DIT to Soon Make Software That can Read All Indian Languages

Jainder Singh, Secretary, Department of Information Technology (DIT) inaugurating a conference on 'Common Service Centres: The Change Agents' recently said that by the end of September this year, the Department of Information Technology (DIT) will have readied software tools and fonts which can help personal computers (PCs) and websites decipher content in the country's 22 languages recognised by the Constitution.

For the current financial year, the department has earmarked INR 8 crore to fund the R&D projects of the Technology Development for Indian Languages (TDIL). Besides, the government also introduced the registration of websites in Indian languages (popularly known as Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) since January 2008.