Department of Electronics and Information Technology has initiated “Technology Development for Indian Languages (TDIL) Programme’ with the objective of making available the software tools for information processing in 22 constitutionally recognized Indian languages.
Under this programme, CDs containing Software tools and fonts have been released in the public domain for wider proliferation of benefits of Indian language technologies to the masses. This will help common people to take benefit of IT in their own languages and also help the developers to build advanced solutions. CDs containing software tools and fonts for all the 22 constitutionally recognized Indian languages have been released. The release software tools can be downloaded from http://www.ildc.gov.in website.
Development projects in consortium mode have been initiated in the area of Machine Translation, Cross Lingual Information Access and Character Recognition. These projects cover Indian language pairs for machine translation and Indic scripts for Optical Character Recognition and are being implemented by premier academic and research organizations across the country.
This information was given by Shri Milind Deora, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.