relating to the Utilities.
This page is devoted
to providing brief descriptions of the utilities and applications distributed
as part of the IITM Multilingual Software.
A short Readme is
provided below for each of the programs distributed by the Systems Development
Laboratory. These files should help the reader get an idea of the application,
installation guidelines and download instructions.
These are programs
to allow ITRANS and other Transliteration schemes based files to be converted
into the IITM format (.llf). The applications are command line based and
are available for Windows (32 bit application) as well as for Linux. The
Windows version is included in the distribution of the Multilingual Editor.
Tview and Tconvert convert the ASCII file prepared according to the Transliteration
scheme into a .llf file which may be viewed using LB the multilingual viewer
or even the multilingual editor. LB may be used as an external viewer for
ITRANS, RIT and MYLAI based text along with your web browser. These utilities
run as command line programs and are not necessarily GUI based.
"tview" will handle
a number of transliteration schemes while "tconvert" is basically meant
for ITRANS. There are minor differences between the scheme supported here
from standard ITRANS. This has been done primarily to standardize the scheme
for all the scripts.
There is an independent page
discussing tview and tconvert
This is an application
for presenting Indian language text as a .GIF image for use with Web Browsers.
The application converts text prepared using the IITM Multilingual editor
into an appropriate graphic image which is typically 480 pixels wide. Text
with up to 200 lines of Indian language text may be instantly converted
into the graphic format. This application runs under Linux. The distribution
is effected as a simple .tgz file. This is a standalone application which
will not require any dynamically loaded libraries. This application can
be used along with a web browser to dynamically generate the image from
a .llf file in the server. The on line
Sanskrit Lessons served from this site use this application to generate
the lessons on the fly. Installation instructions are included in the distribution.
the tar.gz package, extract the files in the archive to a suitable directory.
The utility relies on support files and fonts for the different scripts.
These files are included in the distribution. The current distribution
requires the gd library as well as freetype support to be available on
This is a simple application
to convert the contents of a .llf file (prepared using the multilingual
editor) into the .html format for display on web pages. The display of
the text in html requires the use of the designated fonts. The fonts used
for this purpose may also be downloaded from this site. The Windows 9X/2000/XP
version of the application is included in the multilingual editor distribution.
The Linux version of the application is available for download using the
link below. There is a separate page discussing some important issues in
generating html documents displaying text with Indian language fonts.
The sorting utility
allows sorting of text prepared according to the .llf format. This application
will correctly sort each line of text in the correct lexical order.
The utility has been
written as a PERL application and can be run either on the Windows or Linux
platforms. It is assumed that PERL (Version5.x) has been installed on your
system. The distribution comes with a brief description of the utility
along with a sample file which may be sorted. There is a separate page
discussing the utility and some specific sorting
issues in respect of Indian languages.
Utility (PERL source)