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How-tos, tips and tricks about Telugu on internet, computers and mobiles

Setting your preffered language in a web browser

Generally, your web browser—while requesting a web page from a website—asks for pages in your preferred language(s). Some websites serve their pages in the preferred language of the user. So, if you set your preferred language to Telugu, websites will serve you content in Telugu, if available.

Your web browser comes with a default choice of languages. If you download a web browser in your language, this setting might be right. Else, if you use English web browser, you can set ‘Telugu’ as preferred language in your browser.

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Searching the Web in Telugu

Telugu content on the web is growing in many ways: blogs, micro blogs, webzines, forums, portals are popping up. With the growing content, there is also a growing (though at a lower rate) trend of searching in Telugu.

All most all search engines today can (and do) index content in Unicode. So, if one knows typing in Telugu, one can enter a keyword in any search engine and get results in Telugu. Here is a screen shot of Google search for Telugu keywords:

Telugu search results for Ubuntu in Google

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Localizing into Telugu, on the web

NOTE: Most of the links in this post are outdated. For more latest information, please see Telugu Localization Community in Google+.

Now-a-days, many stand-alone and web applications can be localized into Telugu online. Ability to do localizations online is a simple way to get many people collaborate. Less tech-savvy users can participate easily, too.

By helping Telugu localizations of various applications/websites, you are becoming part of realizing the dream to see more and more Telugu on the web (and in computers, generally). The below is a list of places on the web that allow translation of various applications into Telugu.

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Typing Unicode Telugu using other keyboard layouts

There are many keyboard layouts and transliteration schemes to Type in Telugu. Many of users who type Telugu on computers use proprietary encodings and keyboard layouts like Modular, Apple, and Roma. If they have a way to type in Telugu in Unicode using the layout they are familiar with, it would boost the usage of Telugu on the Web specifically and on computers generally. This post explores the problem of keyboard layouts and introduces some Keyboard Layout Creators. Continue reading Typing Unicode Telugu using other keyboard layouts

Telugu on the Web: How can YOU help?

There are lot of ways that you can help Telugu on the Web grow.

  1. Know that it is now really easy to type in Telugu on your computer. And, there are lot of other ways too.
  2. Tell your Telugu friends that they can now see Telugu on their computers and they can send messages, chat and blog in Telugu.
  3. Read Telugu blogs and comment on any posts you like.
  4. Contribute to Telugu Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in Telugu language.
  5. Participate in Telugu discussion groups:
    • Telugu Blog, for helping people start and continue blogging in Telugu
    • Sahityam, for discussion on various topics relating to Telugu literature
    • Telugu Wiki, for helping people contributing to Telugu Wikipedia
    • Telugu Padam, invent and discover Telugu words
    • Andhra Mahabhaaratam, help unicodify Andhra Mahabharatam
  6. Help localize various stand-alone and web applications.
  7. Help unicodify various websites.
  8. Create new unicode Telugu fonts, or convert existing non-unicode Telugu fonts to support Unicode.
  9. Participate in discussions and various activities organized by

Blogging in Telugu

The number of Telugu blogs has been increasing day by day. Especially, there is a phenomenal growth in the last six months. There seems to be more than a thousand Telugu blogs, with around 250 being regularly updated.

The topics covered by Telugu blogs range from comics to cinema, politics to poetry, media to mythology, technology to tradition, education to environment and more. However, not many Telugu people are aware of blogs in their own language. This article is an attempt in spreading Telugu blogs.

If you have some good thoughts to share with the world, you can start a Telugu blog. Thinking how to type in Telugu? It’s no longer difficult. Thanks to the recent tools, it is as easy as typing in English. The following is a quick guide that lets you get started blogging in Telugu.

1. How to get yourself a blog?

You can get yourself a free blog at or or There are also other places where you can get a free blog. (You can even have a blog in your own domain. That is for the next time.)

2. How to Type in Telugu?

After you get yourself a blog, you need a way to write in Telugu. Don’t worry. There are many tools available. Pick a tool that suits you the best from the following popular ones:

Tools for typing in Telugu

3. Let people know about your Telugu blog

Commenting on other peoples blogs allows your blog to be get noticed. There are also aggregators for Telugu blogs. Getting listed in these aggregators ensures your Telugu blog will reach to fellow bloggers and many more people. You just need to send an e-mail to the maintainers of the aggregators that you have started a Telugu blog.

Telugu Blog aggregators

Regularly visiting one of these aggregators keeps you abreast of what is going on in Telugu blogosphere and brings to your notice good blog posts that you would otherwise have missed.

4. Participate

Telugu bloggers are an active community. You can join them at TeluguBlog Google Group for discussions on technical and general problems in writing blogs in Telugu.

Update (2007-07-15): Added to Telugu blog aggregators and to the sites where you can start a Telugu blog.

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