Kolkata institute developing Manipuri, Nepalese software

Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) After the success of Bangla software for Windows and keyboards, researchers here are now developing the same in Nepalese and Manipuri languages.

The Society for Natural Language Technology Research (SNLTR), which is designing the software, is showcasing its Bengali software and keyboard at the 40th International Kolkata Book Fair here.
According to an official at the SNLTR stall at the fair, the softwares developed in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, will be introduced later this year.
“The demand for Bengali software is high. The Oi-Chiki (Santhali language) and Odia keyboards are also good. We are hoping to get bulk orders for the Nepali one,” the SNLTR official told IANS.
A complete Bangla unit comprising the software CD, keyboard along with a spell-checker software sells for Rs.750, he said.