Subject: Kannada software There are number of good Kannda s/w's are available in market. The s/w which I come across Baraha, Windows based one. If you want to procure reliable good s/w's obviously the choice is LEAP Office, ISM Publishers from C-DAC, Pune based government enterprise. For exact details vist url or communicate to below mentioned email address. URL is http://www.cdac.org.in/.nih.gov.bles/bioenergy-list-archive/gnos/kapitel/cha or email firstname.lastname@example.org I hope this information will help you getting good s/w -------------------------------------------------------------------------- K.PRAKASH Tel.: 079-6425971/6569695/6560528 Scientific/Technical Officer-I Fax : 079-6560990 INFLIBNET Centre Gram: INFLIBNET, UGC, AHMEDABAD-380009 University Grants Commission Email: email@example.com Gujarat University Campus firstname.lastname@example.org P.B.No.4116, Navrangpura URL: http://www.inflibnet.ernet.in/v.bles/bioenergy-list-archive/gnos/kapitel/cha AHMEDABAD-380009 http://www.angelfire.com/sc/inflibnetbioenergy-list-archive/gnos/kapitel/cha -------------------------------------------------------------------------- On Wed, 23 Dec 1998, Listserv Manager wrote: > Dear friends > > If you have come across any Kannada software or any multilingual software > with Kannada included, which is key-board-friendly (with least hassels) and > compatible with Page-maker, a DTP software, please inform me. > > Bye, > > Prasad > > K.N. Prasad > Director, Institute of Information Studies > 702, 42nd Cross, 3rd Block, Rajajinagar > Bangalore 560 010 > E-mail: email@example.com. > Phone: (080) 3305109 > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 12:47:45 +0530 (IST) From: "Dr. T.B. Rajashekar"
To: lis-forum@NCSI.IISC.ERNET.IN Subject: Kannada Software Hello, This message was sent by Dr. Vyasa Moorthy, in response to Dr. Prasada's query regarding Kannada Software. There was some problem in forwarding Dr. Vyasa Moorhty's message, on LIS-Forum. So, I am sending it again, on his behalf. He may be contacted for more details (firstname.lastname@example.org). - T.B. Rajashekar email@example.com ----------------------------- I am giving below details of Baraha, Kannada Transliteration Scheme and Software. Vyasamoorthy, P ====================== Baraha, the First, Free, Practical solution for Kannada D.T.P. Welcome dear kannadigas, 'Baraha' is a transliteration software which converts 'Kannada written in English' (i call this as Kanglish) to Kannada script. With this basic functionality, Baraha can be used in any place where you want to deal with kannada script. Baraha is a Windows application available for both 16Bit and 32Bit platforms. The following are some specific instances where Baraha is useful. Kannada Desk Top Publishing(D.T.P.) Publishing Kannada WEB pages in Internet Kannada E-MAIL Kannada chat applications. Other Indian Languages DTP Software There are some DTP software available in the market for publishing in kannada. But these software use their own keyboard layouts. People who want to use such software have to practice the keyboard before they can achive good speed. The keyboard layouts vary from one Indian language to other and also are not consistent for the same language. These programs convert the English characters typed by the user on the fly, to the Indian language characters. Because of this, the original characters typed by the user are lost and can not be saved to a disk file. Instead, they are converted into some gibberish characters, which are meaningful only when you have that particular Indian language font. Also these programs have to be used with other word processors, and can not operate in standalone mode. How Baraha program is different ? To use Baraha, the user has to know only one keyboard; which is the standard English keyboard. With this one keyboard he can generate scripts in various Indian languages. For many people, typing Indian languages in English is much easier than typing in the language specific keyboards. In fact, writing Kannda words in Baraha is as easy as Indians writing their names in English. In Baraha the 'source'(input) typed by the user can always be saved, and the same source can be converted into more than one Indian language script. For example, let's say you have typed 'yadhaa... yadhaahi DhaRmasya glaaniRbhavathi bhaaratha' (bhagavadhgeethe) in English; now you can transliterate this text into Kannada, Devanagari, Telugu etc. This also means that, user can edit documents for any Indian language even if he is not so familiar with that script. The source is always readable, even when the fonts are missing, because it is in English. Baraha can be used in standalone mode for editing, printing in Indian scripts. It also allows you to format the output text. Baraha can be used with other word processors such as MS-WORD for producing state of the art documents in Indian languages. The script edited in Baraha can be copied to clip-board and pasted into other word processors. The output of Baraha can be saved as an HTML file. This html file can later be opened HTML editors for further enhancement. User can send E-Mails in Indian languages directly from Baraha, either as a HTML document, or plain English text. Baraha supports Multiple, Rich Indian language Script(multiple fonts, color, fonts, sizes). More than one Indian language script can be used at the same time (if the plugin is available for that language) New languages can be added as plugins. Baraha is absolutely Free! Baraha is developed with an intention to provide a free Kannada D.T.P. software with the very basic features, to enable kannadigas to use Kannada in the cyberworld. Use Baraha for creating Kannada documents, sending Kannda E-Mails to your friends/relatives, publishing your favourite articles in Kannada. Please visit this web site for future updates of Baraha and other software. Indian Scripts other than Kannada ? Baraha is a multilingual application. But, at present, it supports only Kannada and English, other Indian scripts such as Devanagari, Telugu etc will be added in future as plugins. A Message Dear friends, So far, i have received many letters from you appreciating my work, regarding Baraha. Many thanks to your response. Some of you have suggested new features to be added to Baraha. I will try to implement them in the future versions of Baraha. Some of you have even suggested to accept the royalty for my work, if people wish to pay voluntarily. Those who think that Baraha is really useful for them, may voluntarily send their contributions to "anakRu prathiShTAna". Your contributions will be used for various cultural programs, literary activities and for the cause of Kannada language. Make check/Draft/MoneyOrder payable to the following account. ANAKRU PRATHISHTANA, A/C NO 7270, KARNATAKA BANK HOSAKERE HALLI BRANCH BANGALORE - 560085 Check/Draft/MoneyOrder can be sent to the following address K.T.CHANDRASEKHARAN 57, I.T.I. LAYOUT, VIDYAPEETA BANASHANKARI 3rd STAGE BANGALORE - 560085. Regards Sheshadrivasu Chandrasekharan Installation Please read the following topics completely. They answer most of your problems\questions using Baraha INSTALLATION: Baraha uses a TrueType font called "Baraha Kan" which is in the barahakn.ttf file. When Baraha program is executed, it automatically installs this font for its usage. Therefore, during the execution time of Baraha, this Kannada font will be available for other windows applications such as MS-Word and Internet browsers. But if you want this font to be always available to other applications, then you have to install this font manually from the Control Panel. To install the font, click the "Fonts" icon in the "Control Panel" in Windows; Select the barahkn.ttf file and install it. IMPORTANT: Barahakn.ttf font that comes with Baraha1.1 is slightly modified for better, But it is compatible with the previous "Baraha Kan" font. You have to re-install this new 'Baraha Kan' font. If you have already installed the old 'Baraha Kan'(Baraha1.0) font, First un-install it and then install the new 'Baraha Kan' font. To un-install the font click the "Fonts" icon in the "Control Panel" in Windows; Select the font and un-install(delete) it. If you are unabe to un-install the font, restart the machine and try again. HELP WINDOW/HELP FILE: Baraha has built-in help window which shows the grammer of writing Kannada using English characters, and formatting the text using switches. Click sahaaya\vyaakaraNa menu command to access this help window. You can click sahaaya\udhaaharaNegaLu menu command to see some sample Kannada words written in English characters. To access more help on Baraha click the sahaaya\baLasuvike menu command. It will take you to the Windows help system for Baraha. In this help file you can get important tips for doing the following tasks. Sending emails in Kannada. Working with other word-processors like MS-Word. Printing in Kannada. Publishing HTML pages in Kannada e.t.c. SAMPLE KAN FILES: There are some sample "kan" files that come with Baraha software. You can open them in Baraha to understand writing Kannada words using English characters. SOME IMPORTANT TIPS: You can not edit directly in other word processors like MS-Word using 'Baraha Kan' font. You have to transliterate(CTRL+T) the text to Kannada script before saving it as a HTML file. The Kannada window, Preview window, English window and the Help window are all resizable windows. You can resize them accordng to your wish. Drag the horizantal/vertical separators using mouse, to adjust the window sizes. You can set the size of the English characaters different from the size of Kannada characters. This allows you to make the size of the multi script text to look even. You can either use the "Default Settings" dialog box or use switches to set the characters size. The Headers/Footers can only be in Kannada or English script and not both. You can set this option in the Page Setup Dialog box. By Default, the menu is in Kannada. But, you can toggle it to English by clicking the Menu Icon (the first icon in the tool bar). Due to the Operating Systems constraints, the maximum size of the baraha document file is as follows. Baraha16.exe: On Windows3.1, Windows95, WindowsNT: 64KB. Baraha.exe: On Windows95: Between 30KB-60KB based on other running applications. Baraha.exe: On Windows NT: 4GB. If you plan to create huge Kannada documents containing hundreds of pages, use Baraha.exe(32bit version) on Windows NT machine. In Baraha1.1 the files will be saved with a .kan extension by default. But you can also open .txt files. COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Baraha is copyrighted and given to all for deployment as a freeware, for documentation-reporting activity for personal usage, in Govt and non-Govt organisations, for jouranlistic-literary activities such as magazines, newspapers and other publications and for other non-profit activities. For any other commercial usage, permission must be obtained from the address shown below. Baraha can be copied and distributed to others, as long as no fee is charged for that purpose. Send your problems/comments/suggestions regarding Baraha to the following address. Sheshadrivasu Chandrasekharan 57, I.T.I. Layout BSK 3rd Stage Bangalore - 560085 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org HTTP : members.tripod.com/~sheshadrivasu/index.html DR P Vyasamoorthy, Manager, Knowledge Services Satyam Computer Services, Bahadurpalli Hyderabad 500043 Phone 309 7505 email: email@example.com -----Original Message----- From: Listserv Manager [SMTP:listmaster@NCSI.IISC.ERNET.IN] Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 1998 6:30 PM To: LIS-FORUM@NCSI.IISC.ERNET.IN Subject: Kannada software Dear friends If you have come across any Kannada software or any multilingual software with Kannada included, which is key-board-friendly (with least hassels) and compatible with Page-maker, a DTP software, please inform me. Bye, Prasad K.N. Prasad Director, Institute of Information Studies 702, 42nd Cross, 3rd Block, Rajajinagar Bangalore 560 010 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: (080) 3305109