to predict what word you are trying to in without using any fixed transliteration map. For example, if you type in malayalam ezhuthan eluppam, then you'll get മലയാളം എഴുതാന്‍ എളുപ്പം.

Go ahead and give it a try - writeKA Scripton - English to Malayalam.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Screenshots of Scripto

Just thought I'll post some screenshots of Scripto here so you can take a peek before you download...

Scripto with the names of the default languages in version 0.2.0...

The dialog box for downloading new languages or updating existing ones...

The Blog Account setup, Adding a new account by just providing the blog URL.

And Scripto does the config for you.... (except user name and password of course!)
Publishing to a blog is simple - select your blog URL and enter password, then click Publish...

So go on, download and give it a try now...

Monday, July 2, 2007

Introducing Scripton . . .

I just realised I never formally introduced Scripton, the new intelligent online transliteration engine on writeKA (and a distant cousin of Scripto from the previous post)! OK, now I did. :-)

Right now, only the Hindi version of Scripton is publicly available. Other languages will follow soon. (as soon as I get to work on it!) Why do call Scripton intelligent? Because, it does a moderately good job of trying to guess the words correctly when you write in Hindi. For example, if you write tamatar aur kabutar, it will give the correct output as टमाटर और कबूतर. This wouldn't be possible in a fixed map engine like the ones used earlier. The engine will only improve with time as more people use it and correct presently incorrect outputs.

Give it a shot - writeKA Scripton.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

writeKA Scripto 0.2.0 Beta version released

I've just released the second beta version of writeKA Scripto.
Download Scripto.

It has a new look and feel and a lot more features, though the core transliteration mechanism has remained the same. I'll spend some more time on the core functionality in the newer releases.

The new features include:
1. Email using SendEmail
2. Publishing to all blog engines that support MetaWeblog API. This means you can now post directly to blogs running on Wordpress, MSN Live Spaces etc.
3. Auto configuration of blog accounts by making use of RSD.
4. A cool new icon set called Silk
5. Easy selection of (and shifting between) languages. Its also easier to add new languages.
6. Direct download of language maps from within the client - If you did not find your language and you would like to contribute to getting it included, please contact me or just post a comment here.

I also did a lot of clean up under the hood. I hope you all like it... please let me know!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Still here!

Its been a long while since my last post and I've still not published a new version of Scripto. So I thought I'll put a note out that I'm still working on stuff. The last few months, I was busy with things other than writeKA, BUT NOW I'm giving the final touches to a brand new service from writeKA, which I think will be the best yet. It will be releasing in a few days. As for Scritpto, I'll try my best to publish the next update soon!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Scripto Update #1

This is a small update to tell you what to expect in the next version of Scripto:
1. More languages - YES! But I need help with this as I don't speak all languages! Please let me know if you want to see your language (script) on Scripto.
2. More Blog platforms - Yup, I'm testing this right now. Scripto will support a whole range of other Blog platforms including Wordpress.
3. Some additional features - This is not finalised yet, so I'm not going to talk about it now.

Please do tell me what you would like to see in the coming versions . . .

Saturday, March 10, 2007

റയിറ്റ്കാ സ്ക്രിപ്റ്റൊ - മലയാളം ബ്ലോഗ് പോസ്റ്റ്

ഈ പൊസ്റ്റ് റയിറ്റ്കാ സ്ക്രിപ്റ്റൊയില്‍ നിന്ന് എഴുതി, ഡയരക്ട് പോസ്റ്റ് ചെയ്തതാണ്. സ്ക്രിപ്റ്റൊ ഉപയോഗിച്ചു പല ഭാഷകളില്‍ എഴുതാന്‍ കഴിയും.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

राइट-क स्क्रिप्टो - हिंदी ब्लोग पोस्ट

यह पोस्ट राइट-क स्क्रिप्टो से किया गया है। स्क्रिप्टो से आप कई भाषाओं में लिख सकोगे और ब्लोग भी कर सकोगे।

writeKA Scripto 0.1.0 Beta version released

The first beta version of writeKA Script was released yesterday. You can download Scripto from Scripto is a Transliterator and Blog Publisher. It has two features at the moment:
1. Configurable Transliteration Map - You can create your own map file - this means that you can create a map for almost any language you want - or even any font you want.
2. Direct Publishing - Scripto supports direct publishing to blogs hosted on Blogspot - for those using the NEW VERSION OF BLOGGER..

There are still many features missing that you find on the online version of Blogger, they will be added in steps in the coming releases. Please do not test Scripto on your main blogs, there is a test blog available and access will be provided on request - or of course you can create your own test blog.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Tools and Services #1

This is the first tools and services update.
All tools/services are currently in Beta and will be so for at least an year. You can find the following online tools at present.

Online Transliterators:
A transliterator is used to change letters, words, syllables or other language elements into corresponding characters or elements of another language or alphabet. This is different from translation. WriteKA has developed two language tranlisterators:
1. English(Roman) to Hindi(Devanagari)
Editor Style (Unicode only)
Simple (Includes Graphic support in addition to Unicode)
2. English(Roman) to Malayalam
Editor Style (Unicode only)
Simple (Includes Graphic support in addition to Unicode)

Search in Vernacular Languages:
WriteKA currently hosts Hindi and Malayalam search using a combination of it own transliteration engine and Google search. The search functionality can be added to your browser if you are using Internet Explorer 7 or Mozilla FireFox 2.0. Getting the plug-in is easy - Just go to and click on the drop down list next to your browser's search box. You'll automatically have an option to add the additional search options; or add them from here:
Hindi Search for your browser
Malayalam Search for your browser

If you use an older version of Internet Explorer, but have the Google Toolbar installed, you can still use this search functionality. Click the links below.
Hindi Search for Google Toolbar
Malayalam Search for Google Toolbar

Website Directory:
The website directory is still in the early stages of development. At the moment, the concentration is on Language related websites and giving additional information on languages.
Language Directory


This blog is about the tools and services provided at
It will be continuously updated to provide information about the latest product and service launches, help notes, language related technical information etc.