Software tools, e-books in Sindhi released

Bringing Sindhi language on to the digital platform, the National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing released software tools and e-books in Sindhi to mark the 50th Sindhi Basha Diwas here on Monday.

PTI| Updated: Apr 11, 2017, 16:51 PM IST

Pune: Bringing Sindhi language on to the digital platform, the National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing released software tools and e-books in Sindhi to mark the 50th Sindhi Basha Diwas here on Monday.

The Graphic and Intelligence based Script Technology, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune is executing a project titled 'Tools & Technologies for Development in Sindhi language' under the aegis of NCPSL.

A host of software tools like Sindhi language Unicode typing tool, Sindhi Unicode compliant fonts, Sindhi Office software, eBooks, Sindhi web browser etc were released to mark Sindhi Basha Diwas yesterday.

According to a press release issued by C-DAC, the two year project, software like Sindhi typing tool on Android devices and desktop platform, Sindhi fonts, Sindhi eBooks, children software, graphics artists tools etc are being developed/localised in the regional language.

Dr Hemant Darbari, executive director, C-DAC said that the organisation was committed to the proliferation of Indian languages on the digital medium.

"We were the first to recognise its potential to actively preserve the cultural heritage of a community which is more or less embedded within its language.

At the same time, we also realised that Indian languages would be our best ally in bridging the digital divide in a country like India that has around 22 official Indian languages," he said.