As a landmark in the series of release of Software Tools and Fonts in various Indian languages that are contemplated, the Department of Information Technology (DIT), will be bringing out CDs containing software tools and fonts in as many as seven Indian Languages for free distribution to the public.
Shri.Maran, Minister of Communications & Information Technology will release all the seven CDs of Assamese, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi and Urdu together, here tomorrow, in the presence of Dr. Shakeel Ahmad, Minister of State for Communications & Information Technology. Keeping in view the far-reaching initiative of the DIT, as also to bring about Language Computing technology revolution in the country, so far three CDs in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu were released. These language tools and fonts are also being made available on website: www.ildc.in and www.ildc.gov.in for free downloads online by the net surfers.
The CDs in general contain the following features:
True type fonts with keyboard driver, multi-font keyboard engine for true type fonts, Unicode compliant open type fonts, Unicode compliant keyboard driver, generic fonts code and storage code converter, localized version of BharateeyaOO, English version of BharateeyaOO, Spellchecker, bilingual dictionary, transliteration tool, language tutor package, etc.
All these language CDs released now, as also the ones released earlier, have been developed/consolidated by C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing), an autonomous scientific society under the Administrative Control of Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology. In this initiative, C-DAC has joined hands with a number of public (academia, R&D labs) and private industries under the patronage of DIT.
This release is likely to help content development in these languages and is likely to be a boon to healthcare field in India.
Source: RM/AMA -180107 Curtain Raiser Language CDs