Avalokitam is a Tamil Prosody Analyzer. It analyzes all the Metrical information (yāppu) such as acai, cīr, vāypāṭu, taḷai, aṭi, toṭai etc and displays them. It also attempts to find the metre of the Text. It can recognize all the 4 major types of Tamil metre namely, veṇpā, āciriyappā, kalippā & vañcippā & the corresponding pāviṉam-s : veṇpāviṉam, āciriyappāviṉam, kalippāviṉam & vañcippāviṉam.
Download it from here : http://www.virtualvinodh.com/avalokitam-download
Indic Multi-Lingual dictionary
A desktop version that I wrote in VC++ a few years ago in college. Has a bit of crude interface. The best I could churn out in a few days :-). Searches for equivalent words in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi & English.
Download it from here: http://www.virtualvinodh.com/download/Indic Multi-Dict.exe.
Grantha Script Lessons (9 MB)
Positive Attitude (PDF) - Empowered Session @ Cognizant Technology Solutions
1. L2/10-263 - Comments on Grantha OM
2. L2/11-049 - On the Telugu Nakara Pollu
3. L2/12-015 - Proposal to encode 0C34 TELUGU LETTER LLLA
4. L2/12-016 - Proposal to encode 0C5A TELUGU LETTER RRRA
5. L2/12-221 - Comments on naming the "Siddham" encoding
6. L2/12-233 - Comments on Encoding "Duplicate" Indic Characters
7. L2/13-066 - Proposal to encode Gujarati Sign Triple Nukta
Paraviriddha Telugu - Developing a Transliteration System for Telugu Script - First International Telugu Internet Conference, 2011
NHM Writer is a free application that enables that supports input through complex keyboards. The keyboards are basically XML files with the keystrokes encoded in them.
Below are the NHM keyboards files that I created/tweaked. Right Click on the Keyboard name and select Save as..
Adinatha is a working Unicode Tamil Brahmi font. Named after Adinatha, the first Tirthankara of Jains , in honour of the Jains having introduced Brahmi to the Tamil region, this font will hopefully help in properly digitizing old Tamil writing in the Brahmi script. Adinatha Tirthankara is traditionally attributed for the creation of the first (Indian) writing system.
Adinatha is released free of charge and under a free licence (the Open Font Licence) so as to encourage its usage among academics and other interested parties, and to thereby encourage more people to be interested in epigraphy and our heritage. Adinatha is based on the existing Brahmi encoding and largely draws upon Dr Iravatham Mahadevan's 2003 book for the shapes of the glyphs.
Download link to package containing font and manual:
There are around 5 fonts for Grantha (For detailed overview of all Grantha fonts/softwares go here). Among those, two Truetype fonts are listed here. They are very early fonts created around 1998, so they are not exactly very aesthetic in appearance. Both have the same Layout, therefore text composed in one font can be switched to the other without any loss. They don't yet have a associated Keyboard Input method.