[Tugindia] English-Kannada Dictionary

Ravikant ravikant at sarai.net
Wed May 17 13:02:59 CEST 2006

I am a distant tex admirer and I congratulate the creators of this dictionary. 
It is a historic feat. It would be nice if the creators also wrote a note on 
the process of its creation so that other language practitioners replicate it 
as good dictionary still remains a crying need, at least in hindi.  


Wednesday 17 मई 2006 15:12 को, yoga at math.iisc.ernet.in ने लिखा था:
> Dear TeX admirers / users,
> It gives my great pleasure in announcing the launch of the CD version of
> the 4-volume English-Kannada dictionary of the Mysore University. The big
> point is that this was achieved using the full power of TeX and friends
> via the KannadaLaTeX available on sarovar.org.
> The printed version dictionay has about 6500 pages, 1,07,000 head words,
> nearly 1650 figures. The CD version is built on TeX and the end product is
> a PDF and so it can be viewed on any platform which supports PDF. The main
> packages used are the Hyperref and PDFScreen packages which give all the
> required hyperlinking and cross referencing capabilities. It also includes
> audio support for pronunciation of English words; this has been achieved
> through Festival Speech Synthesis programme which is also a free software.
> A sample of this dictionary is available (kandict_y.pdf) (without audio
> component) at
>      http://sarovar.org/projects/kannadatex/
> The CD has been published by Prism Books, Bangalore and is available with
> them for Rs. 250.
> More about it in a later mail.
> Long Live TeX!
> Best.................yoga

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