e-Localisation, 2009


KDE_AwardKDE Chhattisgarhi is a localization project – aimed to remove digital divide from native Chhattisgarhi speaking people of Chhattisgarh. More than 1oo,ooo strings of KDE 4.2 had been translated in to Chhattisgarhi. Now Chhattisgarhi Localized applications are available for Linux / Unix / Windows and Mac. All major Linux distributions like Redhat, Ubuntu etc. will carry KDE Chhattisgarhi in their future versions. There is a Chhattisgarhi KDE for Windows DVD released from which users can run program in Chhattisgarhi directly.


Users of native Chhattisgarhi language can now work in their own Chhattisgarhi language from any computer – Windows / Linux / Mac/ BSD. Users need not know English language to work on computer any more with Chhattisgarhi KDE. With most programs interface in their own simple Chhattisgarhi language, they can surf Internet, chat & send email, work on office suite, learn things through KdeEdu suite or play computer games in their own Language.


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HINDI WORDNET & ASSOCIATED SOFTWARE PROGRAMS / हिन्दी शब्दतंत्र और संबिधित सॉफ्टवेअर


Hindi-Wordnet_AwardHindi Wordnet and Associated Software Programs / हिन्दी शब्दतंत्र और संबिधित सॉफ्टवेअर is a system of language data and tools consisting of sets of synonyms; lexical relations like antonyms; semantic relations; Application Programming Interface API) to access all this information. More languages are being added to this experiment including Sanskrit making it a unique experiment in linguistic development through the World Wide Web which is a permanent medium. It is also linked with the similar Wordnet initiatives in the USA & EU which is all the more creditable in language development.


Hindi Wordnet system is based on a simple principle: capture word associations as correctly, completely and richly as possible. The interface is simple to use, and the words, their associations and usages are presented elegantly and comprehensively. There is no way a gap can exist between the Hindi Wordnet and its users. The project inspired by EU Wordnet will be undertaken for 13 other Indian languages including Sanskrit.


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