Google today announced that it has added support for a couple of new languages to Gboard for Android. It now supports more than 300 language varieties thus covering 74 percent of the world’s population. Google remains committed to improving Gboard in order to make it easier for its users to get their point across no matter which language they’re typing in.

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Gboard for Android now has support for Chinese, traditional and simplified, Korean, and twenty additional languages according to Google. The full list of supported languages is available on Google’s website. The newly added languages will be rolled out to users across the globe in the next few days.

Even though today’s update features some of the most widely spoken languages, it even includes lesser-known languages like Maori and Manx. They’re represented in the keyboard as well. Fulani is one of the languages as well, it has been spoken in Africa for hundreds of years but didn’t have its own written alphabet until brothers Abdoulaye and Ibrahima Barry invented one almost three decades ago in Guinea.

Google says that it will continue to bring support for more languages, ubiquitous and obscure, to Gboard in the future. The newly added languages will be rolled out for all Gboard users in the coming days.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Android, Gboard and Google. Source: blog.google

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