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!