Govt launches free software for editing text on scanned images

The IT ministry 30 July 2018 launched a desktop software e-Aksharayan to enable editing of text printed on scanned documents and it can be downloaded for free from its website. “e-Aksharayan is a desktop software for converting scanned printed Indian language documents into a fully editable text format in Unicode encoding. The text can be also saved separately.”

The software supports editing in seven Indian languages – Hindi, Bangla, Malayalam, Gurmukhi, Tamil, Kannada & Assamese. The software supports editing in seven Indian languages – Hindi, Bangla, Malayalam, Gurmukhi, Tamil, Kannada & Assamese. Creator of email services in local scripts, Data Xgenplus Managing Director Ajay Data said that he is working with global Internet body ICANN on technology that will allow people to select the complete name of the website in any script.

Google Public Policy Chetan Krishnaswamy, Director, Public Policy, Google said that there is a need to localise Indic languages and find ways to incorporate it to the internet. There is a need to device ecosystem in expanding the horizons of Indic Internet to global markets, Pankaj Mohindroo, National President, Indian Cellular Association said.

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