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KANNADA RESOURCES IN INTERNET: DICTIONARY, FONTS, SOFTWARE.  

 

Some experts opine that for a language as Kannada, the winner of eight Jnanpith awards so far and with more than fifteen hundred years of unbroken literary history, the available resources in internet to get acquainted with the language are not that much adequate as it should have been. Yet the state government of Karnataka, Kannada Ganaka Parishat, Kannada Abhivridhi Pradhikara, Kannada Sahithya Parishat and Kannada Knowledge Commission off late have been instrumental in framing some new fonts, software in Kannada for promoting Kannada in computer. Below are some of the resources in internet helpful in knowing Kannada.

 

Dictionaries: 

Dictionaries with up to 20000 word meanings and translations for modern Kannada are available over the internet. There are some quality dictionaries available on internet that caters the needs of learning Kannada online. Mention could be made of www.kannadakasturi.com, here we can find English –Kannada, Kannada-English dictionaries. The translation is available word to word or even for a part there of. Another website www.alphadictionary.com also offers you the Kannada-English and English-Kannada dictionary services. Websites such as www.ats-group.net, www.kannada.indiandictionaries.com, www.shabdkosh.com www.kannadadictionary.in, and www.dictionary.tamilcube/kannada-dictionary.com also cater the needs of a new learner of Kannada and the users of Kannada as well in internet. The Kannada Ganaka Parishat and the Kannada Sahithya Parishat have also brought out Kannada dictionaries in CD-ROM. These dictionaries are trustworthy and reliable as they have been framed in consultation with the experts in the field. There are some websites that offer you Kannada-Hindi, Kannada-Tamil, Kannada-Gujarati translation and word meanings.

 

Fonts: 

Though Baraha and Nudi are the most widely used Kannada fonts in computers today, we can see many a number of Kannada fonts available in internet. The important Kannada fonts available over internet are Srilipi, Sampige, Kannadakacheri, Akriti, Kairali, Ileap, Prakashak, Windows, XP, Brahmi, Kannadasaurabha, Vishwa Kannada, Kalitha etc. The Kannada Ganaka Parishat, Kannada Abhivridhi Pradhikara and Kannada Sahithya Parishat, the three primary non-profit oriented organizations that are committed for promoting Kannada in computers have been instrumental in framing some of the fonts that have been widely used now a day. Baraha and Nudi fonts are available freely over the website of Kannada Ganaka Parishat. Keeping in mind the shortage of stylistic Kannada fonts, Kannada Knowledge Commission is planning to launch a new font through its website Kanaja. The fonts and software in Kannada are encoded in accordance with the Unicode standard, in order to bring uniformity and to be compatible with the global encoding scenario.

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Software: 

Apart from Baraha and Nudi software in Kannada, the other chief software available over internet is- Vishwa Kannada, Sampige, Srilipi, Prakashak, Akriti, Kairali,  Kuvempu, Surabhi, Kannada Saurabha, Brahmi, Kalitha, Lipikaar Kannada typing software, translation software and astronomy software etc are readily available. The Kannada Ganaka Parishat has made the Baraha and Nudi software freely downloadable from its website. With the intervention of the government of Karnataka and its premier organizations committed for promoting Kannada as a computer language, the field of Kannada fonts and software for use in computer has made some noteworthy innovations.

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