Shri Kapil Sibal,
Minister for Communications and Information Technology, here today
released ‘Updated and advanced Urdu Language Software Tools CD, Bharat
Operating System Solutions (BOSS 5.0) CD
and Urdu children stories for Android
based Aakash Tablet’ for public use. These are now also
available for free download from http://tdil-dc.in.
These have been developed by CDAC under the mentoring of TDIL Programme of Department
of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY),
Govt. of India. The previously released Urdu language software tools CD did
also have tools supporting legacy applications. However, with the advent of
universal standards, such as Unicode and the version changes in the free and
open source software’s necessitated the updation.
The updated and advanced ‘Urdu
Software Tools CD’ is a set of standards
compliant free software tools, that enables Windows and Linux users to carry
out various task on computers in Urdu Language. The software applications are
organized under three categories namely desktop usage ,
internet usage, and other useful software utilities.
The “Bharat Operating System
Solutions CD (BOSS 5.0)” is a GNU / Linux developed by C-DAC under the guidance
of Free and Open Source Software’s (FOSS) group of DeitY,
Govt. of India is having Urdu language interface. This localized Operating
System and tools will benefit the usage of Free / Open Source Software in
India. This new release of BOSS 5.0, namely “ANOKHA” comes with many new
applications focused on enhanced security and user friendliness. The release
also includes the software updates for various packages including Apache
Server, BIND DNS Server, GNU Compiler collection, GIMP, MySQL,
Open SSH, php, python, etc.
for Android based Aakash Tablet is a collection of
21 educational literature books from National Council for Promotion of Urdu
Language (NCPUL). C-DAC
is working with NCPUL for the same.
is carrying out pioneering Research and Development in the area of
language technologies and has several products / tools / technologies to its
credit, which is powering various projects of National importance.
The National Council for Promotion of
Urdu Language (NCPUL) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human
Resource Development (HRD), Department of Higher Education, Government
of India and is actively involved in production of literature in the Urdu
language, including books on science and other branches of modern knowledge,
children's literature textbooks, reference works, encyclopedia, dictionaries,
& FOSS group of DeitY and C-DAC will be further working with NCPUL under the
overall guidance of DeitY for bringing out various
standards, tools and technologies for Urdu language.