As tools to create Telugu on computer are increasing and as Telugu content is growing on the web, you often get messages from your friends in Telugu or come across a Telugu web page. You can understand Telugu. But… the problem is–
- you cannot read Telugu
- or, your computer is not configured to display Telugu
The latter problem can be overcome in just 5 minutes by configuring your computer for Telugu.
However, you cannot learn to read Telugu just then. It takes time. But, you want to know right then what is the Telugu text in the message you have just received. Or, what the Telugu webpage you are viewing is about. But in most cases, you may not get the English version of the message or webpage.
There you are! nikihiLe is for you. It is a tool that converts (precisely, transliterates) Telugu text into English. It is not a translator. It is a transliterator. That is, it just spells the Telugu words in English. For example, the word “English” in Telugu is transliterated as “iMgleesh^”. Not worse than characters that do not make sense, right? Try it now.
To read such English-transliterated text fast, you need to get used to it. :-) This transliteration is based on RTS standard.
If you like nikhilE and would wish to spread it, I have made nice button for you:.
(If you use Firefox for your web browsing, you can use Padma extension to transliterate Telugu text. I feel that it is simpler to use Padma extension than everytime coming to nekhilE.)
aanaMda telugu saMbhaashaNaM!
(తెలుగు బ్లాగర్లూ, తెలుగులో చదవలేని మీ సందర్శకులని నిఖిలేకి పంపండి.)