Saturday, January 10, 2009

Tamil Computing Information - Penn State University

Bilingual Tamil Search - Yarlthevi

Tamil Word Processing, Editors, Converters, Keyboards...
Tools at Jaffna Library
Tamil Spell Checker

Azhagi - The Complete Tamil Word Processor
1. Direct Tamil Input in ALL windows applications in both tscii and unicode.
2. Three input modes - phonetic, tamilnet99 and Tamil typewriter in all windows
3. Bulk unicode converter (convert multiple files at the same time)
4. Completely flexible and user friendly English to Tamil key mapping making phonetic transliteration easy.
5.. 'Dual Screen' Tamil Transliterator6. Auto-Transliteration, Auto-Insertion, 'Reverse Transliteration' (Tamil to English conversion)
[see also தமிழ் வளர்க்கும் அறிஞர்கள் - அழகி.காம் விஷி (எ)விஸ்வநாதன் - Nilarchal Interview]

Ponku Tamil Unicode Reader & Converter

Sarma's Tamil Font Converter - எழுத்துரு மாற்றி

NHM Writer including "Windows Text Services" for typing of Unicode in MS Office applications

LedLineIt! Multi Lingual Text Editor

அடங்காத்தமிழ் TSC/TAB conversion to Unicode
புதுவை தமிழ் எழுதி - சுரதா யாழ்வாணன்

Tamil Language Keyboard Stickers - Overlays

Kural Tamil Keyboard Manager - "A keyboard manager that helps to input Tamil characters in any Microsoft Windows Applications. It is completely free for personal, Educational or noncommercial use. It can be used with MS Word, WordPad, Notepad, Open Office, Internet Explorer, Netscape, Adobe products and many more applications. And also helps to chat in Tamil using Yahoo, MSN and AIM chat clients. Kural Tamil software is bundled with Kavithai word processor, Tamil spell checker, Paravai SMTP based email client, Encoding/Font converters and Osai

Tamil Bharateeya Open Office - (Spread Sheet, Presentations, Word processing & drawing tools) for Linux and Windows
Tamil Browser

TamilPad Wordprocessor

Min Olai - A Tamil Editor with Spell Checker

PonVizhi Tamil OCR

Tamil E-Mail

Thiruwin Tamil Transliterator Roman script- இல் இப்படி தட்டெழுதும்போதே தமிழில் காணலாம். இதிலிருந்தே E-mail, Print செய்யலாம். இதனுள் இன்னும் பல சாதனைகள் உள்ளன. இலாபகர நோக்கமில்லா பணிகளுக்கு இலவசமாக பயன் படுத்தலாம்.

Suvadi Text Editor "allows a Windows user to choose any of the TSCII conformant font faces. MylaiTSC is bundled as part of the file for those who do not yet have any TSCII-based fontface in their computer. The Editor can save files in Rich Text Format (RTF) or plain text. It can also open multiple files. Suvadi is also a Text Converter and allows conversion of Mylai and Inaimathi based files to one corresponding to TSCII format."

Tamil Unicode Keyboard
Tamil Key Board
Kamban - Universal Editor - Word Processor - Tamill Editor - Tamil Mail
Murasu Anjal - Email, Chat, Write and Publish in Tamil

Thunaivan "Thunaivan supports all standard Tamil Keyboard layouts including Tamil99, Typewriter and other non-standard layouts including Romanised, Thunaivan, Mylai, IE and many others. Thunaivan also fully supports all Tamil Font Encoding Standards including TSCII, TAM, TAB and Unicode."
Audio Lesson in Tamil on Unicode - Suratha Yarl Vannan - படலை - ஒரு அறிமுகம் - Port;இணையவிதிமுறை இலக்கம் IP number; &தானிறங்கி எழுத்துருக்கள் Dynamic fonts
What is Unicode?
Tamil in Unicode - Helmut Steeb
Tamil Unicode Key Map - Abdul Samad
Standardising Tamil Unicode Sort Order
விக்கிபீடியா:Font_help" target=_self>Wikpedia Unicode - Comprehensive Help
South Asia Language Resource Center - Tamil

Aksharamala "a Free Edition of Aksharamala for use by individuals to communicate in Tamil via Unicode. You can use any of the supported transliteration schemes to input text into Microsoft and other Unicode enabled products "

e-Uthavi Discussion Group exists to provide help to those who have - questions or have troubles with sending/reading mails in Tamil - have questions on how to set up web pages in Tamil - any other font problems for simple day-to-day use thro email/phone/in person

Internet Work Shop on using Tamil in your Computer - Ram S. Ravindran
Setting Tamil Unicode in Windows XP
Tamil Unicode - Sinnathurai Srivas
Tamil Unicode- Alan Woods
Unicode Consortium accepts proposal to have Tamil number zero in the Tamil Unicode range
Investigation of Unicode Standards in Tamil -abstract of Paper presented at Tamil Internet Conference, 2002 - Dr.M.Ponnavaiko
Glyph Choices for Unicode based Tamil Fonts - abstract of paper presentedat Tamil Internet Conference, 2002 - Muthu Nedumaran
Unicode for Tamil Range 0B80 -0BFF
Unicode for Tamil: Chart - James Kass
View Unicode Tamil through Roman transliteration
Does Your Browser support Multi Language?
Tamil Font Support
Tamil Fonts & How to Install Them
Kaninith Thamizh - Muthu Nedumaran, May 2003
Kanithamizh Sangam - Association for Tamil Computing

Microsoft Tamil Keyboard
Enabling Tamil Language Support in Windows XP/Server 2003 Family
Tamil Language Support in Outlook Express
Windows East Asian (including Tamil) Scripts Keyboard Instructions - Windows XP
Microsoft Web Embedding Tool (WEFT)
Tamil OpenType Specification - Microsoft

Announcement of Tamil Linux Web Site
Tamil Linux World
Tamil Linux - FAQ
Tamil Linux - Unix Discussion Group - A group involved in the development of Tamil on Linux/Unix. Members are self-interested enthusiasts who contribute in their free time. Anyone is free to join this group and contribute to Tamil on Linux/Unix.
Tamil Font Standardisation
Tamil Fonts, Keyboards & Beyond - Dr. M. Anandakrishnan

Proposal for TSCII standard for Tamil Computing - Dr.K.Kalyanasunderam, 1997

An overview of different tools for word processing in Tamil and a proposal for standardisation - Dr.K.Kalyanasundaram, 1997

Towards a Total Internet Solution for the Tamil Language Through Singapore Research, 1998
Implementation Tools (Fonts, Keyboard Editors, Convertors,..) for the Proposed Tamil Standard Code for Information Interchange (TSCII) - Dr.K.Kalyanasunderam, 1999

Tamil Nadu Government Order on Standardisation - June 1999

C.S. Senthilnathan on the New Tamil Font Encoding & Keyboard Standards, 1999

Tamil font encoding standard & standardised Tamil keyboard, Government of Tamil Nadu, 1999
Products certified by the Government of Tamil Nadu

Move to standardise computing for Tamil SMS, July 2006

Other Selected Links
Thamizha - Powering Tamil Open Source
Tamil Research - Sinnathurai Srivas
Tamil Software
Tamil Software at Tamil Nadu Home Page
Standards for Tamil Computing Official TSCII website
Tamil Computing - Indy Ram, 1998
KDE Translation Project for Tamil
Softech Creations - Tamil Kalvi
Lastech Software Development
K. Srinivasan's Home Page
Tamil Araichchi Discussion Group
Tamil Nucleus