Type Foreign Letters Without Need of Software with Just a Chrome Extension.

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Now, Switch typing in different languages with just click of a button. With Google Input Tools extension for Google Chrome, one can type in different language(s) without need of installing separate software. This extension provides a virtual keyboard with supports for over 90 languages. It even can recognize handwriting upto 40 languages.

Developer(s): Google Input Team.
Language support: English, and 40 more.
Home page: Google Input Tools
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Download: ADD TO CHROME

HOW TO: Installing Google Input Tools on Google Chrome:

1. Go to Chrome web store a search for Google Input Tools, or simple click on the above download link and click on “FREE (ADD TO CHROME)“.

Google Input Tools: Add to Chrome.

Google Input Tools: Add to Chrome.

2. Google Chrome asks for user permission to add extension to the web browser. Click on “Add” to install extension to web browsers and “Cancel” to stop the installation process. Chrome also displays, what the extension might access on the web browser.

Google Input Tools: Chrome Confirmation

Google Input Tools: Chrome Confirmation

3. Now, a Google Input Tools icon with message pop up appears at upper right corner of browser, indicating that the extension has successfully integrated with the Chrome.

Google Input Tools: Install Success Chrome.

Google Input Tools: Install Success Chrome.

HOW TO: Using Google Input Tools on Google Chrome:

1. After installation, you need to add scripts/keyboards of desired language. To do so, click on the Google Input Tool extension and select “Extension Options“.

Google Input Tools: Options

Google Input Tools: Options

2. To add desired language, click on the desired language and click on the side arrow to add it.

Google Input Tools: Add Languages

Google Input Tools: Add Languages

3. To start using the language, click on the Google Input Tools and select the language.  To add keyboard, choose the language with keyboard icon.

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Google Input Tools: Typing Hindi with Keyboard (Virtual)

Google Input Tools: Typing Hindi with Keyboard (Virtual)

4. To use handwriting, use option with pencil icon.

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Google Input Tools: Hand Writing.

Google Input Tools: Hand Writing.

HOW TO: Disable/Remove Google Input Tools from Google Chrome:

1. Go to Chrome Setting > Tools > Extensions, or simply type “chrome://chrome/extensions/” in URL bar.

2. Now, un-tick the Google Input Tools to temporarily disable the extension. Click on the dustbin icon and you will be greeted with pop-up, click “Remove” to remove the extension from Google Chrome.

Google Input Tools: Disable/Remove from Chrome.

Google Input Tools: Disable/Remove from Chrome.

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