Yahoo! acquires license ininto Yamli’s technology ininto power servicesAl Bawaba news #Yahoo_MaktoobMay 23, 2019
announced today that it has acquired a license to Yamli’s transliteration technology, to be integrated across a number of its products and services.
They created a technology based on a real-time transliteration engine which converts words typed with Latin characters to their Arabic equivalent.
Maktoob’s product is called “3arrebni” (Arabize me).
More than 3.5 billion words have been typed with Yamli to date, at a rate of 150 million words per month.”
The following months will see the product seamlessly integrated with Yahoo!
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Nassef added, “With the introduction of “3arrebni” across our products and platforms, we are enriching Arabic content online by enabling participation that brings Arabic characters to the forefront, which often times would have been done using the English language or Latin characters.
We’re very excited to be bringing this service to our users, and potentially introducing this solution to a whole new audience for the first time.”