EKAVI and Kannada Software Development

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EKAVI Investigations on Kannada Software, Violations in GoK

Posted by egovindia on January 12, 2009

EKAVI Investigations on Kannada Software, Violations, Officials Connected, Commitee formed to adopt Uniformity in Kannada Software, Copyright owners and authors, etc..


EKAVI has done extensive research on KANNADA TANTRAMSHA.


Background
 
Chronological order of Facts related to Kannada software
 
Evaluation Report of Nudi
 
Violations of G.O in the fonts supplied with various versions of Kannada software distributed by DIT/KGP
 
Comparative code chart of fonts supplied alongwith different versions Kannada software distributed by DIT/KGP
 
Details on copyright owners and authors of various files being distributed by DIT/KGP.
 
NAME & ADDRESSES OF THE OFFICIALS CONNECTED WITH THE MESSUP OF KANNADA SOFTWARE
 
Details of members of the committee constituted to standardize the necessary formats and codes to adopt uniformity in Kannada software.
 
 
 
PROCEEDINGS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA
 
a. Govt Order to form a committee and committee members
 
b. Standard and Uniform Kannada glyphs and their defined (American Standard Code for Information Interchange(ASCII)) codes.
 
c. Notification of Appointing Kannada Ganaka Parishat as the certifying organization to certify the Kannada software packages Govt departments intend purchase as containing the minimum required features – regarding.


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Background
 
DIT is the consulting directorate for matters related to purchase of Hardware and Software and the technical members of DIT forms part of the TAP committee for matters related to purchase of Hardware and Software by various Govt departments of Govt of Karnataka.
 
APPLESOFT was induced into Language software field on 30th Jan 1990 and after investing its priceless and irrecoverable time coupled with tireless efforts of around 80 man years and huge finance, in bringing out its language softwares.
 
Kannada Ganaka Parishat (KGP) is a private defunct society (to prove this point, a copy of letter No ¹J:1009:02-03 dated 05th Feb 2003 from Registrar of Societies is enclosed as Annexure  1, page 13 refers), organized and managed by a few part time individuals purported to have been established for serving Kannada on computer. Later on, this KGP was made as nodal agency for certifying Kannada softwares by the Department of Kannada and Culture.
 
In order to solve the problem of Kannada data portability, a standard for monolingual fonts was announced by the Govt of Karnataka. While the DIT was insisting on Kannada software to be developed based on the standards, it was observed that DIT was installing an uncertified and unfinished product NUDI with Bi-lingual fonts in all the departments.
 
In order to get natural justice against the unethical distribution of NUDI, I lodged a complaint with the Honourable Lokayukta to investigate the matter and redress the grievances.
 
After a lapse of eight months I have received an order, without considering my complaints from the Honourable Lokayukta. As the order was not related to my complaint I requested for fresh enquiry. I have received the Second order which surprisingly outrightly rejected my complaints with the remarks of no merits in the complaint, inspite of the evidences produced by me and substantiated by the respondent himself. The order states that the respondent didn’t purchase any Kannada Software from the Kannada Ganaka Parishat and the Govt. got developed the Kannada software from Kannada Ganaka Parishat by granting the financial assistance. Even if it is so, it makes no difference as the transaction leads to financial outgo and it ought to follow certain financial regulation to safeguard the interests of Government. It further states that the allegations made in the complaint are concerning to the contract of Kannada software which can’t be investigated by the Honourable Lokayukta as there is a bar in the Second schedule of the Karnataka Lokayukta Act.


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Chronological order of Facts related to Kannada software
 
1.   APPLESOFT has offered FREE software to be used by all Government departments during 1997 (a copy APPLESOFT letter No 2000/1/APT/97 dated 20th Feb 1997 is enclosed as Annexure 2, page 14 refers). APPLESOFT again offered its latest software developed based on the stipulated standards for FREE installation (a copy APPLESOFT letter No 2001/(MKTG)/DIT-6 dated 06th Feb 2002 is enclosed as Annexure 3, page 16 refers). But both the offers were not accepted obviously in order to promote Kannada Ganaka Parishat. This shows that DIT is more interested in promoting certain individuals rather than Kannada as such.
 
2.   FREE Kannada software is available on the Internet and is also distributed by Kannada Ganaka Parishat. The FREE Kannada software is available for downloading from the web site http://www.baraha.com.
 
3.   Department of Kannada and Culture appointed Kannada Ganaka Parishat as a certifying agency to certify the Kannada softwares vide G.O No. ¸ÀA.PÀ.E. 70 PÁ 99 dated : 4th Feb 1999 (Copy of the same is enclosed as Annexure).
 
4.   A Committee was constituted by the Government of Karnataka under the chairmanship of the Secretary to Government, Department of Kannada and Culture to standardize the codes and formats (Copy of the order bearing No ªÀiÁvÀAE 6 ¤Ã¸ÀA« 2000 dated 19th May 2000 is enclosed as Annexure).
 
5.   Government of Karnataka announced a Monolingual font standard vide Government Order ªÀiÁvÀAE 6 ¤Ã¸ÀA« 2000 dated 01.11.2000 (copy enclosed as Annexure) as the outcome of the committee appointed to standardize the codes and formats.
 
6.   DIT communicated the standards announced by the Govt of Karnataka to the short-listed Vendors with advice to develop softwares based on the standards before 15 Feb 2001. It was also reiterated that failing to develop the software within the time frame, the developers who could not develop the software based on the standards would be removed from the short-list (Copy of the G.O No ªÀiÁvÀAE 234 CqÀ« 2001 dated 27th Dec 2001 from DIT is attached as Annexure).
 
7.   Department of Information Technology placed order with Kannada Ganaka Parishat via G.O ªÀiÁvÀAE 23 CqÀ« dated : 31.01.2001 to develop Kannada softwares. While the time frame (deadline) for development of softwares was 15th Feb 2001, order was placed on KGP on 31st Jan 2001 without even waiting till the deadline. It is an unprecedented action. No justification can make good of this lapse and malafide intention of DIT on this matter.
 
8.   DIT notified the defaulters, removed from the shortlist and sent copies to the affected developers and vendors (Copy of the G.O No ªÀiÁvÀA¤/002/PÀ¸ÁC/2000-2001 /2004 dated 19th March 2001 is attached as Annexure ).
 
9.   Department of Information Technology sanctioned funds for development of all required Kannada software vide Govt Order ªÀiÁvÀAE 234 CqÀ« 2001 ¢£ÁAPÀ. 27.12.2001 (Copy is enclosed as Annexure ).
 
10. Uncertified, Unfinished NUDI (not developed as per Government Standards) software has been installed in all the departments of Govt of Karnataka. This fact stands proved with the Evaluation report of NUDI enclosed.
 
11. Memorandum to Shri S.M. Krishna, CM of Karnataka was submitted on date 25.3.2002 requesting to stop distribution of Nudi.
 
12. NUDI was not developed as per the Government standards and Government Orders. NUDI software has been developed with different Glyphs in Monolingual font and additional proprietary Bi-Lingual font to have an upper hand with other software developed by others. “At the instance of the Government, KGP developed bi-lingual fonts where-in the coding pattern differs” as clarified by Dr. Ramana Reddy. It is to be noted that NO committee was formed to standardize the bi-lingual font requirement (Violations of G.O in the fonts with Comparative chart is enclosed as Annexure).
 
13. KGP is acting as a middleman subletting the work assigned to it. The CD distributed by DIT and KGP contains softwares and other related components developed by Third parties who are patronised by KGP.
 
14. KGP has not certified any Kannada software developed by other developers. However, KGP has issued a report to those who submitted their softwares for certification willfully to achieve monopoly (Copy of Report issued to APPLESOFT is enclosed as Annexure).
 
15. The software distributed and installed by DIT tentamounts to be a pirated and stolen properties. This aspect is being proved by copyright informations found in the files supplied with NUDI (Extracts of Copyright informations are enclosed as Annexure).
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EVALUATION REPORT of NUDI


Violations of G.O in the fonts supplied with various versions of Kannada software distributed by DIT/KGP

A comparative chart of fonts is enclosed as annexure : Comparative code chart of fonts supplied alongwith different versions Kannada software distributed by DIT/KGP.


Kalitha 1.0


1.   Numerals : The G.O in reference included glyphs for Kannada numerals only.


 


      Grievainces to APPLESOFT : G.O stipulated for developing Kannada font only with glyphs for Kannada Numerals. In implicit compliance with, we have developed our fonts only with Kannada Numerals.


 


      As Numerals have arithmetic properties associated with it, these code values are used for arithmetical calculations as well. The users of our software faced enormous mental agonies due to this, we were helpless for this situation, since we were bound to develop fonts only as per G.O


 


      DIT, it is feared, has taken this problem to their best advantage made use of it and developed fonts with English Numerals without intimating the same to the short listed vendors to give equal opportunity thereby influencing the users to opt and use Nudi.


2.   Codes 160&161 have been used to derive some favourable advantage.


3.   Codes 249&250 used by inter changing the glyphs.


 


Nudi 2.0


1.   Apart from the above deviations, the following inconsistencies were also found in this version. Glyphs which were not recommended for use in Kannada have been included to achieve some advantages by over ruling the recommendations of the Committee constituted to recommend the Kannada glyphs and codes.


2.   Have used codes in the range 132-135 and 137 -140, which are not used in the standards. Their usage or sequences were not communicated to the short listed vendors. Code 253 is used, which is a reserved code.


3.   Intentionally altered the National standard ISCII to derive undue advantage over the other softwares.


4.   Developed non-standard font to achieve certain other benefits over others.


Nudi 3.0


Apart from the above wrong usage, the following were also found in this version.



  1. Used all the restricted and reserved codes, except 128, 129, 142, 158 to achieve certain undue advantage to monopolise the usage of Nudi in Government offices.
  2. Develop application software by using this non-standard proprietory encoding to ensure Nudi as wide spread use in Government offices.
  3. While a specific standard was announced to eradicate the monopoly of non-standard softwares, the regulatory department itself involves in unethical, intentionally with wilfull ways to ensure its own proprietory software for spreading its usage, the impact of which has very badly reflected on the other softwares.

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Comparative code chart of fonts supplied alongwith different versions Kannada software distributed by DIT/KGP



 





















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































code values


Kalitha Akshar


Kalitha Akshara


Nudi Akshar


Nudi


Akshara


Nudi B-Akshar


Nudi B-Akshara


32  


 


 


 


 


 


 


33


!


!


!


!


!


!


34








35


#


#


#


#


#


#


36


$


$


$


$


$


$


37


%


%


%


%


%


%


38


&


&


&


&


&


&


39








40


(


(


(


(


(


(


41


)


)


)


)


)


)


42


*


*


*


*


*


*


43


+


+


+


+


+


+


44


,


,


,


,


,


,


45








46


.


.


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.


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.


47


/


/


/


/


/


/


48


0


0


0


0


0


0


49


1


1


1


1


1


1


50


2


2


2


2


2


2


51


3


3


3


3


3


3


52


4


4


4


4


4


4


53


5


5


5


5


5


5


54


6


6


6


6


6


6


55


7


7


7


7


7


7


56


8


8


8


8


8


8


57


9


9


9


9


9


9


58


:


:


:


:


:


:


59


;


;


;


;


;


;


60








61


=


=


=


=


=


=


62








63


?


?


?


?


?


?


code values


Kalitha Akshar


Kalitha Akshara


Nudi Akshar


Nudi


Akshara


Nudi


B-Akshar


Nudi B-Akshara


64


@


@


@


@


@


@


65


A


A


A


A


A


A


66


B


B


B


B


B


B


67


C


C


C


C


C


C


68


D


D


D


D


D


D


69


E


E


E


E


E


E


70


F


F


F


F


F


F


71


G


G


G


G


G


G


72


H


H


H


H


H


H


73


I


I


I


I


I


I


74


J


J


J


J


J


J


75


K


K


K


K


K


K


76


L


L


L


L


L


L


77


M


M


M


M


M


M


78


N


N


N


N


N


N


79


O


O


O


O


O


O


80


P


P


P


P


P


P


81


Q


Q


Q


Q


Q


Q


82


R


R


R


R


R


R


83


S


S


S


S


S


S


84


T


T


T


T


T


T


85


U


U


U


U


U


U


86


V


V


V


V


V


V


87


W


W


W


W


W


W


88


X


X


X


X


X


X


89


Y


Y


Y


Y


Y


Y


90


Z


Z


Z


Z


Z


Z


91


[


[


[


[


[


[


92


\


\


\


\


\


\


93


]


]


]


]


]


]


94


^


^


^


^


^


^


95


_


_


_


_


_


_



code values


Kalitha Akshar


Kalitha Akshara


Nudi Akshar


Nudi


Akshara


Nudi


B-Akshar


Nudi B-Akshara


96


`


`


`


`


`


`


97


a


a


a


a


a


a


98


b


b


b


b


b


b


99


c


c


c


c


c


c


100


d


d


d


d


d


d


101


e


e


e


e


e


e


102


f


f


f


f


f


f


103


g


g


g


g


g


g


104


h


h


h


h


h


h


105


i


i


i


i


i


i


106


j


j


j


j


j


j


107


k


k


k


k


k


k


108


l


l


l


l


l


l


109


m


m


m


m


m


m


110


n


n


n


n


n


n


111


o


o


o


o


o


o


112


p


p


p


p


p


p


113


q


q


q


q


q


q


114


r


r


r


r


r


r


115


s


s


s


s


s


s


116


t


t


t


t


t


t


117


u


u


u


u


u


u


118


v


v


v


v


v


v


119


w


w


w


w


w


w


120


x


x


x


x


x


x


121


y


y


y


y


y


y


122


z


z


z


z


z


z


123


{


{


{


{


{


{


124


|


|


|


|


|


|


125


}


}


}


}


}


}


126


~


~


~


~


~


~


127








128














code values


Kalitha Akshar


Kalitha Akshara


Nudi Akshar


Nudi


Akshara


Nudi


B-Akshar


Nudi B-Akshara


129








130








131


ƒ


ƒ


ƒ


ƒ


ƒ


ƒ


132








133








134








135








136


ˆ


ˆ


ˆ


ˆ


ˆ


ˆ


137








138


Š


Š


Š


Š


Š


Š


139








140


Œ


Œ


Œ


Œ


Œ


Œ


141








142


Ž


Ž


Ž


Ž


Ž


Ž


143








144








145








146








147








148








149








150








151








152


˜


˜


˜


˜


˜


˜


153








154


š


š


š


š


š


š


155








156


œ


œ


œ


œ


œ


œ


157








158


ž


ž


ž


ž


ž


ž


159


Ÿ


Ÿ


Ÿ


Ÿ


Ÿ


Ÿ


160


 


 


 


 


 


 


161


¡


¡


¡


¡


¡


¡



code values


Kalitha Akshar


Kalitha Akshara


Nudi Akshar


Nudi


Akshara


Nudi


B-Akshar


Nudi B-Akshara


162


¢


¢


¢


¢


¢


¢


163


£


£


£


£


£


£


164


¤


¤


¤


¤


¤


¤


165


¥


¥


¥


¥


¥


¥


166


¦


¦


¦


¦


¦


¦


167


§


§


§


§


§


§


168


¨


¨


¨


¨


¨


¨


169


©


©


©


©


©


©


170


ª


ª


ª


ª


ª


ª


171


«


«


«


«


«


«


172


¬


¬


¬


¬


¬


¬


173


­


­


­


­


­


­


174


®


®


®


®


®


®


175


¯


¯


¯


¯


¯


¯


176


°


°


°


°


°


°


177


±


±


±


±


±


±


178


²


²


²


²


²


²


179


³


³


³


³


³


³


180


´


´


´


´


´


´


181


µ


µ


µ


µ


µ


µ


182








183


·


·


·


·


·


·


184


¸


¸


¸


¸


¸


¸


185


¹


¹


¹


¹


¹


¹


186


º


º


º


º


º


º


187


»


»


»


»


»


»


188


¼


¼


¼


¼


¼


¼


189


½


½


½


½


½


½


190


¾


¾


¾


¾


¾


¾


191


¿


¿


¿


¿


¿


¿


192


À


À


À


À


À


À


193


Á


Á


Á


Á


Á


Á


194


Â


Â


Â


Â


Â


Â


code values


Kalitha Akshar


Kalitha Akshara


Nudi Akshar


Nudi


Akshara


Nudi


B-Akshar


Nudi B-Akshara


195


Ã


Ã


Ã


Ã


Ã


Ã


196


Ä


Ä


Ä


Ä


Ä


Ä


197


Å


Å


Å


Å


Å


Å


198


Æ


Æ


Æ


Æ


Æ


Æ


199


Ç


Ç


Ç


Ç


Ç


Ç


200


È


È


È


È


È


È


201


É


É


É


É


É


É


202


Ê


Ê


Ê


Ê


Ê


Ê


203


Ë


Ë


Ë


Ë


Ë


Ë


204


Ì


Ì


Ì


Ì


Ì


Ì


205


Í


Í


Í


Í


Í


Í


206


Î


Î


Î


Î


Î


Î


207


Ï


Ï


Ï


Ï


Ï


Ï


208


Ð


Ð


Ð


Ð


Ð


Ð


209


Ñ


Ñ


Ñ


Ñ


Ñ


Ñ


210


Ò


Ò


Ò


Ò


Ò


Ò


211


Ó


Ó


Ó


Ó


Ó


Ó


212


Ô


Ô


Ô


Ô


Ô


Ô


213


Õ


Õ


Õ


Õ


Õ


Õ


214


Ö


Ö


Ö


Ö


Ö


Ö


215


×


×


×


×


×


×


216


Ø


Ø


Ø


Ø


Ø


Ø


217


Ù


Ù


Ù


Ù


Ù


Ù


218


Ú


Ú


Ú


Ú


Ú


Ú


219


Û


Û


Û


Û


Û


Û


220


Ü


Ü


Ü


Ü


Ü


Ü


221


Ý


Ý


Ý


Ý


Ý


Ý


222


Þ


Þ


Þ


Þ


Þ


Þ


223


ß


ß


ß


ß


ß


ß


224


à


à


à


à


à


à


225


á


á


á


á


á


á


226


â


â


â


â


â


â


227


ã


ã


ã


ã


ã


ã
























































































































































































































































code values


Kalitha Akshar


Kalitha Akshara


Nudi Akshar


Nudi


Akshara


Nudi


B-Akshar


Nudi B-Akshara


228


ä


ä


ä


ä


ä


ä


229


å


å


å


å


å


å


230


æ


æ


æ


æ


æ


æ


231


ç


ç


ç


ç


ç


ç


232


è


è


è


è


è


è


233


é


é


é


é


é


é


234


ê


ê


ê


ê


ê


ê


235


ë


ë


ë


ë


ë


ë


236


ì


ì


ì


ì


ì


ì


237


í


í


í


í


í


í


238


î


î


î


î


î


î


239


ï


ï


ï


ï


ï


ï


240


ð


ð


ð


ð


ð


ð


241


ñ


ñ


ñ


ñ


ñ


ñ


242


ò


ò


ò


ò


ò


ò


243


ó


ó


ó


ó


ó


ó


244


ô


ô


ô


ô


ô


ô


245


õ


õ


õ


õ


õ


õ


246


ö


ö


ö


ö


ö


ö


247


÷


÷


÷


÷


÷


÷


248


ø


ø


ø


ø


ø


ø


249


ù


ù


ù


ù


ù


ù


250


ú


ú


ú


ú


ú


ú


251


û


û


û


û


û


û


252


ü


ü


ü


ü


ü


ü


253


ý


ý


ý


ý


ý


ý


254


þ


þ


þ


þ


þ


þ


255


ÿ


ÿ


ÿ


ÿ


ÿ


ÿ


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Details on copyright owners and authors of various files being distributed by DIT/KGP.


KALITHA 1.0


Kalitha.Exe


Date : 13th Sept 2001


Legal Trademarks: Kalitha (c) Kannada Ganaka Parishat


Copyright : Copyright (C) 2001 Kannada Ganaka Parishat


Developed by : Harsha Kodnad


 


Kalitha.Dll


Date : 10th Aug 2002


 



















































































Font Name


Created Date


Font Style


Copyright


Font Vendors


Kalitha Agasthy


17th Aug 2001


PÀ£ÀßqÀ PÀ¸ÀÆÛj


123456789


(c) 2001 Kannada Ganaka Parishat,


All rights reserved.


Altsys (Macromedia)


Kalitha Agasthya


02nd Aug 2001


PÀ£ÀßqÀ PÀ¸ÀÆÛj


123456789


(c) 2001 Kannada Ganaka Parishat,


All rights reserved.


Altsys (Macromedia)


Kalitha Akshar


17th Aug 2001


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Date : 17th July 2002,


Legal Trademarks : Nudi (C) Kannada Ganaka Parishat,


Copyright : Copyright (C) 2002 Kannada Ganaka Parishat
Developed By: Harsha Kodnad, Santhosh. S


 


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____________________________________________________________________


NAME & ADDRESSES OF THE OFFICIALS CONNECTED WITH THE MESSUP OF KANNADA SOFTWARE
 
1.   Mr.A. R. Chandra Hasa Gupta
      Secretary to the Government
      Government of Karnataka
      Department of Kannada and Culture
      M. S. Building, Dr. Ambedkar Veedi
      Bangalore 560 001.
 
2.   Mr. C. S Kedar
      Secretary to the Government
      Government of Karnataka
      Department of Kannada and Culture
      M. S. Building, Dr. Ambedkar Veedi
      Bangalore 560 001.
 
3.   Mr. Vivek Kulkarni
      Secretary to the Government
      Government of Karnataka
      Department of Information Technology
      U. N. I. Building, Thimmaiah Road
      Bangalore 560 052.
 
4.   Mr. K. M. Ananda
      Under Secretary
      Government of Karnataka
      Department of Information Technology
      U. N. I. Building, Thimmaiah Road
      Bangalore 560 052.
 
5.   Dr. Ramana Reddy
      Diredtor, DIT
      Government of Karnataka
      M. S. Building, Dr. Ambedkar Veedi
      Bangalore 560 001.
 
6.   Dr. Baraguru Ramachandrappa
      Chairman
      Kannada Development Authority
      Vidhana Soudha, Dr. Ambedkar Veedi
      Bangalore 560 001.
 
7.   Shri Rajeev Chawla
      Secretary to the Government
      e-Governance Department, DPAR (AR)
      Government of Karnataka
      M. S. Building, Dr. Ambedkar Veedi
      Bangalore 560 001.
 
8.   Mr. Srinatha Sastry
      Chief Secretary
      Kannada Ganaka Parished
      Bangalore 560 019.
 
______________________________________________


Details of members of the committee constituted to standardize the necessary formats and codes to adopt uniformity in Kannada software.
 
1)   Shri A. R. Chandrahasa Gupta,                                                                Chairman
      Secretary to Govt, Kannada and Culture Department
      Bangalore
 
2)   Shri N. Basavaradhya,                                                                              Member
      President, Kannada Sahitya Parishat
      Bangalore
 
3)   Shri C. V. Srinatha Sastry,                                                                        Member
      General Secretary, Kannada Ganaka Parishat
      Bangalore
 
4)   Dr.K. Chidananda Gowda                                                                       Member
      Professor (Computer Division)
      Sri Jayachamarajendra Engineering College
      Mysore
 
5)   Sri S. A. Krishnaiah                                                                                  Member
      Chief Investigator
      Regional theatre arts study centre
      M.G.M.College, Udupi
 
6)   Dr. U. B. Pavanaja                                                                                    Member
      Computer Expert, Bangalore
 
7)   Dr. Panditharadhya                                                                                   Member
      Reader – Kannada
      Kuvempu Kannada Study Institute
      Manasagangothri, Mysore
 
8)   Prof. Basavaraja Patil                                                                                Member
      Professor, Computer Section
      Pujya Sri Saranabasappa Appa engineering College
      Gulbarga
 
9)   Dr. B. Mallikarjuna                                                                                   Member
      Educational Secretary
      Central Institute of Indian Languages
      Manasagangothri, Mysore
 
10) Sri K.C. Rama Murthy                                                                              Member
      Director
      Directorate of Kannada and Culture
      Bangalore
 
11) Sri C. Somashekar                                                                                     Member
      Secretary, Kannada Development Authority
      Bangalore                                                                                                 
 
12) Sri E. V. Ramana Reddy                                                                          Member Secretary
      Director, Department of Information Technology
      Bangalore


________________________________________


PROCEEDINGS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA



Subject : Kannada script softwares standard and Uniformity – Standard and Uniform glyphs needed for Kannada script and codes to be used for mono-lingual letter form (Mono-lingual font) in software – regarding.



Read : 1. Mahithi – The Millenium IT policy regarding Information Technology announced on 18.03.2000.
2. Letter no. ¸ÀAPÀE 238 ¹éêÀÄgï 99 (¨üÁ) Dated 22.04.2000 from Secretary to Govt, Kannada and Culture Department.
3. Govt Order No. ªÀiÁvÀAE 6 ¤Ã¸ÀA« 2000 Bangalore, Dated 19th May 2000.



Preamble:



In ‘Mahithi’ – The Millenium IT policy (Govt policy referred in sl. no.1 above) announced on 18.03.2000, it is mentioned to form a committee under the chairmanship of Secretary to Govt, Kannada and culture department for the benefit of rapid development of Kannada software and to decide the necessary steps to adopt standard and uniformity in them. Based on this, in consultation with Kannada and Culture department, for the rapid development of Kannada software and to standardize the necessary formats and codes to adopt uniformity in them, as in the Govt Order referred above in sl.no.3 a committee has been formed as detailed below:



1) Shri A. R. Chandrahasa Gupta, Chairman
Secretary to Govt, Kannada and Culture Department
Bangalore



2) Shri N. Basavaradhya, Member
President, Kannada Sahitya Parishat
Bangalore



3) Shri C. V. Srinatha Sastry, Member
General Secretary, Kannada Ganaka Parishat
Bangalore



4) Dr.K. Chidananda Gowda Member
Professor (Computer Division)
Sri Jayachamarajendra Engineering College
Mysore



5) Sri S. A. Krishnaiah Member
Chief Investigator
Regional theatre arts study centre
M.G.M.College, Udupi



6) Dr. U. B. Pavanaja Member
Computer Expert, Bangalore



7) Dr. Panditharadhya Member
Reader – Kannada
Kuvempu Kannada Study Institute
Manasagangothri, Mysore



8) Prof. Basavaraja Patil Member
Professor, Computer Section
Pujya Sri Saranabasappa Appa engineering College
Gulbarga



9) Dr. B. Mallikarjuna Member
Educational Secretary
Central Institute of Indian Languages
Manasagangothri, Mysore



10) Sri K.C. Rama Murthy Member
Director
Directorate of Kannada and Culture
Bangalore



11) Sri C. Somashekar Member
Secretary, Kannada Development Authority
Bangalore



12) Sri E. V. Ramana Reddy Member Secretary
Director, Department of Information Technology
Bangalore



This committee has been instructed to submit the necessary report to the Govt within Three months.



With this background committee has submitted its report on 21.9.2000, Govt has thoroughly examined that.



GOVT ORDER NO. ªÀiÁvÀAE 6 ¤Ã¸ÀA« 2000 BANGALORE, DATED : 1.11.2000



In the background of the details as explained in the preamble, Govt has accepted the report submitted by the committee constituted under the chairmanship of Secretary to Govt, Kannada and Culture department and the following orders issued for the implementation of the recommendations of the report.



1. Kannada software developers to use only the glyphs and American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) codes as specified in the Annexure to the G.O.



2. Software facility (utilitiy modules) has to be provided to change data stored in glyph codes to Indian Script Code for Information Interchange (ISCII) and to change data created as sequence of ISCII codes to glyph codes. Facilities to Sort and Index Kannada data through this has to be provided in the Kannada script software. Sorting of Kannada data should be as explained in the following order:
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, IÄ, J, K, L, M, N, O;
PÀ, R, UÀ, WÀ, Y; ZÀ, bÀ, d, gÀhÄ, k; m, oÀ, qÀ, qÀü, t;
vÀ, xÀ, zÀ, zÀü, £À; ¥À, ¥Àü, §, ¨Àü, ªÀÄ; AÄÀÄ, gÀ, ¾, ®, ªÀ, ±À, µÀ, ¸À, ºÀ, ¼À, ¿



3. Kannada software should have facilities to store Kannada files in HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language), RTF (Rich Text Format), TXT (Text) etc,. formats.



4. Kannada software has to provide conversion utility to convert the already existing data to new codes, where-ever required.



5. Only those Kannada software which meets all the above conditions should be included in the list of Govt approved softwares/software developers/software vendors.



6. All the Govt departments, Govt Corporations, Govt companies, Authorities, Universities, Educational Institutions, Local organizations, Aided institutions should use only certified Kannada softwares which meets all the above conditions.


 



By the order of Governor of Karanataka and on his name


 



(K.M Anand)
Under Secretary to Govt,
Department of Information Technology


 



1) All Principal secretaries/Secretaries to Govt
2) Director, Department of Information Technology
3) Director, Incharge, Keonics Organisation, Bangalore
4) Heads of all the Govt approved Kannada software development organisations.



For kind information :-



1) Chief Secretary to Govt
2) Additional Chief Secretary to Govt
3) Additional Chief Secretary to Govt and Development Commissioner
4) Secretaries of Hon Chief Minister
5) Committee Chairman and all members
Appendix to Govt Order No. ªÀiÁvÀAE 6 ¤Ã¸ÀA« 2000 Bangalore, Dated : 1.11.2000



Standard and Uniform Kannada glyphs and their defined (American Standard Code for Information Interchange(ASCII)) codes.


 


 



Code NoGlyph
32 space
33!
34″
35#
36$
37%
38&
39′
40(
41)
42*
43+
44,
47/
480
491
502
513
524
535
546
557
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568
579
58:
59;
60<
61=
62>
63?
64@
65A
66B
67C
68D
69E
70F
71G
72H
73I
74J
75K
76L
Code NoGlyph
77M
78N
79O
80P
81Q
82R
83S
84T
85U
86V
87W
88X
89Y
90Z
91[
92\
93]
94^
95_
96`
97a
Code NoGlyph
98b
99c
100d
101e
102f
103g
104h
105i
106j
107k
108l
109 m
110n
111o
112p
113q
114r
115s
116t
117u
118v
119w
120x
121y
Code NoGlyph
122z
123{
124|
125}
126~
127**
128**
129**
130**
131**
132**
133**
134**
135**
136**
137**
138**
139**
140**
141**
142**
143**
144**
145**
Code NoGlyph
146**
147**
148**
149**
150**
151**
152**
153**
154**
155**
156**
157**
158**
159**
160**
161**
162¢
163£
164¤
165¥
166¦
167§
168¨
169©
Code NoGlyph
170ª
171«
172¬
173**
174®
175¯
176°
177±
178²
179**
180**
181µ
182¶
183**
184¸
185¹
186º
187»
188¼
189½
190¾
191¿
192À
193Á
Code NoGlyph
194Â
195Ã
196Ä
197Å
198Æ
199Ç
200È
201É
202Ê
203Ë
204Ì
205Í
206Î
207Ï
208Ð
209Ñ
210Ò
211Ó
212Ô
213Õ
214Ö
215×
216Ø
217Ù
Code NoGlyph
218Ú
219Û
220Ü
221Ý
222Þ
223ß
224à
225á
226â
227ã
228ä
229å
230æ
231ç
232è
233é
234ê
235ë
236ì
237í
238î
239ï
240ð
241ñ
Code NoGlyph
242ò
243ó
244ô
245õ
246small white space
Code NoGlyph
247big white space
248Ìç
249Öç
250Ûç
251àç
Code NoGlyph
252ìç
253


254***
255***


 


 


** Unused Codes
*** Reserved Codes


 



(K.M Anand)
Under Secretary to Govt,
Department of Information Technology


 


 



GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA
No. ¸ÀAPÀE 70  PÁ 99
Karnataka Government Secretariate
MS Building
Bangalore, Date : 4-2-99
NOTIFICATION



Subject : Appointing Kannada Ganaka Parishat as the certifying organization to certify the Kannada software packages Govt departments intend purchase as containing the minimum required features – regarding.



Reference : 1) Instructions under rule 1994 of Kannada Development Authority.
2) Govt Circular No. ¸ÀAPÀE 1 PÉMJ¯ï 97, dated 1-2-97.
3) Govt Circular No. ¸ÀAPÀE 41 PÉMJ¯ï 98, dated 19-11-98.
4) Letter No fE¹:nJ¦:385:97-98 dated 18-6-98 from Director, Karnataka Government Computer Centre.
5) Decisions taken in the conference meeting held on 24-9-98 conducted by Chairman, Kannada Development Authority.
6) Decision taken by the Government High level Technical Adivisory Committee on 13-10-98.
7) Letter Serial No ¸ÀUÀPÉÃ:J¸ï¦:-1:003:1486: dated 1-2-99 from Director, Karnataka Government Computer Centre and Memorandum dated 2-2-99.



–:–
As per the instructions under rule 1994, chapter 3, topic 15D of Kannada Development Athority, Decisions taken in the conference meeting held on 24-9-98 conducted by Chairman, Kannada Development Authority and Decision taken by the Government Technical Adivisory Committee on 13-10-98, to certify the Kannada software packages Govt departments intend to purchase has the minimum feature as per the appendix of recommendation of Technical Advisory Committee (as suggested in the letter dated 18-6-98 from director of Karnataka Government Computer Centre), Kannada Ganaka Parishat, Bangalore has been ordered as the certifying agency and it is intimated that software developers have to take note that Govt departments would purchase only the software certified by Kannada Ganaka Parishat, Bangalore.


 



(A. R. Chnadrahasa Gupta)
Secretary to Government
Kannada and Culture Department



To:



Editor, Karnataka Gazette, Bangalore – for publication



Copies :



1) Chairman, Kannada Development Authority, Bangalore
2) General Secretary, Kannada Ganaka Parishat
3) All Chief Secretaries to Govt : Secertaries
4) Heads of all Department
5) Software Vendors
6) Director, Karnataka Government Computer Centre, Bangalore
7) Safe File – Excess copies.
___________________________________________________________


 

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