Bringing in Languages to Flash

Embedding fonts in flash removes the hassle of font download and installation on the viewers machine, which is of great use when we publish multilingual content on the web.

What if we can develop an application in flash which enables typing in different languages using phonetic keyboard layout?
Especially Indian languages and Chinese languages use external software to configure the keyboard for this purpose.

Just think about the possible uses, we can develop,

  • content manageable web sites, blogs, and forums in our own language
  • multilingual chat applications
  • online mailing tool for sending mails in other languages (even as picture)
  • multilingual CD-ROM and online games to accept input in different languages

I started thinking like this long back and started developing a tool for typing in Tamil six months back. It got dragged because of my tight schedule. Finally I managed to finish it now and I will publish a sample application to demonstrate the uses soon!

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