Social bookmarking site Pinterest has introduced a Hindi language version of its site, in a possible bid to reach out to the Hindi-speaking audience in the country or elsewhere (Hat tip – Sampad Swain).
With this, Pinterest now supports 26 languages, although Hindi is the only Indian language supported right now. One can change their language through their Pinterest profile settings page.
Following this, each menu option on the site is translated to Hindi, with an exception of the “Pin It” button which remains in English language. This language rollout is quite similar to what Facebook, Twitter and Google+ offers in the country.
Besides web, this Hindi rollout has also been extended to Pinterest’s Android app, provided the phone’s system language is set to Hindi, which is available since Android 4.3 and its mobile site.
Recent Indic Initiatives
– Last week, Google had added handwriting support for five Indian languages on Google Translate’s website and Android app, mobile Google search and desktop versions of Google Drive and Gmail.
– Online marketplace Snapdeal had added Hindi & Tamil language interface and plans to add Kannada, Telugu, Bengali and Marathi interfaces over the next few months.
– Airtel was offering Facebook for free in 9 regional languages across India for free, via both the mobile browser and app for a limited period. Facebook is currently available in Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.
– Nuance Communications’s text input app Swype had updated its Android app to add support for four Indian languages – Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, and Telugu.