I’m writing this article to introduce an interesting new tool – SreeVidya.
What is SreeVidya ?
SreeVidya is a software tool originally written to transliterate Sanskrit to different regional scripts of India. Besides this, the tool can also be used to read an Indian language in any other regional language.
This will mean a lot to you if you are a bilingual citizen of the country; as in if you knew both Bengali and Kannada, and is a native of Bengal, you can now read Kannada blogs, News articles, movie reviews etc in Bengali script. Similarly as a Tamil guy, if you also understand Malayalam, you can read Malayalam websites in Tamil.
It so turns out that all Indian languages are based on the same sound structures used by Sanskrit. And SreeVidya takes advantage of exactly that. Under the hood it understands the sounds of written words, and uses this information to recreate words of target script.
SreeVidya’s original use was to cater the growing need of Sanskrit enthusiasts in the country to remove the overhead of learning Devanagari for starting to learn Sanskrit.
Install SreeVidya on Firefox –
To install SreeVidya on Firefox browser, the following steps will do –
- From Firefox browser, open https://addons.mozilla.org/
- In the search box in the top right corner, type SreeVidya.
- Click on the SreeVidya search result displayed in the drop down.
- When the SreeVidya addon page is loaded, click “Add to Firefox” button.
- In the subsequent popup, click “Install” button.
- Done ! You will now have SreeVidya icon on the top right corner of Firefox which is the handle to your Indian language transliteration.
Install SreeVidya on Chrome-
To install SreeVidya on Chrome browser, the following steps will do –
- From Chrome browser, open the page https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sreevidya/bmpkeaablodlfaofkfjpechdjjbhopim
- Click the button “ADD TO CHROME” in this page.
- In the subsequent popup, click “Add extension”.
- Done ! You can now change the script of Samskritham (or other Indian language blogs) using the plugin icon that appears in the right top corner of the Chrome window.
Some of the portals you can now read in your own native script using SreeVidya –
- Sankrit Wikipedia : https://sa.wikipedia.org/
- Sanskrit News : http://mpinfo.org/news/sanskritnews.aspx
You can find details here – http://sreevidya.codemarvels.com/
Kj [/.] Sreekumar programs computers as a hobby and profession. Into programming from his school days, Sree uses Codemarvels to key in facts and fixes he finds interesting while working on different projects. Some of the articles here give away a few shades of his philosophical leanings too.