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

Posted by egovindia on August 21, 2009

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.
 _____________________________________________________________________
 
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
________________________________
 
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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Dr. Lingadevaru Halemane on Kannada Tantramsha in 2009

Posted by egovindia on August 19, 2009

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From: V. M. Kumaraswamy <ekavikumaraswamy@gmail.com>
Date: 2009/6/21
Subject: ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಪರಿಷತ್ತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಕೈಗಾರಿಕಾ ಮತ್ತು ವಾಣಿಜ್ಯೋದ್ಯಮ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಂಘಗಳ ಒಕ್ಕೂಟದ ವತಿಯಿಂದ ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದ ವಿಚಾರ ಸಂಕಿರಣ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ-ಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಗತಿ
ಜೂನ್ ೭,  ೨೦೦೯, ಬಾನುವಾರ
 
ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ,
 
ಬಾನುವಾರ ಸಂಜೆ ನಗರದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಪರಿಷತ್ತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಕೈಗಾರಿಕಾ ಮತ್ತು ವಾಣಿಜ್ಯೋದ್ಯಮ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಂಘಗಳ ಒಕ್ಕೂಟದ ವತಿಯಿಂದ ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದ ವಿಚಾರ ಸಂಕಿರಣ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ-ಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಗತಿ ಕುರಿತ ವರದಿ
 
ಅತಿಥಿಗಳಾಗಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿ ಮಾತನಾಡಿದ ಪ್ರೊ.ಲಿಂಗದೇವರು ಹಳೆಮನೆ,
ತಾಂತ್ರಿಕ ಯುಗದಲ್ಲಿ ನಾವು ಇಂದು ಬದುಕುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇವೆ ಕಾಲದಿಂದ ಕಾಲಕ್ಕೆ ಜ್ಞಾನದ ಶಾಖೆ ಹರಡುತ್ತಾ ಹೊಸ ಹೊಸ ವಿಷಯಗಳನ್ನು ಕಲಿಯುತ್ತಹೋಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇವೆ. ಇತ್ತೀಚಿಗೆ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನ ನಮ್ಮ ಬದುಕಿನ ಮತ್ತು ಭಾಷೆಯ ಅಬಿಭಾಜ್ಯ ಅಂಗವಾಗಿ ಉಳಿದಿದೆ. ಒಂದು ಭಾಷೆ ಕಾಲದಿಂದ ಕಾಲಕ್ಕೆ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿ ಹೊಂದುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಇವತ್ತು ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶವನ್ನು ದಿನನಿತ್ಯದ ಕೆಲಸವಾಗಿ ಬಳಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇವೆ, ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಬಳಕೆ ದೊಡ್ಡದು ಇಂದು ಅಂತರ್ಜಾಲದ ಮುಖೇನ ಯಾವುದೇ ಮಾಹಿತಿಯನ್ನು ಪಡೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳ ಬಹುದಾಗಿದೆ.
ಬಳಕೆ ಯಾಗುತ್ತಿರುವ ಇತರೆ ಭಾಷೆಯ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಗಳಂತೆಯೇ ಸಂಸ್ಕಾರ ಭಾಷೆ ಏನು ಹೇಳುತ್ತವೆಯೋ ಅದಕ್ಕೂ ಇದು ಆಗಬೇಕು, ಅಂತರರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಮಟ್ಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಬಳಕೆಯಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ ಆದರೆ ಕೆಲವು ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ತಮ್ಮದೇ ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನೂ ಅಳವಡಿಕೆ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಭಾಷೆಗಳಲ್ಲೂ ಇಂದು ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಲಭ್ಯವಾಗಲಿದೆ ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ನಾವು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ, ಒತ್ತಡ, ಸೌಲಭ್ಯಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ.
ನಾನು ಒಬ್ಬ ಭಾಷಾವಿಜ್ಞಾನಿ ಮಾತ್ರ, ಇದರ ಸಹಕಾರ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞರು ಪಡೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕು.
ಇಂತಹ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶವನ್ನು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಳಕೆಯಾಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದು ಹಲವಾರು ಲೋಪ ದೋಷಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕನ್ನಡ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳ ಅಂತರ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ವೇದಿಕೆ(ಈ-ಕವಿ)ಯ ವಿ.ಎಂ.ಕುಮಾರಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಅವರು ಇದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ದನಿ ಎತ್ತಿ ಇಂತಹ ಕಾರ್ಯ ಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ಆಯೋಜಿಸಿದೆ.
ಇದೆಲ್ಲ ಆರಂಭ ವಾಗಿದ್ದು ೫ ವರುಷಗಳ ಹಿಂದೆ ದಿವಂಗತ ಪೂರ್ಣಚಂದ್ರ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿಯವರ ಜೊತೆ ತಾವು ಸಂವಾದ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾ ದಾಸ್ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಮುಖೇನ ತಮ್ಮ ಕೃತಿಯನ್ನು ಸಂಗ್ರಹಿಸಿಟ್ಟಿದ್ದರು, ನಂತರ ವಿಂಡೋಸ್ ೯೫  ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಬಂದಾಗ ಹೊಸದಾಗಿ ನವಿಕರಿಸಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯವಾಗಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಆ ಒಂದು ಸಂಧರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಯುನಿಕೋಡ್, ಸ್ಪೆಲ್ ಕೋಡ್, ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು ಬಂದವು ಅದನ್ನು ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕರ ಮೂಲಕ ಒತ್ತಡ ಏರುವ ಮುಖೇನ ತರುವ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಪೂರ್ಣಚಂದ್ರ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿ ಮಾಡಿದರು.

ನಮ್ಮ ಅಕ್ಷರಕ್ಕೆ ನಮ್ಮದೇ ಆದ ಸೌಂದರ್ಯ ಪ್ರಜ್ಞೆ ಇರುತ್ತದೆ, ಬೇರೆ ರೀತಿಯ ಫಾಂಟ್ ಗಳು ಬಂದವು ಆದರೆ ಕೆಲವು ಭಾಷಾ ಜ್ಞಾನಿಗಳ ಸಹಕಾರ ತೆಗೆದು ಕೊಂಡಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಅವರು ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
 
ಇವತ್ತಿನ ಸ್ಥಿತಿಗತಿ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ನಾನು ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತೇನೆ ಎಂದು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸುತ್ತ ಅವರು ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶವನ್ನು ಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮ ಸಂವೇದನಾಶೀಲ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ ಇದನ್ನ ಅರ್ಥ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬಲ್ಲದೇ ಹೊರತು ನಮಗ್ಯಾರಿಗೂ ಅರ್ಥವಾಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಯುನಿಕೋಡ್ ನ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆ ಇಂದು ಪ್ರಬಲವಾಗಿದೆ ಇದು ಅರ್ಥವೇ ಆಗಿರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ, ಇದರ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆ ಹಿಂದೆ ಲಾಜಿಕ್ ಇದೆ, ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಂದು ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯು ದುಡ್ಡು ಮಾಡುವುದೇ ಉದ್ದೇಶವಾಗಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ಹೊಸ ಹೊಸ ಸಾಫ್ಟ್ ವೇರ್ ಗಳು ಮಾರುಕಟ್ಟೆಗೆ ಬಂದಾಗ ನಾವು ಅಳವಡಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳ ಬೇಕಾದ ಅನಿವಾರ್ಯ ಇರುತ್ತದೆ.  ಬೇರೆ ಬೇರೆ ಭಾಷೆಗಳ ಸಾಫ್ಟವೇರ್ ಬಂದಾಗ ನಾವು ಅಳವಡಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಾಲಿರುತ್ತೇವೆ, ಆದರೆ ನಮ್ಮ ದೇಶೀಯ ಭಾಷೆಗಳ ಸಾಫ್ಟ್ ವೇರ್ ಗಳನ್ನೂ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿ ಪಡಿಸಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ.

ಕ.ಗ.ಪ ಮತ್ತು ಖಾಸಗಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳ ನಡುವೆ ಶೀತಲ ಸಮರ ನಡೆಸುತ್ತಿತ್ತು ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶಕ್ಕೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ೩೨ ಲಕ್ಷ ರುಪಾಯಿಗಳನ್ನು ಕೊಟ್ಟು ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿ ಪಡಿಸಲು ನೆರವಾಗಿತ್ತು ಅದರಲ್ಲಿ ೨೮ ಲಕ್ಷ ರೂಪಾಯಿಗಳನ್ನು ಅದನ್ನು ವ್ಯಯ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿತ್ತು.

ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶವನ್ನು ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿ ಪಡಿಸುವ ಸಲುವಾಗಿ ನಾವು ಒಂದು ಸಭೆಯನ್ನು ಕರೆಯಲಾಗಿತ್ತು ಅಂದು ನಡೆದ ಸಭೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅಂದುಕೊಳ್ಳದ ಮತ್ತು ಉಹಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳದ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಅಲ್ಲಿ ದೊರಕಿದವು. ಇದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಪತ್ರಿಕಾ ಗೋಷ್ಠಿ ನಡೆಸಿ ವಿಷಯವನ್ನು ಬಹಿರಂಗ ಪಡಿಸಿದೆವು ಮತ್ತು ಇದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಗಮನ ಹರಿಸಲು ಸರ್ಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಒತ್ತಡ ತಂದೆವು ಆದರೆ ಏನು ಪ್ರಯೋಜನ ವಾಗಲಿಲ್ಲ.

ಕ.ಗ.ಪ. ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತಂಶವನ್ನು ಓಪನ್ ಸೋರ್ಸ್ಗೆ  ಇಡಿ ಅದನ್ನು ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿ ಪಡಿಸೋಣ ಎಂದು ಕೇಳಿದಾಗ ಕ.ಗ.ಪ. ಇದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಪ್ರತಿಕ್ರಿಯಿಸಲಿಲ್ಲ ಆಗ ಅವರು ಮಾಡಿದ ಕೆಲಸ ಗೊತ್ತಾಯಿತು  ಅದು ಅವರು ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಲ್ಲ ಅವರು ಕದ್ದಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಅಂತ ಹೀಗೆ ಕದ್ದಿರುವುದು ಆಕೃತಿ ಆನಂದ್ ಅವರಿಂದ ಆನಂದ್ ಅವರು ಬರಹದಿಂದ ಬಳಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದರು ಆದ್ದರಿಂದ ಅವರು ಓಪನ್ ಸೋರ್ಸ್ಗೆ ಇಡಲು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ.

ಇಂದಿನ ಸ್ಥಿತಿಏನಾಗಿದೆ ಅಂದರೆ ನಿಧಾನವಾಗಿ ನುಡಿ ಬಳಕೆಯಾಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದೆ, ಗೂಗಲ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಅನೇಕ ವರುಷಗಳ ಒತ್ತಡದಿಂದ ಕನ್ನಡವನ್ನು ಸೇರಿಸಲಾಯಿತು.
ಈಗ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಗೆ ಸಮಿತಿಯನ್ನು ರಚಿಸಿದೆ ಇದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಬಳಕೆದಾರರು, ತಂತ್ರಜ್ನರನ್ನ ಒಳಗೊಂಡಿತ್ತು. ಚಿದಾನಂದ ಗೌಡರ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಮಿತಿಯನ್ನ ರಚನೆ ಮಾಡಿದರು ಆದರೆ ಅದರಿಂದ ಯಾವುದೇ ಸಫಲತೆ ಕಂಡಿಲ್ಲ.

ಈ-ಆಡಳಿತ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಎಸ್.ಎಂ.ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಜಾರಿಮಾಡಿದರು ಯಾವುದೇ ಸಫಲತೆ ಕಾಣಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಈ-ಆಡಳಿತದಿಂದ ಜಾರಿಯಾದ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅದನ್ನು ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನದ ಮುಖೇನ ಹೊಸದನ್ನು ಏನನ್ನಾದರು ಬಳಸಬಹುದಾಗಿತ್ತು.

ರಾಜ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಈ-ಆಡಳಿತ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣ ಫೇಲ್ ಆಗಿದೆ, ಈಗಿನ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಇದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಏನು ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ ಬರಿ ತಮ್ಮ ಪ್ರತಿಷ್ಠೆಯ ಸಾರುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಸಂಕಲ್ಪವನ್ನು ಮಾಡುವುದರಲ್ಲೇ ಮಗ್ನವಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಅವರು ಕಿಡಿ ಕಾರಿದರು.

ಹೀಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಇನ್ನು ಬೆಳೆಯ ಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ ಇನ್ನು ಕೆಲವು ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶಗಳು ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ, ಹೊಸ ಹೊಸ ಸಾಫ್ಟ್ ವೇರ್ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಆಸಕ್ತಿ ವಹಿಸಿ ಅದನ್ನು ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿ ಪಡಿಸಬೇಕಾಗಿತ್ತು ಆದರೆ ಅವರು ಮಾಡಲಿಲ್ಲ.

ಖಾಸಗಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳು ಕೆಲವರು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಸ್ವಾರ್ಥ ಇಲ್ಲದೆ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಇಂತವರನ್ನು ಬಳಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿಸಿದ ಅವರು ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಗಮನ ಸೆಳೆಯುವ ಸ್ಥಿತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಾವು ಇಲ್ಲ ಆದರೆ ನಾವು ಅದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಆಸಕ್ತಿ ಹೊಂದಿದ್ದೇವೆ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಿ ತಮ್ಮ ಮಾತನ್ನು ಮುಗಿಸಿದರು.
 

ಈ-ಕವಿ ರಾಜ್ಯಾಧ್ಯಕ್ಷ  ಸಿ.ವಿ.ಕಿರಣ್ ಅವರು ಮಾತನಾಡಿ , ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾ ಮೈಕ್ರೋ ಸಾಫ್ಟ್ ಮತ್ತು ಲೆನೆಕ್ಸ್ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು, ಕೆಲವು ಸಾಫ್ಟ್ ವೇರ್ ಕಂಪೆನಿಗಳು ತಮ್ಮ ಏಕಸ್ವಾಮ್ಯತೆಯನ್ನು ಸ್ಥಾಪಿಸುತ್ತಾ ಹೋಗಿವೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಲಾಭದ ದೃಷ್ಟಿಯಿಂದ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಿದರು. ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಆದಂತಹ ಲೋಪದೋಷಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸುತ್ತ ಕೆಲವರು ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶವನ್ನು ಕದ್ದಿರುವ ಕುರಿತು ವಿವರಿಸಿದರು.
ಹಿಂದೆ ೨೪ ಜನ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞರಿದ್ದರು ಆದರೆ ಇಂದು ಒಬ್ಬರೇ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞರಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಅವರು ಹೇಳಿದ ಹಾಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ಅವರು ತಯಾರಿಸಿದ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶವನ್ನೇ ಬಳಸುವ ಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಬಂದಿದೆ ಆದರೆ ಅವುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನಾವು ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಿ ಕಂಗ್ಲಿಷನ್ನೇ ಬಳಸುತ್ತಾ ಬರಲಾಗಿದ್ದು ಇದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಯಾವುದೇ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿ ಪಡಿಸದೇ ಹೋದರೆ ಅದನ್ನೇ ಮುಂದಕ್ಕೂ ಬಳಸುವ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಬರುತ್ತದೆ ಆದ್ದರಿಂದ ನಾವು ಇದನ್ನು ಬದಲಿಸಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಅವರು ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
 
ಇದೇ ಸಂಧರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷತೆಯನ್ನು ವಹಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದ ಒಕ್ಕೂಟದ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾದ ಕೆ.ಪ್ರಭಾಕರ ರೆಡ್ಡಿ ಮಾತನಾಡಿ, ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿ ಇತ್ತೀಚೆಗೆ ಹೊರಡಿಸಿರುವ ಸುತ್ತೋಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ  ರಾಜ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳಲ್ಲೂ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಭಾವುಟವನ್ನು ಹಾರಿಸಬಾರದೆಂದು ಹೇಳಿರುವ ಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ತಮ್ಮ ಒಕ್ಕೂಟ ತೀವ್ರವಾಗಿ ಖಂಡಿಸುತ್ತದೆ, ಈ ಸುತ್ತೋಲೆಯನ್ನು ಸರ್ಕಾರವು ಹಿಂದಕ್ಕೆ ಪಡೆಯದೆ ಹೋದರೆ ಮತ್ತೆ ಗೋಕಾಕ್ ಮಾದರಿ ರಾಜ್ಯಾದ್ಯಂತ ತೀವ್ರ ಚಳವಳಿ ನಡೆಸುವುದಾಗಿ ಎಚ್ಚರಿಕೆ ಕೊಟ್ಟರು.
ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳನ್ನು  ಇನ್ನೆರೆಡು ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಭೇಟಿ ಮಾಡಿ ತಮ್ಮ ಒಕ್ಕೂಟದ ಕೆಲವು ಬೇಡಿಕೆಗಳ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಆಗಿರುವ ಲೋಪ-ದೋಷಗಳನ್ನು ಸರಿಪಡಿಸಿ  ಅಭಿವೃದ್ದಿ ಪಡಿಸಬೇಕೆಂದು ಒತ್ತಡವನ್ನು ಏರುತ್ತೆವೆಂದು ಅವರು ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ  ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಕೈಗಾರಿಕಾ ಮತ್ತು ವಾಣಿಜ್ಯೋದ್ಯಮ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಂಘಗಳ ಒಕ್ಕೂಟ ದ ಕಾರ್ಯಾಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರು ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ನೂರಾರು ಕನ್ನಡ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳು ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿದ್ದರು.

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Email dated June 15th 2004 written by Acharya, prsar-dpar@karnataka.gov.in

Posted by egovindia on August 19, 2009

Email dated June 15th 2004 written by Acharya, prsar-dpar@karnataka.gov.in

Please read the Email dated June 15th 2004 written by Acharya, prsar-dpar@karnataka.gov.in

– RE: Kannada Software Development, GoK, eGovernance, Kannadigas, Karnataka – ekavi letter to Govt. of Karnataka on KSD.
 
You all need to evaluate on Kannada Software Development in Karnataka State.

What WRONG Govt. of Karnataka has done in development KANNADA LANGUAGE on COMPUTERS.

How KANNADA GANAKA PARISHAT an appointed body of Govt. of Karnataka has DIRECTED GoK in WRONG DIRECTIONS.
 
All DC’s of all DISTRICTS need to know that it is their responsibility to have DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION in KANNADA LANGUAGE.
 
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Forwarded Message:
Subj:RE: Kannada Software Development, GoK, eGovernance, Kannadigas, Karnataka
Date:6/15/2004 10:24:01 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From:prsar-dpar@karnataka.gov.in
To:NovaMed@aol.com
CC:secyegov-dpar@karnataka.gov.in, secyegov-dpar@karnataka.gov.in
Sent from the Internet (Details)
 
Dear Mr. Kumaraswamy,
Thank you for your detailed description of the problems being faced in the operation of NUDI and the use of Kannada software to carry on work by the Government. i must confess to great ignorance of software technologies and preparation. However, your communication is a good trarting point for some study into the items you have raised. i shall ask the Secretary E-Governance to examine as to what needs to be done on the points you have raised. i am marking a copy of this reply to him which sould help you to be in touch with the source that should be in a position to follow what you have pointed out.
Regards,
acharya
—–Original Message—–
From: NovaMed@aol.com [mailto:NovaMed@aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2004 7:59 PM
To: NovaMed@aol.com
Subject:Kannada Software Development, GoK, eGovernance, Kannadigas, Karnataka
Hello GoK PRSecretaries, Secretaries, DYSecretaries and others,
 
This is request from Kannadigas of Karnataka and all over the world. Kannada should be used in all Departments of GoK. Is this happenning ? Is Development work of Kannada Software heading in the right direction? This is a request fro all of you to look into. Here are some of the information provided for your file. PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS.
 
All GoK Departemnts should be using the same software and networking systems.
 
eGovernance of GoK needs to look into the Development of Kannada Software. This is not going properly. Even though Bangalore being IT Capital. 
 
Has eGovernance checked why Kannada Developers are not coming forward with new products?
 
NUDI Kannada Software is the property of GoK. Since it was funded by GoK.
 
GoK sponsored Nudi software must be made Open Source Software (OSS). NUDI should be made UNICODE compatible in all avenues. Not in one item as it is now. GoK need to do this immedately without wasting any time.
 
WHY eGovernance has not recomended NUDI Software to be Open Source Software (OSS) ? This helps all Kannadigas to develop further the Kannada Software, SO THAT GoK can have better programs for a smooth networking of all Departments of GoK.
 
DOES eGovernance know problems with NUDI SOFTWARE? Some of them are listed here for the benefit of GoK.
 
a. NUDI breaks the GOI standard when arkavattu is involved. NUDI has problem in Export to IISCII.
 
b.  Nudi just has a Unicode compatible keyboard driver which works only on Windows XP (and on Windows 2000, if there is a Kannada Opentype font present)
Nudi’s editor has a feature “Save As Unicode”. But the file saved as Unicode can not be opend again by Nudi. In other words,  Nudi’s editor can not edit a Unicode document.
 
c. Nudi does not provide opentype font which is required for rendering Kannada Unicode text.
d. There is no bi-lingual font standard for Kannada. Does eGovernance know this?
e. Nudi follows GoK standard in these areas-
monolingual truetye font glyph set
keyboard layout
save as HTML
Nudi’s non-standard features are-
Nudi contains a bi-lingual truetype font which is not as per any standard
Nudi’s Save As ISCII breaks the Govt of India standard when arkavattu is involved.
Nudi uses a scheme called Kannada Script Code for Language Processing (KSCLP) for sorting, which is not as per any standard. But the fact is that this KSCLP is a good solution for Kannada Sorting. This should be in the Public Domain.
 
f. Nudi has just a keyboard driver for Unicode which works only on Windows XP and 2003. Windows XP and 2003 have built-in support for Unicode making the Unicode feature of Nudi redundant. Nudi does not provide opentype font which is required for rendering Kannada Unicode text. Nudi’s Software Development Kit (SDK) does not support Unicode.
Egample: Type some text in Kannada using Nudi 4. Save it as Unicode. Then open the same file again in Nudi 4. It shows it as junk. Nudi cannot display a Kannada Unicode text file created by XP or Linux. That means Nudi’s Unicode support is of no use.
 
g. There is a difference between Freeware and Free Software. Nudi is a Freeware but not a Free Software. As per GNU, Free Software is the one where the source code is also available in public domain.  Nudi’s source code is not available in public domain. It is not an opensource software. Only binary (executable) of Nudi is free. If you are a software expert, found some bugs in Nudi (there are many) and want to correct them, then you can not do so.
 
NUDI is not in conformity with the G.O for the following:
1. Nudi developed using non-standard proprietory encoding which is not a standard.
2. Nudi uses the modified ISCII standard (ISCII is a national standard).
3. Nudi does not provide any conversion utility to convert the data created using the other existing Kannada software.
4. Nudi does not provide conversion utility to convert between the data created in the standard glyphs and the ISCII.
    Kannada Linux enthusiasts and developers are requesting for the source code of Nudi from
    last three years.  They are needing the source code of Nudi for implementing the keyboard
    driver and the sorting algorithm. This helps Kannada Software to be developed in a different
    platform.
 
Kannadigas are complaining that fonts issued along with Nudi are not of professional quality, there is not support mechanism for Nudi, Nudi has many  bugs, etc.
 
Kannadigas and Developers feel IF Nudi is made OSS, passionate developers can fix the bugs in Nudi.
 
From reading all the information provided, one can come to conclusion that;
 
All the above has done damage to Kannada software development.
 
We all need to promote more Kannada Software developers to come forward for the benefit of GoK and make it more open. THIS HELPS GoK also.
 
Literally, there can be a Kannada version for every software in English. All of you please think why there are many software in English and why not in Kannada or any Indian Language. It is the business (need or anticipated need) which drives the development. How one can expect the development, WHEN KANNADA Software development is monopolised?
 
If any of you has any questions on this, Please write to me. ATLEAST some of you must look into these problems that are created here and try to correect it.
 
Thanks
Sincerely
 
V. M. Kumaraswamy
Kannadigas all over the world
www.ekavi.org
Email: novamed@aol.com , ellakannada@yahoo.com
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Fate of KANNADA Software Developmet in Karnataka State.

Posted by egovindia on August 19, 2009

Fate of KANNADA Software Developmet in Karnataka State.

There were 25 Kannada Software Developers before BARAHA and NUDI Fonts came into existence.
 
Govt. of Karnataka was using Fonts and Word Processing from SRG Systems Ltd. Owned by Mr Muttukrishnan. This was happenning since 1987. Mr. Muttukrishnan has written a detailed letter about what happened to Mr. V. M. Kumaraswamy of EKAVI. Now he is not in business of developing KANNADA Software. KANNADA Fonts were in the market for a price. Fonts names were WINKEY and SHABHDARATNA.
 
Govt. Karntaka is using Fonts from APPLESOFT owned Mr. N. Anbarsan. SURABHI fontsis being used by some of the Departments in GoK. Still they are using. This is happenning since 1989. Mr. N. Anbarsan is a Language Specialist and has good Technical Knowledge about KANNADA Software Development. He is fighting with the GoK for unfair treatment done by GoK. Kannada Fonts are in market for a price. He is still selling. Mr. Anbarsan has written detailed letter to Mr. V. M. Kumaraswamy of EKAVI. Mr. Anbarsan knows all the details of KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT in GoK. This person ahs been sidelined by GoK. GoK was listening to KGP/KGAPA.
 
Mr. S. K. Anand’s AKRUTHI Fonts is in use since 1980’s. These KANNADA Fonts were in market for a price. These Fonts are still market. Mr. S. K Anand also has written detailed letter in 2004 to Mr. V. M. Kumaraswamy of EKAVI.
 
Mr. A. Sathyanarayan, Founder Secretary of KGP/KAGAPAhas also written THREE email letters to Mr. V. M. Kumaraswamy of EKAVI.
 
Dr. U. B. Pavanaja, Kannada Language Expert and Founder Member of KGP/KAGAPAhas also written five email letters related to BARAHA, NUDI, AKRUTHI, KGP and Kannada Software Developments to Mr. V. M. Kumaraswamy of EKAVI
 
 
All the letters written by these KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS are in   http://ellakavi.wordpress.com   and www.ekavi.org and https://ekavi.wordpress.com
 
 
23 Kannada Software Developers and font producers went out of business due BARAHA and NUDI and GoK’s Kannada Standards which were introduced in year 2000 with input from KGP/KAGAPA.
 
Sheshadri Vasu of BARAHA, Srinatha Shastry, Dr. Panditharadhya and Narasimhamurthy of KGP/KGAPA without any knowledge of KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT and KANNADA FONTS enters through backdoor approach.
 
Backdoor approach means STEALING IPR/GLYPHS of another Fonts. That is Sheshadri Vasu STEALS IPR/GLYPHS of AKRUTHI FONTS without telling the owner of AKRUTHI and copies into BARAHA 1.0 releases his fonts to public. No one knew about this till 06-28-2004. Email of Sheshadri Vasu is self explanatory.

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Postmortem of a discussion by Sada Shiva on KANNADA Software Development

Posted by egovindia on August 19, 2009

Postmortem of a discussion by Sada Shiva on KANNADA Software Development

From: “Sada Shiva” 
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 08:57:56 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Postmortem of a discussion
So much discussion and for what avail? Did it prove anything, or did it not prove anything? What was the need for this unnecessary squabble? This seems like a hosted drama that some who hosted will be laughing at what we are doing here in this forum. Let us see where we started. Well we started to discuss about why the Kannada software development should be with the Kannadigas rather than with a big corporation. I guess I gave some reasons as far as I could understand. There were no replies for that (what a sad thing!). Then someone came and posted a conversion issue, then came the plethora of mindless mails. Some collected so much info about where all the conversion are going on, but never gave a simple reason why that may be happening (though he told us that money is enticing poor and backward people, why did these backward people exist at all!). They keep saying to us that someone remotely is monitoring all this exercise and supplying money or some FATHER is making this as a business. Well, guys if you could get all this, why did not you get the necessity of what is needed for Kannada language?
Is it that you are purposefully forgetting this or you are (a few, I guess) trying to protect some people behind this ugly drama of KSD.
Let me summarise what I have understood about KSD in this forum.
 
There was some development of Kannada software going on and there were roughly 30 software development firms and they had done a good job. Their intention was to give good software for Kannada and create a good market for Kannada software ( I don’t know if they were for FREE software).
 
Then enters some people who took help from some of these developers and float an organization(?) called Ka. Ga. Pa. in the name of developing a standard compliant s/w for Kannada.
It is claimed that they copied the fonts developed by one of those 30 firms, that to from another person who might have wanted to kill these people’s business by stealing fonts and writing a piece of software which runs only on Windows but does not serve any purpose beyond DTP, but distributes it as a shareware (not a FREE software, because there was no source code distribution with the s/w) .
Interestingly Both these people (Baraha and Nudi by Ka.Ga.Pa) keep their source code secret but try to get all the facilities from the government by recommending some standards which the Nudi is yet to conform to. It is also claimed that there was a nefarious nexus between
these two people Baraha people and Nudi people (may be colluded to kill the KSD in Karnataka, there by kill Kannada).
 
Let us see what these KGP people have done. They have given some sharewares like Winzip, Nudi, Nudi SDK, none with a source code. Have they done these things for the passion towards Kannada? If they were, why are they not involving more Kannadigas even when some are willing. They are never taking feedback from people. They lock themselves down in a room in the name of s/w development, cook some frankenstein and tell Kannadigas to use it. What purpose is served by this? None, I tell you. If we cannot become part of some exercise of which we all are part of, whom is that exercise been done? I mailed those people more than a week back, still I have not got any reply from them. So, what is going on in there? Are they develop ing Kannada? If there is no transparency, what the hell is it all about? Don’t these things seem to have some bearing with Kannada in its current state? Who has said that all of us should get converted to some foreign religion and become like them? Guys knowingly or unknowingly we are being misguided by some people, this time, it very well seems it is these very people I have mentioned above. By this they are only exposing to us that there is more it it than what meets the eye. What has been thrown out here in this forum seems only the tip of the iceberg. We need to dig deeper for more valuable info and work towards that.
 
Why have got to hear and see only the sad stories about Kannada in our own land? Is it only because the outsiders have come here only to destroy Kannada? It is only partly true, the other part is due to these inside people. If is never enough to have a hald baked affinity towards our language. We need to have total affection. That drives us.
 
The kind of Kannada discussion and action plan that is there presently seems like a deep shit. When people start a good discussion some bring in the religious issues to try to make it a point that some anti-xxx-religious conversions are going on here and bring in more people and keep telling them, see there is this anti-religious person and target him and tie him with your argument so that he does nothing useful, and by that our person who is the real culprit is saves his skin. What a tragedy! Some people do not understand this, but jump in to say they are dedicating their lives for the religion which is not even discussed here. I am trying to understand why people thought we are working against a religion or for another religion. These all seem like cooked stories just save some skins. Guys let us not stop this here, let us march ahead. Let us make some change and then we may rest. Surprisingly some come to appease us with Kannada reformer’s name. This sudden discovery should surprise us all. Have we not know them before this? Some more try to surprise us as if to know if we are “Culture conscious”. Guys, we all have imbibed a Kannada culture, knowingly or unknowingly. It is a tragedy that our own people are trying to cover up things only to see Kannada destruction. This is enraging. No surprise later if these very people try to broadcast that ‘hey see this guy, he is assuming that is the sole savior of Kannada’. That is pitying. We have to work collectively for a goal.
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KSD issues- prevailing mistrust among Kannadigas

Posted by egovindia on August 19, 2009

KSD issues – prevailing mistrust among Kannadigas

KSD issues � prevailing mistrust among Kannadigas
By Sada Shiva

I had posted in my last post how our Kannada language is rich in culture and legacy.   Here is the continued part of it.

Going through the documents at E-Kavi’s online archive ( ellakavi.worldpress.com), we get to know that many enthusiast Kannadigas began to work on the implementation of Kannada on digital gadgets (computers, hadhelds, etc).  There were around 30 software research groups (companies) which worked on our Kannada language implementation on computers.  Many had developed a rich set of fonts required for high quality printing.  Others had brought out some of the very good softwares for DTP work and Development kits for application development for the handheld devices.  In all there was a healthy competition among the many Kannada software developers which the government or some other organization could choose from for software services and implementation those willing to localize the computerization. 
 
The entry of Baraha and Nudi softwares have killed the business of all these firms.  Now due to the mistrust created by these two entities, the doom of great misbelief looms large over the Kannada software development arena.  Somedays back one Kannada friend in this forum asked for a trial software, but it was not given most probably for the feat that more fonts may be stolen. 
 
These two entities have created such a mistrust that nobody is coming forward to write any useful software for Kannada, why should they, when all the standards are stupidly made and our mindless government itself has declared that Nudi is the sole package to be used in all Government offices.  This is a mindless way of our own government killing the business of Kannada enthusiasts. 
 
Unfortunately not many Kannadigas have tried to set the things right in this front, which has a direct implication on the survival of Kannada.  May be all these known to many Kannadigas.  So what should be done to set the things right?  When our government goes to foreign lands wasting the taxpayer’s money on foreign trips to attact FDI, here in our own Kannada land, our Kannada enterprises are getting enraged and have found the dirty tactics of our government as far as the KSD is concerned.  Unless the things are set right in this direction, Kannada survival is in serious threat.  Once Kannada becomes weak (which it already has in many fronts due to these murky happenings), no culture, religion and anything similar exist.  First of all our Kannada enthusiasts will not need any forums to discuss Kannada issues as there will be nothing to discuss.  So, what should our government do to set things right and encourage more Kannadigas to participate in Kannada building efforts on computers?  This is a set of questions each and every Kannadiga should ask to him/her.  This question and solution to them should clear the heavily shrouded cloud of mistrust that prevails now.
 
I have not tried to mention all those names who are involved in Baraha and Nudi development who have been responsible for the mess in KSD.  It is imperative that they have caused a big damage to Kannada through KSD.  Keeping in view the greater Kannada good, those people at KGP should be taken to charge, because, though they are answarable to every Kannadiga they have not cared to even have a feedback, keep things transparent, not attending a meeting with Kannadigas when many arranged for one a long back, their stupid misadventures only grow to show their shortcomings.  If they have some shame and if they care for Kannadigas, they should come open to talk to Kannadigas about their take on KSD.  Otherwise it only means that they have done every mindless thing that they are accused of.
 
Friends, put in your suggestions as to what should be done atleast from now on.  Let this discussion be a brainstorming one even if it leads to flamewars.  Why should not we have a flamewar if it paves way for a good result?
dhanyavaadagaLoMdige
Sadashiva
Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:30 am

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Kannadigarinda Kannadakke Mosa

Posted by egovindia on August 19, 2009

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-ಕವಿ” ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯು ಕನ್ನಡನುಡಿಗಾಗಿ,  ಕನ್ನಡನಾಡಿಗಾಗಿ,  ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗಾಗಿ ಸದಾಕಾಲ ದುಡಿಯುವ ಸಲುವಾಗಿ ಅನೇಕ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಂಡಿದೆ.”
 
ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನದಿಂದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಅಸ್ತಿತ್ವಕ್ಕೆ ಧಕ್ಕೆ (ಡಾ.ಕೆ.ವಿ ನಾರಾಯಣ) – –
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ದಕ್ಕೆ ತಂದಿರುವರು ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್. —>
ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಂದ ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅನ್ಯಾಯ.
Dr. Chandrashekara Kambara’s Speech about KSD – ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ
Part one : http://youtube.com/watch?v=s01b4Z7l-aw
Part two : http://youtube.com/watch?v=UMmmomar7WA
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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 ಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಮಾಡುವ ವಿದಾನವೇ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ ಮತ್ತು ಗೊತ್ತಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ.
ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್ ಒಂದು ಹವ್ಯಾಸಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ ಅಂಥ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿ ಯವರೇ ಹೇಳಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಣಕ ಪರಿಷತ್, ನುಡಿ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಕದ್ದು ಮಾಡುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರಣ ಬರಹ ವಾಸು.
 

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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ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನದಿಂದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಅಸ್ತಿತ್ವಕ್ಕೆ ಧಕ್ಕೆ ( ಡಾ.ಕೆ.ವಿ ನಾರಾಯಣ )
 
 
ಉಡುಪಿ, ಆ. 03 : ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನ ದಿನದಿಂದ ದಿನಕ್ಕೆ ಬೆಳೆಯುತ್ತಿರುವ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ತನ್ನ ಸ್ಥಾನವನ್ನು ಕಳೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳತೊಡಗಿದೆ. ಮುಂದಿನ ದಿನದಲ್ಲಿ ಜನರು ಮಾತಾನಾಡುವುದನ್ನೇ ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸಿ ಬರೀ ಕಂಪ್ಯೂಟರ್ ಮೂಲಕ ಮಾತನಾಡುವಂತಹ ದಿನಗಳು ದೂರವಿಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಖ್ಯಾತ ಭಾಷಾತಜ್ಞ ಡಾ.ಕೆ.ವಿ.ನಾರಾಯಣ ವಿಷಾದಿಸಿದರು.
 
 
ನಗರದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಹಾತ್ಮ ಗಾಂಧಿ ಮೆಮೋರಿಯಲ್ ಕಾಲೇಜಿನ 60ನೇ ವಾರ್ಷಿಕೋತ್ಸವದ ಅಂಗವಾಗಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಲಿಪಿ ಮತ್ತು ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಶಾಸನ ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಇಲಾಖೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಯುಜಿಸಿ ಸಂಯುಕ್ತ ಆಶ್ರಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಏರ್ಪಡಿಸಲಾಗಿದ್ದ ಎರಡು ದಿನಗಳ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಮಟ್ಟದ ವಿಚಾರ ಸಂಕಿರಣ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಅವರು, ಮುಂದುವರೆದ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನದ ಪರಿಣಾಮ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಅಸ್ತಿತ್ವಕ್ಕೆ ಗಂಡಾಂತರ ಎದುರಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಕಳವಳ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಪಡಿಸಿದರು. ಇಂದು ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯಷ್ಟೆ ಅಲ್ಲ ಯಾವ ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನು ಕಲಿಯಬೇಕೆಂದರೂ ಕಂಪ್ಯೂಟರಿನ ಮೊರೆ ಹೋಗಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ. ಬರೆಯುವ ಪರಿಪಾಠ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣ ನಿಂತುಹೋಗಿದೆ. ಕಂಪ್ಯೂಟರ ಮುಂದೆ ಕುಳಿತುಕೊಂಡು ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಲಿಯುವ ಸಮಯಬಂದಿದೆ. ಇದರ ಪ್ರತಿಫಲವೇ ಇಂದಿನ ಎಸ್ಎಂಎಸ್ ಮೂಲಕ ಸುದ್ದಿ ರವಾನಿಸುವುದು ಎಂದು ಅವರು ಖೇದ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಪಡಿಸಿದರು.
 
ಜಗತ್ತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಮಾರು 6 ಸಾವಿರ ಭಾಷೆಗಳು ಚಾಲ್ತಿಯಲ್ಲಿವೆ. ಆದರೆ 100 ಭಾಷೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಮಾತ್ರ ಲಿಪಿ ಇದೆ. ಇದರಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದೇ ಲಿಪಿಯನ್ನು ಅನೇಕ ಭಾಷೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಣಬಹುದು. ಹತ್ತು ಲಿಪಿಗಳು ಮಾತ್ರ ಸ್ವಂತ ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿವೆ. ಆ ಹತ್ತು ಭಾಷೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಲ್ಕು ಅಥವಾ ಐದನೇ ಸ್ಥಾನದಲ್ಲಿದೆ. ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕ ಭಾಷೆಯಾಗಿರುವ ಕನ್ನಡವನ್ನು ಕಲಿಯಲು ವಿದೇಶಿ ಸಂಶೋಧಕರು ಆಸಕ್ತಿ ವಹಿಸಿರುವುದು ತಿಳಿದಿರುವ ಸಂಗತಿ ಎಂದು ನಾರಾಯಣ ವಿವರಿಸಿದರು. ಇತಿಹಾಸದಲ್ಲಿ ಶಾಸನಶಾಸ್ತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಅಷ್ಟಾಗಿ ಮಹತ್ವವಿಲ್ಲ. ಅನಾದಿ ಕಾಲದಿಂದಲೂ ಶಾಸನಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ ಕೇವಲ ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕ ಆಧಾರವಾಗಿ ಗುರುತಿಸಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದೆ. ಆದ್ದರಿಂದ ಸಂಶೋಧಕರು, ಉಪನ್ಯಾಸಕರು ಶಾಸನಶಾಸ್ತ್ರದ ಮಹತ್ವವನ್ನು ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸುವ ಮೂಲಕ ಅದನ್ನು ಕಾಪಾಡುವ ಜವಾಬ್ದಾರಿಯನ್ನು ಹೊರಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯಪಟ್ಟರು.
 
ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ ಉದ್ಘಾಟಿಸಿದ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಪ್ರಾಚ್ಯವಸ್ತು ಸಚಿವಾಲಯದ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕಿ ಉಷಾ ಸುರೇಶ್ ಮಾತನಾಡಿ, ಸುಮಾರು 300 ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಹಳೆಯದಾದ 20 ಲಕ್ಷಕ್ಕೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಪ್ರಾಚೀನ ವಸ್ತುಗಳನ್ನು ಸಂಗ್ರಹಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದರು. ಅಮೂಲ್ಯವಾಗಿರುವ ಶಾಸನ ಮತ್ತು ಶಾಸನ ಬರಹಗಳು ಸಂಶೋಧಕರಿಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂಶೋಧನಾ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ತುಂಬಾ ಅನುಕೂಲಕರವಾಗಿವೆ. ಇದರ ಉಪಯೋಗವನ್ನು ಅನೇಕ ಸಂಶೋಧನಾ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಪಡೆದುಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಆಸಕ್ತರು ಇಲಾಖೆಯ ವೆಬ್ ಸೈಟ್ ಮೂಲಕ ವಿವರವನ್ನು ಪಡೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳಬಹುದು ಎಂದು ಸಲಹೆ ನೀಡಿದರು. ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕ ದಾಖಲೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಸಂಬಂಧಿಸದಂತೆ ಇಲಾಖೆಯು 100 ತಜ್ಞರ ಹೇಳಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಕ್ಯಾಸೆಟ್ ರೂಪದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊರತರಲಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಉಷಾ ಸುರೇಶ್ ಹೇಳಿದರು.
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EKAVI has involved in Kannada Software Development “KSD” issue since May 2004. 
Govt. of Karnataka has not taken any action on KSD.
With presurre  brought on Govt. of Karnataka “GoK” , On December 5th 2008, GoK has announced KANNADA TANTRAMSHA ABIVRUDDI SAMITHI to give their recomendations in THREE months.
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EKAVI and It’s Progress, WHAT IT HAS ACHEIVED IN SUCH A SHORT TIME on Kannada Software Development. “KSD”. Still going on even today.

Posted by egovindia on August 19, 2009

EKAVI and It’s Progress, WHAT IT HAS ACHEIVED IN SUCH A SHORT TIME on Kannada Software Development. “KSD”. Still going on even today.

What KANANDIGAS and GOK needs to know and read about Kannada Software Development.
 
 
May 25th 2004    Meeting on Kannada Software which was held at Central Institute of Indina Language, Mysore
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=54
 
1. Sri. Purnachandra Tejaswi – Famous writer, Mudigere
2. Prof. B.N. Sreeram – Publisher, Mysore
3. Dr. Pavanaja – CEO, Vishwa Kannada.com, Bangalore
4. Dr. Sreenatha Shastry – Karnataka Ganaka Parishat, Bangalore
5. Sri. Satyanarayana – Software Engineer, Bangalore
6. Shivakumar – Editor, Aparanji
7. Dr. Sharada – CIIL, Mysore
8. Dr. Panditharadhya – Karnataka Ganaka Parishat, Mysore
9. Sri. Lingadevaru Halemane – CIIL, Mysore, Convener of the meeting

In addition to the above participants, we had invited the following persons.

1. Sri. Rajaram – Nava Karnataka Publications, Bangalore
2. Sri. Gyanesh – Software Engineer, Bangalroe
3. Sri. Prasad – Software Engineer, Bangalore .
4. Dr. B. Mallikarjun – CIIL, Mysore
However, they did not attend the meeting owing to other engagements.
 
5/31/2004   KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT – What is the future
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=48
 
KSD MysoreMeeting Summary by Founding Secretary, of KGP A. Sathyanarayana
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=854
 
6/4/2004 Tejasvi on Kannada Software Development, KGP, NUDI,
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=47
 
Jun 8, 2004  SOME INNER DETAILS ON KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT,
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=49
 
6/10/2004    A Sathyanaraya Founder Secretary of KGP reply to V.M. Kumaraswamy, KGP and KSD
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=848
 
6/12/2004     Akruti Fonts Pirated by INDIVIDUAL and CORPORATION,
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=51
 
6/16/2004     I feel sorry for KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT.
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=50
 
6/22/2004   My further views in detail on the baraha and nudi, Founder Secretary of KGP
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=850
 
6/22/2004   Akruti Fonts and Cyberscape Multimedia Ltd., About cyberspace and KGP/Executives
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=52
 
June 26th 2004   Dr. Kamabra Letter to Hon. Minister M. P. Prakash, on Kannada Software Development
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=856
 
6/28/2004    Admission of GUILT By Sheshadri Vasu, BARAHA is pirated copy of AKRUTI Fonts
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=53
 
June 29th 2004  Dr. Kambara letter to Hon. CM Sri Dharam Singh, on Kannada Software Development in GOK
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=857
 
Jul 1 2004,  Nudi Software, Kannada Software Nudi
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=46
 
7/2/2004      third reply from my side to V.M.Kumaraswamy, KGP-NUDI-BARAHA and KSD in GOK
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=851
 
7/6/2004    Me, Kannada and IT – PART A by Dr. U. B. Pavanaja, Dr. U. B. Pavanaja on KGP, IT
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=59
 
7/9/2004     Me, Kannada, IT and KGP -PART B- By Dr. U. B. Pava, KGP PART B- By Dr. U.B.Pavanaja
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=67
 
July 16th 2004         Kannada Software Development “KSD” meeting at VIJAYANAGARA CLUB, BANGALORE.
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=102
 
July 16th 2004        Minutes of the meeting on Kannada Software Development “KSD”
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=147
 
Following members had attended the meeting.

1. Sri. Purnachandra Tejaswi – Famous writer, Mudigere
2. Dr Chandrshekhara Kambara -MLC and famous writer, Bangalore
3. Prof. G. Venkatasubbayya – Lexicographer and famous writer, Bangalore
4. Sri R. S. Rajaram, Proprietor, Navakarnataka Publications, Bangalore
5. Sri S. K. Anand, MD, Cyberscape, Bangalore
6. Dr. Pavanaja – CEO, Vishwa Kannada Softech, Bangalore
7. Sri. Gyanesh – Software Engineer, Bangalroe
8. Sri. Satyanarayana – Software Engineer, Bangalore
9. Sri K Krishna Kumar, Software Engineer, Bangalore
10. Dr. Lingadevaru Halemane – CIIL, Mysore, Convener of the meeting
11. Sri K.T. Satheesh Gowda – EKAVI, Bangalore Chapter and Software Engineer
12. Sri Somashekhar – Software Engineer, Bangalore

In addition to the above participants, we had invited the following persons.

1. Prof. B.N. Sreeram – Publisher, Mysore
2. Sri. Srinatha Shastry – Chief Secretary, Kannada Ganaka Parishat, Bangalore
3. Sri. G.N. Narasimha Murthy, Secretary, Kannada Ganaka Parishat, Bangalore
4. Dr. Panditharadhya – Kannada Ganaka Parishat, Mysore
5. Dr. B. Mallikarjun – CIIL, Mysore
6. Shivakumar – Editor, Aparanji
7. Dr. Sharada – CIIL, Mysore
However, they did not attend the meeting.

July 16th 2004    PRESS CONFERENCE at Bangalore Press Club.
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=147
July 16th, 2004 Press Report and Meeting Report delivered to GOK.
 
1. Shri. K P Poornachandra Tejaswi
2. Dr Chandrashekar Kambhar
3. Prof. G Ventakasubbaiah
4. Dr. Lingadevaru Halemane
and EKAVI Members. Satheesh Gowda, Anil M., Don Bangalore etc.
 
7/22/2004   KGP LIES to News Papers about NUDI and KSD, Letters to Editors of News Papers about
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=855
 
7/29/2004  Font issues -Akruti, Baraha and Nudi, by Dr. U B Pavanaja
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=205
 
July 30th, 2004           Press Conference Notice by EKAVI
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=195
 
July 31st 2004              Press Report by EKAVI, Bangalore Press Club
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=196
 
Press Conference attended by:
Shri Satheesh Gowda, E-KAVI spokesman:
Shri Muthukrishnan, CEO, SRG Pvt Ltd.:
Shri Anbarasan, CEO, Applesoft:
Shri Anand S.K., CEO Cyberscape Multimedia Ltd.
 
8/12/2004    CVSShastry of KGP on UNICODE in Vachakara Vani, A.Sathyanarayana Replies / Translations
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=852
 
December 23rd 2004          Kannada Software Development Meeting at University of Mysore.
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=663
KUVEMPU INTERNATIONAL SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGIES CENTER “KISDTC”
Kuvempu Centre for Kannada Software & Tech in Mysore

1. Hon. Sri. Shashidhar Prasad    VC of University of Mysore
2. Hon. Sri. D. Javare Gowda       Former VC of University of Mysore
3. N D Tiwari                              Registrar, University of Mysore
4. Nagaraj                                  Registrar (Evaluation)
5. V. M. Kumaraswamy               EKAVI and NOVA Group
6. N. Anabarsan                          CEO, APPELSOFT
7. Sri Ram                                  Pubilsher Mysore
8. Lingadevaru Halemane              CIIL, Mysore,
and Press Persons from Mysore.
 
1st Mar 2005   Meeting with Hon. Minister Ramalinga Reddy, on Kannada Software Development
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=843
 
07-07-2005     KSD meeting at GOK IT Secretary Sri. Shankaralinge, Gowda’s Office
http://ekavi.1.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=858
 
 
There are more issues with Microsoft siging and MOU with GOK. Will be posted here.
 
GOK issues with Mahithi Sindhu Project pertaining to Kannada Software. It will be posted here.
 
There are more articles, press releases and news paper reports. Will be added here.
 
More will be added to this on KSD. It is being gathered together from different places of EKAVI files.
 
Thanks
 
Kumaraswamy V. M.
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2008/1/26 ekavi kannada <ekavikannada@gmail.com>:
We are sorry to write this email to all of you. BUT it involves our Language not becoming ADALITHA BAHSHE of KARNATAKA STATE.

KANNADA FONTS PIRACY needs to be looked into. PLEASE take some time and look into this.

Govt. of KARNATAKA has been duped by Kannada Ganaka Parishat.”KGAPA/KGP”
KAGAPA has sold IPR Pirated NUDI Fonts to Govt. of Karnataka. About 29 Lakhs was approved for Kannada Software Development.
There is an GO on this. If any one wants this GO we will provide it for you.
KAGAPA was appointed as CERTIFYING AGENCY by GoK to look into FONTS from Different Developers.
KAGAPA does not have background in FONTS DEVELOPMENT.

KAGAPA had made KHALITHA Fonts to test other Developers Fonts. This KHALITHA Fonts was RENAMED it as NUDI FONTS and the sold it to GoK.

The Founder secretary of KAGAPA Mr. A. Sathyanarayana has written Ten pages on how KAGAPA did all these and sold it to GoK.
One of the URL is here. We hope you all can open and read it. It is in KANNADA.

Dr. U. B. Pavanaja who was part of KAGAPA when it was formed, has written about the relationship Between AKRUTHI Fonts, BARAHA Fonts and NUDI Fonts. It is in English. URL is provided here for all of you to read it.

We have an email letter dated in 2004 from Sheshadrivasu of BARAHA Fonts stating hwo he STOLE the IPR?GLYPHS from AKRUTHI Fonts. He has acknowledged this in  his letter. He also has stated that he did not have any knowledge of Fonts and  Developing of Fonts in his letter.  It is in English. Please open it and read.

Late  Sri. Tejasvi knew all these things. He and Dr. Kambar had press conferences and Meetings about Kannada Software Development in 2004, 2005, 2007 and things did not move forward BECAUSE some kannadigas started bringing CASTE ISSUE into the discussions of KANNADA BHASHE. Sri. Tejasvi has written letters to several News papers also. It is all recorded in 2004 and 2005.
nudidanthe nadeyadavaru – [OnduSonne-09-Oct-10-03.rtf]
This is the FIFTH ARTICLE written by Dr. U. B. Pavanaja which was not published by Vijayakarnataka
http://ellakavi.wordpress.com/nudidanthe-nadeyadavaru
Dr.U. B. Pavanaja – Sri. Tejasvi – Dr. Chandrashekar Kambar
ಕನ್ನಡಕ್ಕೆ ಜಾತಿ ಇಲ್ಲ   ಕನ್ನಡವೇ ಜಾತಿ   ಕನ್ನಡವೇ ಧರ್ಮ
 
I think all of us should make a unified effort to bailout our language from this sad situation :: Poornachandra Tejasvi.
http://ellakavi.wordpress.com/2007/10/23/i-think-all-of-us-should-make-a-unified-effort-to-bailout-our-language-from-this-sad-situationpoornachandr a-tejasvi/
 
Kannada Fonts Piracy
http://ellakavi.wordpress.com/kannada-fonts-piracy/   
 
Baraha Vasu Letter
http://ellakavi.wordpress.com/baraha-vasu-letter/
 
Baraha-Nudi, KSD in KANNADA
http://ellakavi.wordpress.com/kgp-founder-secretary-on-barahanudikagapa/
 
Dr. KAMBAR LETTERS
http://ellakavi.googlepages.com/dr.kambarletters
 
We still have more information than this.
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KANNADA CHAIR discussions since 2001 in USA by EKAVI Kumaraswamy with Dr. Harold Schiffman of UPENN

Posted by egovindia on August 19, 2009

KANNADA CHAIR discussions since 2001 in USA by EKAVI Kumaraswamy with Dr. Harold Schiffman of UPENN

KANNADA CHAIR discussions since 2001 in USA by  EKAVI  Kumaraswamy with Dr. Harold Schiffman of UPENN
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Subj:    Kannada Chair   
Date:    5/4/01 8:23:53 AM Pacific Daylight Time   
From:    haroldfs@ccat.sas.upenn.edu (Harold F. Schiffman)
To:    NovaMed@aol.com
   
Dear Mr. Kumaraswamy,
This is a start on getting some information to you about the place of
Kannada at the University of Pennsylvania, now and in the future.

The South Asia Regional Studies department is the oldest department in the
US devoted to the study of South Asia.  A year or two ago we celebrated
our 50th anniversary, and the department obviously has played a strong
role in the development of South Asian studies in this country. Many of
its graduates have gone on to teach in other programs that have come up
since the founding of this one.  (I will supply you with supplementary
information about the history of the program and department.) The program
has also been the beneficiary of a U.S. Department of Education Title 6
grant for a “Center for South Asian STudies” and there is more information
about this at the website:
http://www.southasia.upenn.edu/html/center.html

My own history of involvement with Kannada is as follows.  I studied Tamil
and Kannada at the University of Chicago with Prof. A. K. Ramanujan, who
was the supervisor of my M.A. (1966) and Ph.D. committees (1969) in
Linguistics. After I went to India in 1965, I also studied Kannada there
at Annamalai University, and completed my M.A. thesis on Kannada
(“Morphophonemics of the Kannada Verb”) which was also published in the
journal Glossa in 1968 as an article.

In the summer of 1970 I taught Kannada at the University of Washington,
and in summer 1972 also at the University of Texas, under a program of
summer institutes then sponsored by a consortium of western universities.
(This consortium has since lapsed, so Kannada is not taught anywhere in
the western states, except for the times I taught it.)  While at the
University of Washington, I received a grant from the Office of Education,
Institute of International Studies, for a “Reference Grammar of Spoken
Kannada,” which I produced in 1979; this was subsequently published by the
University of Washington Press in 1983.  In 1991, I also published a short
entry entitled ” Kannada” in the Oxford International Encyclopedia of
Linguistics, Vol.  II, pp. 266-268. Oxford: the Clarendon Press, edited by
Wm. Bright.  

After I came to the University of Pennsylvania in 1995, we made some
efforts to try to get Kannada taught and this began in a small way in
1997, with courses mostly for “heritage” learners (children of
Indo-Americans at Penn) but with some non-heritage learners as well who
are doing research in India on Karnataka etc.  This has continued to the
present, taught by a local Kannadiga lady who does this part-time, mostly
as a “labor of love.”  Our mutual friend Ananthamurthi has also visited
here and will probably come again to grace us with his presence.

I would like very much to visit any of the Kannada Koota’s that are having
meetings either in this area, or in California when I am there. (I will
be visiting my mother in San Diego from July 21 to 25, and after that am
free to meet with people either in southern or northern California.) I
could also go to Triveni in Baltimore, and since I live in New Jersey,
could easily attend a meeting of the NJ Koota, too.

I very much liked hearing about the idea of an exchange with the
University of Hampi, since that might make it possible for young scholars
from there to come here and vice versa.  Perhaps someone could come from
there to teach elementary courses etc.  (details to be worked out).
I would like to see many research projects that such a collaboration could
entail–work on electronic dictionaries, Kannada software for research,
perhaps a modern grammar of literary Kannada (to replace Spencer’s out of
print work), and all kinds of other things. 

I am assembling some printed materials to send you about the history of
our program, and will also send this email as a printed letter. 

With best wishes,
Harold Schiffman
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Harold F. Schiffman
Professor of Dravidian Linguistics and Culture Acting Director
Dept. of South Asia Regional Studies      Penn Language Center
820 Williams Hall, Box 6305                715-16, Williams Hall Box  6305
                  
           University of Pennsylvania
           Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305
Phone:  (215) 898-5825                                        (215) 898-6039
Fax:  (215) 573-2138                          Fax (215) 573-2139
Email: haroldfs@ccat.sas.upenn                  plc@ccat.sas.upenn.edu
WWW: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~haroldfs/ http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~plc/
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Subj:    Kannada Chair at U. of Pennsylvania   
Date:    8/21/01 8:24:21 AM Pacific Daylight Time   
From:    haroldfs@ccat.sas.upenn.edu (Harold F. Schiffman)
To:    cm@kar.nic.in
CC:    smkrishna@bangaloreit.com, cmk@bangaloreit.com, NovaMed@aol.com (V. M. Kumaraswamy)
  
The Honorable Chief Minister
Hon. Sri S. M. Krishna,

Respected Sir,
I am writing to you at the suggestion of Mr. V.M. Kumaraswamy, of the
Association of Kannada Kuuta’s of America, which has been recently
proposing the establishment of a Chair for Kannada Studies at an American
University.  We at the University of Pennsylvania have welcomed this
endeavor, as we have an interest in Kannada that dates back a long time,
and have other resources that would help nurture this position were it to
be established.  The University of Pennsylvania has the oldest department
of South Asian Studies in the US and teaches a number of modern and
classical South Asian Languages, either in the department itself or in
collaboration with the Penn Language Center. I recently completed a term
as Director of the Penn Language Center and have worked on Kannada and
Tamil languages over a 35-year career in academia.

I think there are a number of reasons why establishment of a Kannada chair
would redound to the benefit of Kannadigas everywhere.  One is that, as
you know, the International Literacy Institute here at Penn has recently
concluded an agreement with your government to work on literacy in
Karnataka State.  Presumably this will take the form of literacy in
Kannada, since that is the greatest need for the people.  We in the Penn
Language Center (PLC) and South Asian Studies (SARS) have the expertise in
the language that will be an integral part of such a program;
additionally, we have the expertise both in pedagogy (how best to teach
South Asian languages to Americans) and web-based resources for
language teaching.  Our Language Resource and Research Center (LaRRC) is
specifically devoted to providing these kinds of assistance.  We have
recently started a Kannada page which can be viewed at
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/plc/kannada which will be modeled on our more
extensive web pages for other S. Asian languages such as Tamil
(http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/plc/tamilweb/tamil.html), Hindi, and others.
As you know Bangalore is the center for IT initiatives in India, and as
more and more foreigners come to Bangalore, being able to learn some
Kannada for getting around in local places would be an advantage. One of
the things we have learned about teaching Indian languages to foreigners
is that spoken language must be taught in addition to, but separately
from, the literary languages, such as formal literary Kannada. The page I
mentioned above concentrates on such spoken material; the next step in
offerings there will be a grammar of Spoken Kannada which is now being
converted to html and will be a resource where students can look up
questions they have about the grammar. 
Eventually we would propose, as part of the Kannada Chair, to develop more
extensive materials, such as a collection of readings in modern Kannada
(selections from the best writers) which we would provide with vocabulary,
grammatical explanations, cultural notes, and other resources.  As an
example of this you could see our Tamil page:
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/plc/tamilweb/yukam/yukamcol.html
Beyond this, we would also ideally have on line a grammar of literary
Kannada (in English) but there is now no recent book in print for this;
even the missionary grammar by Spencer is not available.  Hopefully an
updated grammar of Literary Kannada could also be provided, were funds
available. 

As part of the AKKA initiative we have been discussing how to collaborate
with other India-based resource networks so that materials and other
things available in India could be put on line.  Recently we began
discussions with the Director of the CIIL in Mysore, Dr. Udaya Narayan
Singh, on how to tap into the CIIL’s resources that will be put on line
there.  Dr. Singh will be coming to America in October and we hope to
finalize some agreements with him at that time. 

There are many more things I could say about this, but suffice it to say
that we are very excited to be part of this project.  I first began
studying Kannada in the summer of 1964 and continued studying the language
when I was in India in 1965-66, then taught it in Peace Corps and in other
venues (U. of Washington, U. of Texas).  Now it would be the culmination
of a dream if we could establish a program here that Kannadigas of America
could be proud of, which would make the Kannada language known far beyond
its roots in Karnataka. 

With best wishes,
Sincerely,
Harold F. Schiffman
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Harold F. Schiffman
Professor of Dravidian Linguistics and Culture Research Director
Dept. of South Asia Regional Studies      Penn Language Center
820 Williams Hall, Box 6305                715-16, Williams Hall Box  6305
                 
          University of Pennsylvania
          Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305
Phone:  (215) 898-5825                                        (215) 898-6039
Fax:  (215) 573-2138                          Fax (215) 573-2139
Email: haroldfs@ccat.sas.upenn                  plc@ccat.sas.upenn.edu
WWW: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~haroldfs/ http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~plc/
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Major Objectives in establishing Endowment for Kannada Chair are:

To ensure that the study of Kannada is permanently offered in the United States.
To provide more prestige for the Kannada language and its culture.
To promote and advance the use of State-of-the-art Technology in the study of Kannada.

WHY
By establishing a Kannada Chair in one of the prestigious universities in the USA will  help in protecting, maintaining, preserving and promoting the interests, heritage, language, culture and history of  Kannadigas.

The three main things which were raised during the meeting with Dr. Harold Schiffman of UPENN were answered by Dr. Harold Schiffman in detail. These are the following:

(1). Why teach Kannada in this country at all? Isn’t the language dying?
There is much we need to know about Kannada culture and language that
cannot be learned except through Kannada.  The language has 1200 years of
written history and we do not know all there is to know; there is much
archeological work (digs) to be done, inscriptions to be deciphered, and
knowledge to be constructed about the religion, the history, the art, the
architecture, the music, that needs to be known and appreciated in the
west, as well as in India.  We can only know this if we have a formal
place to study this alongside other worthy and classical languages now
taught in American universities.  Knowing Sanskrit or Tamil or Hindi will
not get us all the knowledge we need to know in this area.
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(2). Why we should teach spoken language in addition to written language:
For mother-tongue speakers raised in INdia, the spoken language is learned
at the mother’s knee, and supported in general by society.  When schooling
begins, the written language is introduced.  People eventually come to
think of the written language as the *real* language and the spoken
language as corrupt.
Children learning in America, whether of Kannada descent or general
American descent, usually have English already in their heads, and spoken
Kannada (SK) and written Kannada (WK) are like 2 different languages. They
can’t keep them straight, and can’t see why e.g. [maaDuvudakke] and
[maaDokke] are equivalent, or which one to use where.  We must teach SK so
they can communicate with real people, in villages, in temples, when
travelling, but we must also teach WK so they can read and do research.
For non-mother-tongue speakers, they must be kept separate.  I used to
teach them on different days, or even have different teachers do the two.
I wrote the Kannada spoken grammar because students constantly asked
questions about how to use the SK.  For WK we have better support
(grammars, dictionaries, etc.)
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(3). What pedagogically is different about the way languages are taught in
the west and in India?

What we know about language teaching here in the west is how to teach
*communicatively* so that the language can be used to ask questions, ask
for directions, get something to eat and a place to sleep, i.e. various
*functions* of communication.  In India language is often by rote, i.e.
memorize these alphabets first, then learn to read.  We would teach the
letters that can be found in Ca syllables first, e.g. kala, maga, raja,
mara, and not the more complicated letters. We would also not teach the
ones with no use in the language (nga, ngi, ngu) until the very end.
Another example is that I teach the auxiliary verbs “beeku, saaku, gottu”
etc. which have the syntax “nanage X gottu; nimage Y beeku” instead of
action verbs like maaDu, hoogu, baa, because the latter are more complex.
Also, if they get beeku, saaku and gottu first, they won’t then say things
like “naanu adu gottiini” (on the model of “I know that”) because the
correct form will be already in their heads.  The simple introductory
lessons I have that I am working on right now (my son is editing the
frames) that I will put on the web soon, have these forms earlier than
action verbs for this reason.)
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This is an answer provided by Dr. Harold Schiffman to Sri. Poornachandra Tejasvi for one of his questions.
Kannada Fonts and the Lack of Compatibility between different Word Processors…   
 

Dear Mr. Tejasvi,
I was forwarded the message you sent to Mr. Kumaraswamy about Kannada
fonts and the lack of compatibility between different word processors etc.
I agree that this is a problem; it is similar to the situation in a number
of languages with which I am familiar, such as Tamil and Chinese.  The
Chinese have, at least as far as the web is concerned, developed a
software that recognizes which webfont is being used, then loads it
automatically so that users don’t have to do this themselves.

I would hope that someone in the Kannada IT community would take on the
task of developing a converter that would do this for the various Kannada
fonts, too. It would be nice if this could be done as a service to the
Kannada IT community, but otherwise it would have to be done as some cost
to someone.

I don’t know if you are involved in the development of Unicode for
Kannada, but I know some of the problems that the Tamil Unicode community
encountered–mostly the issue of some people feeling that their font was
superior to someone else’s, or that their keyboard layout was
“copyrighted” and even fights about whether certain characters should be
included in the Unicode, because they were “foreign” and would corrupt the
Tamil language.

I hope the Kannada IT community can take this on and do something to solve
these problems.
H. Schiffman
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Subj: Chair for Kannada Studies in the US
Date:    7/10/02 7:05:31 AM Pacific Daylight Time   
  
From:    haroldfs@ccat.sas.upenn.edu (Harold F. Schiffman)
To:    NovaMed@aol.com (V. M. Kumaraswamy)

Dear Kannadigas and friends of the Kannada language:

My response regarding a Chair for
Kannada Studies in the US is known to some, but I would like to reiterate
it at this time.  The University of Pennsylvania now teaches Kannada on a
regular basis, and intends to do so for the foreseeable future. It is the
only institution in the US committed to do so, and the Kannada language
program is located in the Department of South Asia Regional Studies, the
oldest department of its kind in the US.

This Department would be happy to host an endowed Chair for Kannada
Studies if the Kannadiga community in the US would raise the endowment.
Now more than ever, we are able to help this project along, for a number
of reasons.  After a period of reorganization and reassessment, the SARS
Department has recently been refocussed to become more of a language and
literature department at Penn, and new positions for various languages
have been created.  New faculty have been hired and will be joining SARS
in the fall semester.  Furthermore, the US Department of Education,
responding to the crisis of September 11, and realizing that we lack
expertise in the languages of South Asia, Central Asia, and the Near East,
has requested proposals for new “Language Resource Centers” “LRC” for these
areas.  A Consortium of South Asian language centers in the US has
responded, and proposed a LRC for South Asia.  If the funding for this is
granted (and we see no reason why it should not be) the U. of Pennsylvania
will host the ‘pedagogical materials’ development program for this LRC.
We expect to be convening the teachers of various South Asian language
groups at Penn during the coming academic year to assess the needs for
language learning materials, and to commission new ones to fill the gaps
over the next four years of the grant.  Kannada will be one of those
languages that will be included; all our new materials will be web-based,
and therefore available on-line for anyone to use, whether at a university
in the US, in ones own home, or anywhere in the world.

We will also be initiating a program to help teachers in “heritage”
language programs to become better teachers, and Kannada teachers in
“community” language programs around the country will be invited to
participate in workshops set up for them.  I will be the director of the
pedagogical materials program here at Penn, and will be in touch with
Kannada language teachers to let them know of these opportunities, and
help them to use the new web-based materials.

Just for information, I have not devoted my energies to Kannada language
projects much in the last few years, but I have taught Kannada (at U. of
Texas and U. of Washington) in the past, and wrote a grammar of Kannada
and other materials for learning Kannada.  The grammar is now out of print
but we have digitized it and placed it on our website at
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/plc/kannada/ We hope to get this book reprinted
in India if possible.

I have hopes of attending the next AKKA meetings in Detroit at the end of
summer, and will be glad to talk to Kannadigas about the possibility of
hosting an endowed Kannada Chair at the University of Pennsylvania.

Harold Schiffman
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Harold F. Schiffman
Professor of Dravidian Linguistics and Culture Research Director
Dept. of South Asia Regional Studies      Penn Language Center
820 Williams Hall, Box 6305                715-16, Williams Hall Box 6305
          University of Pennsylvania
          Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305
Phone:  (215) 898-5825 (215) 898-6039
Fax:  (215) 573-2138 Fax (215) 573-2139
Email: haroldfs@ccat.sas.upenn                  plc@ccat.sas.upenn.edu
WWW: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~haroldfs/ http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~plc/
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Sincerely
V. M. Kumaraswamy
President  AKKA
14102  Moore Ct.
Irvine , CA 92606
Home: 949-857-8578 and  949-857-8044
Fax:  949-653-1911
Email:  novamed@aol.com

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Monopoly of KGP – Prepared by Mr. N. Anbarsan

Posted by egovindia on August 19, 2009

Monopoly of KGP – Prepared by Mr. N. Anbarsan
                                                        
Through this press note, I briefly explain the facts related to the act of Monopoly of KGP, which has unethically monopolized the Kannada software development thereby causing irreparable damages to the development of Kannada on computers.
 
KGP has monopolized the Kannada software development in the following way:
 
1. by violating the standards prescribed for Kannada software
 
          a. Using Non-Standard encoding.
          b.Non provision of conversion utility to handle ISCII and standard encoding.
c.Non provision of any conversion utility to convert data using existing Kannada software.
d. Non issuance of certificates to the Kannada software developers to block their software.
e. Has developed Nudi without providing the standard manual typing method, which is being taught in polytechniques and is mandatory for recruitment of Typists and stenographers.
 
2. Bagged order to develop all the required software for Kannada.
 
3. Blocks the development of Kannada software by developing various software.
 
4. Acts as a middleman and gets the work done from the unrecognized developers.
 
5. Kills competition by forcing the users to use their uncertified, non-standard software.
 
Violation of Govt standards
 
I draw your attention to the item 1 of the G.O maa.tham.e 6 neesamvi 2000 Bangalore, dated 1.11.2000 QUOTE Kannada lipi thanthraamsha thayaarikaru, ee aadheshakke lagathisiruva anubhandhadhalliruva shishta mathu eaka roopa kannada aksharabhagagalu mathu ASCII sankethagalanne balasathakkadhdhu UNQUOTE which restricts the Kannada software developers to use only the standardized glyph codes and forbids to use any other coding in their Kannada software. However, KGP has devised a new non-standard proprietary encoding to take advantage over other softwares to monopolise Kannada software field.
In the same G.O, item 5 states that only those software developed as per the G.O to be included in the list of Govt approved software/software developers/software vendors are to be used QUOTE ee mele helalaadha ella nibhandhanegalige olapattu sidhdhapadisalaadha kannada thanthraamshagalu maathra sarkaaradha maanyathe padedha adhikrutha thanraamsagala / thnthraamsha thayaarakara / thanthraamsha maaraatagaarara pattiyallirabeku UNQUOTE. Eventhough, no one has certified Nudi for its conformity with the standard, Nudi is being distributed to user departments and general public.
The G.O in reference also insists the Govt departments and organizations to use only the kannada software which has been certified to meet the requirement of G.O. Item 6 reads as QUOTE karnaataka sarkaaradha ella ilaakegalu, karnaataka sarkaaradha swaamyake seridha nigamagalu, mandaligalu, praadikaaragalu, vishwavidhyaalayagalu, vidhyasamthegalu, sthaleeya samsthegalu, anudhanitha samsthegalu ee nibhandhanegalige olapattu pramaaneekruthavaadha kannada lipi thanraamshagalannu maathra balasabeku UNQUOTE.
Even after DIT directs KGP to issue certificates to those software which are in compliance with the stipulated standards, KGP has not issued any certificate but issued a report for having tested the software, probably with the hidden agenda of blocking the other softwares.
 
Govt of Karnataka elevated KGP as a sole Kannada software developer
 
The preamble to the G.O  maa.tham.e 234 a.da.vi2001 dated 27.12.2001 clearly outlines the role of KGP as a sole Kannada software developer. QUOTE sarkaradha kacherigalalli dhainandhina kelasagalalli kannadavannu sampoornavaagi balasalu agathyavaadha kelavu anvayaka thanthramsagalannu kannada ganaka parishaththu abhivrudhdhi  padisi kaalakaalakke adhannu uththamapadisuva hagu innithara anvayaka thanthraamsagalannu  abhivrudhdhi padisuva… UNQUOTE
 
Is it not an action of MONOPOLY? One must realize that when the end user is not having any alternate choice, he ends up with monopolized product. For anything and everything, healthy  competition paves ways for advancement and creating new records. so also the same yardstick applies in the case of development of Kannada software. Unfortunately, this has been bypassed. In the instant issue any growth of technology is naturally to come through research, as it happened always in the past.
 
Blocks the development of Kannada software
 
KGP is also developing other software which is not covered in the list of G.O to sanction funds. Few examples of such software are Vethana to meet the accounting requirement and e-Adalitha to meet the office administrative requirement. Release of Vethana was also reported by some of the leading dailies.
 
KGP as a middleman
 
As is evident from Nudi software, the Copyrights of various components of Nudi rests with certain individuals. It proves that KGP is a middleman engaging certain select individuals and firms to derive the requisite results.
 
KGP Kills competition
 
KGP in nexus with officials in DIT has successfully installed Nudi software in all the computers of user departments. In order to achieve the goal of monopolized use of Nudi in every computers of GoK user departments, KGP and DIT jointly enacted the drama of “testing software”. DIT sent letters to all the user departments to use Nudi falsely claiming Nudi has been developed in conformity with the standards prescribed for Kannada software. KGP hired students to install the software in all the computers including the Secretariate network, which connects all the departments.
 
GoK has implemented its e-Governance projects using non-standard encoding by using the non-standard Nudi software. KGP also influences use its non-standard encoding through its SDK to implement various other Govt and non-Govt computerization projects.
 
In the name of standardization, KGP has messed up things. Grabbed the user bases in the name of standardization and forced the users to use non-standard encoding. As a result KGP achieved monopoly hold in Kannada software development.
 
As a result of this nexus NO developers could develop any innovative softwares or technologies to meet the growing needs of Kannada on computers.
 
Demands
 
1.   We urge the GoK to immediately stop the usage of Nudi which does not meet the laid down criteria and which is not certified until it fully conforms to the prescribed standards and is certified by competent agency.
 
2.   We urge the GoK to remove the unfair restrictive conditions imposed on the Kannada software developers and have level playing field for all Kannada software developers.
 
3.   We seek the Govt to implement the standard typing method adopted in the courses conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education and various other institutions in all the computerization projects.
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