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Requesting VASU to put BARAHA into OPEN SOURCE, Answer to Dr. Pavanaja’s email,

Requesting VASU to put BARAHA into OPEN SOURCE, Answer to Dr. Pavanaja’s email, Answer to some of the questions raised here in the email.

Dear Mr. Sheshadrivasu Chandrasekharan,
 
At the out set, I would like to write that our kannada association HONORED you in Southern California during the SILVER JUBLIEE CELEBRATIONS for your kannada fonts BARAHA.  I am the one who dropped you and your wife to the airport. This is way before your email of July 2004 to Mr. Anand owner of Akruthi Fonts. No kannadiga knew anything about what you did till July 2004.
 
Here in this email I have copied the following:
 
1. Your email dated June 22, 2004 to Mr. Anand owner of Akruthi Fonts. This is exact copy of the email that was sent to me by Mr. Anand in 2004 itself.
 
2. Email dated July 29th 2004 written by Dr. U. B. Pavanaja to me – V. M. Kumaraswamy(novamed@aol.com)
I hope Dr. Pavanaja has written factual things. Please go through the email. If you disagree with anything he has written please write back to me. This helps to clarify things for kannadigas. Some kannadigas wants to know it from you.
 
Did you call or email Dr. U. B. Pavanaja? Did Dr. Pavanaja tell you in detail what you needed to do.
 
Dr. Pavanaja says that you are telling all kannadigas by quoating a wrong case to proove that, What you did was correct and that you did not steal the IPR of AKRUTHI Fonts ti develop BARAHA 1.0. You also had sent the same thing to me and other kannadigas also, to prove to kannadigas that you have not done anything wrong. Dr. Pavanaja writes in detail and explains where you cleverly not telling all kannadigas about what really happened in that case of ADOBE Fonts. Do you think Dr. Pavanaja is wrong ???
 
Dr. Pavanaja also concludes that you have stolen Glyphs from Akruthi Fonts in releasing BARAHA 1.0 in 1997. At the same time Dr. Pavanaja concludes that NUDI Fonts has been developed by using BARAHA Fonts. This shows that you have made KAGAPA to take your BARAHA Fonts make KHALITHA Fonts and then rename it as NUDI FONTS and sold it to Govt. of Karnataka. This shows that you are an accessory to develop NUDI Fonts.
 
Also I would like to point out is that, Mr. A. Sathyanarayana, KAGAPA’s Founder Secretary and who worked in KGP/KAGAPA for more than Four years also states in this email to me in 2004, that KAGAPA made KHALITHA Fonts from BARAHA Fonts and then named it NUDI Fonts before selling it to Govt. of Karnataka. Is Mr. A. Sathyanarayana writing wrong on this ?? Please clarify this also.

 
3. Your Press Report of June 15th 2009, which happened in Tumkur. Copy of the entire pdf file is attached for kannadigas to read and some of the important points are typed here in this email for convinience of Kannadigas to read and ponder themselves on what has happened.
 
I have made series of questions to you on this press report 
 
4. Since you are giving BARAHA as FREE DOWNLOAD to KANNADIGAS, why do’t you put BARAHA Fonts into OPEN SOURCE so that APPLICATION SOFTWARES can be developed by KANNADIGAS. You are telling on June 2009 “ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ  ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ” So this will benefit kannadigas anyway.
 
5, In 2004 you gave press statements Deccan Herald, WHY you did not mention anything about ” ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ  ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ ” in 2004. Probably you did not know anything about this at that time, I think. Now you have seen kannadigas are pressing for these, you come and make statements like you did in June 2009.
 
6. One more thing, instead of just saying that KANNADA needs “ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ  ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ”,, Why do’t you develop it yourself or STEAL from some one  else and provided it FREE for KANNADIGAS as you did on BARAHA FONTS.
 
7. One more thing, WITHOUT BARAHA 1.0, you could not have done further releases of BARAHA. Such as BARAHA 2.0, 3.0. 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, and others. You need to know when a baby needs to be born to grow and become grown up. It will not happen just like a real grown up person right from the begining. So you needed BARAHA 1.0 to develop your further releases of BARAHA. As you have stated in your email of July 2004, you have STOLEN the IPR / GLYPHS of AKRUTHI Fonts to release BARAHA 1.0 Fonts in 1997.
 
8. Please do not go on telling others there were no KANNADA FONTS available before BARAHA and NUDI came into existence. Please do not do this and tells LIES to Kannadigas. Govt. of Karnataka was using KANNADA FONTS before BARAHA and NUDI Fonts.
 
9. In conclusion, BARAHA and NUDI have destroyed the KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT in Karnataka Statement. I some kannadigas dis agree on this statement. It has been going on like this since 2004 anyway. AGREE to DISAGREE and we need to move on and correct the things for the sake of KANNADA BHASHE.
 
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YOUR email to Mr. S. K. Anand
—– Original Message —–
From: Sheshadrivasu Chandrasekharan <baraha@hotmail.com>
To: <anand@cyberscapeindia.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 10:18 PM
Subject: From Sheshadrivasu Chandrasekharan
> Dear Mr. S.K. Anand,
>
> I recently saw a remark from you in one of the postings in an Internet
> newsgroup which goes as follows…
>
> “We who have been developing such fonts (AKRUTI) well over two decades would
> not like a repeat of the experience, we had when our fonts were pirated off
> the Web and used without acknowledgement, first by an individual who went on
> to release a free software…”
>
> I thought you may be referring to Baraha software in the above remark, and
> hence is this email.
>
> When I started developing a Kannada software, I had no knowledge of fonts at
> all. I experimented a lot with various Kannada fonts available in the
> Internet, including Akruti. This research helped me to understand the
> technology behind the Kannada fonts and I learnt a lot from these software.
> Initially, I wanted Baraha compatible with other Kannada fonts. But due to
> various limitations of such fonts, I had to come up with my own encoding.
I honestly admit that I have used the glyphs from one of the Akruti fonts in Baraha 1.0, and I was not very serious to mention about it.
When I released Baraha 1.0, I didn’t know it will become popular and used by many people. It was only an experiment which I wanted to share with my family and friends.
> But later, when Baraha became popular, for copyright reasons, I had to add
> my own fonts for Kannada and other languages. I have created many new font
> styles, which don’t exist in any other Kannada software. My intention was to
> provide the facility for basic documentation needs of Kannada. It was not my
> intention to copy or re-create various Kannada font styles that are
> available in other packages. Instead I have focussed more on portability of
> Kannada text from Baraha to other software such as Akruti, ShreeLipi, e.t.c.
>
> Through this mail I would like to express my grattitude to various other
> Kannada software for helping me to acquire the knowledge.
My acknowldgements to Akruti software for providing the glyphs which were used in the intial releases of Baraha.
I apologise for this delayed acknowledgement.
>
> Regards
> Vasu
> ***********************************************************
> Free Kannada/Devanagari software – http://www.baraha.com
> ***********************************************************
ನಾನು ವಾಸು,  ೧೯೯೭ ಇಸವಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಆಕೃತಿ ಫಾಂಟ್ಸ್ ಇಂದ ಕದ್ದು ಬರಹ ೧.೦ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದು ಅಂಥ ೨೦೦೪ ನೆ ಇಸವಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಈಮೇಲ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ  ಆಕೃತಿ ಓನರ್ ಆನಂದ್ ಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸಿದ್ದೇನೆ.  ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಸಾಕ್ಷಿ ನನ್ನ ಈಮೇಲ್.
೨೦೦೪ ರ  ಈಮೇಲ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ , ನಾನು, ನನಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಏನು ಗೊತ್ತಿತ್ರಲಿಲ್ಲ ಅಂಥ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದೇನೆ,
ಎಲ್ಲ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ನನ್ನ ಈಮೇಲ್ ಓದಿ ಅರ್ಥ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕು.
ನಾನು ವಾಸು ಹೇಳುವುದು ಏನಂದರೆ,  ಬರಹ ೧.೦ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ಉಚಿತ ವಾಗಿ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ದೇನೆ.
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Dr. U. B. Pavanaja’s email to Me (V. M. Kumaraswamy), Detailing the account of FONTS ISSUES.
 
Subject: font issues
Date: 7/29/2004 12:18:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: pavanaja@vishvakannada.com
Reply To:
To: novaMed@aol.com
CC:
BCC:
Sent on:
Sent from the Internet (Details)
 
namaskaara,
I have attached the promised document on the font issues. Hope I can
sleep peacefully now (it is 00:45 hrs in the night) :-)
sigONa,
Pavanaja
_____________________________
Dr. U.B. Pavanaja
CEO, Vishva Kannada Softech
Think Globally, Act locally
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Font issues -Akruti, Baraha and Nudi
 
by U B Pavanaja
 
Birth of Baraha
 
I had put up Kannada’s first web-site called Vishva Kannada during Dec. 1996 with the support of S K Anand of Cyberscape. Dynamic font technology was not being used by Vishva Kannada at that time. Akruti fonts were given for download at the web-site. Users have to download the font, install it in their PC and then they could read the Vishva Kannada web-site in Kannada. Sometimes in the first half of 1997, I got an email from Sheshadri Vasu who was at USA. In that mail he appreciated Vishva Kannada. He added that it takes a long time to copy characters through CharMap (an utility present in Windows to copy a glyph of a font into any application) and make a Kannada sentence. I explained him how to type in Kannada using the keyboard driver which has to be bought from Cyberscape. I gave the contact details of S K Anand and the approximate price of the software also. Then there was no mail from Vasu for some time. (Recently, during his visit to India in June 2004, Vasu wrote an article for Vijaya Karnataka, wherein he mentioned the discussions he had with me about the relation between font and keyboard driver). One day I got an email from Vasu saying that he has made a software called Baraha that can be used as an editor for Kannada. He wrote that he wanted to give this software free to everyone. The version sent to me was a beta version. He had actually written an editor for the font he downloaded from the web. I asked him about the copyright of the font. He had not thought anything about that. I explained to him the he need to take the permission of S K Anand of Cyberscape to use Akruti fonts in his software. He included the Kan Ballal font which was given to read Udayavani web-site with the first release of Baraha, which was given to some select friends only. Later on he changed the ASCII values of the glyphs of Akruti font and released the Baraha package officially. His idea was that just by changing the ASCII values of the glyphs, his font becomes different from Akruti font. But morally, ethically and legally, this amounts to violation of intellectual property rights. After a long gap of six years, recently (2004), Vasu admitted that he used the glyphs from Akruti fonts, in a mail to S K Anand.
 
Fonts used in Nudi
 
Now let me discuss the about the fonts bundled with Nudi. Nudi was initially thought as a testing software. This was made into a package later on. Myself and Harsha (the programmer who did the coding for Nudi) were opposing the release of Nudi without our own professional fonts. Making a font is an elaborate process. Artists have to draw each character (glyph) on paper, they have to be scanned, digitized, hinted, etc. It takes months for each font. C V Srinatha Sasthry (CVSS), Chief Secretary, Kannada Ganaka Parishat (KGP), told me that he got the font made from someone before submitting the final package to GoK. In one of the executive committee meeting S K Anand and myself questioned CVSS about who made the fonts, how much was paid to him, etc. G N Narsimha Murthy (GNNM), Secretary, KGP, gave a reply that someone at Koppa made the fonts. I mentioned that KGP should have the complete record of making of the fonts like original drawings by the artist, first raw digitized data, the final font, etc. GNNM promised to get all these from Koppa and show to us in the next meeting. He never bothered to do that.
 
I came to know about the entire story about fonts much much later. Initially I used to believe the statements of CVSS about the fonts. But it took almost 2 years for me to accidentally discover the truth. While experimenting with opentype font creation, I was studying the glyphs of all Kannada fonts. When I opened Baraha, Akruti and Nudi fonts in a font editing software, I found that they all have the same glyph sets, even though their ASCII values are different. As Sathyanarayana has detailed in his write-up, the glyphs from Akruti fonts were used in the first version of Baraha, which was then used in the first version of Nudi. As per my knowledge CVSS got this conversion of font encodings done by someone here at Bangalore itself. The fonts were not made from scratch at Koppa. This is clear violation of intellectual property rights. I had a strong and heated argument with CVSS and GNNM about one or two months before the elections to the executive committee of KGP. I blasted CVSS for misleading me and telling lies to me that the fonts were developed at Koppa. CVSS and GNNM have told lies to me and cheated GoK by supplying them with pirated fonts. Definitely my position became very awkward that I being the mentor and the person in charge of Nudi in the initial stages was not informed of these backdoor activities by CVSS. I fired both CVSS and GNNM left and right. At that time GNNM even challenged me to prove these in the court along with S K Anand who had already threatened to sue KGP for violation of intellectual property rights.
 
Vasu’s justification and the realities
 
With this background let me discuss a bit of what Vasu has written in a document and widely circulated in mailing lists. This document is also present in his Baraha discussion group (groups.msn.com/baraha). Let me quote from this document-
 
—————– Begin ———————————
USA courts have long back decided that fonts can’t be copyrighted AT ALL! Here, the digital outline can never be protected. According to them there can’t be any original font style, because, every font is created by slightly modifying some other font, and there aren’t really “new” font designs! See the following excerpts from the law…
 
“The Copyright Office has decided that digitized representations of typeface designs are not registerable under the Copyright Act because they do not constitute original works of authorship. The digitized representations of typefaces are neither original computer programs (as defined in 17 U.S.C. 101), nor original databases, nor any other original work of authorship.”
 
So, in a font, the name, any programming code not describing the font design are all that can be copyrighted. This leaves the door open in the USA to have anyone pay for the output of each character from a typesetter and re-digitize it or extract the design from a font program (and rename it), easily duplicating the design. Most foundries have very similar fonts derived from work largely designed by others. More information about font/copyright can be found at http://ssifonts.com/Myths.htm
———————- End —————————-
Vasu is very cleverly and conveniently quoting from a web-site put up in the year 1997 and has not been updated afterwards. There is a reason for this site not being updated afterwards. This refers to the classic legal battle between Adobe and SSI. Southern Software Inc. (SSI) used to copy and rename fonts from Adobe and others. They thought they were safe from prosecution because, though they had directly copied the points that define the shapes from Adobe’s fonts, they had moved all the points just slightly so they were not technically identical. Nevertheless, in his 1998 judgment, the judge determined that the computer code had been copied:
 
The evidence presented shows that there is some creativity in designing the font software programs. While the glyph dictates to a certain extent what points the editor must choose, it does not dictate every point that must be chosen. Adobe has shown that font editors make creative choices as to what points to select based on the image in front of them on the computer screen. The code is determined directly from the selection of the points. Thus, any copying of the points is copying of literal expression, that is, in essence, copying of the computer code itself.
 
SSI lost the legal battle at the courts. Judgment was in favor of Adobe. Hence SSI did not update their web-site. Vasu is conveniently quoting from this web-site. One can read in detail about this case in the following web-sites:-
 
http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.ph…UNESCO_Font_Lic
http://directory.serifmagazine.com/Ethics_…/judgement.php4
http://www.ipcounselors.com/19980309.htm
 
When we conducted a opentype font workshop at Bangalore during March 2003, there was a talk on IPR issues related to fonts by Lawrence Liang, who is an expert on cyber laws. He had discussed this Adobe vs SSI case.
 
Vasu’s interview to Deccan Herald and my comments
 
Vasu gave an interview to Deccan Herald during his visit to Bangalore in June 2004. Here are some excerpts and my comments on them:-
 
> “Then, I, along with Ganaka Parishad and the State Government worked to bring Kannada software for official use”, he (Vasu) said.
 
I don’t remember any of such efforts by Sheshadri Vasu. In fact Vasu was very reluctant to implement the GoK standard for font and keyboard. There was a heated argument between Dr Panditharadhya and K T Chandrashekharan, father of Vasu, in this connection. All along the time Shasthry, Narasimha Murthy and Panditharadhya were advocating that Baraha killed Kannada while Nudi saved it! Vasu did implement the keyboard and font standards after repeated appeals by Shrinatha Shasthry and Narasimha Murthy.
 
> Baraha 4.0 was the first software that was implemented in Government offices with font styles.
 
I don’t think this statement of Sheshadri Vasu is true. There were many Kannada software being used in state govt much much before KGP, Nudi or Baraha came into existence.
 
> But the Ganaka Parishad and the State Government have introduced Nudi software as a benchmark system.
 
If Vasu were to introduce the GoK standards much earlier than the release of Kalitha (Nudi), Nudi would not have come into existence.
 
> Unfortunately for me, the government is insisting the use of Nudi software.
 
Why should be unfortunate to him? He is not selling Baraha.
 
> While Baraha has fulfilled the terms and conditions put forth by the Government, including stipulations such as keyboard and transliteration, I wonder why they are forcing departments to use only Nudi”, he said. One of Baraha’s many advantages, according to Vasu, is that it allows a person who knows Kannada to type it in English fonts. He felt preference of software (Baraha or Nudi) should be left to end user.
 
Why the choice should be only between Nudi and Baraha, both of them are obsolete in the current and future time where Unicode is the world standard? Actually the choice should be between Windows XP/2003, Mac, Linux, Solaris, Java Desktop, Unix, etc. all are having Unicode compliance.
 
Meeting with Vasu in June 2004
 
Vasu was felicitated by Upasana in Bangalore during his visit in June 2004. I met him during that function. I discussed many things in general like Unicode features, facility needed in Baraha to convert RTF and HTML documents into Unicode, etc. Casually I asked him where from he is getting the fonts for his Baraha package. As per his answer, there is an artist in Bangalore who draws the shapes on paper and sends them to him. He (Vasu) scans, digitizes and makes them into fonts. I did not discuss anything about the Akruti font issue.
 
Conclusion and request
 
Baraha has copied and used one font from Akruti software. This font is one of the many fonts bundled with current version of Nudi.
 
I have written everything that I know about the font issues pertaining to Akruti, Baraha and Nudi. My intention is to bring out the truth, however bitter it is. I have no personal animosity with anyone whose name appears in this write-up. Please read this objectively and subjectively. That is, do a vasthunistha (objective) reading rather than a vyakthinishta (subjective) reading.
 
Thanks for your patience and time.
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Sheshadrivasu Chandrashekaran,s press report of June 2009, which happened in TUMKUR. Some of it is typed here for the readers to know what VASU has told. The entire press report is attached to this email as pdf file.
 
ರಾಜ್ಯ ವಾರ್ತೆ – ತುಮಕೂರು  
 
ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ  ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ
 
[Kannada Software - VASU June 2009.pdf (application/pdf) 409.00K] copy attached to this email.
 
ಕನ್ನಡ ಪ್ರಭ ವಾರ್ತೆ , ತುಮಕೂರು , ಜೂನ್ ೧೫ ೨೦೦೯,
 
ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷಾ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬಹುತೇಕ ತಾಂತ್ರಿಕ (ಸಾಫ್ಟ್ ವೇರ್ ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ) ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು ಬಗೆಹರಿದಿವೆ. ಆದರೆ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಭಾಷಾ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ರುವಂತೆ  ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲೂ ವಿವಿದ ರೀತಿಯ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ (ಅಪ್ಲಿಕೇಶನ್) ಗಳನ್ನೂ ರೂಪಿಸಬೇಕಾದ ಅಗತ್ಯವಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಉಚಿತ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಬರಹದ ರೂವಾರಿ ಅಮೇರಿಕಾದ ಶೇಷಾದ್ರಿ ವಾಸು ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರನ್ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯಪಟ್ಟರು.
 
ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂದು ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶಗಳು ಲಭ್ಯವಿವೆ. ಅವಲ್ಲೆವೂ ಇ-ಮೇಲ್ ಮಾಡಲು, ದಾಖಲಾತಿ ಸಂಗ್ರಹ ಇತ್ಯಾದಿಗಸ್ಟೇ  ಸೀಮಿತವಾಗಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ ಅಸ್ಟೇ ಸಾಲದು. ವಿವಿದ ವಿಷಯಗಳಿಗೆ ಸಂಭದಿಸಿದಂತೆ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಮಾಹಿತಿಯೂ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಲಭ್ಯವಾಗುವಂತಾಗಬೇಕು. ಅದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಗಳು ರೂಪುಗೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ಸಲಹೆ ನೀಡಿದರು.
 
ಲಾಭಕ್ಕ ಅಲ್ಲ, ಖುಷಿಗೆ : ಅಮೆರಿಕಾದಂಥಹ ದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಕುಳಿತು ಬರಹ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶವನ್ನು ರೂಪಿಸಿದ್ದು ಯಾವುದೇ ಲಾಭದ ಉದ್ದೇಶ ದಿಂದಲ್ಲ. ಕೇವಲ ಸ್ವಂತ ಬಳಕೆಯ ಖುಷಿಯಿಂದ ಎಂದ ಅವರು , ಬರಹ ರೂಪು ಗೊಂಡಾಗ ಖುಷಿಯಾಯಿತು. ಅದು ಹಲವರ ಗಮನಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದಾಗ ಅನೇಕ ಗೆಳೆಯರು ಸಿಕ್ಕಿದರು. ಅಲ್ಲದೆ ಬಿಡುವಿನ ವೇಳೆಯನ್ನು ಸದ್ವಿನಿಯೋಗಪಡಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಬರಹ ಸಂಶೋದನೆ ನೆರವಾಯಿತು. ಅದೇ ಬಹುದೊಡ್ಡ ಖುಷಿ ಸಂಗತಿಯಾಯಿತು.
 
ಜೀವನೋಪಾಯಕ್ಕೆ ಒಂದು ಉದ್ಯೋಗವಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ ಹವ್ಯಾಸವಾಗಿ ನಡೆಸಿದ ಪ್ರಯೋಗ ಬರಹ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ರೂಪ ಪಡೆಯಿತು. ಆ ಪ್ರಯೋಗ ಯಶಸ್ವಿಯಾದ್ದರಿಂದ ಅದನ್ನು ಉಚಿತವಾಗಿ ಜನಬಳಕೆಗೆ ಇಂಟರ್ ನೆಟ್ ನಳ್ಳಿ ಮುಕ್ತ ಅವಕಾಶ ನೀಡಲಾಯಿತು, 
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SOME QUESTIONS to PONDER?

QUESTIONS to VASU on the June 2009 press report which is attached here and some part copied above. Kannadigas need to know this from vasu.
 
 
ಶೇಷಾದ್ರಿ ವಾಸು ಹೇಳಿದ ಹಾಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು ಬಗೆಹರಿದಿಲ್ಲ.  ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ  ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು ಇನ್ನು  ಜಾಸ್ತಿ ಹಾಗಿದೆ. 
 
ವಾಸು, ಪರ್ತಕರ್ತ ಶ್ರೀ. ಪ್ರಭಾಕರ ಬರೆದಿರುವುದನ್ನು ಓದಬೇಕು, ಓದಿದರೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ತೊಂದರೆಗಳು ಗೊತ್ತಾಗುತ್ತೆ. nivella odi nodi.
 
ವಾಸು, ದಿವಂಗತ ಶ್ರೀ. ತೇಜಸ್ವಿ ಯವರು, ೨೦೦೪, ೨೦೦೫ ರಲ್ಲಿ , ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಬರೆದಿರುವುದನ್ನು ಓದಿದರೆ ಗೊತ್ತಾಗುತ್ತೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು. nivella odi nodi.
 
ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು ಬಗೆಹರಿದಿದ್ದರೆ, ಶ್ರೀ. ಪವನಜ, ಶ್ರೀ. ಇಸ್ಮಾಯಿಲ್, ಶ್ರೀ. ನಾರಾಯಣ , ಇವರೆಲ್ಲ ಪ್ರಜಾವಾಣಿ ಯಲ್ಲಿ, ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ ೧ ೨೦೦೯, ಯಾಕೆ ಬರೆದರು ” ಕನ್ನಡವಾಗದ ಕಂಪ್ಯೂಟರ್ ಲೋಕ ” ಅಂತ [kannadavaagada computer loka.pdf (application/pdf) 395.00K] ? ಇವರೆಲ್ಲ ಏನು ಸುಳ್ಳು ಬರೆಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದರಾ? ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು ಇರುವುದರಿಂದ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಅಂತ ಗೊತ್ತಾಗುತ್ತೆ.
 
ಶ್ರೀ. ಪವನಜ , ಜುಲೈ ೨೦೦೪, ನಲ್ಲಿ, ಬರಹ ದಲ್ಲಿ ಆಕೃತಿ ಫಾಂಟ್ಸ್ ಇದೆ ಅಂತ. ವಾಸು ಯಾಕೆ ಇದುವರೆಗೆ ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಉತ್ತರ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿಲ್ಲ? ವಾಸು ಸುಳ್ಳು ಕೋರ್ಟ್ ಕೇಸ್  ಹೇಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾನೆ ಅಂತಾನು ಬರೆದಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಪವನಜ. ವಾಸು ಯಾಕೆ ಇದೆಕ್ಕೆಲ್ಲ ಉತ್ತರ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿಲ್ಲ?

ವಾಸುಗೆ ೧೯೯೭ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕದ್ದು  ಬರಹ ಮಾಡಿದಾಗ, ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ ಎಂದು ಗೊತ್ತಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಗೊತ್ತಾಗುತ್ತೆ.
ವಾಸುಗೆ ಜುಲೈ ೨೦೦೪ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಇಮೇಲ್ ಬರೆದಗಾನು ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ ಎಂದು ಗೊತ್ತಿರಿಲಿಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಗೊತ್ತಾಗುತ್ತೆ.
 
ವಾಸು ೨೦೦೪ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ ಯವರಿಗೆ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ , ಮಾತಾಡಿದ್ದ. ವಾಸು ೨೦೦೪ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಯಾಕೆ ? ವಾಸುಗೆ ಗೊತ್ತಿದ್ದರೆ ತಾನೇ ಹೇಳುವುದಕ್ಕೆ?
 
WHY VASU is saying that he really did the BARAHA Fonts. He has written an email in 2004 telling that he stole the IPR of AKRUTHI Fonts in 1997 when releasing BARAHA 1.0. Hence BARAHA is IPR Stolen product. All further releases of BARAHA could not have been done without BARAHA 1.0.
 
Dr. U. B. PAVANAJA on Font Issues. Birth of BARAHA, FONTS USED in NUDI, VASU’s LIES, – odi nodi

VASU says he did copy this IPR for HAVYSAKKOSKARA. He should have kept it for himself. Not distributed to the whole world by creating a mess of KANNADA Software Development. This shows in his statements of June 2009 in TUMKURU.  VASU has allowed BARAHA to be copied into KHALITHA fonts by KGP/KAGAPA/Kannada Ganaka Parishat and rename it as NUDI Fonts and sold NUDI FONST to Govt. of Karnataka for about 35 Lakhs.
 
BARAHA and NUDI have DESTROYED the KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT and INDUSTRY.
 
THIS SHOWS THE VASU’s INTELECTUAL CAPACITY.
Vasu himself has written in his email he did not know anything about KANNADA FONTS.
 
DID NOT KNOW ANYTHING like this “ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ  ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ” TILL JUNE 2009. ?
 
VASU STOLE IPR in 1997 and VASU gave PRESS STAEMENTS in 2004.
 
VASU wrote email to Akruthi Fonts owner Mr. Anand in July 2004 that he copied GLYPHS from AKRUTHI Fonts when he released BARAHA 1.0. 
 
Without BARAHA 1.0, VASU could not have developed further releases of BARAHA Fonts.
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VASU BARAHA kaddu maadiddu 1997 nalli. ROOPISIDDU antha yaake helabeku?

ರಾಜ್ಯ ವಾರ್ತೆ – ತುಮಕೂರು  
ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ  ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ
[Kannada Software - VASU June 2009.pdf (application/pdf) 409.00K]
ಕನ್ನಡ ಪ್ರಭ ವಾರ್ತೆ , ತುಮಕೂರು , ಜೂನ್ ೧೫ ೨೦೦೯,
 
ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷಾ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬಹುತೇಕ ತಾಂತ್ರಿಕ (ಸಾಫ್ಟ್ ವೇರ್ ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ) ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು ಬಗೆಹರಿದಿವೆ. ಆದರೆ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಭಾಷಾ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ರುವಂತೆ  ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲೂ ವಿವಿದ ರೀತಿಯ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ (ಅಪ್ಲಿಕೇಶನ್) ಗಳನ್ನೂ ರೂಪಿಸಬೇಕಾದ ಅಗತ್ಯವಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಉಚಿತ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಬರಹದ ರೂವಾರಿ ಅಮೇರಿಕಾದ ಶೇಷಾದ್ರಿ ವಾಸು ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರನ್ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯಪಟ್ಟರು.
 
ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂದು ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶಗಳು ಲಭ್ಯವಿವೆ. ಅವಲ್ಲೆವೂ ಇ-ಮೇಲ್ ಮಾಡಲು, ದಾಖಲಾತಿ ಸಂಗ್ರಹ ಇತ್ಯಾದಿಗಸ್ಟೇ  ಸೀಮಿತವಾಗಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ ಅಸ್ಟೇ ಸಾಲದು. ವಿವಿದ ವಿಷಯಗಳಿಗೆ ಸಂಭದಿಸಿದಂತೆ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಮಾಹಿತಿಯೂ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಲಭ್ಯವಾಗುವಂತಾಗಬೇಕು. ಅದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಗಳು ರೂಪುಗೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ಸಲಹೆ ನೀಡಿದರು.
 
ಲಾಭಕ್ಕ ಅಲ್ಲ, ಖುಷಿಗೆ : ಅಮೆರಿಕಾದಂಥಹ ದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಕುಳಿತು ಬರಹ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶವನ್ನು ರೂಪಿಸಿದ್ದು ಯಾವುದೇ ಲಾಭದ ಉದ್ದೇಶ ದಿಂದಲ್ಲ. ಕೇವಲ ಸ್ವಂತ ಬಳಕೆಯ ಖುಷಿಯಿಂದ ಎಂದ ಅವರು , ಬರಹ ರೂಪು ಗೊಂಡಾಗ ಖುಷಿಯಾಯಿತು. ಅದು ಹಲವರ ಗಮನಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದಾಗ ಅನೇಕ ಗೆಳೆಯರು ಸಿಕ್ಕಿದರು. ಅಲ್ಲದೆ ಬಿಡುವಿನ ವೇಳೆಯನ್ನು ಸದ್ವಿನಿಯೋಗಪಡಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಬರಹ ಸಂಶೋದನೆ ನೆರವಾಯಿತು. ಅದೇ ಬಹುದೊಡ್ಡ ಖುಷಿ ಸಂಗತಿಯಾಯಿತು.
 
ಜೀವನೋಪಾಯಕ್ಕೆ ಒಂದು ಉದ್ಯೋಗವಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ ಹವ್ಯಾಸವಾಗಿ ನಡೆಸಿದ ಪ್ರಯೋಗ ಬರಹ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ರೂಪ ಪಡೆಯಿತು. ಆ ಪ್ರಯೋಗ ಯಶಸ್ವಿಯಾದ್ದರಿಂದ ಅದನ್ನು ಉಚಿತವಾಗಿ ಜನಬಳಕೆಗೆ ಇಂಟರ್ ನೆಟ್ ನಳ್ಳಿ ಮುಕ್ತ ಅವಕಾಶ ನೀಡಲಾಯಿತು,
 
THIS SHOWS THE VASU’s INTELECTUAL CAPACITY.
DID NOT KNOW ANYTHING TILL JUNE 2009. ?
VASU STOLE IPR in 1997 and VASU gave PRESS STAEMENTS in 2004.
VASU wrote email to Akruthi Fonts owner Mr. Anand in July 2004 that he copied GLYPHS from AKRUTHI Fonts when he released BARAHA 1.0. 
Without BARAHA 1.0, VASU could not have developed further releases of BARAHA Fonts.
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ವಾಸು ಕದ್ದು ಬರಹ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದು ೧೯೯೭ ರಲ್ಲಿ.
ವಾಸು ನಾನು ಕದ್ದು ಮಾಡಿದ ಬರಹ ಎಂದು  ಇಮೇಲ್ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದು  ಜುಲೈ ೨೦೦೪ ನಲ್ಲಿ.  [ಇ -ಮೇಲ್ ಕಾಪಿ ಇದೆ ಓದಿ ನೋಡಿ]
 
ವಾಸು ಜೂನ್ ೨೦೦೯ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂದು ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ದಲ್ಲಿ ಇನ್ನು ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆ ಆಗಬೇಕೆಂದು. ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಿದ್ದಾನೆ.
 
ವಾಸುಗೆ ೧೯೯೭ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕದ್ದು  ಬರಹ ಮಾಡಿದಾಗ, ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ ಎಂದು ಗೊತ್ತಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಗೊತ್ತಾಗುತ್ತೆ.
ವಾಸುಗೆ ಜುಲೈ ೨೦೦೪ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಇಮೇಲ್ ಬರೆದಗಾನು ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ ಎಂದು ಗೊತ್ತಿರಿಲಿಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಗೊತ್ತಾಗುತ್ತೆ.
 
ವಾಸು ೨೦೦೪ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ ಯವರಿಗೆ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ , ಮಾತಾಡಿದ್ದ. ವಾಸು ೨೦೦೪ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಯಾಕೆ ? ವಾಸುಗೆ ಗೊತ್ತಿದ್ದರೆ ತಾನೇ ಹೇಳುವುದಕ್ಕೆ?
ಶೇಷಾದ್ರಿ ವಾಸು , ಜೂನ್ ೨೦೦೯ ನಲ್ಲಿ , ಅಮೆರಿಕ ಇಂದ ಬಂದು, ತುಮಕೂರು ನಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಳಿದ್ದು ಓದಿ ನೋಡಿದರೆ ಗೊತ್ತಾಗುತ್ತೆ, ವಾಸು ಎಷ್ಟು ಸುಳ್ಳು ಹೇಳಿದ್ದಾನೆ ಅಂತ.  ವಾಸುಗೆ ೧೯೯೭ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಮತ್ತು ೨೦೦೪ ನಲ್ಲಿ , ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಏನು ಏನು ಆಗಬೇಕೆಂದು ಗೊತ್ತಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಗೊತ್ತಾಗುತ್ತೆ.
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Mr. Sheshadri Vasu’s email to Mr. S. K. Anand
—– Original Message —–
From: Sheshadrivasu Chandrasekharan <baraha@hotmail.com>
To: <anand@cyberscapeindia.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 10:18 PM
Subject: From Sheshadrivasu Chandrasekharan
> Dear Mr. S.K. Anand,
>
> I recently saw a remark from you in one of the postings in an Internet
> newsgroup which goes as follows…
>
> “We who have been developing such fonts (AKRUTI) well over two decades would
> not like a repeat of the experience, we had when our fonts were pirated off
> the Web and used without acknowledgement, first by an individual who went on
> to release a free software…”
>
> I thought you may be referring to Baraha software in the above remark, and
> hence is this email.
>
 When I started developing a Kannada software, I had no knowledge of fonts at all. I experimented a lot with various Kannada fonts available in the Internet, including Akruti. This research helped me to understand the
> technology behind the Kannada fonts and I learnt a lot from these software.
> Initially, I wanted Baraha compatible with other Kannada fonts. But due to
> various limitations of such fonts, I had to come up with my own encoding.
I honestly admit that I have used the glyphs from one of the Akruti fonts in Baraha 1.0, and I was not very serious to mention about it.
When I released Baraha 1.0, I didn’t know it will become popular and used by many people. It was only an experiment which I wanted to share with my family and friends.
> But later, when Baraha became popular, for copyright reasons, I had to add
> my own fonts for Kannada and other languages. I have created many new font
> styles, which don’t exist in any other Kannada software. My intention was to
> provide the facility for basic documentation needs of Kannada. It was not my
> intention to copy or re-create various Kannada font styles that are
> available in other packages. Instead I have focussed more on portability of
> Kannada text from Baraha to other software such as Akruti, ShreeLipi, e.t.c.
>
> Through this mail I would like to express my grattitude to various other
> Kannada software for helping me to acquire the knowledge.
My acknowldgements to Akruti software for providing the glyphs which were used in the intial releases of Baraha.
I apologise for this delayed acknowledgement.
>
> Regards
> Vasu
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> Free Kannada/Devanagari software – http://www.baraha.com
> ***********************************************************
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೨೦೦೪ ರಲ್ಲಿ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿ, ಈಕವಿ, ಕಂಬಾರ, ಹಳೆಮನೆ ಮತ್ತು ಇತರರು, ೨೦೦೪ ರಲ್ಲಿ ಇವರೆಲ್ಲರೂ ಸೇರಿ, ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ,
 ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ವಯಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಿದ್ದರು
 
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ದಕ್ಕೆ ತಂದಿರುವರು ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್.
ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಮಾಡುವ ವಿದಾನವೇ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ ಮತ್ತು ಗೊತ್ತಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ.
ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್, ನುಡಿ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಕದ್ದು ಮಾಡುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರಣ ಬರಹ ವಾಸು.
 

ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆ ಬೆಳೆಯುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಯಾಕೆ ಅಂದರೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರವನ್ನು ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ತಪ್ಪು ದಾರಿಗೆ ಎಳೆದಿದ್ದಾರೆ.  ಕಗಪ ಬರಹ ಫಾಂಟ್ಸ್ ಕದ್ದು ಮಾಡಿರುವ ನುಡಿ ಫಾಂಟ್ಸ್ ಅನ್ನು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಮಾರಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಇದೆಕ್ಕೆಲ್ಲ ಆದಾರ ಇದೆ.
 
ನುಡಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಳಸಿರುವ ಅಕ್ಷರ (ಫಾಂಟ್) ವನ್ನು ಆಕೃತಿ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದಿಂದ ಕದ್ದದ್ದು ಎಂದು ಯಾರೋ ಆರೋಪ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದರೆ ನಾವು ಅಷ್ಟು ತಲೆಕೆಡಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕಾಗಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ ಆದರೆ ಈ ಆರೋಪ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿರುವವರು ಸ್ವತಃ ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಇದ್ದವರು. 
 
ಒಬ್ಬರು ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ತಿನ ಡಾ. ಯು. ಬಿ. ಪವನಜ ಹಾಗು ಇನ್ನೊಬ್ಬರು ಪರಿಷತ್ತಿನ  ಸಂಸ್ಥಾಪಕ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿ ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣ. ಇವರುಗಳು ನಮಗೆ ಬರೆದ ಮೇಲ್ ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ತಿಳಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. 
 
ಅಷ್ಟೇ ಅಲ್ಲ, ಸ್ವತಃ ಆಕೃತಿ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಮಾಲಿಕರಾದ ಆನಂದ್ ಸಹ ಶೇಶಾದ್ರಿ ವಾಸುರವರ ಬರಹದ ಮೊದಲ ಆವೃತ್ತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಆಕೃತಿ ಫಾಂಟ್ ಕದ್ದು ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಿದ್ದರು, ನಂತರ ಬರಹ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದಿಂದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ತಿನವರು ಫಾಂಟ್ ಕದ್ದು ನುಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಎಂದು ಆರೋಪಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಂದ ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ಯಾಯ.

ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಗೆ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಕೊಡಲಿ ಪೆಟ್ಟು ಆಗಿರೋದು ಶೇಷಾದ್ರಿವಾಸು ಇಂದ. ಯಾಕೆಂದರೆ, ವಾಸು ಆಕೃತಿ ಫಾಂಟ್ಸ್ ೧೯೯೭ ನಲ್ಲಿ  ಕದ್ದು  ಬರಹ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಾನೆ. ಇದನ್ನು ವಾಸುನೆ ಜುಲೈ ೨೦೦೪ ರಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ಈಮೇಲ್ ಬರೆದು ತಿಳಿಸಿದ್ದಾನೆ. ಬರಹ ಕದ್ದು ಮಾಡಿದ್ದು ಅಂಥ ವಾಸುನೆ ಒಪ್ಪಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾನೆ. ವಾಸು ಕದ್ದು ಬರಹ ೧.೦ ಮಾಡಿಲ್ಲದೆ ಹೋದರೆ, ಮುಂದಿನ ಬರಹ ೨.೦ , ೩.೦, ೪.೦, ೫.೦, ೬.೦, ೭.೦, ಮಾಡುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗುತ್ತಿರಲಿಲ. ವಾಸು ಏನು ಏನು ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದನೋ ಅದೆಲ್ಲ ಕದ್ದು ಮಾಡಿದಂಗೆ ಆಗುತ್ತದೆ.
 
ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ಶೇಷಾದ್ರಿವಾಸು ಕದ್ದು ಮಾಡಿದ ಬರಹ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶವನ್ನು ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಕಲಿತ ಎಂಭ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಸೇರಿಸಿ ಅಮೇಲೆ ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ನುಡಿ ಅಂಥ ಹೆಸರುಕೊಟ್ಟು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ದುಡ್ಡು ಪಡೆದು ಮಾರಿದೆ.
ವಾಸು ಬರಹ ಕದ್ದು ಮಾಡಿ, ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ ಗೆ ಬರಹ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ವನ್ನು ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಲು ಕೊಡದೆ ಇದಿದ್ದರೆ , ಕಲಿತ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ವನ್ನು ಮಾಡಲು ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ಗೆ ಆಗುತ್ತಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ ಮತ್ತು  ನುಡಿ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶನು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಮಾರುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗುತ್ತಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ.
 
ನುಡಿ ಮತ್ತು ಬರಹ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಬರುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಮೊದಲು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಕಚೇರಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ವನ್ನು ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು. ೨೪ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ತಯಾರಿಕರು ಇದ್ದರು. ಈಗ ಎಸ್ಟು ಇದ್ದರೆ ಅಂಥ ಲೆಕ್ಕ ಹಾಕಬೇಕು?
ನುಡಿ ಮತ್ತು ಬರಹ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಬರುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಮೊದಲು, ಒಬ್ಬ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ತಯಾರಿಕರು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ , ಅವರ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ವನ್ನು , ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಕಚೇರಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಉಚಿತ ವಾಗಿ ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಬಹುದು ಎಂದು ೧೯೯೭ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಪತ್ರ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದರು. ಈ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ವನ್ನು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಆಗಲೇ ಕಚೇರಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು.
 
ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ಒಂದು ಹವ್ಯಾಸಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ ಅಂಥ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿ ಯವರೇ ಹೇಳಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
 
ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ಗೆ ನುಡಿ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಮಾಡಲು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ೩೫ ಲಕ್ಷ  ರೂಪಾಯಿಗಳನ್ನು ಮಂಜೂರು ಮಾಡಿದ್ದರು. ಈ ದುಡ್ಡು ಯಾರು ಯಾರಿಗೆ ಹೋಗಿದೆ ಅಂಥ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಯಾಕೆ ಹೇಳುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಇದರಲ್ಲಿ ಗುಟ್ಟು ಏನು ? ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ನವರಿಗೆ ಈ ದುಡ್ಡು ಎನ್ ಆಗಿದೆ ಅಂಥ ಗೊತ್ತು. ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ಯಾಕೆ ಏನು ಹೇಳುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ?
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರ ದಿಂದ ದುಡ್ಡು ತೆಗೆದು ಕೊಂಡ, ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ಯಾಕೆ ನಾವು ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಉಚಿತ ಸೇವೆ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇವೆ ಅಂಥ ಸುಳ್ಳು ಹೇಳಿಕೊಂಡು ಓಡಾಡಬೇಕು?
 
ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ವನ್ನು ತಪ್ಪು ದಾರಿ ಗೆ ಹೇಳೆದಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಮತ್ತು ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ವನ್ನು ನಾವೇ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದೇವೆ ಅಂಥ ಸುಳ್ಳು ಹೇಳಿಕೊಂಡು ತಿರುಗಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ಗೆ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಂದರೆ ಏನು ಅಂಥ ನು ಗೊತ್ತಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ ಮತ್ತು ಎಲ್ಲರ ಕಣ್ಣಿಗೆ ಮಣ್ಣು ಎರಚಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ಗೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ದುಡ್ಡು ಕೊಟ್ಟು  ಹೊಸ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಮಾಡಿ ಅಂಥ ಹೇಳಿದ್ದು. ಈಗ ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ಕದ್ದು ಮಾಡಿರುವ ನುಡಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ವನ್ನು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಮೋಸ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ಅನ್ನು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ದವರು ದೂರ ಇಡಬೇಕು.
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ, ನುಡಿ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ವನ್ನು ಎಲ್ಲ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಕಚೇರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕಡ್ಡಾಯವಾಗಿ ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಬೇಕೆಂದು ಪತ್ರ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಬೇರೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ತಯಾರಿಕರಿಗೆ ಮೋಸ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
 
ಕನ್ನಡ ಆಡಳಿತ ಭಾಷೆ ಆಗಬೇಕಾದರೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿ ಆಗಲೇಬೇಕು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ.
ಕನ್ನಡವನ್ನು ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ದಾಲ್ಲಿ ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ ಅಳವಡಿ ಸದೇಹೊದರೆ, ಕನ್ನಡ ಆಡಳಿತ ಭಾಷೆ ಆಗುವುದು ಕಸ್ಟ ಆಗುತ್ತೆ. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಈಗ ಆಗಿರುವ ತಪ್ಪನೆಲ್ಲ ಸರಿಪಡಿಸಬೇಕು.
ಕನ್ನಡ ವನ್ನು ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಳವಡಿಸಿದರೆ, ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ, ತಾಲೂಕು , ಹೋಬಳಿ, ಹಳ್ಳಿ  ಮತ್ತು ಎಲ್ಲ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ಮುಂದೆ ಬರುತ್ತಾರೆ. 
ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ, ತಾಲೂಕು, ಹೋಬಳಿ, ಮತ್ತು ಹಳ್ಳಿ ಗಳ, ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರ ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಿ ಮುಂದೆ ಬರುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಕಸ್ಟ ಆಗುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಇದನೆಲ್ಲ ನಾವು ಗಮನಿಸಬೇಕು. ಇವರೆಲ್ಲ ಬೆಂಗಳುರಿಗೆ ಕೆಲಸ ಹುಡುಕಲು ಬಂದ್ಗ ಎಸ್ಟು ಕಸ್ಟ ಪಡುತ್ತಾರೆ ಅಂಥ ನಾವೆಲ್ಲ ಗಮನಿಸಿ ಒಂದು ದಾರಿ ತೋರಿಸಬೇಕು.
 
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ದಲ್ಲಿ, ಕನ್ನಡ ಆಡಳಿತ ದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಡ್ಡಾಯ ವಾಗ ಬೇಕಾದರೆ, ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಸರಿಪಡಿಸಬೇಕು.  ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ಇದೆ ಮೊದಲನೆಯ ಕೆಲಸ.

ಈ ಆಡಳಿತ ದಲ್ಲಿ ಎಲ್ಲ ಕಡೆ, ಅಂದರೆ, ವಿಧಾನ ಸೌಧ ಇಂದ ಎಲ್ಲ ಹಳ್ಳಿ ಯವರಿಗೆ, ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಡ್ಡಾಯವಾಗಿ ಇರಬೇಕಾದರೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ , ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ವನ್ನು ಸರಿ ಪಡಿಸಬೇಕು.
 
ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು, ನಾವೆಲ್ಲ ಸೇರಿ ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಏನು ಮಾಡಬೇಕೆಂದು ಒಂದು ದಾರಿ ನೋಡಬೇಕು.
ಚಾರಿತ್ರಿಕ ತಿರುವಿನಲ್ಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಭವಿಷ್ಯ.
ಆದುನಿಕ ಯುಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಗತಿಗಳನ್ನು ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ಗಮನಿಸಬೇಕು.
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ತಪ್ಪು ಧೋರಣೆಗಳು.
ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗಿರುವ ತೊಂದರೆಗಳನ್ನು ಸರಿಪಡಿಸಬೇಕು.
 
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಏನು ಮಾಡಬೇಕು ?

ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರವು ಮೊದಲನೆಯದಾಗಿ, “ನುಡಿ” ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶವನ್ನೇ ಬಳಿಸಲೇಬೇಕು ಎಂಭ ಆದೇಶವನ್ನು ಹಿಂತೆಗೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕು.
ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ಗೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿರುವ ಸ್ಥಾನ ಮಾನ ವನ್ನು ತೆಗೆದು ಹಾಕಬೇಕು.
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಈಗ ಆಗಿರುವ ತಪ್ಪನೆಲ್ಲ ಸರಿಪಡಿಸಬೇಕು.
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರವನ್ನು ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ತಪ್ಪು ದಾರಿಗೆ ಎಳೆದಿದೆ. ಇದನ್ನು ಸರಿಪಡಿಸಬೇಕು.
“ನುಡಿ” ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ವನ್ನು ಮುಕ್ತವಾಗಿ ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಲು “ನುಡಿ” ಸೋರ್ಸ್ ಕೋಡ್ ಅನ್ನು ಅಂತರ್ಜಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಾಕಿದರೆ, ಎಲ್ಲರು ಸೇರಿ ಇದನ್ನು ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿ ಪಡಿಸಬಹುದು. ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ “ನುಡಿ” ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ವನ್ನು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಮಾರಿದ್ದರು ಯಾಕೆ ಒಪ್ಪುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ ಇದಕ್ಕೆ? ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರ ಯಾಕೆ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ ಇದನ್ನು?
 
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ತಾಂತ್ರಿಕ ಸಲಹಾ ಸಮಿತಿ ನೇಮಿಸಬೇಕು.

ಈ ಸಮಿತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ  ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನ ಬಲ್ಲ ಸಾಹಿತಿಗಳು, ಕಂಪ್ಯೂಟರ್ ತಜ್ಞರು, ಭಾಷಾ ತಜ್ಞರು, ಪತ್ರಿಕಾ ಸಂಪಾದಕರು, ಮುದ್ರಕರು, ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ತಯಾರಕರು, ವ್ಯಾಕರಣ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರಜ್ಞರು, ಪ್ರಕಾಶಕರು, ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಪರಿಣಿತರು, ಪತ್ರಿಕೋಧ್ಯಮಿಗಳು, ಉಚ್ಛಾರಣಾ ತಜ್ಞರು, ಕನ್ನಡ ಪ್ರಾಧ್ಯಾಪಕರು, ಸರಕಾರದ ಅದಿಕಾರಿಗಳು, ವಿಮರ್ಶಕರು, ನಿಘಂಟು ತಜ್ಞರು, ಮಾಹಿತಿ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞರು ಮತ್ತು ಉದ್ದಿಮೆದಾರರು, ಇರಬೇಕು.
 

ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ಗಮನಿಸಬೇಕಾದ ವಿಷಯಗಳು

ಎಸ್ಟೇ ಕನ್ನಡ ವೆಬ್ ಸೈಟ್ ಮತ್ತು ಕನ್ನಡ ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ಗಳು ಇದ್ದರೂ, ಕನ್ನಡ ಆಡಳಿತ ಭಾಷೆ ಆಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ.
“ನುಡಿ” ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶವನ್ನು ಜನರಿಗೆ ಉಚಿತವಾಗಿ ಕೊಟ್ಟರೂ, ಕನ್ನಡ ಆಡಳಿತ ಭಾಷೆ ಆಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ.
ಕನ್ನಡ ವೆಬ್ ಸೈಟ್ ಮತ್ತು ಕನ್ನಡ ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ಗಳಿಂದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆ ಉಳಿಯುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. 
ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆ ಉಳಿಯುವುದು ಕಥೆ-ಕಾದಂಬರಿ ಇಂದ ಅಲ್ಲ.
ಗೂಗಲ್ ಅವರ ಸೈಟ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಅಳವಡಿಸಿದರೂ, ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಆಡಳಿತ ಭಾಷೆ ಆಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ.
ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ.ಕಂ ಏನೇ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ಮಾಡಿದ್ರೂ, ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಆಡಳಿತ ಭಾಷೆ ಆಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ.

ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆ ಉಳಿಯಬೇಕಾದರೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಬಳಿಕೆ ಜಾಸ್ತಿ ಯಾಗಬೇಕು. ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ವನ್ನು ಸರಿ ಪಡಿಸಬೇಕು.
ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಬಳಕೆಯು ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನು ಉಳಿಸುತ್ತದೆ.
ನಾವೆಲ್ಲ ಸೇರಿ ಮಾಡಬೇಕಾದ ಕೆಲಸ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಸರಿ ಪಡಿಸಬೇಕಾದ ಕೆಲಸ.
ಇದನ್ನು ನಾವೆಲ್ಲ ಯೋಚನೆ ಮಾಡಿ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು.
 
ಯಾವ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತ್ತರು ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ದಲ್ಲಿ ಏನು ಆಗಿದೆ ಅಂಥ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದಾರೆ ?
ಯಾವ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತ್ತರು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರವನ್ನು ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕೇಳಿದ್ದಾರೆ ?
ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತ್ತರು, ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ಅನ್ನು ಯಾಕೆ ಇನ್ನು ಕೇಳಿಲ್ಲ ? ನುಡಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ?  ನುಡಿ ಕದ್ದಿದ್ದೋ ಅಲ್ವ ಅಂಥ ?
ನುಡಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ವನ್ನು ಯಾಕೆ ಓಪನ್ ಸೋರ್ಸ್ ಹಾಕಿಲ್ಲ ಅಂಥ ಕೇಳಿದ್ದಾರ ?
ಯಾವ ಪತ್ರ ಕರ್ತ್ತರು ಕದ್ದು ಮಾಡಿದ ನುಡಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶವನ್ನು, ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಮಾರಿದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ತನ್ನು ಯಾಕೆ ಇನ್ನು ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆ ಮಾಡಿಲ್ಲ?
ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತ್ತರು, ಎಲ್ಲರೂ ಬರೆದಿರುವ ಪತ್ರಗಳನ್ನ್ಜು ಓದಿ, ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶಕ್ಕೆ ಏನು ತೊಂದರೆಗಳು ಆಗಿದೆ ಅಂಥ , ಎಲ್ಲ ಜನರಿಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸಿದ್ದಾರ ?

ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಕವಿಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಸಾಹಿತಿಗಳು ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಕ್ಕೆ ಏನು ಏನು ತೊಂದರೆ ಆಗಿದೆ ಅಂಥ ಯಾಕೆ ನೋಡುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ ?
ಕನ್ನಡ ಆಡಳಿತ ಭಾಷೆ ಆಗುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಏನು ತೊಂದರೆಗಳು ಇದೆ ಅಂಥ ಯಾಕೆ ನೋಡುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ ?
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಇರುವ ಕವಿಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಸಾಹಿತಿಗಳು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರವನ್ನು ಇನ್ನು ಯಾಕೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆ ಕೇಳಿಲ್ಲ್ಲ?

ಕನ್ನಡ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿ ಪ್ರದಿಕಾರ, ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಏನು ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದೆ ?
ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಪರಿಷತ್, ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಏನು ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದೆ ?
ಕನ್ನಡ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನಾಲಯ, ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಏನು ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದೆ ?
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BARAHA and NUDI FONTS have DESTROYED the growth of KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT in KARNATAKA STATE.
 
EKAVI had proposed this in 2004 to GoK – in KANNADA and ENGLISH. What EKAVI had proposed in 2004 is in this email letter.  EKAVI send this to GoK to wakeup and correct the problems. This was also proposed to UNIVERSITY of MYSORE also in December 2004.  What happened ? Any things done by GoK ?? or University of Mysore ??
 
Dr. Lingadevaru Halemane knows in detail, what went on at University of Mysore in 2004 and RCILTS @ IISc in 2004 and the proposal made by EKAVI on KSD in 2004.
 
 
NOTHING has been done sofar by GoK or University of Mysore, till to date – August 1st 2009.
 
Looking at the status of the KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, this article KANNADAVAAGADA COMPUTER LOKA has come up now on August 1st 2009.
 
 
Now people are reading article KANNADAVAAGADA COMPUTER LOKA. [kannadavaagada computer loka.pdf (application/pdf) 395.೦೦ ಅತ್ತಚೆದ್ here] Which came in PRAJAVANI on August 1st 2009. Contributers are Dr. U. B. Pavanaja, N.A.M. Ismail. Dr. K. V. Narayana and KANNADA CULPRIT Sri. G. N. Narasimhamurthy of KAGAPA.
 
When you read the article of August 1st 2009 written by these kannadigas, it shows the problems our KANNADA BHASHE is facing. Why it is not developed properly. EKAVI is pressing this since 2004 along with Lat Sri. Tejasvi, Dr. Kambar, Sri. Lingadevaru Halemane, Sri. G. V. Venkatsubbaiah, Sri. Rajaram and others.
 
What was Dr. U. B. Pavanaja doing from July 2004 till August 1st 2009 ?? Why Dr. U. B. Pavanaja kept quiet? What is the reason ?? Does Dr. U. B. PAVANAJA has to wait so long to say that we need UNICODE for KANNADA ???
 
EKAVI and all other KANNADA SOFTWARE Developers wrote extensively on UNICODE and what needs to be done in 2004. EKAVI has copies of all of these writings.
 
 
What was Mr. N. A. M. doing from July 2004 till August 1st 2009. Mr. Ismail has spent considerable time with Late Sri. Tejasvi on Kannada Software along with Sri. Hariprasad Nadig of Sampada.net. Mr. Ismail had written an article stating that Late Sri. Tejasvi was upset with Kannada University for putting KUVEMPU FONTS in OPEN SOURCE. Why Mr. ismail did not raise all these issues. Even Mr. Ismail knew about RCILTS @ IISc. Why Mr. Ismail did not raise the issues with concerned authorities ?? Why keep quiet when knowing things about what is happenning.
 
 
Even Dr. K. V. Narayana knew more information about Kannada Software Development. Even he did not raise the issues till August 1st 2009.
 
 
Dr. Kambar knows all the details. Even Dr. Kambar has presented letters to Ministers in GoK. Some of the letters were drafted by Dr. U. B. Pavanaja also. Even KSD issues were raised in Vidhana Parishat.
 
Dr. U. B. Pavanaja knows more information on NUDI and BARAHA fonst and he has extensively written emails, articles and gave presentations in mettings on the issue of Kannada software Development. Dr. U. B. Pavanaja needs to stand for TRUTH on these issues.
 
BARAHA VASU has written an email in year 2004 saying that he stole the IPR/GLYPHS of AKRUTHI Fonts when he released BARAHA 1.0 in the year 1997. BARAHA VASU stole in 1997 and BARAHA VASU acknowledges in 2004. Whatever BARAHA VASU further has released after BARAHA 1.0, becomes a STOLEN property. If any one wants to read the email written by BARAHA VASU, I willsend it to you.
 
Dr. U. B. Pavanaja in 2004 has written several emails to me about KANNADA FONTS ISSUES and he metions these facts in those emails. Most of the KANNADIGAS have read these emails and also GoK has been appraised of this year 2004. Dr. U. B. Pavanaja says in his emails in 2004 that BARAHA VASU has stolen the IPR of AKRUTHI Fonts in the release of BARAHA 1.0 Fonts. Dr. U. B. Pavanaja writes that BARAHA VASU had called him about the read only fonts that were available on Dr. U. B Pavanaja’s KANNADA website VISHWAKANNADA.com
 
Sri. Sathyanarayana, who happened to be the sthapaka kaaryadarshi of KAGAPA and worked in KAGAPA for four to five years, has written about 2o pages in KANNADA, about how KAGAPA released KALITHA and NUDI Fonts. Here Sri. Sathyanarayana mentions the way KAGAPA did KALITHA using BARAHA Fonts and then named the same KALITHA as NUDI Fonts and sold it to Govt. of KARNATAKA in 1997.
 
AKRUTHI FONTS owner Sri. ANAND has also written to me extensively in 2004, saying what has happened in KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT. It is Sri. Anand is the one who received the email from BARAHA VASU in July 2004 and then he forwarded to me the same email.
 
These are all facts. Not Fictions. These facts makes it clear WHO RUINED the GROWTH of KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT – KSD in Govt. of KARNATAKA. KAGAPA has led Govt. of KARNATAKA in wrong directions in KSD.
 
People involved at Kannada Ganaka parishat “KGP / KAGAPA”
Dr. Srinatha Sastry
Dr. Pandithaardhya
Mr. G. N. Narasimhamurthy
Mr. Prakash R
Mr. Yatheendranath
Mr. Udaya shankar Puranik
Mr. Harsha Kodanad

Following People were kickedout because of probelms in KGP
Dr. U. B. Pavanaja
Mr. Anand S. K.
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ಈ ಕೆಳಗಿರುವ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕ್ಕೆ ಬೇಕಾಗಿರುವ  ಯೋಜನೆ ಗಳನ್ನು ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ನವರ ಕೈಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾಡುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ನುಡಿ ಫಾಂಟ್ಸ್ ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಮಾಡುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ.
ಕದ್ದು ಮಾಡಿ ಉಚಿತವಾಗಿ ಕೊಡುತ್ತಿರುವ ಬರಹ ಫಾಂಟ್ಸ್ ಗಳನ್ನು ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು , ವಾಸು ಸಹ ಈ ಕೆಳಗಿರುವ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕ್ಕೆ ಬೇಕಾಗಿರುವ ಯೋಜನೆ ಗಳನ್ನು ಮಾಡುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ.
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಆಡಳಿತ ಭಾಷೆ ಆಗಬೇಕಾದರೆ ಕೆಳಗಡೆ ಇರುವ ಎಲ್ಲ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಮಾಡಬೇಕು. ಇದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಸರಳ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹಾಕಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕು:
 
ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣ, ಬಹುಮಾದ್ಯಮದ ನಿರೂಪಣೆಯ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿ ಮತ್ತು ಏನ್. ಎಲ್. ಪಿ (ನ್ಯಾಚುರಲ್ ಲ್ಯಾಂಗ್ವೇಜ್ ಪ್ರಾಸೆಸ್ಸಿಂಗ್)
 
ಯೋಜನೆಯ ಹೆಸರು: ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣ
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಅನ್ವಯಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣದ ದ್ವಿಭಾಷಾ ಅಕ್ಷರಗಳ ಏಕರೂಪತೆಯ ಪ್ರಮಾಣಿಕರಣದಿಂದ ಅಥವಾ ಕನ್ನಡ ಅಕ್ಷರ ವಿನ್ಯಾಸಕ್ಕೆ ಸಂಕೇತ ಕೊಡುವುದರೊಂದಿಗೆ ಆರಂಭವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಯಾವುದೇ ಏಕರೂಪತೆ ಏರುವ ದ್ವಿಭಾಷಾ ಅಕ್ಷರ ವಿನ್ಯಾಸಗಳು ಇಲ್ಲವೆನ್ನುವದನ್ನು ಗಮನಿಸಬೇಕು.ಅನ್ವಯ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣವು ಏಕರೂಪದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಶಬ್ದಕೋಶ ಮತ್ತು ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣಕ್ಕೆ ಬೇಕಾದ ಅನೇಕ ಸಾದನಗಳ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಯನ್ನು ಕೂಡ ಒಳಗೊಂಡಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣವು ಬಳಕೆದಾರರ ಸಂವಾದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಇರುವ ಸಂಭಾಷಣ ಕಿಟಕಿಯ ಪುನರ್ ವಿನ್ಯಾಸವನ್ನೂ ಕೂಡ ಒಳಗೊಂಡಿರುತ್ತದೆ.
೧) ವಿಂಡೋಸ್ ೯೮ ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಎಂ.ಎಸ್. ವಿಂಡೋಸ್ ೯೮ ವ್ಯಾಪಕವಾಗಿ ಬಳಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿದೆ ಮತ್ತು ಅದು ಪ್ರಾಜೆಕ್ಟ್ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣದ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಅಂಗವಾಗಿದೆ. ಆದ್ದರಿಂದ, ಎಂ.ಎಸ್. ವಿಂಡೋಸ್ ೯೮ ಅನ್ನು ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣ ಗೊಳಿಸಲು ಅತ್ಯವಶ್ಯಕವಾದ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶಗಳನ್ನು ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿಗೊಳಿಸುವುದು. ಇದು ಕನ್ನಡ ಮಾದ್ಯಮದ ವಿಧ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ತರಬೇತಿ ಕೊಡಲು ಅತ್ಯವಶ್ಯಕವಾಗಿದೆ.
೨) ಎಂ.ಎಸ್ ವಿಂಡೋಸ್ ಆಧಾರಿತ ಅನ್ವಯಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶಗಳ ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಅದೇ ರೀತಿ ಎಂ.ಎಸ್ ವಿಂಡೋಸ್ ಆಪರೇಟಿಂಗ್ ಸಿಸ್ಟಂ ಆಧಾರಿತ ಅನ್ವಯಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶಗಳು ಕೂಡ ಗಣಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಗೆ ಅವಶ್ಯಕವಾಗಿದೆ.
೩) ಸಹಾಯ ವಿಷಯಗಳ ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಎಲಾ ಸಹಾಯ ವಿಷಯಗಳು ಕನ್ನಡ ಬಳಕೆದಾರರಿಗೆ ಅನುಕೂಲವಾಗಲು ಭಾಷಾಂತರವಾಗಬೇಕು.
೪) ಅಂತರ್ಜಾಲ ಅನ್ವಯಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶಗಳ ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಇಥಿಚಿನ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸಮಾಜದ ವಿವಿಧ ಬೇಡಿಕೆಗಳನ್ನು ಪೂರೈಸಲು ಅಂತರ್ಜಾಲ ಆಧಾರಿತ ಅನ್ವಯಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶಗಳು ಲಭ್ಯವಾಗಿವೆ. ಮತ್ತು ಜನಸಮುದಾಯವನ್ನು ಮುಟ್ಟಲು ಇವುಗಳ ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣ ಮಾಡಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ.
ಯೋಜನೆಯ ಹೆಸರು: ಬಹುಮಾದ್ಯಮದ ನಿರೂಪಣೆಯ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿ 
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಕನ್ನಡ ಬಳಕೆದಾರರ ತರಬೇತಿಗಾಗಿ ಪಠ್ಯವನ್ನು ತಾಯಾರಿಸುವುದು ಬಹಳ ಕಷ್ಟದ ಕೆಲಸ, ಅದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಬಹುಮಾದ್ಯಮ ನಿರೂಪಣೆಯ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಮಾಡಲು ಒಂದು ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶವನ್ನು ರಚಿಸಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ.
ಯೋಜನೆಯ ಹೆಸರು: ಏನ್. ಎಲ್. ಪಿ. (ನ್ಯಾಚುರಲ್ ಲ್ಯಾಂಗ್ವೇಜ್ ಪ್ರಾಸೆಸ್ಸಿಂಗ್)
೧) ಕಾಗುಣಿತ ತಾಪಸಣೆ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಪದ ಸಂಸ್ಕಾರದಂತಹ ಮೂಲಭೂತ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಳಸಲು ಕಾಗುಣಿತ ತಪಾಸಣೆಯ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅತ್ಯವಶ್ಯಕವಾಗಿದೆ.
೨) ವ್ಯಾಕರಣ ತಪಾಸಣೆ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಕ್ರಿಯಾತ್ಮಕ ಬರವಣಿಗೆಯನ್ನು ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಸುಧಾರಿಸಲು ಮತ್ತು ತಪ್ಪಿಲ್ಲದ ಬರವಣಿಗೆಗಾಗಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ವ್ಯಾಕರಣ ತಪಾಸಣೆ ಮಾಡುವ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅತ್ಯವಶ್ಯಕವಾಗಿ ರಚಿಸಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ.
೩): ಸಮಾನಾರ್ಥ ನಿಘಂಟು :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಕ್ರಿಯಾತ್ಮಕ ಬರವಣಿಗೆಗಾಗಿ ಒಂದು ಸಮಾನಾರ್ಥ ನಿಘಂಟು ಅವಶ್ಯಕವಾಗಿದೆ.
೪) ಹೈಫಾರ್ನಶನ್ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಪದ ಸಂಸ್ಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಪುಟ ರಚನೆ ಮಾಡಲು ಮತ್ತು ಅಕ್ಷರ ಜೋಡಣೆ ಮಾಡಲು ಹೈಫಾರ್ನಶನ್ ಅವಶ್ಯಕವಾಗಿದೆ.
೫) ಸಾರಾಂಶ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಸಾರಾಂಶ ಮಾಡುವ ಸಾಧನಗಳು ಇಡೀ ಬರವಣಿಗೆಯ ಸಂಕ್ಷಿಪ್ತ ಸಾರಾಂಶವನ್ನು ಮಾಡುವಷ್ಟು ಪ್ರಗತಿ ಹೊಂದಿದೆ.
೬) ವಿದ್ಯುನ್ಮಾನ ನಿಘಂಟು :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಕನ್ನಡವನ್ನು ಬರೆಯುವ ವಿಶಿಷ್ಟ ಶೈಲಿಯಿಂದಾಗಿ ನಿಷ್ಕ್ರಿಯ ನಿಘಂಟು ಯಾವುದೇ ಸಹಾಯ ನೀಡುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಆದ್ದರಿಂದ ನಿಘಂಟಿನ ಬಳಕೆಯ ಉಪಯುಕ್ತತೆಯನ್ನು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಸಲು ವಿದ್ಯುನ್ಮಾನ ನಿಘಂಟು ಅವಶ್ಯಕವಾಗಿದೆ.
೭) ಭಾಷಾಂತರ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಆಡಳಿತ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ, ನ್ಯಾಯಾಂಗ, ವೈದ್ಯಕೀಯ, ವಾಣಿಜ್ಯ ಮುಂತಾದ ಅನೇಕ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಷಾಂತರ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಅವಶ್ಯಕತೆ ಇದೆ.
೮) ಟಿ.ಟಿ.ಎಸ್ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಉಧ್ರೋಷಣೆ, ದ್ವನಿ ಸಂಯೋಜನೆ, ಮುಂತಾದ ಅವಶ್ಯಕತೆಗಳಿಗಾಗಿ ಅಕ್ಷರಗಳನ್ನು ಧ್ವನಿಯಾಗಿ ಪರಿವರ್ತಿಸುವ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಬಹಳ ಬೇಡಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿದೆ.
೯) ಓ ಸಿ ಆರ್ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಕೈಬರಹ ಮತ್ತು ಮುದ್ರಿತ ಬರಹಗಳಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಅಕ್ಷರಗಳನ್ನು ಗುರುತಿಸುವ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ತುರ್ತಾಗಿ ಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ.
೧೦) ದ್ವನಿ ಗುರುತಿಸುವಿಕೆ .
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಅನೇಕ ಬಳಕೆಗಳಿಗಾಗಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಿ ಅಂದತೆ ಇರುವವರಿಗೆ ಧ್ವನಿ ಗುರುತಿಸುವ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯವಿದೆ.
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EKAVI had proposed this in 2004
 
A PROPOSAL TO SETUP
DEPARTMENT OF KANNADA LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT “DKLTSD”
Preamble
“Mahiti”- The Millennium IT policy released by the GoK included policies towards benefiting Kannada software development. Further, under The Millennium IT policy, GoK has committed itself to promote Kannada in Information Technology and provide incentives for the development of Kannada Software.
Background
(a) A passionate bunch of entrepreneurs had for over two decades pioneered and provided the facility of using Kannada on computers, when even International software developers like Microsoft had not provided such a facility.
(b) These developers enabled publishers to avail of the latest facilities like DTP and Electronic pre-press facilities to produce quality books, periodicals and Newspapers in Kannada. 
(c) Survival was always a challenge for these developers, for they had to fight piracy, obsolescence and restricted market volumes. But they fought on with love for Kannada as their main inspiration hoping that some day when Kannada is used widely on computers their pioneering efforts would pay back.
(d) Development of a Kannada software called NUDI was funded by GoK, and it was allowed to monopolise in the Government Departments and undertakings. But, NUDI software has non-standard fonts and this software has completely destroyed competitive opportunity for other local Kannada software developers, who were working in this field for past 20 years.
(e) There were as many as twenty Companies developing Kannada software, up to the period of year 2000. But, currently only three Kannada software development companies are surviving only due to their lust towards developing technology for Kannada. This is an indicator that Kannada software development is not lucrative enough for doing business. These three organizations have also stopped any further development of Kannada software due to the loss of investment in Kannada software.
(f) Kannada software is lagging far behind when compared to other languages, such as Tamil and Hindi. Wherein the development is well ahead and on par with other western languages. In these languages lot of work has been done in the areas such as Spellcheck, Grammar check, OCR, TTS, Voice recognition, Machine translation, Localisation etc.
Introduction
There is an urgent need to safeguard the interests of Kannada on computers and furtherance of Software & Technology development for the complex requirements of Kannada. Kannada software development can’t be equated with general software development because of its cultural context.
Lack of Kannada software and technologies may force the use of English, in the context of aggressive computerization in every level of Government Administration. This is already evident from the Mahithi Sindhu, Project Shiksha, which are based on the software with English interface and no software with Kannada interface is used.
Proposal
In view of the enormous work that has to be taken up in the future for Kannada software, there is an immediate necessity to create a department to look into the aspects of developing technologies and software for Kannada. This department needs to take up the responsibility of ensuring future developments. To further the cause of Tamil on computers, various Universities in Tamilnadu has already created study unit /department/centre of excellence.
In this context, It is high time for the Govt. to cater adequate funds for this inevitable contingency so as to go ahead with the requirements to fund the Department, which will enable us to undertake and accomplish the results and showcase our developments in the field of KANNADA LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT.
Activity
This department will undertake research and development of technologies for Kannada and conduct academic programmes such as MA in Computational Linguistics to develop human resources in the field of software development for Kannada and computational linguistics to enable NLP applications. All the resultant research work will be announced/distributed as Open Source without any royalty.
Areas of working
The proposed department will work in the areas of Localisation, NLP applications such as Translation, Voice Recognition, OCR, Human and computer interface etc.
 
Title of the project : Localisation
Localisation of application software starts from standardization of bi-lingual fonts or character  encoding for Kannada. It has to be noted that, there is no standard for bi-lingual fonts for Kannada. Further, the localization of application software involves standardization of glossaries in Kannada and development of various tools and software to achieve localization. The process of localization involves of application software involving redesigning of user interfaces such as dialogs boxes.
1. Localisation of Windows 98
Objective : The use of MS Windows 98 is predominant and is also included in the project shiksha and hence the need for developing a software to localize MS Windows 98 is critical to imparting training to Kannada medium students.
Budget : 56 Lakhs
2. Localisation of MS Windows based applications
Objective : Similarly the application software developed for MS Windows Operating System is critical for promotion of Kannada on computers.
Budget : 53 Lakhs
3. Localisation of Help contents
Objective : All the help contents has to be translated so as to enable the Kannada users to use the computers effectively.
Budget : 22 Lakhs 
4. Localisation of Web applications
Objective : Now a days more and more Web based applications are available to meet the various needs of the society. In order to reach the masses, all these applications need to be localized.
Budget : 35 Lakhs
 
Title of the project : Multimedia Authoring
Objective : Preparation of Learning/Teaching materials for the needs of Kannada users is always a cumbersome process. An easy to use authoring software needs to be developed to address the needs of the Kannada.
Budget : 120 Lakhs
 
Title of the project : NLP – Natural Language Processing
1. Spellchecker
Objective : Spellchecker software is required for basic application software such as wordprocessors.
Budget : 25 Lakhs
2. Grammar checker
Objective : In order to improve the creative writing and correct writing of text in Kannada, Grammar checker is an indispensable one and could be achieved by developing an appropriate software for the purpose.
Budget : 40 Lakhs
3. Thesauras
Objective : A dictionary for thesauras is essential for creative writing.
Budget : 9 Lakhs
4. Hyphenation
Objective : For wordprocessors and page layout software, hyphenation is a critical component in formatting of text.
Budget : 9 Lakhs
5. Summarisation
Objective : Summarisation tools are evolving to extract the abstract of text.
Budget : 20 Lakhs 
6. Electronic Dictionary
Objective : Due to the agglutinative nature of writing Kannada word, a mere passive dictionary is of little help. In order to enhance the use of dictionary, an electronic dictionary is very much essential.
Budget : 22 Lakhs
7. Translation
Objective : Translation software are required for various domains such as administration, education, judicial, medical, commerce etc.
Budget : 91 Lakhs 
8. TTS
Objective : Text to speech software are in demand for various requirements such as announcements, voice synthesizers etc.
Budget :  25 Lakhs
9. OCR
Objective : Character recognition software for handwriting and printed texts are the need of the hour.
Budget : 65 Lakhs
10. Voice Recognition
Objective : For various needs, voice recognition software are required.
Budget :  98 Lakhs
The estimated budget to develop all the above software is Rs. 690 Lakhs.
 
Location
As the proposed activities involve co-ordination of various research works with other national and International organizations and Universities, the proposed department should be established in Bangalore, which is an ideally suitable place.
Budget
This department needs two types of funds, one is to establish the department and to meet the administrative requirements and the other is to support the Research and Development of software. 
Investment required to establish the department
1. Hardware (Servers, Desktops etc) 15,00,000.00
2. Software (Development tools, Authoring tools etc) 10,00,000.00
3. Communication (ISDN/Broadband connection) 2,00,000.00
4. Interior (Civil, electrical fittings and furniture etc) 15,00,000.00
5. Vehicle 15,00,000.00
6. Miscellaneous 3,00,000.00
Total: 60,00,000.00
Operational cost
1. Connectivity charges 4,00,000.00
2. Salaries 29,00,000.00
3. Telephone 90,000.00
4. Vehicles 1,00,000.00
5. Travelling 1,00,000.00
6. Printing & Stationery 80,000.00
7. Electricity & Water 80,000.00
8. Rent for building 12,00,000.00
9. Miscellaneous 50,000.00
Total:  50,00,000.00
Staff detail
DesignationNo of postsAnnual gross salary
Director13,00,000.00
Professors25,80,000.00
Asst.Professors47,90.000.00
Section officer11,10,000.00
Secretaries21,80,000.00
Technical assistants77,00,000.00
Office assistants21,20,000.00
Drivers21,20,000.00
Total29,00,000.00
 
TOTAL ESTIMATED BUDGET:
1. Establish the Department: 60 Lakhs
2. Operational Cost: 50 Lakhs
3. Development Cost: 690 Lakhs.
Total Budget: 800 Lakhs – Approximate Estimated Cost.
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ಈ ಕವಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥಾಪಕರು ಶ್ರೀ ವಿ. ಎಂ. ಕುಮಾರಸ್ವಾಮಿ
ಮಾರಪ್ಪನಪಾಳ್ಯ ವೆಂಕಟಪ್ಪ ಕುಮಾರಸ್ವಾಮಿ.
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಗ್ರಾಮಾಂತರ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ನೆಲಮಂಗಲ ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕಿನ ಮಾರಪ್ಪನಪಾಳ್ಯ ಮೂಲದ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ. ೧೯೯೮ ರಿಂದ ಅಕ್ಕ ಕೂಟದ ಸ್ಥಾಪಕ ಟ್ರಸ್ಟಿ ಮತ್ತು ಸ್ಥಾಪಕ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರಾಗಿ ದುಡಿದಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ೨೦೦೦ ರಿಂದ ೨೦೦೨ ರವರಿಗೆ ಅಕ್ಕ ಕೂಟದ ಸಹ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದರು. ೨೦೦೩ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಈಕವಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯನ್ನು ಅಮೆರಿಕಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ಥಾಪಿಸಿದರು. ೨೦೦೪ ರಲ್ಲಿ ಈಕವಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯನ್ನು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ದಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ಥಾಪಿಸಿದರು.

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ekavi had proposed to GoK in 2004 for Kannada Software Development

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ಕನ್ನಡ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ
ಬನ್ನಿ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ಒಂದಾಗಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಮುಂದಾಗೋಣ…
ಎಲ್ಲ ಕನ್ನಡ ಮನಸ್ಸುಗಳನ್ನ ಬೆಸೆಯುವ ಒಂದು ಕನ್ನಡಪರ ಪ್ರಗತಿಪರ ಮನಸ್ಸುಗಳ ಮಿಲನದ ಹೂರಣ
ಕನ್ನಡವೇ ಜಾತಿ   ಕನ್ನಡವೇ ಧರ್ಮ
ELLA KANNADA ABHIMAANIGALA VEDIKE INTERNATIONAL – EKAVI

 

 

EKAVI had proposed this in 2004 to GoK – in KANNADA and ENGLISH. What EKAVI had proposed in 2004 is in this email letter.  EKAVI send this to GoK to wakeup and correct the problems. This was also proposed to UNIVERSITY of MYSORE also in December 2004.  What happened ? Any things done by GoK ?? or University of Mysore ??
 
Dr. Lingadevaru Halemane knows in detail, what went on at University of Mysore in 2004 and RCILTS @ IISc in 2004 and the proposal made by EKAVI on KSD in 2004.
 
 
NOTHING has been done sofar by GoK or University of Mysore, till to date – August 1st 2009.
 
Looking at the status of the KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, this article KANNADAVAAGADA COMPUTER LOKA has come up now on August 1st 2009.
 
 
Now people are reading article KANNADAVAAGADA COMPUTER LOKA. Which came in PRAJAVANI on August 1st 2009. Contributers are Dr. U. B. Pavanaja, N.A.M. Ismail. Dr. K. V. Narayana and KANNADA CULPRIT Sri. G. N. Narasimhamurthy of KAGAPA.

 
When you read the article of August 1st 2009 written by these kannadigas, it shows the problems our KANNADA BHASHE is facing. Why it is not developed properly. EKAVI is pressing this since 2004 along with Lat Sri. Tejasvi, Dr. Kambar, Sri. Lingadevaru Halemane, Sri. G. V. Venkatsubbaiah, Sri. Rajaram and others.

 
What was Dr. U. B. Pavanaja doing from July 2004 till August 1st 2009 ?? Why Dr. U. B. Pavanaja kept quiet? What is the reason ?? Does Dr. U. B. PAVANAJA has to wait so long to say that we need UNICODE for KANNADA ???
 
 
EKAVI and all other KANNADA SOFTWARE Developers wrote extensively on UNICODE and what needs to be done in 2004. EKAVI has copies of all of these writings.
 
 
What was Mr. N. A. M. doing from July 2004 till August 1st 2009. Mr. Ismail has spent considerable time with Late Sri. Tejasvi on Kannada Software along with Sri. Hariprasad Nadig of Sampada.net. Mr. Ismail had written an article stating that Late Sri. Tejasvi was upset with Kannada University for putting KUVEMPU FONTS in OPEN SOURCE. Why Mr. ismail did not raise all these issues. Even Mr. Ismail knew about RCILTS @ IISc. Why Mr. Ismail did not raise the issues with concerned authorities ?? Why keep quiet when knowing things about what is happenning.
 
 
Even Dr. K. V. Narayana knew more information about Kannada Software Development. Even he did not raise the issues till August 1st 2009.
 
 
Dr. Kambar knows all the details. Even Dr. Kambar has presented letters to Ministers in GoK. Some of the letters were drafted by Dr. U. B. Pavanaja also. Even KSD issues were raised in Vidhana Parishat.
 
Dr. U. B. Pavanaja knows more information on NUDI and BARAHA fonst and he has extensively written emails, articles and gave presentations in mettings on the issue of Kannada software Development. Dr. U. B. Pavanaja needs to stand for TRUTH on these issues.
 
BARAHA VASU has written an email in year 2004 saying that he stole the IPR/GLYPHS of AKRUTHI Fonts when he released BARAHA 1.0 in the year 1997. BARAHA VASU stole in 1997 and BARAHA VASU acknowledges in 2004. Whatever BARAHA VASU further has released after BARAHA 1.0, becomes a STOLEN property. If any one wants to read the email written by BARAHA VASU, I willsend it to you.
 
Dr. U. B. Pavanaja in 2004 has written several emails to me about KANNADA FONTS ISSUES and he metions these facts in those emails. Most of the KANNADIGAS have read these emails and also GoK has been appraised of this year 2004. Dr. U. B. Pavanaja says in his emails in 2004 that BARAHA VASU has stolen the IPR of AKRUTHI Fonts in the release of BARAHA 1.0 Fonts. Dr. U. B. Pavanaja writes that BARAHA VASU had called him about the read only fonts that were available on Dr. U. B Pavanaja’s KANNADA website VISHWAKANNADA.com
 
Sri. Sathyanarayana, who happened to be the sthapaka kaaryadarshi of KAGAPA and worked in KAGAPA for four to five years, has written about 2o pages in KANNADA, about how KAGAPA released KALITHA and NUDI Fonts. Here Sri. Sathyanarayana mentions the way KAGAPA did KALITHA using BARAHA Fonts and then named the same KALITHA as NUDI Fonts and sold it to Govt. of KARNATAKA in 1997.
 
AKRUTHI FONTS owner Sri. ANAND has also written to me extensively in 2004, saying what has happened in KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT. It is Sri. Anand is the one who received the email from BARAHA VASU in July 2004 and then he forwarded to me the same email.
 
These are all facts. Not Fictions. These facts makes it clear WHO RUINED the GROWTH of KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT – KSD in Govt. of KARNATAKA. KAGAPA has led Govt. of KARNATAKA in wrong directions in KSD.
 
BARAHA and NUDI FONTS have DESTROYED the growth of KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT in KARNATAKA STATE.
 
Please visit: http://ellakavi.wordpress.com for articles written on KSD. It is listed at the top of the Blog.
 
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ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕನ್ನಡ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳ ಅಂತರರಾಷ್ಟೀಯ ವೇದಿಕೆ – ಈಕವಿ
ಕನ್ನಡ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ
ಬನ್ನಿ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ಒಂದಾಗಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಮುಂದಾಗೋಣ…
ಎಲ್ಲ ಕನ್ನಡ ಮನಸ್ಸುಗಳನ್ನ ಬೆಸೆಯುವ ಒಂದು ಕನ್ನಡಪರ ಪ್ರಗತಿಪರ ಮನಸ್ಸುಗಳ ಮಿಲನದ ಹೂರಣ
ಕನ್ನಡವೇ ಜಾತಿ   ಕನ್ನಡವೇ ಧರ್ಮ
ELLA KANNADA ABHIMAANIGALA VEDIKE INTERNATIONAL – EKAVI
 
ಈ ಕೆಳಗಿರುವ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕ್ಕೆ ಬೇಕಾಗಿರುವ  ಯೋಜನೆ ಗಳನ್ನು ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ನವರ ಕೈಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾಡುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ನುಡಿ ಫಾಂಟ್ಸ್ ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಮಾಡುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ.
 
ಕದ್ದು ಮಾಡಿ ಉಚಿತವಾಗಿ ಕೊಡುತ್ತಿರುವ ಬರಹ ಫಾಂಟ್ಸ್ ಗಳನ್ನು ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು , ವಾಸು ಸಹ ಈ ಕೆಳಗಿರುವ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕ್ಕೆ ಬೇಕಾಗಿರುವ ಯೋಜನೆ ಗಳನ್ನು ಮಾಡುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ.
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಆಡಳಿತ ಭಾಷೆ ಆಗಬೇಕಾದರೆ ಕೆಳಗಡೆ ಇರುವ ಎಲ್ಲ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಮಾಡಬೇಕು. ಇದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಸರಳ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹಾಕಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕು:
ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣ, ಬಹುಮಾದ್ಯಮದ ನಿರೂಪಣೆಯ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿ ಮತ್ತು ಏನ್. ಎಲ್. ಪಿ (ನ್ಯಾಚುರಲ್ ಲ್ಯಾಂಗ್ವೇಜ್ ಪ್ರಾಸೆಸ್ಸಿಂಗ್)

 
ಯೋಜನೆಯ ಹೆಸರು: ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣ
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಅನ್ವಯಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣದ ದ್ವಿಭಾಷಾ ಅಕ್ಷರಗಳ ಏಕರೂಪತೆಯ ಪ್ರಮಾಣಿಕರಣದಿಂದ ಅಥವಾ ಕನ್ನಡ ಅಕ್ಷರ ವಿನ್ಯಾಸಕ್ಕೆ ಸಂಕೇತ ಕೊಡುವುದರೊಂದಿಗೆ ಆರಂಭವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಯಾವುದೇ ಏಕರೂಪತೆ ಏರುವ ದ್ವಿಭಾಷಾ ಅಕ್ಷರ ವಿನ್ಯಾಸಗಳು ಇಲ್ಲವೆನ್ನುವದನ್ನು ಗಮನಿಸಬೇಕು.ಅನ್ವಯ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣವು ಏಕರೂಪದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಶಬ್ದಕೋಶ ಮತ್ತು ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣಕ್ಕೆ ಬೇಕಾದ ಅನೇಕ ಸಾದನಗಳ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಯನ್ನು ಕೂಡ ಒಳಗೊಂಡಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣವು ಬಳಕೆದಾರರ ಸಂವಾದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಇರುವ ಸಂಭಾಷಣ ಕಿಟಕಿಯ ಪುನರ್ ವಿನ್ಯಾಸವನ್ನೂ ಕೂಡ ಒಳಗೊಂಡಿರುತ್ತದೆ.
೧) ವಿಂಡೋಸ್ ೯೮ ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಎಂ.ಎಸ್. ವಿಂಡೋಸ್ ೯೮ ವ್ಯಾಪಕವಾಗಿ ಬಳಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿದೆ ಮತ್ತು ಅದು ಪ್ರಾಜೆಕ್ಟ್ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣದ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಅಂಗವಾಗಿದೆ. ಆದ್ದರಿಂದ, ಎಂ.ಎಸ್. ವಿಂಡೋಸ್ ೯೮ ಅನ್ನು ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣ ಗೊಳಿಸಲು ಅತ್ಯವಶ್ಯಕವಾದ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶಗಳನ್ನು ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿಗೊಳಿಸುವುದು. ಇದು ಕನ್ನಡ ಮಾದ್ಯಮದ ವಿಧ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ತರಬೇತಿ ಕೊಡಲು ಅತ್ಯವಶ್ಯಕವಾಗಿದೆ.
೨) ಎಂ.ಎಸ್ ವಿಂಡೋಸ್ ಆಧಾರಿತ ಅನ್ವಯಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶಗಳ ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಅದೇ ರೀತಿ ಎಂ.ಎಸ್ ವಿಂಡೋಸ್ ಆಪರೇಟಿಂಗ್ ಸಿಸ್ಟಂ ಆಧಾರಿತ ಅನ್ವಯಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶಗಳು ಕೂಡ ಗಣಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಗೆ ಅವಶ್ಯಕವಾಗಿದೆ.

 

೩) ಸಹಾಯ ವಿಷಯಗಳ ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ
: ಎಲಾ ಸಹಾಯ ವಿಷಯಗಳು ಕನ್ನಡ ಬಳಕೆದಾರರಿಗೆ ಅನುಕೂಲವಾಗಲು ಭಾಷಾಂತರವಾಗಬೇಕು.
೪) ಅಂತರ್ಜಾಲ ಅನ್ವಯಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶಗಳ ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಇಥಿಚಿನ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸಮಾಜದ ವಿವಿಧ ಬೇಡಿಕೆಗಳನ್ನು ಪೂರೈಸಲು ಅಂತರ್ಜಾಲ ಆಧಾರಿತ ಅನ್ವಯಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶಗಳು ಲಭ್ಯವಾಗಿವೆ. ಮತ್ತು ಜನಸಮುದಾಯವನ್ನು ಮುಟ್ಟಲು ಇವುಗಳ ಸ್ಥಳೀಕರಣ ಮಾಡಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ.
ಯೋಜನೆಯ ಹೆಸರು: ಬಹುಮಾದ್ಯಮದ ನಿರೂಪಣೆಯ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿ 
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಕನ್ನಡ ಬಳಕೆದಾರರ ತರಬೇತಿಗಾಗಿ ಪಠ್ಯವನ್ನು ತಾಯಾರಿಸುವುದು ಬಹಳ ಕಷ್ಟದ ಕೆಲಸ, ಅದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಬಹುಮಾದ್ಯಮ ನಿರೂಪಣೆಯ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಮಾಡಲು ಒಂದು ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶವನ್ನು ರಚಿಸಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ.
ಯೋಜನೆಯ ಹೆಸರು: ಏನ್. ಎಲ್. ಪಿ. (ನ್ಯಾಚುರಲ್ ಲ್ಯಾಂಗ್ವೇಜ್ ಪ್ರಾಸೆಸ್ಸಿಂಗ್)
೧) ಕಾಗುಣಿತ ತಾಪಸಣೆ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಪದ ಸಂಸ್ಕಾರದಂತಹ ಮೂಲಭೂತ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಳಸಲು ಕಾಗುಣಿತ ತಪಾಸಣೆಯ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅತ್ಯವಶ್ಯಕವಾಗಿದೆ.
೨) ವ್ಯಾಕರಣ ತಪಾಸಣೆ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಕ್ರಿಯಾತ್ಮಕ ಬರವಣಿಗೆಯನ್ನು ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಸುಧಾರಿಸಲು ಮತ್ತು ತಪ್ಪಿಲ್ಲದ ಬರವಣಿಗೆಗಾಗಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ವ್ಯಾಕರಣ ತಪಾಸಣೆ ಮಾಡುವ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅತ್ಯವಶ್ಯಕವಾಗಿ ರಚಿಸಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ.
೩: ಸಮಾನಾರ್ಥ ನಿಘಂಟು :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಕ್ರಿಯಾತ್ಮಕ ಬರವಣಿಗೆಗಾಗಿ ಒಂದು ಸಮಾನಾರ್ಥ ನಿಘಂಟು ಅವಶ್ಯಕವಾಗಿದೆ.
೪) ಹೈಫಾರ್ನಶನ್ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಪದ ಸಂಸ್ಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಪುಟ ರಚನೆ ಮಾಡಲು ಮತ್ತು ಅಕ್ಷರ ಜೋಡಣೆ ಮಾಡಲು ಹೈಫಾರ್ನಶನ್ ಅವಶ್ಯಕವಾಗಿದೆ.
೫) ಸಾರಾಂಶ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಸಾರಾಂಶ ಮಾಡುವ ಸಾಧನಗಳು ಇಡೀ ಬರವಣಿಗೆಯ ಸಂಕ್ಷಿಪ್ತ ಸಾರಾಂಶವನ್ನು ಮಾಡುವಷ್ಟು ಪ್ರಗತಿ ಹೊಂದಿದೆ.

 

೬) ವಿದ್ಯುನ್ಮಾನ ನಿಘಂಟು :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಕನ್ನಡವನ್ನು ಬರೆಯುವ ವಿಶಿಷ್ಟ ಶೈಲಿಯಿಂದಾಗಿ ನಿಷ್ಕ್ರಿಯ ನಿಘಂಟು ಯಾವುದೇ ಸಹಾಯ ನೀಡುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಆದ್ದರಿಂದ ನಿಘಂಟಿನ ಬಳಕೆಯ ಉಪಯುಕ್ತತೆಯನ್ನು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಸಲು ವಿದ್ಯುನ್ಮಾನ ನಿಘಂಟು ಅವಶ್ಯಕವಾಗಿದೆ.
೭) ಭಾಷಾಂತರ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಆಡಳಿತ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ, ನ್ಯಾಯಾಂಗ, ವೈದ್ಯಕೀಯ, ವಾಣಿಜ್ಯ ಮುಂತಾದ ಅನೇಕ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಷಾಂತರ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಅವಶ್ಯಕತೆ ಇದೆ.
೮) ಟಿ.ಟಿ.ಎಸ್ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಉಧ್ರೋಷಣೆ, ದ್ವನಿ ಸಂಯೋಜನೆ, ಮುಂತಾದ ಅವಶ್ಯಕತೆಗಳಿಗಾಗಿ ಅಕ್ಷರಗಳನ್ನು ಧ್ವನಿಯಾಗಿ ಪರಿವರ್ತಿಸುವ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಬಹಳ ಬೇಡಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿದೆ.
೯) ಓ ಸಿ ಆರ್ :
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಕೈಬರಹ ಮತ್ತು ಮುದ್ರಿತ ಬರಹಗಳಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಅಕ್ಷರಗಳನ್ನು ಗುರುತಿಸುವ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ತುರ್ತಾಗಿ ಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ.
೧೦) ದ್ವನಿ ಗುರುತಿಸುವಿಕೆ .
ಉದ್ದೇಶ : ಅನೇಕ ಬಳಕೆಗಳಿಗಾಗಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಿ ಅಂದತೆ ಇರುವವರಿಗೆ ಧ್ವನಿ ಗುರುತಿಸುವ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಗತ್ಯವಿದೆ.
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ಕನ್ನಡ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ
ಬನ್ನಿ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ಒಂದಾಗಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಮುಂದಾಗೋಣ…
ಎಲ್ಲ ಕನ್ನಡ ಮನಸ್ಸುಗಳನ್ನ ಬೆಸೆಯುವ ಒಂದು ಕನ್ನಡಪರ ಪ್ರಗತಿಪರ ಮನಸ್ಸುಗಳ ಮಿಲನದ ಹೂರಣ
ಕನ್ನಡವೇ ಜಾತಿ   ಕನ್ನಡವೇ ಧರ್ಮ
ELLA KANNADA ABHIMAANIGALA VEDIKE INTERNATIONAL – EKAVI
 
 

 
EKAVI had proposed this in 2004
 
A PROPOSAL TO SETUP
DEPARTMENT OF KANNADA LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT “DKLTSD”
Preamble
“Mahiti”- The Millennium IT policy released by the GoK included policies towards benefiting Kannada software development. Further, under The Millennium IT policy, GoK has committed itself to promote Kannada in Information Technology and provide incentives for the development of Kannada Software.
Background
(a) A passionate bunch of entrepreneurs had for over two decades pioneered and provided the facility of using Kannada on computers, when even International software developers like Microsoft had not provided such a facility.
(b) These developers enabled publishers to avail of the latest facilities like DTP and Electronic pre-press facilities to produce quality books, periodicals and Newspapers in Kannada. 
(c) Survival was always a challenge for these developers, for they had to fight piracy, obsolescence and restricted market volumes. But they fought on with love for Kannada as their main inspiration hoping that some day when Kannada is used widely on computers their pioneering efforts would pay back.
(d) Development of a Kannada software called NUDI was funded by GoK, and it was allowed to monopolise in the Government Departments and undertakings. But, NUDI software has non-standard fonts and this software has completely destroyed competitive opportunity for other local Kannada software developers, who were working in this field for past 20 years.
(e) There were as many as twenty Companies developing Kannada software, up to the period of year 2000. But, currently only three Kannada software development companies are surviving only due to their lust towards developing technology for Kannada. This is an indicator that Kannada software development is not lucrative enough for doing business. These three organizations have also stopped any further development of Kannada software due to the loss of investment in Kannada software.
(f) Kannada software is lagging far behind when compared to other languages, such as Tamil and Hindi. Wherein the development is well ahead and on par with other western languages. In these languages lot of work has been done in the areas such as Spellcheck, Grammar check, OCR, TTS, Voice recognition, Machine translation, Localisation etc.
Introduction
There is an urgent need to safeguard the interests of Kannada on computers and furtherance of Software & Technology development for the complex requirements of Kannada. Kannada software development can’t be equated with general software development because of its cultural context.
Lack of Kannada software and technologies may force the use of English, in the context of aggressive computerization in every level of Government Administration. This is already evident from the Mahithi Sindhu, Project Shiksha, which are based on the software with English interface and no software with Kannada interface is used.
Proposal
In view of the enormous work that has to be taken up in the future for Kannada software, there is an immediate necessity to create a department to look into the aspects of developing technologies and software for Kannada. This department needs to take up the responsibility of ensuring future developments. To further the cause of Tamil on computers, various Universities in Tamilnadu has already created study unit /department/centre of excellence.
In this context, It is high time for the Govt. to cater adequate funds for this inevitable contingency so as to go ahead with the requirements to fund the Department, which will enable us to undertake and accomplish the results and showcase our developments in the field of KANNADA LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT.
Activity
This department will undertake research and development of technologies for Kannada and conduct academic programmes such as MA in Computational Linguistics to develop human resources in the field of software development for Kannada and computational linguistics to enable NLP applications. All the resultant research work will be announced/distributed as Open Source without any royalty.
Areas of working
The proposed department will work in the areas of Localisation, NLP applications such as Translation, Voice Recognition, OCR, Human and computer interface etc.
 
Title of the project : Localisation
Localisation of application software starts from standardization of bi-lingual fonts or character  encoding for Kannada. It has to be noted that, there is no standard for bi-lingual fonts for Kannada. Further, the localization of application software involves standardization of glossaries in Kannada and development of various tools and software to achieve localization. The process of localization involves of application software involving redesigning of user interfaces such as dialogs boxes.
1. Localisation of Windows 98
Objective : The use of MS Windows 98 is predominant and is also included in the project shiksha and hence the need for developing a software to localize MS Windows 98 is critical to imparting training to Kannada medium students.
Budget : 56 Lakhs
2. Localisation of MS Windows based applications
Objective : Similarly the application software developed for MS Windows Operating System is critical for promotion of Kannada on computers.
Budget : 53 Lakhs
3. Localisation of Help contents
Objective : All the help contents has to be translated so as to enable the Kannada users to use the computers effectively.
Budget : 22 Lakhs 
4. Localisation of Web applications
Objective : Now a days more and more Web based applications are available to meet the various needs of the society. In order to reach the masses, all these applications need to be localized.
Budget : 35 Lakhs
 
Title of the project : Multimedia Authoring
Objective : Preparation of Learning/Teaching materials for the needs of Kannada users is always a cumbersome process. An easy to use authoring software needs to be developed to address the needs of the Kannada.
Budget : 120 Lakhs
 
Title of the project : NLP – Natural Language Processing

1. Spellchecker
Objective : Spellchecker software is required for basic application software such as wordprocessors.
Budget : 25 Lakhs
2. Grammar checker
Objective : In order to improve the creative writing and correct writing of text in Kannada, Grammar checker is an indispensable one and could be achieved by developing an appropriate software for the purpose.
Budget : 40 Lakhs
3. Thesauras
Objective : A dictionary for thesauras is essential for creative writing.
Budget : 9 Lakhs
4. Hyphenation
Objective : For wordprocessors and page layout software, hyphenation is a critical component in formatting of text.
Budget : 9 Lakhs
5. Summarisation
Objective : Summarisation tools are evolving to extract the abstract of text.
Budget : 20 Lakhs 
6. Electronic Dictionary
Objective : Due to the agglutinative nature of writing Kannada word, a mere passive dictionary is of little help. In order to enhance the use of dictionary, an electronic dictionary is very much essential.
Budget : 22 Lakhs
7. Translation
Objective : Translation software are required for various domains such as administration, education, judicial, medical, commerce etc.
Budget : 91 Lakhs 
8. TTS
Objective : Text to speech software are in demand for various requirements such as announcements, voice synthesizers etc.
Budget :  25 Lakhs
9. OCR
Objective : Character recognition software for handwriting and printed texts are the need of the hour.
Budget : 65 Lakhs
10. Voice Recognition
Objective : For various needs, voice recognition software are required.
Budget :  98 Lakhs
The estimated budget to develop all the above software is Rs. 690 Lakhs.
 
Location
As the proposed activities involve co-ordination of various research works with other national and International organizations and Universities, the proposed department should be established in Bangalore, which is an ideally suitable place.
Budget
This department needs two types of funds, one is to establish the department and to meet the administrative requirements and the other is to support the Research and Development of software. 
Investment required to establish the department
1. Hardware (Servers, Desktops etc) 15,00,000.00
2. Software (Development tools, Authoring tools etc) 10,00,000.00
3. Communication (ISDN/Broadband connection) 2,00,000.00
4. Interior (Civil, electrical fittings and furniture etc) 15,00,000.00
5. Vehicle 15,00,000.00
6. Miscellaneous 3,00,000.00
Total: 60,00,000.00
Operational cost
1. Connectivity charges 4,00,000.00
2. Salaries 29,00,000.00
3. Telephone 90,000.00
4. Vehicles 1,00,000.00
5. Travelling 1,00,000.00
6. Printing & Stationery 80,000.00
7. Electricity & Water 80,000.00
8. Rent for building 12,00,000.00
9. Miscellaneous 50,000.00
Total:  50,00,000.00
Staff detail
DesignationNo of postsAnnual gross salary
Director13,00,000.00
Professors25,80,000.00
Asst.Professors47,90.000.00
Section officer11,10,000.00
Secretaries21,80,000.00
Technical assistants77,00,000.00
Office assistants21,20,000.00
Drivers21,20,000.00
Total29,00,000.00
 
TOTAL ESTIMATED BUDGET:
1. Establish the Department: 60 Lakhs
2. Operational Cost: 50 Lakhs
3. Development Cost: 690 Lakhs.
Total Budget: 800 Lakhs – Approximate Estimated Cost.
 
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ಈ ಕವಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥಾಪಕರು ಶ್ರೀ ವಿ. ಎಂ. ಕುಮಾರಸ್ವಾಮಿ
ಮಾರಪ್ಪನಪಾಳ್ಯ ವೆಂಕಟಪ್ಪ ಕುಮಾರಸ್ವಾಮಿ.
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಗ್ರಾಮಾಂತರ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ನೆಲಮಂಗಲ ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕಿನ ಮಾರಪ್ಪನಪಾಳ್ಯ ಮೂಲದ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ. ೧೯೯೮ ರಿಂದ ಅಕ್ಕ ಕೂಟದ ಸ್ಥಾಪಕ ಟ್ರಸ್ಟಿ ಮತ್ತು ಸ್ಥಾಪಕ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರಾಗಿ ದುಡಿದಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ೨೦೦೦ ರಿಂದ ೨೦೦೨ ರವರಿಗೆ ಅಕ್ಕ ಕೂಟದ ಸಹ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದರು. ೨೦೦೩ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಈಕವಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯನ್ನು ಅಮೆರಿಕಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ಥಾಪಿಸಿದರು. ೨೦೦೪ ರಲ್ಲಿ ಈಕವಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯನ್ನು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ದಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ಥಾಪಿಸಿದರು.

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KannadaSoftwareDevelopment

kannada software development
http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/
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ಈ-ಕವಿ  ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಯ ವಿಚಾರವನ್ನುಕೈಗೆತ್ತಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದು, ಅದು ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಉಪಯುಕ್ತ ಮತ್ತು ಫಲಕಾರಕ ರೀತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊರಬರುವಂತೆ ಮಾಡಲು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸುತ್ತಿದೆ.
Listen to what Dr. Kambar says about KANNADA BHASHE
KANNADA KANNADA KANNADA – what is going to happen ??
Dr. Chandrashekara Kambara’s Speech about KSD – ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ
Part one : http://youtube.com/watch?v=s01b4Z7l-aw
Part two : http://youtube.com/watch?v=UMmmomar7WA
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡವೆ ಸರಕಾರದ ಭಾಷೆ.
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಳ್ಳಿ ಇಂದ ಇಡಿದು ವಿಧಾನ ಸೌಧ ದವರೆಗೂ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲೆ ವ್ಯವರಿಸಬೇಕು.
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TEJASVI ekavi Kannada Tantramsha
http://picasaweb.google.com/bmsceiaa/TEJASVIEkaviKannadaTantramsha#
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EKAVI_KANNADAVEDIKE_BLOGS

ekavi kannadavedike blogs
http://kallatana.kannadavedike.net/
http://rescuekannada.kannadavedike.net/
http://kannadatantramsha.kannadavedike.net/
http://kagapa.kannadavedike.net/
http://kannadiga.kannadavedike.net/
http://baraha.kannadavedike.net/
http://kannadachinthane.kannadavedike.net/
http://kgpkannada.kannadavedike.net/
http://akruthi.kannadavedike.net/
http://applesoft.kannadavedike.net/
http://anbarsan.kannadavedike.net/
http://srgsystems.kannadavedike.net/
http://kannadafont.kannadavedike.net/
http://halemane.kannadavedike.net/
http://tejasvi.kannadavedike.net/
http://kambara.kannadavedike.net/
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ಕನ್ನಡ ಆಡಳಿತ ಭಾಷೆ ಆಗಬೇಕಾದರೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿ ಆಗಬೇಕು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ.
Dr. U. B. Pavanja writes:
 
Making a font is an elaborate process. Artists have to draw each character (glyph) on paper, they have to be scanned, digitized, hinted, etc. It takes months for each font.
 
KGP should have the complete record of making of the fonts like original drawings by the artist, first raw digitized data, the final font, etc.
PAVANAJA was studying the glyphs of all Kannada fonts. When PAVANAJA opened Baraha, Akruti and Nudi fonts in a font editing software, PAVANAJA found that they all have the same glyph sets, even though their ASCII values are different.
 
As Sathyanarayana has detailed in his write-up, the glyphs from Akruti fonts were used in the first version of Baraha, which was then used in the first version of Nudi.

May 10, 2009 Posted by | Anand of Akruthi Fonts on Baraha, NUDI and KGP, Anbarsan on NUDI, KAGAPA and KGP, Baraha, Govt. of Karnataka - GoK, KANNADA, Kannada Blogs, KANNADA FONTS, Kannada Fonts Developers, Kannada Fonts Piracy, Kannada Ganaka Parishat, Kannada Software Development -KSD, KDA - Kannada Development Authority, KGP, KGP Founder Secretary on KSD issues, KSD Disscussions, KSD meetings, Muttukrishnan on KGP, Nudi and KAGAPA, Pavanaja on NUDI, Baraha and KGP, Sathyanaryana on NUDI, BARAHA and KGP, Sheshadri Vasu, Sheshadrivasu, VASU | Leave a comment

Dr.SarojiniMahishiReportPetition-KannadaSoftwareDevelopment

EKAVI is an International Kannada Vedike dedicated to:

Ella Kannadaabhimaanigala Antararastriya Vedike International – “EKAVI”

ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕನ್ನಡ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳ ಅಂತರರಾಷ್ಟೀಯ ವೇದಿಕೆ – ಈಕವಿ

  • holistic suite of activities of Kannada people
  • people of Kannada origin
  • people interested in culture of Karnataka and Kannada literature
  • preserve and promote Kannada heritage and culture
  • network all kannada kootas / associations / sanghas / vedikes all around the world
  • to develop methods and to teach kannadiga youths to become responsible leaders, professionals in all fields and to become part of powerful democracy in the world.
  • the rich diversity of languages with roots and expanse in Karnataka to include tuLu, konkaNi, koorgi, havyaka, sanketi, bRuhaccaraNa , Etc.
  • to provide more prestige for the Kannada language and its culture.
  • to see that Kannadigas would continue to enrich our language and contribute to our motherland,
  • to help educational institutions in different countries to programs and courses in Kannada and it’s culture.
  • to strenghten the activities of Kannadigas here in North America and all over the world and to create a unified voice.
  • to respect the thoughts of the others. When Kannadigas recognize the opinion of the others, automatically it shows the respect we each other give.
  • ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕನ್ನಡ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳ ಅಂತರರಾಷ್ಟೀಯ ವೇದಿಕೆ – ಈಕವಿ

    ಕನ್ನಡ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ
    ಬನ್ನಿ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ಒಂದಾಗಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಮುಂದಾಗೋಣ…

    ಎಲ್ಲ ಕನ್ನಡ ಮನಸ್ಸುಗಳನ್ನ ಬೆಸೆಯುವ ಒಂದು ಕನ್ನಡಪರ ಪ್ರಗತಿಪರ ಮನಸ್ಸುಗಳ ಮಿಲನದ ಹೂರಣ

    ಕನ್ನಡವೇ ಜಾತಿ   ಕನ್ನಡವೇ ಧರ್ಮ
    ELLA KANNADA ABHIMAANIGALA VEDIKE INTERNATIONAL


    ………………………… …….. EKAVI ………………………… ……………

    E-MAIL CAMPAIGN TO IMPLEMENT MAHISHI REPORT
    http://www.starofmysore.com/main.asp?type=news&item=7340
    Mysore , Sept. 17 (KCU)- An e-mail signature campaign from Kannadigas all over the world has been launched by V. M. Kumaraswamy, founder of e-Kavi, a forum of Kannada lovers from all over the world, to urge the Government to implement the Dr. Sarojini Mahishi Report.

    ________________

    Please sign the online petition with your comments for effective implementation of Dr.Sarojini Mahishi Report at:


    http://www.petition online.com/ ellakavi/ petition. html


    Effective implementation of Dr. Sarojini Mahishi will get us:

    1. To get Karnataka’s rightful share in all the Indian jobs (See Chart of government of India survey).

    2. To get the control of seat of power at Vidhana saudha, which is captured by migrant lobbies through deceit.

    3. To get Kannadigas their OWN jobs in Karnataka government and other jobs in Karnataka.

    4. To throw out forgers in seat of power who have used false migration certificates, false Kannada proficiency certificates etc apart from regular corruption in recruitment methods.

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    July 8, 2008 Posted by | Bangalore, Karnataka and Kannada, EKAVI, EKAVI Group, KANNADA, Kannada Software Development -KSD, Pavanaja on NUDI, Baraha and KGP, Sarojini Mahishi Report, Sathyanaryana on NUDI, BARAHA and KGP | Leave a comment

    once you release this product, the Kannada s/w industry in Karnataka will be shut down.

    INTERNAL EMAILS of KGP/KAGAPA

    IN FIGHTING AMONG MEMBERS since 2002

    PROBLEMS at KANNADA GANAKA PARISHAT “KGP/KAGAPA” since 2002

    July 17th 2002 , 12:45 PM  to December 26, 2002 , 2:47 PM

    Mr. Udaya Shankar Puranik email dated July 17th 2002

    Dr. U. B. Pavanaja email dated July  17th 2002

    Spellchecker from Modularinfotech.com email dated July 13th 2002 to
    Pandithardhya and Pavanaja

    Prakash R email dated July 18th 2002

    Dr. U. B. Pavanaja email dated December 23rd 2002

    Harsha Kodanad email dated December 2nd 2002

    Dr. U. B. Pavanaja email dated December 01st 2002

    Mr. S. K Anand of Cyberscapeindia email dated December 23rd 2002

    Dr. U. B. Pavanaja email dated December 24th 2002

    Mr. Yatheendranath T. J. email dated December 24th or 25th 2002 to
    reply to Uday S Puranik, email dated December 24th 2002

    Dr. U. B. Pavanaja email dated December 26th 2002

    Anand S.K email dated December 23rd 2002

    Anand S. K. email dated December 26th 2002

    WHAT the IT SECRETRAY VIVEK KULAKARNI told in 2001 and 2002

    Some important information out of

    INTERNAL EMAILS of KANNADA GANAKA PARISHAT

    From: Dr. U.B. Pavanaja <pavanaja@vishvakannada.com>
    To: <KGPExecMembers@yahoogroups.com>
    Subject: [KGPExecMembers] (Fwd) Re: nudi lib problem
    Date: Monday, December 23, 2002 10:38 AM

    > >From the statement of Pavanaja:
    >
    > ” I remember what Mr Vivek Kulkarni has told, about 15 months
    > ago, after watching the demo of Kalitha at KGP. He told
    > “once you release this product, the Kannada s/w industry in
    > Karnataka will be shut down. Then you should be ready to
    > fill the vacuum. You should be able to provide full-pledged
    > support. You should have an office to answer telephone
    > calls, have a web-based support, suppport by email, etc.
    > When you make the roadmap, ask for enough money for support
    > activities also.”.


    Pavanaja Wrote:

    Unfortunately, in every meeting this fact was accepted by
    everyone but s/w development orders were undertaken
    clandestainly by KGP without informing the executive committee
    .

    Some such examples -
    1) Font conversion for Vijaya Karnataka
    2) Payroll s/w for D.I.T., Govt of Karnataka. Mr Shrinatha
    Shastry’s son is working with Mr Rajkrishna at DIT for this job.
    3) Culture directory for Dept of Kannada and Culture, Govt of
    Karnataka. A sample has been made.
    4) Dasa Sahithya web-site for Dept of Kannada and Culture, Govt
    of Karnataka. A sample web-site was made and shown to the
    concerned authorities.

    None of these were discussed in any of the meetings.

    Pavanaja wrote:

    In fact, Mr Vivek Kulkarni suggested me to release the source
    code under GPL. He told me to do so about 8 months ago. When I
    mentioned this to Mr Shrinatha Shastry, he stronlgy opposed it
    and told me not to do so. He said he will talk to Mr Vivek
    Kulkarni about it. I don’t know what happenned afterwards.
    Probably if we had released it under GPL, someone might have
    made a Linux version by this time. Many people from Linux
    community regularly ask me the question “why the source code is
    not available under GPL?”. We should release the source code
    since this is Govt sponsored project and hence every citizen has
    a right on that. If someone files a Public Intereset Litigation
    in the courts, we will be bound to release the source code. It
    is better to release the source code before someone forces us to
    do so.

    People involved at Kannada Ganaka parishat “KGP / KAGAPA”

    Dr. Srinatha Sastry
    Dr. Pandithaardhya
    Mr. G. N. Narasimhamurthy
    Mr. Prakash R
    Mr. Yatheendranath
    Mr. Udaya shankar Puranik
    Mr. Harsha Kodanad

    Following People were kickedout because of probelms in KGP

    For raising issues against KGP-KAGAPA members

    Srinatha Sastry, Panditharadhya and Narasimha Murthy


    Dr. U. B. Pavanaja
    Mr. Anand S. K

    On Wed, 17 Jul 2002 Dr. U.B. Pavanaja wrote :

    >namaskAra,

    >

    Has anyone replied to the following mail? If so, please send me a copy. If not, please decide who will reply to this mail and also to all such mails in future.

    >

    >sigONa,

    >Pavanaja

    >——- Forwarded message follows ——-

    >To: pandita@eth.net, pavanaja@vishvakannada.com,

    >gnnmurthy@indiatimes.com, ganakaparishat@ganakaparishat.org,

    >ganaka@vishvakannada.com, ganakaparishat@email.com

    From: spellchecker group <spellchecker@modular-infotech.com>

    Subject: Regarding kannada KGP Keyboard & FontLayOut.

    Send reply to: spellchecker@modular-infotech.com

    Date sent: Sat, 13 Jul 2002 16:29:55 +0500

    Pritiya Panditaradyaji & Dr. U.B. Pavanaja

    I would like to introduce myself first, I Mr.Pandurang. A. Hosamani working as a senior software engineer in MODULAR INFOTCH LTD, Pune. Our company has been working for indian language solutions on computer from last 20 years. During this period we have developed many products including the famous SHREE-LIPI.

    I would like to thank Mr. Panditaradyaji, Dr. U.B. Pavanaja for their kind help. For all my mails I have got quick & prompt reply from Mr. Panditaradyaji, thank you very much for that.

    According to your KGP standards we are developing KGP Font Layout & Keyboard, but it seems we are having two versions of your documents.

    I would like to know whether the documents sent by Mr. Panditaradyaji is latest & final(Especially for FontLayOut chart). Please let us know about the same. One more thing please send us the bilingual Fontlayout chart.

    Once again thank you very much for your cooperation.

    Prtiyinda,

    P.A.HOSAMANI

    Modular Infotech Pvt Ltd ,Pune

    No 26,

    Electronic Estate

    Pune-Satara Road,

    >——- End of forwarded message ———–

    >——————————-

    >Dr. U.B. Pavanaja

    >Editor, Vishva Kannada

    >World’s first Internet magazine in Kannada

    >http://www.vishvakannada.com/

    _______________________________________________

    From: uday S puranik <upuranik@rediffmail.com>

    To: <KGPExecMembers@yahoogroups.com>

    Cc: Dr.U.B.Pavanaja <pavanaja@vishvakannada.com>; <ganaka@vishvakannada.com>

    Subject: Re: [KGPExecMembers] (Fwd) Regarding kannada KGP Keyboard & FontLayOut.

    Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 12:45 PM

    Hi

    It was decided in the executive commitee meeting, that all such

    mails will be and should be replied by the secretary of Kannada

    Ganaka Parishat.

    Hence you must be sending such mails to the mail id of the

    secretary.

    with regards

    Udaya Shankar Puranik

    From: Prakash <prakash@msrsas.org>

    To: KGPExecMembers <KGPExecMembers@yahoogroups.com>

    Subject: [KGPExecMembers] who needs to answer

    Date: Thursday, July 18, 2002 9:04 AM

    Dear Friends,

    I strongly support Mr. Puraniks view and what was decided in our recent

    meetings that the secretary of KGP must answer to all such queries to avoid

    ambiguities. I feel other members can send their views to Secretary, KGP

    who can make corrections before sending them. As the time has come to show

    the strengths of KGP as an organization as felt my many members it is good

    for all of us to stand behind our Secretary and pose one opinion as

    standard. The other organizations who are interested in KGP activities

    should get professional and unambiguous support.

    Prakash R.

    —– Original Message —–

    From: “Dr. U.B. Pavanaja”

    <pavanaja@vishvakannada.com>

    To: <harsha@vishvakannada.com>

    Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 8:02 PM

    Subject: nudi lib problem

    >Dear Harsha,

    >

    > I have figured out that there is some problem with the kannada-

    > nudi.lib and kannada-nudi.dll regarding the calling conventions.

    > Logo is working well with kalitha.lib and dll. If I change it to

    > Nudi it is giving an error in OMF (Object Module Format). I have

    > changed the reference properly. There is no prblem with that. I

    > got it verified by one Borland C++ expert from HP.

    >

    > If you think that there is no error in the Nudi lib and dll,

    > then pl send me one simple sample C++ program using Nudi dll and

    > lib. I will try to compile by Borland C++ to verify. If you have

    > changed the dll and lib recently while doing the “reverse” then

    > send that version of dll and lib so that I can check whether

    > that is working.

    >

    > Your immediate reply will be highly appreciated.

    >

    > Regards,

    > Pavanaja—————————————————–

    > Dr. U.B. Pavanaja

    > Editor, Vishva Kannada

    > World’s first Internet magazine in Kannada

    > http://www.vishvakannada.com/

    >

    > Note: I don’t worry about pselling mixtake

    —— Forwarded message follows ——-

    From: “Harsha Kodnad” <kmharsha@hotmail.com>

    To: “Dr. U.B. Pavanaja”

    <pavanaja@vishvakannada.com>

    Subject: Re: nudi lib problem

    Date sent: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 10:32:17 +0530

    Sir,

    I am sure and confident that there is no problem with kannada-nudi.lib and

    kannada-nudi.dll. for defferent compilers and linkers you need to change the

    defnitions of the functions and calling method in header file. which you have the

    source and you can modify that also. And I am also very sure that you dont need

    to change the calling convension since from the begining of KalithaI am using

    thewindows standard calling convension ‘__stdcall’ and still it is same. so itmust

    work.

    Most of the standard libraries provided with companies wont work for different

    compilers, As a programmer we need to do some R&D and do some changes in

    our source code by which we can use the library. Anybody who has used

    windows SDKs, Win32 APIs will be able to easily use my Nudi SDK. cause it

    comes out with standard convensions.

    I have installed windows ME on my machine yesterday I have some problem

    in installing Boreland C++ today I will install it.onceI install everythingI will be

    able to give you a nudi header file which is compatible with Boreland c++

    compiler so that you can reduce some borden on the programmer.

    As a nudi developer I can give you support for nudi as early as possible by me,

    but I can’t teach anybody C, C++ or what ever, cause I am not a computer faculty

    and also I am not paid for that.

    So its not a Nudi lib problem its a programmer’s problem.

    You know C, C++, VC++, Palm OS, Windows CE, Win32 Programming, You

    are the Project Manager / Developer of Nudi, Palm Nudi, Nudi for Jornada, All

    coding also done by you, and I am surprised that you cant solve a silli linking

    problem!

    Once I have installed Boreland C++, I will call you and tell you the instructions

    to link kannada-nudi.lib. what are the canges need to be made in header files and

    all those things.

    Regards,

    Harsha

    From: Dr. U.B. Pavanaja <pavanaja@vishvakannada.com>

    To: <KGPExecMembers@yahoogroups.com>

    Subject: [KGPExecMembers] (Fwd) Re: nudi lib problem

    Date: Monday, December 23, 2002 10:38 AM

    To: The members of the Software Sub-committee, KGP.

    cc: Executive Committee members, KGP.

    As all of you are aware I am making a Kannada version of

    the world-famous LOGO program, used to teach programming

    concepts to school children. The program is written in

    Borland C++ Version 5.02. 3 years ago, when I started it,

    it was using Akruti fonts but no DLL. Later on it was

    changed over to Kalitha font and Kaliha DLL. This

    conversion was done by Harsha, who is the developer of

    Kalitha and Nudi. Recently when I have appointed a

    developer to complete the task. Now the DLL and LIB to be

    used have become Nudi. When Kalitha was made, a DLL and LIB

    files were given for programmers. LOGO is working with

    these DLL and LIB to some extent. LOGO has two windows to

    enter the text. In one window, the Kalitha DLL and LIB are

    working. In another window Kalitha DLL and LIB are not

    working.

    When we tried to use the Nudi DLL and LIB, we get linking

    errors. It says “Error in Object Module Format (OMF)”. The

    header file given with Kalitha and Nudi are different. The

    functions and their properties have changed. I informed the

    problem to Harsha, the developer of Nudi. He told over

    phone that the problem must be in linking. I tried again. I

    even called one Borland C++ expert from HP and asked him to

    look into. He said that the person who wrote the DLL and

    LIB only can solve this problem. When I wrote a mail to

    Harsha about this he replied arrogantly that he is not a

    faculty to teach C++ programming. He could have tried

    linking his DLL and LIB using Borland C++ and sent me a

    sample as requested by me. The Nudi SDK contains only a VB

    sample and no C++ sample. Now I have decided to finish the

    LOGO project without explicitly making use of the SDK.

    Instead I will give a LOGO package with all fonts being

    changed to Nudi Akshsara. The user has to manually invoke

    the Nudi keyboard driver before starting LOGO. This is how

    people are using Nudi for DTP. I don’t have any other

    option left.

    Some contradictions in Harsha’s mail:

    In one place he says “As a programmer we need to do some R&D and do some changes in our source code by which we can use the library”. In another place he says “Anybody who has used windows SDKs, Win32 APIs will be able to easily use my Nudi SDK. cause it comes out with standard convensions”.

    Don’t you think these two are contradictory to each other? Why at all one should do R & D to use any library is that library is using standard conventions? Again he says “So its not a Nudi lib problem its a programmer’s problem”. But he has not substantiated his claim.

    I remember what Mr Vivek Kulkarni has told, about 15 months ago, after watching the demo of Kalitha at KGP. He told “once you release this product, the Kannada s/w industry in Karnataka will be shut down. Then you should be ready to fill the vacuum. You should be able to provide full-pledged support. You should have an office to answer telephone calls, have a web-based support, suppport by email, etc. When you make the roadmap, ask for enough money for support activities also.”.

    I am an executive committee member of KGP. I mentioned the problem on Dec.1. So far I did not get any sample file as promised. If an exec. commiitee member also can not get

    support for a simple linking problem then I wonder what will be the status of 5 crore Kannadigas who will become dependent on KGP for Kannada s/w developments, mainly for the toolkit.

    I don’t put all the blames on Harsha. He is working at Tally. He works mostly up to night 10-11 pm, almost daliy. He has no time to spare for KGP, inspite of a PC being

    given to him and money being paid above and over the given PC. KGP should have someone work full-time for Nudi. I request the software sub-committee people to look into this serious problem. Please take remedial action before an outsider writes about these peoblems in newspapers.

    What work Rajkrishna and Krishnamurthy are doing? Why are they being paid? As I understand, Nudi works is done by Harsha and Santhosh. Fonts are being made by someone from Koppa. Staroffice and Linux work is done by Ramsimha and his team. Then what are the roles assigned to Rajkrishna and Krishnamurthy? Why can’t they be trained and made in-charge for Nudi? So that we need not torture Harsha.

    Thanks and regards,

    Pavanaj

    From: <anand_sk@vsnl.com>

    1. To: <KGPExecMembers@yahoogroups.com>

    Cc: <pavanaja@vishvakannada.com>

    Subject: [KGPExecMembers] Problems with Nudi DLL’s

    Date: Monday, December 23, 2002 5:51 PM

    The KGP Executive Committee members,

    I am quite pained to hear of the lack of support for the Nudi DLL’s that Pavanaja is facing. If a KGP exec committee member has to face this one can well imagine the plight of a common kannada software developer.

    I think the main reason for this kind of problem is that the whole software development for Kalitha and Nudi started of in a hush hush manner and was intended to stab the back of those Independent Software Vendors(ISVs) who were working in this area including people like us who were used by M/s. Srinath Sastry and Narsimurthy to tap on us for any technical expertise, when they had no idea about the the technical issues regarding kannada keyboards and coding issues.

    They got a part time developer like Harsha to reverse engineer the fonts and coding and the workings of software like Akruti (submitted to the KGP for evaluation). This is how painstaking work which took software vendors more than a decade to come to the current levels could be easily done within a year or so.

    >From the statement of Pavanaja:

    ” I remember what Mr Vivek Kulkarni has told, about 15 months

    ago, after watching the demo of Kalitha at KGP. He told

    “once you release this product, the Kannada s/w industry in

    Karnataka will be shut down. Then you should be ready to

    fill the vacuum. You should be able to provide full-pledged

    support. You should have an office to answer telephone

    calls, have a web-based support, suppport by email, etc.

    When you make the roadmap, ask for enough money for support

    activities also.”.

    It becomes very clear that the plan to eliminate ISV’s was more than 15 months old. Some blame should also be placed at Pavanaja’s shoulder for having aided and abbetted Sastry and Narsimurthy in this murky business. After all it was he who introduced this very same Harsha to KGP.

    Firstly, I think the only way of cleaning up this shady business is to open up the source code to the technically competent executive committee members of the KGP to start with so that support could be provided by them rather than some part time programmers who dance to the tune of a select few.

    Later on in true open source methodology, the source may be put out in the public domain available to all Kannadigas.

    Secondly, from various media releases we have seen a effort by prominent KGP office bearers belittling the motives of some of the ISV’s saying that they are interested in only money.

    I would like to ask a simple question. Which of the members of KGP can purport to live without money. Let us accept that nothing is possible without a commercial interest. One cannot hope to live on government doles forever. Any project, no matter how noble it may be, including promotion of Kannada software will be sustainable in the long run only if it is self sustaining in economic terms.

    Yes, we as ISV’s charge money for software, because to develop it, to sustain the development and support it continuously costs money and we have no govt. doles to rely upon.

    Nudi’s development and release is not the end of the problem. People like me who have developed Akruti many many years ago are still grappling with the problem of supporting our users accross the length and breadth of the country adequately. So expecting a rag tag bunch of amateurs to do it effectively is asking for too much.

    I hope the KGP executive committee members put their head to the long term issue and come out with right answers.

    More dangerously, we as ISV’s were told that since there is no need for the basic font and interface software after NUDI, we were told to work on Kannda applications. Our company along with ISL came out with e-Karyalaya, a general administration software for govt. offices.

    We find a repeat situation happening in the same hush hush and murky manner wherein after having been assured at committee meetings that KGP will not get into applications, we find that KGP employed people like Rajkrishna along with Srinath Sastry’s son are dabbling with DIT and KDA to come out with a reverse engineered software called e-Adalitha.

    I would like Mr. Sastry to state the facts very clearly as to what his intentions and interests in this matter are. At least we as ISV’s are upfront in declaring our commercial interest. The worst people according to me are those who say someting in the front and do something else in the back.

    If any of the KGP executive committee members or their family members or proxy organisations have any such hidden agendas, I think they should be bold enough to declare it openly and not pretend to be noble hypocrites.

    With deep regret at the shameful going ons at KGP.

    Anand S.K.

    ___________________________________________________

    From: Dr. U.B. Pavanaja <pavanaja@vishvakannada.com>

    To: <KGPExecMembers@yahoogroups.com>

    Subject: Re: [KGPExecMembers] Problems with Nudi DLL’s

    Date: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 12:57 PM

    namaskAra,

    > On Mon, 23 Dec 2002 17:55:21 +0530 (IST)

    > anand_sk@vsnl.com wrote

    >

    > I am quite pained to hear of the lack of support for the Nudi DLL’s

    > that Pavanaja is facing. If a KGP exec committee member has to face

    > this one can well imagine the plight of a common kannada software

    > developer.

    >

    > I think the main reason for this kind of problem is that the whole

    > software development for Kalitha and Nudi started of in a hush hush

    > manner and was intended to stab the back of those Independent Software

    > Vendors(ISVs) who were working in this area including people like us

    > who were used by M/s. Srinath Sastry and Narsimurthy to tap on us for

    > any technical expertise, when they had no idea about the the technical

    > issues regarding kannada keyboards and coding issues.

    >

    > They got a part time developer like Harsha to reverse engineer the

    > fonts and coding and the workings of software like Akruti (submitted

    > to the KGP for evaluation). This is how painstaking work which took

    > software vendors more than a decade to come to the current levels

    > could be easily done within a year or so.

    >

    > >From the statement of Pavanaja:

    >

    > ” I remember what Mr Vivek Kulkarni has told, about 15 months

    > ago, after watching the demo of Kalitha at KGP. He told

    > “once you release this product, the Kannada s/w industry in

    > Karnataka will be shut down. Then you should be ready to

    > fill the vacuum. You should be able to provide full-pledged

    > support. You should have an office to answer telephone

    > calls, have a web-based support, suppport by email, etc.

    > When you make the roadmap, ask for enough money for support

    > activities also.”.

    >

    > It becomes very clear that the plan to eliminate ISV’s was more than

    > 15 months old. Some blame should also be placed at Pavanaja’s shoulder

    > for having aided and abbetted Sastry and Narsimurthy in this murky

    > business. After all it was he who introduced this very same Harsha to

    > KGP.

    I did not introduce Harsha to KGP. He is a distant relative of

    Mr Narasimhamurthy. One day, when I had gone to KGP, he was

    introduced to me by Mr Narasimhamurthy and Mr Shrinatha Shastry.

    I saw the work done by him on DOS regarding Kannada and took him

    to Tally. At Tally, we had a plan of developing keyboard drivers

    for Indian lanmguages, whih was later abondoned and the toolkits

    were bought from CDAC.

    I am not part of any murky business. The very first version of

    Kalitha was made to test the compliance of other Kannada s/w to

    the Govt notification mainly towards keyboard, font encoding and

    sorting. When the demo was given, it was not in the form of a

    package. After seeing the demo, Mr Vivek Kulkarni suggested to

    make it into a package. He also suggested to make a roadmap of

    the things to be done apart from this s/w. Then the roadmap was

    prepared by Mr Shrinatha Shastry based on the skeleton provided

    by me. I gave the plan with cost estimations. But almost all

    amounts mentioned by me (based on the industry standard payments

    for project manager and developer) were later on slashed to

    almost 1/4 th of what I suggested. for ex., I had suggested

    Rs.50,000 per font which was reduced to Rs.10,000 per font. Now

    everyone knows what happenned to the fonts. There was even an

    article in Prajavani’s letters to the editor column mentioning

    about the unprofessional fonts supplied by KGP. I had suggested

    two alternatives regarding fonts-

    1) Buy some good quality fonts from existing vendors

    2) Find out a good professioanl font developer of fonts and give

    contract to him to make fonts. I had found out one such person

    from Pune and requested him to give a good quote for a non-

    profit organisation. He gave a quote of Rs.30,000 per font.

    Myself and Harsha were strongly against releasing Kalitha without a professioanl font. But all these were thrown to wind and some un-professionals were assigned the task of making fonts.

    I had suggested that KGP should have a list of empanelled s/w developers of Kannada which can be submitted to Govt. Govt can give orders to these developers for Kannada s/w developments. My philosophy is “live and let live”. But the philosophy now

    followed by KGP is “live and let die”.

    I am the person who had foreseen the situation regarding Kannada s/w developments. KGP can not supply s/w to entire Karnataka. Hence it should not venture into application developments. This task should be left to professional developers who will be able to offer professional support for the product and services they offer. Kannada s/w developmental opportunities start with the Govt. If these are fully grabbed by KGP, the Kannada s/w industry will die. Then there will be no industry left to supply Kannada s/w to entire Karnataka. Supplying Kannada s/w to entire Karnataka is definitely beyond the capabilities of KGP.

    Unfortunately, in every meeting this fact was accepted by

    everyone but s/w development orders were undertaken

    clandestainly by KGP without informing the executive committee.

    Some such examples -

    1) Font conversion for Vijaya Karnataka

    2) Payroll s/w for D.I.T., Govt of Karnataka. Mr Shrinatha

    Shastry’s son is working with Mr Rajkrishna at DIT for this job.

    3) Culture directory for Dept of Kannada and Culture, Govt of

    Karnataka. A sample has been made.

    4) Dasa Sahithya web-site for Dept of Kannada and Culture, Govt

    of Karnataka. A sample web-site was made and shown to the

    concerned authorities.

    None of these were discussed in any of the meetings.

    > Firstly, I think the only way of cleaning up this shady business is to open up the source code to the technically competent executive committee members of the KGP to start with so that support could be provided by them rather than some part time programmers who dance to the tune of a select few.

    I agree. I am the initiator of Kalitha (which later became

    Nudi). When I asked for the source code for the latest version

    to try to make a Unicode version using .NET, I was not given the

    source code. I could have helped in making a Unicode version as

    I have developed an Opentype font which is needed for Unicode

    version.

    > Later on in true open source methodology, the source may be put out in

    > the public domain available to all Kannadigas.

    In fact, Mr Vivek Kulkarni suggested me to release the source code under GPL. He told me to do so about 8 months ago. When I mentioned this to Mr Shrinatha Shastry, he stronlgy opposed it and told me not to do so. He said he will talk to Mr Vivek Kulkarni about it. I don’t know what happenned afterwards. Probably if we had released it under GPL, someone might have made a Linux version by this time. Many people from Linux community regularly ask me the question “why the source code is not available under GPL?”. We should release the source code since this is Govt sponsored project and hence every citizen has a right on that. If someone files a Public Intereset Litigation in the courts, we will be bound to release the source code. It is better to release the source code before someone forces us to do so.

    > Secondly, from various media releases we have seen a effort by

    > prominent KGP office bearers belittling the motives of some of the

    > ISV’s saying that they are interested in only money.

    >

    > I would like to ask a simple question. Which of the members of KGP can

    > purport to live without money. Let us accept that nothing is possible

    > without a commercial interest. One cannot hope to live on government

    > doles forever. Any project, no matter how noble it may be, including

    > promotion of Kannada software will be sustainable in the long run only

    > if it is self sustaining in economic terms.

    I agree.

    > Yes, we as ISV’s charge money for software, because to develop it, to

    > sustain the development and support it continuously costs money and we

    > have no govt. doles to rely upon.

    >

    > Nudi’s development and release is not the end of the problem. People like me who have developed Akruti many many years ago are stillgrappling with the problem of supporting our users accross the lengthand breadth of the country adequately. So expecting a rag tag bunch ofamateurs to do it effectively is asking for too much.

    >

    > I hope the KGP executive committee members put their head to the long

    > term issue and come out with right answers.

    I agree.

    > More dangerously, we as ISV’s were told that since there is no need

    > for the basic font and interface software after NUDI, we were told towork on Kannda applications. Our company along with ISL came out with e-Karyalaya, a general administration software for govt. offices.

    But then the Nudi SDK should not have any bugs and there should be technical support. I am finding problems here.

    > We find a repeat situation happening in the same hush hush and murkymanner wherein after having been assured at committee meetings thatKGP will not get into applications, we find that KGP employed people like Rajkrishna along with Srinath Sastry’s son are dabbling with DITand KDA to come out with a reverse engineered software called

    > e-Adalitha.

    >

    > I would like Mr. Sastry to state the facts very clearly as to what his intentions and interests in this matter are. At least we as ISV’s areupfront in declaring our commercial interest. The worst peopleaccording to me are those who say someting in the front and do

    > something else in the back.

    >

    > If any of the KGP executive committee members or their family membersor proxy organisations have any such hidden agendas, I think theyshould be bold enough to declare it openly and not pretend to be noble

    > hypocrites.

    >

    > With deep regret at the shameful going ons at KGP.

    >

    > Anand S.K.

    I am surprised by the silence of other committee members. We need more committed members to the cause of Kannada than just committee members.

    My words are always bitter. Because truth is always bitter. I believe in “vasthunistha” rather than “vyakthinistha”.

    I request all the committee members to think beyond some individuals and look at the cause of Kannada.

    Thanks for everyone for reading this lengthy mail.

    sigONa,

    Pavanaja

    —————————————————–

    Dr. U.B. Pavanaja

    Editor, Vishva Kannada

    World’s first Internet magazine in Kannada

    http://www.vishvakannada.com/

    Note: I don’t worry about pselling mixtakes

    ____________________________________________

    —–Original Message—–

    > From: Yatheendranath T J [mailto:yathi@adamya.com]

    > Sent: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 4:50 PM

    > To: KGPExecMembers@yahoogroups.com

    > Subject: Re: [KGPExecMembers] Problems with Nudi DLL’s

    > namaskaara,

    >

    > I agree with Uday. We must not forget the basic objectives of KGP.

    > I think some are peeved mixing up 2 issues -

    > 1. The objectives of KGP

    > 2. Commercial considerations due to KGP activity

    > May be we need to address these issues separately.

    >

    > It is sad and unfair if the struggle and achievements made by the active KGP members are belittled. There could be disagreements on the way things are being done, but if the end result is doing good to the upliftment of kannaDa in any way, one should be happy and proud of being a part of it, in some way or the other.

    > Best is to stop this chain of mails and fix a place and time for open discussion. So long as we don’t suspect the intentions and integrity of co-members, and if we are open to any decision the committee makes, we sure will be able to resolve all concerns amicably.

    > I think, opening nuDi source code to public is a good proposition.

    > We need to address IP and other related issues though.

    > warm regards,

    >

    > yathi

    Yatheendranath T J Tel: Co-Founder and COO

    Off: +91 (80) 322-1780, 322-0594

    Adamya Computing Technology (P) Cell: +91-98440-74381865/2,

    Dr. Modi Hospital Road, Fax: +91 (80) 322-5071

    Bangalore – 560 086, INDIA Web: http://www.adamya.com

    ================================================

    uday S puranik wrote:

    > Hi everybody

    >

    > I am surprised by the tone and tenor of the recent discussions.

    >

    > If the purpose of this forum is to indulge in mudslinging and

    > character assasination, it does no good for the Ganaka parishat

    > and I dont want to spoil my name and position in the industry by

    > associating with this forum.

    >

    > The executive comittee members have a mind of thier own and need

    > advice on what they should be doing or thinking about.

    >

    > Any problem can always be sorted out by discussion and that is if

    > there is belief in cooperation and not confrontation.

    >

    > Hope we all can still work together and further the cause of the

    > Ganaka Parishat.

    >

    > with regards

    Udaya S Puranik

    _______________________________________________

    >

    > hi,

    >

    > finally two sensible mails. one from mr. uday puranik and the other

    > from mr. yatheendranath.

    >

    > it is indeed futile to indulge in character assassination and nothing

    > will come out of it except a bitter and ugly feeling lingering within

    > everyone, including the ones who wrote such mails. we must discuss

    > these issues in a meeting when everyone concerned is present. there

    > will always be disgreements no matter what path one takes. these

    > issues must be ironed out amicably.

    >

    > regards to all.

    >

    > -vidyadhar mudkavi

    > dec 26, 2002

    From: <anand_sk@vsnl.com>

    To: <KGPExecMembers@yahoogroups.com>

    Subject: Meeting to sort out issues

    Date: Thursday, December 26, 2002 2:47 PM

    Dear KGP Exec committee members,

    I think the suggestion to hold a face to face meeting to sort out the issues aired earlier is fine, can the date and time be worked out and informed well in advance.

    Most active groups like the open source forums have very lively discussions online. These are precursors to the actual face to face meetings. I think it may be a healthy practice to follow, since most of the participants would already have done their homework on the issues to be discussed. The reasons for this is everybody’s time is precious and physical meetings entails a lot of time and effort and it should be used in the final stages for conclusive action plans and not for debating.

    Online discussions are far better suited for airing out contrary and dissenting views, which can be resolved to a large extent by online debate. This is a very efficient means to arrive at consensus which can be ratified at physical meetings. I disagree that these are chain mails. The first motive should be exchange of views and to step up the level of involvement of the normally dormant members. In fact I find a very disturbing silence on part of the key functionaries of the KGP and complete lack of participation.

    In fact though we call ourselves Ganaka Parishat, there is hardly any usage of this wonderful electronic medium for interaction as has been pointed out earlier by Pavanaja. The advantages are besides encouraging transparency it is self documenting and if there is a fear that they may degenerate to mudslinging then the very fact that everything a person says or reacts to is being recorded is enough reason for the medium to be self policing. It is very much like putting our venerable MLA’s and MP’s on camera. Let the people at large judge the quality of the debate and not some interested censors or editors. That is if we have nothing to fear in being forthright and we have the will to swallow bitter truth.

    So much so that most of our KGP business could be conducted on email or better still on live online discussion forms to save time and physical inconvenience and beat the distance barrier.

    Hope to hear from more of you soon. With regards.

    Anand S.K.

    April 20, 2008 Posted by | Anand of Akruthi Fonts on Baraha, NUDI and KGP, Anbarsan on NUDI, KAGAPA and KGP, Baraha, CIIL Kannada, Govt. of Karnataka - GoK, Kannada Software Development -KSD, KGP, KGP Founder Secretary on KSD issues, Muttukrishnan on KGP, Nudi and KAGAPA, Pavanaja on NUDI, Baraha and KGP, RCILTS Kannada, Sathyanaryana on NUDI, BARAHA and KGP, Sheshadrivasu, VASU | Leave a comment

    Dr. U. B. Pavanaja on Kannada Fonts Piracy

    Dr. U. B. Pavanaja on Kannada Fonts Piracy

    Me, Kannada and IT
    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com/me-kannada-and-it/

    Kannada Fonts Piracy
    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com/kannada-fonts-piracy/

    Baraha Vasu Letter

    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com/baraha-vasu-letter/

    FONT ISSUES AKRUTHI BARAHA NUDI

    http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/fontissues-akruti%2Cbarahaandnudi


    ME, Kannada and IT- KGP and Good, Bad and Ugly of it.
    http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/me%2Ckannadaandit

    nudidanthe nadeyadavaru

    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com/nudidanthe-nadeyadavaru/

    ______________________________

    ____________

    SHESHADRIVASU BARAHA LETTER, Dr. KAMBAR LETTER TO CM,
    PURNACHANDRA TEJASVI LETTERS ON KSD KGP KANNADA,
    Dr. KAMBAR LETTERS
    KANNADA FONTS PIRACY,
    KHALITHA NUDI BARAHA,

    NUDIDANTHE NADEYADAVARU,
    FONT ISSUES AKRUTHI BARAHA NUDI
    ME, Kannada and IT- KGP and Good, Bad and Ugly of it.

    KANNADA KEYBOARD Dr. K. P. RAO, CIIL KSD MAY 2004 MEETING,

    SOME INNER DETAILS ON KSD NUDI KAGAPA GOK,

    I FEEL SORRY FOR KSD KANNADA, 

    MONOPOLY OF KGP-KAGAPA,
    KGP’s MONKEY BUSINESS,

    http://ellakavi.googlepages.com

    http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/home

    PURNACHANDRA TEJASVI LETTERS ON KSD KGP KANNADA
    http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/purnachandratejasvilettersonksdkgpkannad

    KANNADA KEYBOARD Dr. K. P. RAO

    http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/kannadakeyboarddr.k.p.rao


    SOME INNER DETAILS ON KSD NUDI KAGAPA GOK
    http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/someinnerdetailsonksdnudikagapagok

    I FEEL SORRY FOR KSD KANNADA
    http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/ifeelsorryforksd-kannada

    CIIL KSD MAY 2004 MEETING
    http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/ciilksdmay2004meeting


    MONOPOLY OF KGP-KAGAPA
    http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/monopolyofkgp


    KGP’s MONKEY BUSINESS
    http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/kgp%E2%80%99smonkeybusiness


    KANNADA FONTS PIRACY
    http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/kannadafontspiracy


    SHESHADRIVASU BARAHA LETTER
    http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/sheshadrivasubarahaletter


    KHALITHA NUDI BARAHA
    http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/khalithanudibaraha


    NUDIDANTHE NADEYADAVARU
    http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/nudidanthenadeyadavaru

    Dr. KAMBAR LETTERS

    http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/dr.kambarletters

    Dr. KAMBAR LETTER TO CM

    http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/dr.kambarlettertocm

    FONT ISSUES AKRUTHI BARAHA NUDI

    http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/fontissues-akruti%2Cbarahaandnudi

    ME, Kannada and IT- KGP and Good, Bad and Ugly of it.
    http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/me%2Ckannadaandit

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________

    SHESHADRIVASU BARAHA LETTER,

    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com /2007/12/09/ellakavi-google -pages/

    PURNACHANDRA TEJASVI LETTERS ON KSD KGP KANNADA

    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com /2007/12/09/ellakavi-google -pages/

    KANNADA FONTS PIRACY,

    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com /2007/12/09/ellakavi-google -pages/

    KHALITHA NUDI BARAHA,

    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com /2007/12/09/ellakavi-google -pages/

    NUDIDANTHE NADEYADAVARU,

    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com /2007/12/09/ellakavi-google -pages/

    KANNADA KEYBOARD Dr. K. P. RAO,

    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com /2007/12/09/ellakavi-google -pages/

    CIIL KSD MAY 2004 MEETING,

    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com /2007/12/09/ellakavi-google -pages/

    SOME INNER DETAILS ON KSD NUDI KAGAPA GOK,

    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com /2007/12/09/ellakavi-google -pages/

    I FEEL SORRY FOR KSD KANNADA,

    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com /2007/12/09/ellakavi-google -pages/

    MONOPOLY OF KGP-KAGAPA,

    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com /2007/12/09/ellakavi-google -pages/

    KGP’s MONKEY BUSINESS,

    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com /2007/12/09/ellakavi-google -pages/

    ______________________________________________________________________________

    December 23, 2007 Posted by | Pavanaja on NUDI, Baraha and KGP | Leave a comment

    Logo in Kannada, programming skills for school kids

    Logo in Kannada, programming skills for school kids

    Editor of Vishva Kannada, a scientist and Indian-language computing proponent, Dr U B Pavanaja has a number of interests. But his most notable achievement is in bringing computing to the common man by offering regional language solutions. Pavanaja moved from science to computing with an aim of developing specific Indic-language solutions, especially in the Kannada language (spoken by 33 million people, mainly in south India). He was the brain behind, “the world’s first Internet magazine in Kannada”—www.vishvakannada.com Recently, he introduced the Kannada version of Logo, a simple tool to help children understand programming. Extracts from an interview with FREDERICK NORONHA

    How useful has the Kannada version of Logo proved to be?
    Throughout the world, Logo is used in teaching programming and graphical concepts to children between the ages of 9-14 years. The norm is usually to study programming concepts in English from the 12th standard onwards. English medium students have the advantage of studying Logo in India. But Kannada medium (or any other Indian language students) are deprived of learning a programming language. Kannada Logo will fill this gap. We need a programming language at the school level. That is the phase when a child begins to analyse and starts thinking logically. We need a programming language that will tap into this potential and hone these skills. We need people to develop applications targeted at rural India. The logic skills developed by using a programming language in Kannada will help achieve this.

    What inspired you to take up this work?
    The idea was with me for quite a while. There is no need to have a programming language like C++, Pascal, etc. This is due to the fact that all of us shift to English after finishing school. But there is a need for a programming language that targets secondary school children as well. I was surfing the Web for a Window’s version of Logo and I stumbled upon MSWLogo which is in a general public license format with a shareable source code. There are French, Japanese, Italian, German and many more versions of Logo. This prompted me to start developing the Kannada version.

    How long did it take to develop Logo in Kannada?
    I started it three years ago. Initially, I used Akruti fonts and keyboard drivers. They were a bit expensive and the keyboard driver was not available in DLL formats (only in SDK format) back then. I had presented a demo tape of Kannada Logo to senior state officials, who appreciated it and promised to sponsor the project. I changed the project from Akruti to Nudi. Implementing the Kannada keywords, keyboard driver, the GUI, etc. took quite sometime as the original software is written for Latin scripts. It was a challenge to make all the required changes in Kannada. I had to delete commands which were given in English.

    Can Logo be developed in other Indian languages too?
    The logic behind developing Logo in Kannada can be extended to other languages. We plan to help other Indian-language developers from our experience by sharing our knowledge-base on the Web. Already groups have shown an interest in converting Logo in Hindi. I think there will soon be a Logo version in all Indian languages.

    In your opinion which Indian language has made considerable progress in getting computer-enabled?
    I don’t have much data here. I guess Tamil and Hindi have done well. Languages like Oriya and Punjabi still have a long way to go.

    http://www.expresscomputeronline.com/20030707/indcomp2.shtml

    December 10, 2007 Posted by | Pavanaja on NUDI, Baraha and KGP | 2 Comments

    From font to data U B Pavanaja

    Publication:Times Of India Bangalore; Date:Nov 4, 2006; Section:Times City; Page Number:4    

    http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=VE9JQkcvMjAwNi8xMS8wNCNBcjAwNDAw&Mode=HTML&Locale=english-skin-custom

    From font to data U B Pavanaja

    Ajourney of thousand miles starts with a single step. The usage of Kannada on computers, like all other Indian languages, started with printing and p u bl i s h i n g , p o p u l a rly known as Desktop Top Publishing (DTP). The biggest challenge those days was to display and print the characters of our languages.

    K P Rao, a Kannadiga, first started designing fonts for Indian languages, including Kannada. He also created an input mechanism for feeding Indic characters into computers. Indian languages are highly scientific in nature. Rao utilised this fact and devised the first phonetic keyboard driver for Indian languages. Later, he released a free software for Kannada called Sediyapu.

    Then came so many DTP packages for Indian languages. All these were nothing but collection of fonts and keyboard drivers. Every vendor used his own proprietary encoding scheme leading to a bit of chaos. Files created using a particular vendor’s font were not readable using another vendor’s font. There was little standardisation.

    The government of Karnataka took the initiative in standardising Kannada on computers and constituted a committee. As per its recommendations, it notified the standard font for Kannada and a keyboard layout in 2001. This layout is nothing but a slightly modified layout of the one devised by K P Rao. The government also released a free software called ‘Nudi’ which adhered to standards.

    Kannada doesn’t lag behind other languages on the internet. Earlier, people who put up Indic websites gave fonts for download which had to be installed to browse the sites. Then came the dynamic font technology where the font stays on the server and there is no need to download and install it. Vishva Kannada (www.vishvakannada.com) is the first Indian language website to use dynamic fonts (1998).

    In education and using IT, Kannada has made a mark. The state government’s Mahiti Sindhu programme and Azim Premji Foundation’s computer-aided education programmes are good examples. Teaching programming logic in Kannada and thereby developing programming skills are other important aspects which can be implemented by using the Kannada version of LOGO program. This is the first-ever Indian language version of the world-famous programming language for children. The Kannada LOGO has also been conferred with the Manthan Award.

    It was cumbersome and next to impossible to create applications in Kannada — things like salary bill generation using the font and keyboard driver technology. The Operating Systems do not understand these fonts. This problem has vanished with the advent of the global standard called Unicode. It removes the need for a font standard. Since the OSs can now understand the data as Kannada, it is possible to sort as per Kannada sorting order and create database applications. These are made possible by the availability of Kannada Unicode enabled OS (Windows XP), Office suite, database and development tool (VS.NET) by Microsoft. The famous Bhoomi software of the state government, ration card application created by Comat Technologies are some pioneering examples of Kannada applications.

    All tech constraints in implementing Kannada on computers and developing applications for Kannada have been removed. The only remaining hurdle impeding the use of Kannada in computers is the mindset of the people.

    (The writer is an expert on

    Kannada and computers)

    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com/2007/12/09/ellakavi-google-pages/
    ________________

    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com/baraha-vasu-letter/

    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com/kgp-founder-secretary-on-barahanudikagapa/

    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com/kannada-fonts-piracy/

    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com/nudidanthe-nadeyadavaru/

    December 10, 2007 Posted by | Baraha, Pavanaja on NUDI, Baraha and KGP, Sheshadri Vasu, Sheshadrivasu, VASU | 1 Comment

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