"When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others"  ---------  Chinese proverb

Other softwares

Herebelow, you can find various other softwares and tools developed by various other selfless individuals and also commercial enterprises to aid in Indic computing (i.e. computing in Indian languages like Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi, Gujarati, etc.). You can also read my short or detailed comments/reviews on few of the softwares. In this connection, kindly please read spread.html to see what best you can do to spread the news of Azhagi/Azhagi+ and all softwares of their kind, for the benefit of the global society.

I take this opportunity to offer my very sincere and utmost appreciation and gratitude to all developers of beneficial softwares and people who serve humanity in general.

Important NOTE - 2 unique freewares

If you have landed in this page straightaway, without knowing anything much about azhagi.com and it's free softwares, then please note that azhagi.com offers two unique and free indic softwares - Azhagi+ and Azhagi. Apart from being unique (easier+faster) while helping you to type in Tamil and other Indian languages (Hindi, Sanskrit, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Oriya, Assamese, etc.), both Azhagi+ and Azhagi possess various other useful, powerful and unique features too - click here to have a look at the power features of Azhagi+ and click here to see the power tools of Azhagi. Hence, kindly study ALL the features of both freewares and spread the news for the benefit of all. Further, Azhagi+ is regularly updated. You can click here to download the betas. A portable version of Azhagi+ is also available - click here to download the same.



Offline dictionaries for Tamil

  • Panacea Dreamweavers' Tamil-Tamil and English-English dictionaries, named 'Pulavan' and 'Paalam' resp. Few highlights of this software herebelow:

    • One can search using Phonetic input mode also (apart from Tamilnet99 and Typewriter input modes). The phonetic scheme employed is not same as that of Azhagi but for typing single words with the sole purpose of searching its meaning, I did not find this as a great deterrent.

    • One exquisite feature of this software is the option of syllabic search. This allows the user to search for words in which a particular syllable occurs anywhere in the word.

    • Whenever a particular word is not found in the dictionary, you can add it into the dictionary with your own meaning(s).

  • Palaniappa Brothers' PALS English-English-Tamil dictionary. There is no facility to search phonetically. So, I was unable to explore this software.
Great many thanks to the creators of the above dictionaries, which are the only two available offline Tamil dictionaries, as of now (26-4-2012).

Online dictionaries for Indian languages

  • EU Dict's English to Tamil and Tamil to English dictionaries. Best of the lot, in my assessment. These are such exhaustive dictionaries that for those who want "MORE", these would prove absolutely amazing. One can search on compound terms too (for e.g. direct access processing). Other features include display of 'Recent Searches', 'Alphabetic list', 'Related words in drop-down, as you type', etc. Please do check out the 'Next' link at the bottom of the table lists, if meanings and related words are more in number.

  • Thozhilnutpam's English - Tamil Dictionary. Brilliant! The author of this site has only contributed all the Tamil words you find in the above-listed Eudict.com dictionaries. The site has various sub-sections (e.g. Aviation, Cricket, Finance, Shipping, etc.) listed on the right side of the page. Clicking them, one can get meanings for words in one's interested field of interest. The author's home site is thozhilnutpam.com

  • Tamilcube.com - This is excellent too! Stupendous! Earlier (in Feb 2012 or so), I used to see lots of advertisements in this site. So, I did not suggest this site at the top of this section. But, as of now (Jan 2013), I do not see any advertisements. So, this is yet another best place for Tamil dictionaries - both English to Tamil and Tamil to English. In the home page of tamilcube.com, I see online dictionaries offered by tamilcube.com for other Indian and world languages (Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, etc.) too.

  • Chennai University's English - Tamil Dictionary

  • Anna University's Agaraadhi (Beta) - English to Tamil Dictionary | Tamil to English Dictionary

  • Lifco's Tamil-Tamil-English Dictionary

  • J. P. Fabricius's Tamil and English search dictionary

  • Wiktionary English to Tamil Dictionary | Tamil to English Dictionary | Primary Index

  • There are many other indic online dictionaries too, like "tamildictionary.org", "tamildict.com", etc. etc. But, personally, I do not visit them often because of too many advertisements.
I wholeheartedly thank all those involved in the above dictionary projects - which look wonderful, to say the least.

Online Indic translators

  • Googles' English - Tamil Translator

  • Googles' Tamil - English Translator

  • Please note:
    a) The English-Tamil and Tamil-English translators are in Alpha stage (as on 7-7-11). So, way to go before they prove perfect to your needs.
    b) Apart from Tamil, Google's translators are available for Hindi, Telugu and many other world languages also.
Thanks a ton to all those (in Google) involved in bringing out the translation modules.

Free Tamil fonts converters

  • As far as Azhagi is concerned, it can only do Unicode to Tscii, Tscii to Unicode and Tscii to TAB conversions. These converters are in-built into Azhagi.

    • For 'Tscii to Unicode' and 'Unicode to Tscii' conversion, please click on 'File->Fonts Converter' and choose the appropriate ones from 'From' and 'To' list boxes. To paste Tscii or Unicode text into the upper box, copy the text from the source document and please press 'Ctrl+V' in the upper box. The text will appear in the upper box. And thereafter, you can press the 'Convert' button to get the conversion effected. Once the conversion is over, select the full text in the lower box and press 'Ctrl+C' to copy the text so that you can paste it anywhere else.

    • Azhagi also has a sophisticated BULK converter for 'Tscii to Unicode' conversion. The bulk converter can convert multiple Tscii files (say 100s) into Unicode in quick time. To utilise this bulk converter, click on 'File->Convert to Unicode->Choose conversion mode before converting' and then click on 'Convert multiple files (Batch Process)'.

    • For 'Tscii to TAB' conversion, click on 'Tools->Convert Tamil text to TAB encoding'.

  • Click here to reach a section below in this same page wherein I have listed some softwares of great use. Some of them do 'Tamil fonts conversion' - like Suratha, NHM, Higopi, MenTamizh and Elcot's converter. You can choose the one which meets your requirements. A converter is available here too, to convert specifically from senthamil font to Unicode.

  • If you are a beginner and need step-by-step help, I would suggest you to try the converter here first. The author of this page has adapted Suratha's wonderful conversion scripts but given step-by-step explanatory narrations which makes it easy for anybody to achieve their desired conversion fast and easy. The various Tamil font conversion modes available here are:

    • Convert from "Indoweb, Murasoli, Webulagam, Thinathanthi, Dinamani, Thinaboomi, Anjal, Thatstamil(LIBI), Amudham/Dinakaran, Mylai Vikatan(old), Tab, Tam(kumudam/vikatan), Bamini, TSC, Romanised, koeln, Anu Graphics (Pallavar), Nakkeeran(senthamiz)" to Unicode.

    • Convert from "Unicode" to Bamini, Tscii, TAB.

    • Convert from "Romanised" [i.e. transliterated text in English. e.g. 'anbe sivam'] to Bamini, Tscii, TAB.

    • Convert from "Bamini" to Tscii.
Thanks to the developers of the above-cited Tamil fonts converters.

Free multi-language fonts converter

Thanks a lot to Webdunia for this 'fantastic' multi-language fonts converter. Lots of fonts are covered esp. for Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and Kannada. Please note however that though many fonts are covered under the input source font, only Unicode text can be obtained as the converted output.

Free inter-language 'transliteration' converters

  • virtualvinodh.com/aksharamukha
    A comprehensive converter for conversion between very many languages (Bengali, Burmese, Cambodian, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, Thai, etc.), including Grantha. Excellent. Has ability to upload text files and convert them too. One can also convert entire websites by using the separate tool provided for this purpose here. I encountered a minor glitch (as on 12-3-2012) though while converting from Tamil to Malayalam. Sure the author will be correcting the same soon.

  • sites.google.com/site/bhashaime
    A FREE offline converter (portable, I believe) covering Devanagari, e-Grantha, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, etc. As far as I know, this is the only "offline" free software available as of now (11-May-2012) for doing inter-language 'transliteration' conversions. Additionally, Bhasha-Ime does transliteration also. For more details, please visit the site.

  • learnsanskrit.org/tools/sanscript
    Indic converter providing conversion between any of these languages - Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu. Very good, neat and easy. I found a few mistakes (as on 7-3-2012) though while converting from Malayalam to Tamil, etc. Sure the author will be correcting the same soon.

  • higopi.com/ucedit/Multi.html
    Similar to the abovementioned learnsanskrit tool. Added advantage is that it's author Gopi (Mr.Gopalakrishnan) is very friendly and answers useful questions related to Indic computing through his forums.

  • transliterator.blogspot.com
    A neat tool to convert from various Indian languages (Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Oriya, Gujarati, Punjabi, etc.) into Tamil.

  • software.nhm.in/products/t12r
    A firefox addon, as such, to transliterate web page contents between following scripts - Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Diacritic, Roman.

  • http://baraha.com
    An indic transliteration conversion facility is available for use (vide 'Baraha Pad') if you download and install 'Baraha' software.
Thanks to the above developers of Indic transliteration converters. Note: Inter-language transliteration-conversion tool is not available in Azhagi, as of now.

Free Tamil fonts - 100s of them - in various encodings

  • Click here to get more free Tamil fonts - 100s of them - in Tscii, Unicode, TAB, TAM and various other font encodings.
I take this opportunity to offer my sincere appreciation to all the developers of free Tamil fonts.

Free Unicode Indic fonts - 100s of them

  • Click here to get more free Indian language Unicode fonts - 100s of them.
Thanks to all the developers of free fonts for Indian languages.

Softwares and online tools for computing in various Indian languages

You may find some of the sites mentioned below in one or both of: a) Softwares list from mazhalaigal.com and b) Softwares list from ezilnila.com too.
  • http://baraha.com
    An 'Indian Languages' Word processor - Since 2000. Recently (since 2010 or so, if I am right), it became commercial. As a free software until then (for 10 years!), I am sure lakhs of people (multilingual) must have got benefitted from Baraha (a single man Sheshadrivasu's very noble contribution). It has support for braille printing, as a special future.

  • http://thamizha.com/ekalappai-anjal
    A free Tamil word processor. It has it's own Unicode text processing engine.

  • higopi.com/ucedit | higopi.com/tools
    Friendly Gopi's free online Indian language transliterators, beautiful (converted)fonts, handy firefox plugins for indic computing, transliteration scripts for integration in websites, and many other tools. You can download his transliterators/converters and use them in offline mode too. Gopi's tools have been greatly beneficial to the society. For e.g., his Adhiyaman is a useful Tamil fonts converter; his UCedit - Godavari Telugu typing tool and other utilities are used by a broad spectrum of people.

  • http://www.jaffnalibrary.com/tools/Unicode.htm
    PonguTamil free online Tamil transliterator. It can be saved (as a webpage - just like you normally save other webpages) and accessed offline too.

  • http://suratha.com/reader.htm
    Suratha's free online Tamil fonts converter. It can be saved (as a webpage - just like you normally save other webpages) and accessed offline too. It encompasses many fonts and it is comprehensive.

  • http://www.jaffnalibrary.com/tools/tamilconverter.htm
    Suratha's conversion tools available at the abovementioned page are available here too, with help tips at the bottom of the page.

  • http://kandupidi.com/converter
    Conversion from Tamil text in various other fonts to Unicode.

  • http://lingsoftsolutions.com
    'MenTamizh' Tamil word processor. This commercial application has indeed some very "impressive" set of features (Tamil Spell Checker, Tamil Sandhi Checker, Tamil Dictionaries, etc.), including a 'very easy' and 'very fast' Tamil fonts converter. Quoting from an email received from Mr. Raguveeradayal, one of the members of Azhagi's google group, the font conversion works "just like converting English Arial font to Times New Roman --- just select the text, go to the fonts list and change the font -- that's all".

  • http://software.nhm.in
    A free Tamil (and other Indian languages) IME. It can enable Unicode settings automatically in your system, upon installation. NHM provides a separate Tamil fonts converter tool too. The same is available as an online service here

  • R4U
    Quite a few free softwares for Tamil are available here. Free source codes are also available - here

  • PramukhIME
    Yet another FREE Indic IME. Cute, quite small and portable. When I tested it, the keymappings were not perfect for Tamil and it was not user-friendly. But, for other languages, Azhagi user Mr.Koteswar (from AndhraPradesh) wrote that it is quite good except that the keymappings are very difficult to remember and have to be referred quite often.

  • Basha IME
    One more free Indic IME. Portable, I believe. For more details, please visit the site.

  • bibleuncle.com/p/tamileditor.html
    A free online editor. Helps you type in both phonetic and Tamil-typewriter modes.

  • http://bhashaindia.com
    Microsoft's portal - a one'stop center for all information and resources related to Indic computing

  • http://ildc.in
    Indian Language Data Centre - Free fonts and tools for various Indian languages

  • http://www.elcot.in/tamilfonts_download_list.php
    A free fonts converter tool from Elcot

  • http://acharya.iitm.ac.in/software/utils/tconvert.php
    An utility to convert ITrans, RIT and Adhawin files. Free.

  • http://murasu.com
    A Tamil word processor which works in Mac platform also. Helps input Tamil in mobiles, ipods and similar devices too.

  • Shakti Office
    A Tamil and Hindi word processor.

  • http://quillpad.com
    A free-form online transliterator for all major Indian languages. As far as Tamil is concerned, I found it extremely intelligent and very easy while typing certain words but could not type certain other words at all. Like Google, Quillpad also provides widgets (both free and commercial) for integrating it's transliterator into any website. Quillpadmobile.in - provides you a tool to help you type (vide transliteration) in Hindi in mobile phones. It is reported that support for other Indian languages also will be provided by it's developers very soon. To know more about Quillpad's developer and innovator Mr.Ram Prakash, click here

  • http://google.com/transliterate
    Google's free online transliterator for various Indian languages. As far as I see it, it's based on a transliteration dictionary, fundamentally, and hence very user-friendly and fast. But, personally, as of now, I find this system very fast/friendly for typing out a few lines, but for large amounts of texts, editing (to correct mistakes in texts already typed out) becomes quite tedious. Nevertheless, for typing out a few sentences (as is the need for many in this busy world, for quick chats and email messages) online, it's great and can prove to be an extremely effective/handy tool. In the future, I expect/wish this tool to become 100% easy during editing also, and become more versatile (available for use in all applications in all OSes) so that many more get to benefit from this user-friendly tool.

    1. As of Aug 2009, SAT mode has been introduced in Azhagi, which is akin to Google's Indic Transliteration. For details, please see http://azhagi.com/sath.html.

    2. As of Jan 18 2010, I see that Google has extended its free online transliteration service to offline mode too. i.e. One can download (for free) and use google's transliterator to type directly in Tamil (and several other languages) in ANY Windows application. That's nice. I downloaded and tried out the IME(input method editor) immediately and it's excellent. The editing process is also less tedious than it was earlier (when tested with the online version). In fact, I see that Microsoft also has come out with a similar tool (free and advertised as beta) and it's here. I tried the same just a while ago and it is very good for typing. Compared to Google, it gives less Tamil equivalents for a word typed but seems to be more intelligent in choosing the best word amongst alternatives sometimes; the editing process is more tedious than that of google but I am sure this area will be improved/perfected in versions to come. Also, as newbies and other users get used to these "free-form transliterators", they may perhaps easily learn to type their original texts itself without mistakes and hence their later editing/correction needs might be less. Well, all said and done, the bottom-line is that it augurs well to see that both established companies Google and Microsoft have now come out with a transliterator, at last, that works in all applications, that too with many language options. This will spread the awareness of language transliterators amongst computer users at a mighty rapid pace and that's a heartening and great development indeed, benefitting the global society! I hope now that language translators, voice recognition softwares, etc. also will get developed sooner than later. In this context, please read inno.html and inno-help.html, if ever your time/interest permits.
I take this opportunity to offer my sincere appreciation to all the developers of softwares/tools for computing in various Indian languages. And, thanks to the editors of mazhalaigal.com and ezilnila.com - who have compiled their own comprehensive lists and hosted them for the benefit of all.

SMS in Tamil | Mobile computing in Indian languages

[Note: I am just providing information herebelow about various products. That is all to it. So, it is up to you to decide on whether to download/use a particular product or not.]

  • 'Android' Azhagi - It is in the making - for all the languages which Android supports as of now - Tamil, Hindi (Sanskrit, Marathi, etc.), and Bengali. A fundamental working model is already ready (Since 26, Jan 2013) and is functioning very well. Join Azhagi's online forums for news on it's release. It may not be in near future though, since it "seems" like 'testing & packaging & releasing' is not going to be straightforward in Android phones and tablets, as in the case of PCs. Also, long-time users of Azhagi/Azhagi+ might be knowing the difficult circumstances under which I work. So, kindly bear with me until the final release (may be in 2016?!?! The Lord Almighty alone knows).

  • Sparsh Indian keyboard - for Android systems - you can install it from this Google play page. Developer of this App can be reached at this site. As per developer, following keyboards are supported with dictionary support: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, English.

  • Swype - Free "TRIAL" download link for Android available in this page - this page also mentions the status of support for other platforms. Swype supports very many world languages (including some Indian languages - Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, etc.) - you can see the full list here. Swype possesses certain interesting and very advantageous features - you can read them all by visiting this page and clicking the various links therein - esp. http://www.swype.com/about/specifications.

  • Google's Hindi input - for Android systems - you can install it from this Google play page.

  • MyAlpha multilingual keyboard - for Android systems - you can install it from this Google play page. As per developer, very many world languages' keyboards are supported, including Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, etc., etc.

  • Sellinam for Android - only for Tamil, as on Jan 2013. A quick glance of the 'user reviews' (as on 13-01-2013) tells me that this product is well made and would satisfy the needs of those who are NOT used to Azhagi's Tamil transliteration scheme.

  • Thamizha.com's Android TamilVisai - an open source product. Release news at this page of thamizha.com. Application download at this page. As per the 'release news' page, Android TamilVisai can input Tamil in any of the Android applications, it supports all Android versions, it supports phonetic keyboard, it shows live preview to see the text typed in tamil.

  • This ehow.com page talks about 3 FREE methods to send SMS in Tamil. One of the free methods explains 'how to use Azhagi to send SMS'. Kindly have a look. I have not tried this out personally, myself. You can also have a look at this page of Ravi's. It has details and links to various aspects of mobile computing in Tamil.

  • An open source product ucscSellinam - product home page here - for sending SMS in Tamil using your mobile. The site has detailed info pages on:

    • How to download the ucscSellinam application to your phone

    • Requirements to use the ucscSellinam Tamil SMS application

    • Mobile phone compatibility matrix

    The site also hosts a FAQ section.

  • There are also commercial solutions available for SMS in Tamil or more generally speaking 'mobile computing in Indian languages like Hindi, etc.'. e.g. panini keypad and quillpad mobile . These sites have detailed information on the features of their products.

  • iAvadana.com's 'iPhone Tamil Calendar' - A commercial application. Details at iavadana.com.

  • The sarma.co.in site mentions about 'Handwriting recognizer' and 'Pen computing' for Tamil. The products are all for a cost, as of now (28/2/2011).
Great many thanks to the developers of the above softwares.

'Learn Tamil' tools

I offer my deep gratitude to Mr.Pollachi Nasan (Editor, thamizham.net) for his above single-handed efforts in providing such excellent tools on learning/teaching Tamil.

'Learn Tamil' blog

Very many thanks for ever to the author of the 'learning-tamil' blog - particularly, you can find various Tamil learning resources in the 2nd link above.

Learn English through Tamil

One has to profusely thank the author of 'aangilam' blog for his unique and very useful service.

Learn HTML in Tamil

  • There are lots of HTML tutorials in English. But, the tutorial available here in ezilnila.com is in Tamil (in 7 lucid parts) and moreover, it teaches HTML in a style (akin to teaching 'a, b, c, d' to children) which any layman/laywoman can easily understand and start creating html pages within minutes.

  • Kindly see Mr. Thangam palani's html tutorial pages also. Newly started on Mar 2012. Many lessons. Quite detailed. In lucid Tamil. Quite useful.

    Note: As of 27-Apr-2014, I see that Mr. Palani's site 'techthangam.com' is not reachable. Hence, the above-referenced link will take you to one of his site's archived pages only. Thanks a TON to http://archive.org, not only for maintaining the archived pages of techthangam site but for maintaining the archived pages of 1000s and 1000s of many other websites which are either not reachable now or have changed in contents/design a lot.
I immensely thank (Late) Sri. Umar and Mr. Thangam Palani for the above wonderful and exceedingly worthy contribution which many of our sisters and brothers who aspire to create html pages will find extremely useful. I appreciate Mr. Thangam Palani's note of thankfulness (even for a very small link given by me) for his attitude because it is said "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others".

Thirukkural online

There might be many online sites available offering Thirukkurals with their meanings but Gokulnath's site (a very neat design and presentation) is definitely worth seeing, esp. for it's very versatile and well thought-out 'search' functionality.

Tamil prosody analyzer

What an original idea! What a software! Will be immensely useful and will be a great cup of joy for all who write Tamil classical poems. Thanks indeed to Sri.Vinodh Rajan, the author of this software.

Learn Grantha | Grantha fonts and softwares

Thanks to energetic young man, Sri.Vinodh Rajan, for his sincere efforts.

Text-to-Speech (TTS) softwares

  • http://mile.ee.iisc.ernet.in:8080/tts_demo

  • http://espeak.sourceforge.net - eSpeak - Open source software.

    http://www.nvaccess.org/download - NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) - 100% free software.
    NVDA itself is bundled with the above "eSpeak" multilingual speech synthesizer, as of 2014. What is special about NVDA is how it got authored by two severely sight impaired noble souls. The touching story is here. You can operate NVDA in portable mode. For regular day-to-day use, specifically considering the visually impaired alone, I think this is perhaps the best tool (out of those mentioned in this section). In fact, I have received emails to this effect from one visually impaired brother from Senkottai (TamilNadu, India) and also from a brother (Mr. Raju) who is helping out the visually impaired in various ways.

  • http://kuralsoft.com
Immense thanks should go to the above for the initiative taken in a 'special' area. The value of the above tools for educational presentations (and kind) and especially their help for the visually impaired is immeasurable. Collectively, these tools perform text-to-speech conversion for Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and several other world languages.

Out of the above four, I found the iisc (first in the list) tool to be very good (with respect to nativity and understandability) and thanks for those who sponsor(ed) the iisc project. For my personal experience with the above softwares (except NVDA, on which I have briefly given my views under its link itself, as you can see/read above), kindly visit http://azhagi.com/tts.html. My observations/notes might be of help to you or some other needy person whom you know. Regarding Azhagi's initiative in Tamil 'Text 2 Speech', since 2001, please see http://azhagi.com/sath.html#tts.

Please note that some of my observations above as "best", "very good", etc. are specifically keeping in mind the visually impaired, for whom the above softwares are like divine boons, at any point of time. So, if you are a normal person, NONE of the above tools may satisfy you with respect to any aspect (voice, clarity, nativity, etc., etc., etc.). Hence, kindly do not email to me stating the same and enquiring me about the availability of any other better software for TTS. I am not aware of any, as of now (April 2014), as far as Tamil is concerned. If you are aware of better TTS softwares (not necessarily for Tamil, but for any Indian language), kindly let me know. If you wish to write me anything else on TTS, kindly please read my related pages inno.html and inno-help.html, beforehand.

Tamil OCR

  • http://gtamilocr.sourceforge.net (or) http://sourceforge.net/projects/gtamilocr

  • http://www.ildc.in/tamil/Gist/htm/ocr_spell.htm and https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mintamil/Pnwx6lyEZjc
As far as I know (based on users' feedback), there is no 100% successful Tamil OCR. Still, you can try out the above, if you wish to. Please note that I myself have not tried them so far.

Bhagavad Gita in Tamil

Thanks in tons to the editors of sangatham.com (which announces itself as a 'Tamil website for Sanskrit') for the above wonderful endeavour.

Please note

Out of goodwill, I have listed the above information about 'softwares'* developed by other entities. Otherwise, whether any of the above 'softwares' is still free or not (OR) how any of the above 'softwares' exactly function (OR) whether the above 'softwares' function accurately or error-free, etc. etc. is entirely under the control of the respective authors only. I, personally, do not have any indepth idea of the various aspects of the other 'softwares'. As such, you can consider that I have just shared some information on other 'softwares'. That is all. So, use of any of the above 'softwares' is entirely upto your discretion. In other words, it is absolutely at your own risk to download/install/try/use any of the other 'softwares'. Also, please note that links to any of the above 'softwares' were valid links at the time of my mentioning them first in this page only. Whether these links remain valid all the time thereafter is not under my control, naturally. For my part, I do check the correctness of some of these links randomly, once in a while.
(*) 'softwares' means ALL of the 'softwares/tools/utilities/etc.' (developed by other entities), which I have listed above in this page.


In the context of all that you can find/read above, please read my message posted in 'Azhagi' google and yahoo group on Jul 31 2009 and Aug 1 2009 resp.

Group message sources:

Dear Friends,

Warm greetings!

As and when your time/interest permits, kindly please have a look at http://azhagi.com/indic.html. I have done whatever best possible by me (as of now) for spreading awareness of ALL softwares/tools available for computing in Tamil and other Indian languages, with links to all of them. This is apart from informing about them to others through personal mails, phone calls, etc. too, as ever.

It's my thanksgiving and 'awareness-spreading' page for ALL available softwares/tools (both commercial and non-commercial) so that many more get to benefit by using these softwares/tools, since, in my past 10 years' experience, I have seen that 1000s and 1000s are not yet aware of such softwares/tools, though they are in need of the same.

A link ( Other Softwares | Tools ) for the aforesaid 'indic.html' page has been given at the top right of www.azhagi.com website and also from within Azhagi software itself. i.e. every visitor of azhagi.com or user of 'azhagi' software has ready access to all softwares/tools available for Indian language computing.

I have written/mentioned about the abovesaid 'indic.html' page in some of my earlier mails also. But, not sure whether everybody would have read them. Also, new members perhaps may not have read those mails. Hence, I have written again. Thanks, for sparing your valuable time.

If possible and if your time/interest permits, kindly spread the news of the abovementioned softwares/tools in the best way possible for you...

With sincere prayers for the welfare of all beings...

Love all Serve all

Kind Regards
B.Viswanathan, Author (Azhagi - www.azhagi.com)

Inventions/Innovations | Help for inventions/innovations

In 2004, in an interview given to a webzine, I had this to say. User requests for a Tamil translator or a Voice recognition software or Azhagi in Linux/MAC or ... or ... or ... have been existing ever since 2000 itself. For those users to get an understanding on what it takes to develop these softwares and also as a sort of a detailed sequel to what I had opined in 2004, I compiled inno.html and inno-help.html. If interested, you may read it.