Twitter has finally rolled out its support for hashtags in few Devanagari scripts including Nepali hashtags . While tweeting in the Nepali script was supported before, it has now made possible to include #hashtags, one of the most popular features of the micro blogging platform. To clarify further, although users could add the ‘#” sign before few characters, they were not indexed and linked by Twitter until now.
Twitter, unsurprisingly is popular with live events and with ongoing World Cup 2015, the platform saw a huge surge in users including hashtags in their native language. Although it’s reported that twitter had actually rolled out support of hashtags in number of languages before the India-Pakistan cricket match, it only became apparent after #जयहिन्द (Jai Hind) started trending on Twitter.
Nepali twitter users also have been tweeting including the Nepali hashtags #नेपाल ! #जयनेपाल in past few days.
नेपालीमा ह्यासट्याग चल्नथालेछ है । #जयनेपाल
— समीरमणि दीक्षित (@smadixit) February 10, 2015
ट्वीटरले नेपाली भाषामा पनि ह्यासट्याग ईन्डेक्स गर्न थालेछ। हामी सबैलाई बधाई । #जयनेपाल
— Madan Mani (@Aam_Nepali) February 17, 2015
Although Twitter hasn’t announced this officially, it’s noticed that hashtags in 11 languages including Nepali hashtags has been supported by the popular social media platform. Here’s a list of hashtag languages supported by the platform now.
- – Devanagari (Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Sanskrit)
- Other languages/scripts that can now be hashtagged by Twitter users are:
— Pradeep Singh (@pradeepdotco) February 17, 2015