I had seen it first in blogspot, but it was today that a friend pointed me to the Google Labs home page of the Indic transliteration application.
Some time ago, I was working on a greasemonkey script that added this capability to any text boxes on the browser. I was using QuillPad at the back to fetch the words in Indic languages. The script however broke after the guys at QuillPad decided to change the API to disallow spaces in the queries. I had also written a plugin for the YUI Rich Text Editor that had the same functionality. I had used QuillPad again; I could not really find a competing service.
The parameters are
- tlqt=1 -- The value always has to be 1. Seems to be some kind of page identifier.
- langpair=en|hi -- Looks limilar to the google translation tools, representing transliteration from English to Hindi
- text='"' -- Words are separated by %2C (which happens to be the comma character). Apparently, the text is expected in a comma separated format.
- tl_app=3 -- Only value 1,2,3,4 seem to work. Any other value does not an AJAX style response.