Monday, October 30, 2006

Tamil Softwares

Many people love to use tamil in computers, but softwares arent that
popular, we hardly know 3 or 4… here i have enclosed a list of Tamil
softwares (text editors, fonts, text convertors, OCR, spellchecker, … )

PATHAMI Word Processor
Word processor in the office Suite Shakti
Chennai Kavigal /
AZHAGI Word Processor
Tamil Software 'Azhagi' -Tamil Transliteration Software
Kural Tamil Keyboard Manager
"A keyboard manager that helps to input Tamil characters in any Microsoft
Windows Applications.
Bilingual word processor, with high quality Tamil spellcheckng and seven
Prof. V. Krishnamoorthi
Tamil keyboard driver with spellcheck and autocorrect (of Prof. V.
Intelligent bilingual typing tutor
Tamil Windows Interface
Elango Tamil 2000 Windows Interface Package
Ankur Patrika is an excellent tool to create documents in Indian languages
Kavithai is a Tamil/English word processor which is powered by Kural
Tamil Engine.
UniEdit - Universal Indian Language Editor
Unicode-based enhanced Tamil Word Processor
Kamban word processor 4.0 for Windows
Tamil Keyboard, Tamil Email softwares
Thunaivan 2002 for Windows together with the Keyboard Designer and
Font Converter
Murasu Anjal
Murasu Anjal Version 9.7 & Murasu Anjal Pro
Text Editor for keying in texts as per TAB/TAM, TSCII and Unicode
using a variety of keyboard layouts
I N D O W O R D –DTP Software for Indian Language Publishing
I N D O B A S E - Indian Language Database Manager
I N D O M A I L - Email Software for Indian Languages

Tamil OCR for document management
seven applications which includes Wordprocessor, Spreadsheet, Email
client, Database, HTML editor, Paint Program and Web browser. The user
interface and input mechanism are bi-lingual (supports English and any
one Indian language).
Departmental Store Management Software
An Accounting software in Tamil

the worlds first electronic English - English - Tamil Dictionary 20000
main words, 33000 derived words, Browser and Search capability!!

Online Tamil Lexicon
IITS Online Tamil Lexikon (OTL)

Kalanjyam - Online Tamil Dictionary

Kuralamudhu is a multimedia encyclopedia on Thirukkural in a CD-ROM.

Tamil Karpeer
An interactive CDROM to learn Tamil

Computer games to learn Tamil alphabets, words and some grammer.

Panchatantra KadhaigaL
contains animated stories in Tamil.

Mazhalai PadalgaL
contains traditional Tamil rhymes for children

Adipadai Tamil
This teaches you how to Read and Write Tamil in a very interesting way
with animated Lessons ,stories and Rhymes

This is a self learning Tutorial to teach computers to a Novice. This
comprises of interactive animated lessons on basics of computing,
windows operating systems, internet and Microsoft Office Tools.

Animated Rhymes and Activities

Ponku Tamil
Unicode Reader & Converter

aTangkAt tamil
TAB,TSCII text convertor to unicode
see also:

puthuvai Tamil text write (Bamini font based)

Tamil Unicode Usage /online tutorial

Thiruwin Tamil Transliterator Roman script

Suvadi Text Editor
Text Editor for Windows using TSCII conformant font faces

e- Kalappai 1.0
a Bundled Software for Tamil Entry in PCs

Aksharamala is a Unicode standard-based software tool that facilitates
use of English QWERTY keyboards (ITRANS scheme) to input text
in Indian languages (including Tamil)

LedLineIt! 3.0 Text Editor (for Mac OS & Windows)
LedLineIt! is a free, easy to use, cross-platform, multi-lingual text editor
for Unicode based texts

Online guide for Setting Tamil Keyboard in WinXP

Free fonts and Tamil softwares distributed by MIT,govt of India

1. Tamil Bharateeya Open Office (for Linux and Windows OS )
(Spread Sheet, Presentations, Word processing & drawing tools)
free download:

2. Tamil OpenType, TrueType fonts from
Cadgraf, Modulal Labs, Chennai Kavigal

3. Pals Tamil e-Dictionary (for Windows OS)
English - English - Tamil Dictionary

4. Nursery Rhymes (for Windows OS)
From Palaniappa Bros

5. Min Olai - A Tamil Editor with Spell Checker (for Windows OS
Min olai version 1.0 ("o" in olai is pronounced as "o" in "open"), is a
Tamil editor developed by AU-KBC Research Centre, Chennai. Based on Java,
the editor allows a user to type in Tamil and provides all the options for
basic editing apart from the additional feature of Tamil spell checking.

6. PonVizhi Tamil OCR (for Windows)

7. Tamil version of Firefox Browser (for Windows and Linux)

8. Tamil E-mail (for Windows and Linux)
Columba software from CDAC

Kalvi Tamil Softwares of Dr.P.Kuppusamy
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A set of 7 user-friendly, interactive programs that teach
Tamil step by step, i a fun video game format: akaram, consonants,
alphabets, numbers, drops, triplets & squares.
Windows multimedia software for learning Tamil. Contains a verity
of features: 1700 word vocabulary, 300+ pictures, cartoons,
sounds, 28 min video, songs, stories, and excercises.
A collection of 20 children's songs in Tamil set to popular tunes; sung
by Vanni Jayaram, Swarnalatha, Malaysia Vasudevan, Prabakaran
and Others.
Arivodu Vilaiyaadu contains 6 excellent games in Tamil: Gomuku,
Koteeswaran (Tamil version of 'Who wants to be a millionaire?),
Kabali (business game), sitharal (puzzle), Tic-Tac-Toe, and Vallaarai
(memory game). Developed by chennai kavigal.
The essence of Thirukkural, kamatthupal, rendered as classical
music drama by S.P. Balasubramaniam & Chithra with Pukazhenthi's
music is provided in a multimedia format 25 songs (Pu.Aa.Muthu krishnan),
with pictures (Ma. Se), original kural verses, meaning (Tamil-annal)
and English translation by P.S Sundaram.
Thirukkural, the pride of all Tamils, is now on a CD-ROM
with multimedia features like an encyclopedia of kural.
A set of 3 professionally crafted True Type Tamil fonts, confirming
to the Tamil99 format, is provided with 'Tamilpad' WordProc for Windows.
The Tamilpad supports Tamil e-mail feature and 3 types of key inputs:
phonetic (Tamil99 standard); romanised (English to Tamil), and
traditional (typewriter). An excellent tool for casual to professional
users of Tamil.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Who invented "CTRL + ALT + DEL"?

you ever thought of the person who invented "CTRL + ALT + DEL" key
combination? "David Bradley" -- He is the One who spent 1 minute and 23
seconds in writing the source code that rescues the world's PC users
for decades.
extraordinary IBM employee is retiring on Friday after a prolong
service of 29 years.  His formula forces obstinate computers to restart
when they no longer follow other commands. By 1980, Bradley was one of
12 people working to create the debut. The engineers knew they had to
design a simple way to restart the computer when it fails to respond
the user -- Bradley wrote the code to make it work.  
Bradley says. "I did a lot of other things than Ctrl-Alt-Delete, but I'm famous for that one." His fame and success is achieved each
time a PC user fails. He commented his relationship with Bill gates by saying " I
may have invented it, but Bill gates made it famous by applying my
formula when ever any Microsoft's Windows operating system made by him
CRASHES, thus I win when ever he looses