Saturday, March 06, 2010

There are many sites that support transliteration for generation of display in many Indian scripts with Unicode format. Depending on one's preference and interest, these provide free, instant or online/off-line processing help in encoding. Some of these are listed here for reference (opens in new window): Web Interface/webitrans, Itranslator, Baraha/Direct, Sanscript (learnsankrit.org), Aksharamukha, HiTrans, Girgit, Shabdakosh, Mudgala-ime, Gumpad, Google Indic Transliteration and IME, Microsoft ILIT, akSharamAlA, quillpad, IITMadras Multilingual, HindiTypePad, UniNagari, maayboli, Pramukhpad, sarasvati, gujaratilexicon, Itrans2IAST, WebDunia, LexiLogos, WriteKA, Wordpress MonuSoft, UtopianVision, Kavitype, HindiIni, and perhaps many more unaccounted (!). With commonality provided by Unicode worldwide, most of these utilities cover typing and display of Devanagari (Sanskrit/Hindi/Marathi/Nepali), Gujarati, Punjabi/Gurumukhi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali and Oriya scripts. Wikipedia pages 1 and 2 provide a comprehensive list of such Indic support sites. Conversion utilities for to-and-from other fonts-based display are available at Mangla, Technical-Hindi-Group, Pratibhaas, Granthamandira, UPenn.

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