Friday, July 03, 2015

google transliterate bug and workaround

Using the "Input tools" on Google Docs, transliterating to Devanagari (Hindi) script - at time, the cursor disappears and input does not occur where we want it to go.

This seems to happen on Firefox when the choices drop-down is clicked with a mouse instead of using the keyboard shortcut.

So, the workaround is to use keyboard shortcuts, like 4 for Baahut above etc. 

In case it does get stuck, refreshing the page gets you back to where you were, and then you will need to re-select the input tools. A less troublesome recovery, which sometimes works, is to type some more, and when the choices drop-down appears, hit the escape key. 

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