this page devoted to the display of Multilingual applications developed
using the IITM software. The applications are divided into different groups
entry and on-line transliteration
utilities and Animation
Applications (includes an online dictionary)
to speech output
Unicode test pages
The demos have been
setup to give you an idea of the capabilities of the software while presenting
at the same time, a truly web based user interface. Many of the demos are
one of a kind and it is quite unlikely that there are matching demos elsewhere.
The applications shown here clearly demonstrate the power of syllable level
coding of the Aksharas of Indian languages.
Almost all the demos will run on standard browsers which can handle gif
images and java applets. There is no need to have special fonts or software
running on your system. Only those demos which explicitly relate to html
output will require you to install the IITM supplied fonts. See comment
on the right.
the text of " Vande Mataram " in
the script of your choice.
This application presents
an interface for you to select the script in which the text of Bankim's
immortal "vande mataram" is to be displayed. This demo also serves to illustrate
direct transliteration across scripts.
transliteration between scripts.
Demo allows you to
enter text in Devanagari but view it transliterated
into other scripts.
Utilities and animation
Indian language text in different output
The purpose of this
demo is to illustrate the text processing capabilities of the software
to provide output in different formats for direct display on the web.
transliteration from Roman to Indian scripts.
Demo illustrates the
capability built into IITM software to convert from Roman transliteration
into the respective Indian scripts. You can enter text in ITRANS
and view the result in different scripts and two different output formats.
The ability of the system to send the contents of a text file in the desired
script as well as in different formats assures one that text can be seen
on virtually any browser supporting graphics. The on-line lessons on Learning
Sanskrit have been seen all over the world on account of the standardized
format understood by all browsers.
How each vowel and consonant
is written (stroked)
of text into Bharati Braille
to illustrate how text prepared in Indian scripts may be immediately converted
to Bharati Braille.
Use this demo to generate
Unicode text of your choice and view the same on your browser. This
demo will be useful for checking the rendering of Unicode text by your
browser. All the nine scripts supported in Unicode may be tried. You will
also be able to get an idea of the versatility of the IITM approach to
dealing with Indian language text.
are applications involving a search engine for archives of Indian language
text. Use the demo to locate text strings in Gita and Kural. The application
also serves to provide concordances. Search results are returned in html
format and hence the recommended IITM fonts must be present in your computer.
However, an alternate view through graphic images is also provided if you
do not have the required fonts.
The prescribed set of fonts
are included with the Multilingual Editor
package distributed freely from this web site.
the text of Gita Search
the text of Tirukkural
View an on-line
The famous Monier
Williams Dictionary is presented at this web site to interactively look
up meanings of words in Sanskrit. Display is in Devanagari as well as Roman.
Search strings may be entered in Devanagari (using the applet based interface)
or Roman using a transliteration scheme (Harvard Kyoto scheme).
to Speech output
Multilingual Systems project at IIT Madras has resulted in many useful
applications for the Visually Handicapped. These applications take advantage
of the text to speech capabilities built into them. The freely distributed
MBROLA speech engine is used in synthesizing speech in all the applications.
The demos below are representative of the quality of speech output with
the existing applications. While sounding a bit robotic and lacking intonation,
the speech output has been found to be very acceptable to Visually Handicapped
page is devoted to the discussion of text
to speech applications.