Dated, September 21, 2007
search in Indian languages is slated to become faster,
thanks to an initiative by the Centre for Development
of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).
The first such search to be rolled out will be in Hindi.
Kulkarni, programme coordinator of Graphics
and Intelligence-based Script Technology (GIST) of C-DAC, said, "C-DAC has tied up with two international
search engines, which will display the plug-ins on their
page." GIST has been developed to facilitate the
use of Indian languages on the Net. C-DAC is also coming
up with a spell check software for Indian languages.
spell check, which has been developed with the help
of linguists, will be launched next month. Like Urdu,
Sindhi and a few other languages have to be spell checked
from right to left. This is difficult as we have to
programme it differently. However, grammar and writing
pattern for most Indian languages is the same,"
the area of domain names, websites having content in
Indian languages have to be registered in English. But
C-DAC is working on the technology and the software,
and is standardising a procedure to register a web name
in Indian languages.