Localization of Languages for eGovernance and RTIA


Localization of Languages – CHAT in INDIAN Languages ?

Yahoo! India launches product innovations in Yahoo! Messenger 8.0 and
Yahoo! Mail beta for India


Yahoo! Messenger 8.0 now allows users to chat in Hindi, Marathi,
Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, Malayalam, Telugu and Gujarati - Introduces
unique new feature - Indian language Audibles - India's No. 1 Web Mail
provider launches Yahoo! Mail beta

Yahoo! India – the largest internet brand in the country has launched
Yahoo! Indichat plug-in which enables users to chat in Hindi and Tamil
without any need for a language keyboard. The user can just load the
Side Panel plug-in and start chatting in Hindi and Tamil.

Yahoo! India also offers other plug-ins which facilitate chat in other
Indian languages like Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati and
Malayalam. Also, a user with any language keyboard can chat on Yahoo!
Messenger 8.0 in that language.

The plug-in feature will revolutionize user experience on Yahoo!
Messenger 8.0 by enabling music, finance, games, answers and many more
features in their messenger window. This takes Yahoo! Messenger beyond
just a device for chatting, making it a daily essential service for
net users.

"We continuously innovate, make relevant and localize our
communication products in our effort to provide the best Web
experience possible," said George Zacharias, MD Yahoo! India.

Users can download Indichat plug-in for Hindi and Tamil from
http://in.gallery.yahoo.com into their Yahoo! Messenger 8.0. The
service will be rolled out in other Indian languages very soon.

Another unique feature from Yahoo! India is the introduction of Indian
language Audibles which are available in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil,
Malayalam, Gujarati and Punjabi. Audibles are an extremely popular fun
feature of Yahoo! Messenger.

Yahoo! India also announced the launch of Yahoo! Mail beta for India,
the next generation Web 2.0 mail product from Yahoo!

Highlights of Yahoo! Mail beta include a sleek, easy-to-use interface
with the speed and responsiveness of a desktop application. The latest
version also features innovative online calendar integration and
provides a fast, efficient experience with enhanced functionality,
such as drag and drop e-mail organization, message preview and an
integrated RSS reader. Like the current Yahoo! Mail experience, the
new version is a free, browser-based service, accessible from
virtually any computer connected to the Internet, without the need for
a software download.

The new Yahoo! Mail beta embodies Yahoo!'s proficiency in scaling
innovative technology. Not only is the new version now available to
all Yahoo! users, it also provides the most significant enhancement to
the Yahoo! Mail interface and user experience since its launch in

Innovative features of Yahoo! Indichat

1. The Plugin works on Version 8 of Yahoo! India Messenger and is a
Side Panel Plugin. Currently, it allows the users to chat in Hindi and
Tamil using an English keyboard
2. Messages can be sent across messenger versions
3. Users can also send Instant Messages to their Windows Live
contacts in the Yahoo! messenger buddy list through the
Interoperability feature
4. Indichat allows users to search for content in Hindi/Tamil on
Yahoo! India Search

Yahoo! Mail Beta innovations:

1. Fast and intuitive interface,
2. Drag and drop e-mail organization
3. Reading pane to instantly view messages
4. View multiple e-mails at the same time, through tabbed navigation
5. An integrated RSS reader, providing access to breaking news,
blog entries, and other feeds directly in the Web mail experience
6. Keyboard shortcuts and right click menus
7. Calendar view integration within e-mail to give instant alerts
for the day's activities

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Yahoo! India (www.yahoo.co.in), launched in June 2000, has established
itself as the pioneering and leading Internet portal providing value
added services for Web users in India and users abroad with special
interest in India.

Yahoo! India seeks to provide online products and services essential
to users' lives, and offers a full range of tools and marketing
solutions for businesses to connect with Internet users globally. It
presents a deep array of communications, commerce and content services
that include Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Search, Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo!
Finance, Yahoo! Chat, Yahoo! Photos, Yahoo! Shopping, Yahoo! Answers,
Yahoo! Hot Jobs, Yahoo! News and Yahoo! India Search Marketing.


October 31, 2006 Posted by | MNC in INDIA | 1 Comment