Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Free software for Indian Languages

Under the aegis of Department of Information Technology (DIT), Govt. of India, C-DAC GIST Pune has completed major initiative called National Rollout Plan. Under this program software tools and fonts for 22 scheduled languages are being made available free for public through language CDs and web downloads for the benefit of masses.These software tools and to make these available through a web based Indian Language Data Centre (ILDC). This activity is being executed in close coordination with CDAC,GIST. The availability of these software tools, fonts and resources in local languages at no cost is intended to motivate general public to use ICT tools and technology in their day to day work like Word Processing, Presentation preparation, Spread Sheets preparation, Web Page Surfing & Designing, Messaging etc. in local languages. Further, the consolidated availability of linguistic resources and tools at one place will help researchers to carry out their research in a smooth and efficient manner.

Link to Free software tools and font CD