(1) What is w3Tamil Search?
"w3Tamil Search" is a tailored search experience, built using Google's core search technology, which prioritizes (but doesn't restrict) search results are based on Tamil unicode encoded websites and pages.
(2) w3Tamil Search is powered by Google. Then why we can use w3Tamil Search instead of Google?
"w3Tamil Search" enables to Internet users to use search engines such as Google for search in Tamil. Also it prioritizes (but currently doesn't restrict) search results are based on Tamil unicode encoded websites and pages.
Users can directly type the Tamil text to search using various keyboard layouts such as *typewriter, Tamil-99 and *Romanised. Also for users who are not familiar with the Tamil keyboard layouts, w3Tamil Search provides Web Keyboard (Virtual/onscreen keyboard) interface to directly type the Tamil text into the search box by clicking mouse on the Web Keyboard or physical keyboard or both(More details available at w3TamilWK FAQs page).
Absolutely it will help for non Technical Savvy Tamil Internet users with more user-friendly.
(3) Does w3Tamil Search support my browser?
w3Tamil Search is accessible at http://search.w3tamil.com/ wherever you have access to the Internet via a Tamil unicode enabled computer with one of the following fully supported browsers:
Works great with:
Internet Explorer 6+
Mozilla Firefox TM 1.0+
May work great with:
Mozilla TM 1.72+
* At the moment these are in developing stage.