Microsoft announced the release of smart Phonetic keyboards for 10 Indian languages in its latest update for Windows 10
The release of the updated phonetic keyboards is available in Hindi, Bangla, Tamil, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Odiya, Telugu, Kannada as well as Malayalam. The keyboards now allow Indian users to work in their preferred languages unlike before when many of them had to purchase customized Indic hardware keyboards. Moreover, the new tools will improve typing speed and accuracy in Indian languages by at least 20% and they make many regional symbols easier to input. Since no separate installation is required, they can be used in areas with low/no internet connectivity. Unlike the installed tools, constant upgrading will not be required anymore but will be part of the Windows updates. New Phonetic keyboard layouts will work with any common text encoding standard enabled applications and web browsers running over the Windows 10 operating system.