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Google's Virtual Keyboard Helps Search in Different Languages

Trying to type a search term on a keyboard that's not your first language? Add that issue to Google's list of solved problems. Google has now integrated virtual keyboards into search. If you're using Google in one of 35 supported languages, you'll see a special icon next to the search field that will, when clicked, bring up a virtual keyboard in your language to aid in searching.

Languages supported include Arabic, Czech, Icelandic, Thai, and many more; if you don't see your preferred language supported, you can even vote for your language to be included.

While I've never had to deal with this problem (being a native English-speaker and using only a keyboard full of Roman characters my entire life), I can imagine how much this functionality will help. People are understandably more comfortable typing queries in their own languages (Google's research confirms this); this new functionality saves time and frustration by eliminating the need to copy and paste translations from third-party sites.

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