Rediff.com (NSDQ: REDF) has done away with its ‘iLand’ branded blogging platform and has launched an improved service that it simply calls Rediff Blogs. The new service has added some social features and is more customizable than the previous edition. There’s also the hook that blog posts might be featured alongside related Rediff content such as news.
The service, in its intro, says it supports nine Indian languages, but we couldn’t find Punjabi as an option in the drop down menu. iLand used to support eight Indian languages.
To support Indian languages, Rediff uses the proprietary transliteration technology developed by Tachyon Technologies, which is also available independently under the brand Quillpad. Rediff in an investor in Tachyon.