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This article was published on February 26, 2015

Gmail adds Burmese language support

Gmail adds Burmese language support
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Google has announced today that Gmail now supports Burmese across its interface, bringing the service’s language count to 74.

Gmail users in Myanmar will be able to choose between two virtual keyboards to allow for the various ways in which you can type in Burmese.

Gmail Burmese keyboard

The company launched translation support for Burmese in December, and is encouraging users to improve translated content in the Myanmar language with a translate-a-thon event this Saturday in the capital of Yangon.

It’s interesting to see Google adding Web products for users in Myanmar, where only 10 percent of the population have a mobile device at present.

An email from Gmail to the people of Myanmar [Google Asia Pacific Blog]

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