Multilingual Computing

History 's a good teacher, right? The development of language was actually in pace with the development of small communes , later to civilizations and to nations. After the internet explosion a lot of changes are visible in the way we read and write -some ‘net culture’ born.

In the same way, changes can be seen in the getting-automated libraries, schools, printing-DTP works etc. Mostly they are dealing with regional languages but their processing is not that much ported.It is more on the other side.. But somehow the computer industry / software guys always stick more to English ( atleast the small scale ones, we can see in kerala)

Modern operating systems like Windows XP ,GNU/Linux etc support more regional languages , the custom made applications are more on English.
So how can we make a fully regional language processing , and how can we create applications which can input a regional language ( say Malayalam ) input and process it ?

I have tried running a C program that accepts a malayalam string in the KDE terminal. That was by enabling Malayalam globally ( ie over the entire gui environment) and typing c statements mixed with malayalam data.
( For that one need to enable malyalam keyboard layout and use some Unicode font.)

I do believe that there is much more to go deep in multilingual data processing ,particularly in Malayalam ( our keralites’ mother toung).

Thoughts Unleashed - Intro

Hi Netizens,

This is one more blog where you can give thought to.., if you are looking for / want to share something on the computing philosophies and various issues related to the multilingual computing...

Well, I have always wondered how this "wise-fool" machine has grown to such a big way so as to influence even the day to day life of a common man..!
and how the internet has created several new media "mails" and blogs..

It seems the hyper-text 's striking above the text!!
Reading and writing is no more linear, and anyone can grab any particular information without reading through the whole text.. quick, easy and accurate(almost na).
With these transformations, the literature field is also getting bifurcations ( as many of friends agree)