Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Asia Cup matches to be telecast in Hindi as well
(Thru The Hindu)

"In a bid to increase the cricket viewership base in India, sports broadcasting major ESPN-Star Sports, today announced that it would provide simultaneous telecast of important Asia Cup matches in English and Hindi on its two channels.
""We want to get closer to the viewers in India. We want to say India this is your channel by giving the option to the viewer to watch his favourite game in a language which he understands best," R C Venkateish, Managing Director, ESPN Software India Private Limited, said at a press conference here today.

""Simultaneous telecast of live matches on two channels is a first of its kind initiative," he said adding Indian Oil would be the principal sponsor of the Asia Cup starting in Sri Lanka on July 16.

"The Hindi cricket telecast will be called 'Voice Aaki-Choice Aapki' and Hindi would be used for all aspects of the telecast including show hosting, commentary and graphics."

Friday, June 25, 2004

ब्राउजर "ओपरा" (Opera) हिन्दी में

बकौल अनुवादक धनञ्जय शर्मा:
"मैंने ओपरा ७.२३ संस्मरण (लिनक्स तथा विंडोज़ हेतु) का हिन्दी अनुवाद हाल ही में समाप्त किया है और ओपरा अनुवाद प्रबंधक को समीक्षा व अनुमोदन हेतु प्रेषित किया था। अब इन अनुवादों का अनुमोदन हो गया है और ये हिन्दी भाषा फ़ाइलें ओपरा ७.२३ के लिए लिनक्स तथा विंडोज़
दोनों के लिए अब ओपरा अधिकारिक वेब-स्थल पर उपलब्ध हैं।"

Thursday, June 17, 2004

ascii to devanagarii converter from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

A Web site - www.mla.org - launched Wednesday by the Modern Language Association allows anyone to track the breakdown of languages anywhere in the United States, even down to ZIP code, based on 2000 census numbers.

Hindi, with 3,17,057 speakers, is the 18th most spoken language in the country. If Urdu speakers (2,62,900; at 20th position) are included the ranking goes up to 13th. The only other Indian language identified for tracking - Gujarati - is at the 21st position with 2,35,988 speakers.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Kuwaiti Embassy launches Hindi, Urdu websites

"New Delhi, June 16. (UNI): Information and Broadcasting Minister S Jaipal Reddy today launched the Hindi and Urdu websites of the Kuwait Information Office at a function here. "

The Hindi website URL is: http://www.kuwait-info.com/hindi/

Monday, June 07, 2004

Hindi vital to know the Indian culture - John Dayal:
From The Milli Gazette

New Delhi: Hindi is the language of vast majority of Indian population. To master Hindi is vital to know the Indian culture and to talk into its people, eminent journalist John Dayal observed while speaking after releasing the Hindi Rafeeque-e- Manzil, the organ of Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO). Without knowing the cultural equations it is difficult to reach out to the society, he said.

Sunday, June 06, 2004

When Hindi Overwrites English Software

"IT firms make fast moves to grab their share of the growing local language computing in Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali and Telugu in India"

Complete story from Financial Express

'DMK Was Never Anti-Hindi, Only Against Its Imposition' - Dayanidhi Maran (Communications Minister, India)

From an interview in Outlook

Has your party diluted its age-old anti-Hindi, anti-north stance?

The old stance changed a long time ago. What you're talking about was probably true in the 1960s. DMK changes. It believes in keeping up with the changes in the country and the world. Moreover, let me tell you that the DMK was never anti-Hindi. It was never ever against Hindi. It was just opposed to the imposition of Hindi on Tamil Nadu. Otherwise, we respect Hindi as much as our own language.

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Zi Corporation to unveil unique text entry innovations for the Asian market at CommunicAsia - News

"Zi Corporation, whose technology lies at the heart of more than 84 million mobile phones around the world, will showcase its unique predictive text entry innovations in Singapore this month from June 15 to 18 during CommunicAsia at Stand 5C1-07, Hall 5, in the Canadian Pavilion. The demonstration will include text entry innovations for China and India, the fastest growing mobile markets with the greatest potential ...

"... Zi will also showcase its Hindi prediction text entry solutions. As the innovation leader in predictive text entry technology, Zi was the first to introduce predictive text input solutions in the Hindi language for the large, untapped Indian market."