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Scripts Handled by the IITM Software
  The scripts indicated in the table below are supported in the IITM Software. The Multilingual Editor may be used with any of these scripts. The names of these scripts have been fixed for use in the Editor and these names are also given in the table.

  It may be kept in mind that the software applications based on the IITM scheme of representing text, allow proper linguistic processing in all these scripts (languges associated with the scripts). 

  The Multilingual Editor provides automatic transliteration across all these. The IPA script is based on the Roman Diacritics scheme standardized by the National Library, Kolkota. It is actually a subset of the characters specified in the International Phonetic Alphabet. All these scripts conform to one sorting order, compatible with Sanskrit and the South Indian Languages. The Speaking version of the Multilingual Editor also supports all these scripts. 

 The link associated with each script will take you to a page displaying the basic aksharas and the matras used in the script. The linked page may also include additional details on the rules followed for writing the conjuncts in each script.

 Name of Script
 Languages
 IITM Name
Devanagari
 Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi
 Sanskrit
Gurmukhi
 Punjabi
 Punjabi
Bengali
 Bengali, Assamese
 Bengali
Oriya
 Oriya
 Oriya
Gujarati
 Gujarati
 Gujarati
Telugu
 Sanskrit, Telugu
 Telugu
Kannada
 Sanskrit, Kannada
  Kannada
Tamil
 Tamil
 Tamil
Malayalam
  Sanskrit, Malayalam
  Malayala
Phonetic Script
 All Indian languages
 IPA
Granth
 Sanskrit
 Granth
Brahmi
 Sanskrit, Tamil
  Brahmi
  The following Languages are included in the version of the Editor which supports Right to Left scripts. Presently, only data entry and printing is handled. Other applications may be included  later.
Urdu, Arabic, Avestan, Hebrew
  The above  may not be directly transliterated into Indian scripts. The sorting order for these scripts is also different from the order for Indian scripts. Available Roman Transliterations for these scripts are arbitrary and so the Editor for Urdu, Arabic and Hebrew may not display Roman Transliteration according to any known scheme. 

  The Sinhala script (followed in Sri Lanka) is also fully supported by the IITM Software. This script was used for writing Pali Texts as well as native Sinhala. The speaking version of the Multilingual Editor also supports Sinhala.

  The IITM editor permits data entry for Japanese Kana (Hiragana) as this conforms to a syllabic writing system.

  Other scripts which have been tried with success are, Classical Greek, Oromo of Ethiopia and Tulisan Bali. These were tried in the earlier version of the Multilingual Editor. The present version can also handle these but it will be some time before the support files are generated.

  The Multilingual Editor may be used with the following languages which use a syllabic writing system. Thai, Vietnamese, Burmese, Tibetan, Malay.We have not however provided the required language support files. Generating the support files can be a small project for students in the respective countries.


Svagatam


Akshara Animation

Each link below relates to a page in which the stroking order for the vowels, consonants and the matras for the script are displayed using animation. The animation is through a Java applet and Java support is required in your browser. 

The applet seems to work properly on Internet Explorer 6, Netscape 4.8 and above, Mozilla, Opera, Firefox on Windows and Linux platforms. 
 


Devanagari

Punjabi (Gurmukhi)

Bengali

Oriya

Gujarati

Telugu

Kannada

Tamil

Malayala

Japanese Hiragana

Classical Greek

Arabic 

Hebrew

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