[AI] welcome your support
g.vengateshan at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 10:55:12 EDT 2010
Dear all (AI) Friends:
TVG [Technical Voluntary Group] is working in Tamil Nadu to develop more accessibility assistance to the VI people. Recently TVG has developed a software named "VALAYA_VEDAN" and officially released in its site
which is to convert pdf files into tamil Unicode format. It's working very well and We are able to read those documents by using e-speak with jaws or by NVDA.
Unicode is a character
encoding standard that has widespread acceptance. Microsoft software uses
Unicode at its core. Whether you realize it or not, you are using Unicode
already! Basically, "computers just deal with numbers. They store letters
and other characters by assigning a number for each one. Before Unicode
was invented, there were hundreds of different encoding systems for
assigning these numbers. No single encoding could contain enough
characters.1" This has been the problem we, in SIL, have often run into.
If you are using a legacy encoding your font conflicts with the font
someone in another area of the world uses. You might have an in your font
while someplace else someone used a at the same codepoint. Your files are
incompatible. Unicode provides a unique number for every character and so
you do not have this problem if you use Unicode. If your document calls
for U+0289 it will be clear to any computer program what the character
Now TVG has decided to support other regional languages on the bases of request.
Those who are interested in developing accessiblity assistance in their language may contact them through email .
Email ID: thirdeyetvg at gmail.com
As you know e-speak is a synthesisor which supports in many languages. Nearly one year dedicated effort of Mr. T. D. Dinakar DPO Southern Railways Chennai, co-ordinating with Mr. Jonathan Duddington contact person of e-speak project has made e-speak to read tamil more perfectly. Its' phonetical expression is so good. Having e-speak as default synthesisor, NVDA becomes a very good screen reader in tamil.
Interested people may contact Mr. Jonathan Duddington via email to make phonetical adjustments in e-speak unto speak their language more perfectly.
Email ID: jonsd at talktalk.net
Download site for e-speak is:
My Mobile: 09003349780
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