Google has added virtual keyboard to Google Search page. Google’s virtual keyboard is available in 35 languages including Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Basque, Belarusian,Bosnian, Bulgarian,Catalan, Croatian,Czech, Finnish, Galician, Georgian,Greek, Hebrew,Hindi, Hungarian,Icelandic, Kazakh,Kirghiz Macedonian,Malayalam, Mongolian,Persian, Polish,Russian, Serbian,Slovak, Slovenian,Swedish, Tatar,Thai, Turkish,Ukrainian and Uzbek.
If you use Google search in one of the languages listed below, you’ll see a small keyboard icon show up next to the search field, on both the Google homepage and search results page. Clicking on that keyboard icon brings up a virtual keyboard in your language. You can input text by either clicking on the on-screen keyboard or pressing the corresponding key.
Here’s an example keyboard in Hindi
How to use the keyboard:
- On any Google search page, click the keyboard icon next to the search bar to turn on the virtual keyboard:
- Click the characters on the virtual keyboard to enter your search terms.
You can also type using your physical keyboard, and the corresponding key on the virtual keyboard will be typed in the search box rather than the character shown on your physical keyboard. (Note that not all keyboards are currently compatible with this feature. If your physical keyboard will not sync with the virtual keyboard, please click the characters using your mouse.)
- When you’re done typing, click the Search button, or hit the Enter key on your physical keyboard to perform the search.