Sunday, March 13, 2011

The power of nice

A reader of the #Malayalam #Wikipedia, a visually impaired reader at that, send a thank you e-mail to Santhosh because he could follow the text thanks to the Dhvani text to speech application. 

Dhvani is capable of producing intelligible text for 11 Indian languages.
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Malayalam
  • Marathi
  • Oriya
  • Panjabi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Pashto (experimental)
All these languages have their Wikipedia and it is a happy surprise that a solution for accessibility issues for these Indian languages is a reality.  The Wikipedia reader was grateful for what he had and asked if it would be possible to have  Dhvani express input from the keyboard so that they are helped from "login" to "logout".

As the Silpa project has applied for this years Google Summer of Code, when Silpa is selected that could make this a reality this year.

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