GIST Transliteration on Mobile
In today's mobile era, in India, number of the messages in Hindi transliterated in English or Hinglish language easily outnumber the messages either of languages put together. However very often it is difficult if not impossible to understand the text, especially words like TOH or MANN. To solve this issue and bring a peace of mind solution for mobile users, GistMobile has been created. Using state of art technology as well as the best heuristic algorithms, Gist Mobile has the lowest KSPC (Key Stroked per Character) and with minimal key presses, you can get the word typed in English and, with a single key press, get it transliterated in Hindi.
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With the changing Information
Technology scenario, the computing devices have undergone
appreciable changes in terms of processing power, size,
power requirement, and so on.
With the advent of
e-commerce, m-commerce & WAP technology the focus
is shifting towards embedded systems / solutions. The
Desktop revolution seems to have given way to an era
of handheld, wearable devices.
In line with its mission
objectives of proliferating Indian languages to the
masses and being a forerunner in language technology, C-DAC GIST
has ventured into this area of embedded systems design,
development & to provide solutions, merging together
Under this activity
C-DAC GIST offers technologies & solutions for various platforms.
Some of the highly successful projects under these embedded
Indian language engines into cellular phones
A patented solution
to enable mobile phones with Indian languages has been
developed at the GIST labs.
This language engine
makes it possible to use Indian languages on mobile
phones. It allows the user to send Short Messaging Service
(SMS) and e-mail as well . The input mechanism is available
both in predictive & non-predictive forms. This
mechanism is very efficient and easy to learn. The versatility
of the solution lies in the fact that the Indian languages
can be input through the limited keys available on the
mobile handset. Based on the phonetic structure of Indian
languages, the solution assigns various vargas, matras
to each key, guiding the user to the next key, thus
eliminating the need to memorize the exact location
of characters on the key pad. The key layout of characters
is maintained for all the Indian languages to allow
for a smoother transition from one Indian language to
The user interface
and the menu can be configured to the desired Indian
The language engine,
inclusive of fonts for 10 Indian languages requires
close to 250 KB of memory. This facilitates mobile handset
manufacturers to pack in more features and functions
along with Indian language support.
The data storage follows
the ISCII standard, due to its compactness, and also
because it occupies half the space as compared to the
Unicode data. However, when it comes to communicating
to the outside world, it adheres to the international
standards such as UTF-8, Unicode and so on.
Companies like Samsung,
Motorola, Sony Ericsson have tied up with C-DAC GIST
for this revolutionary technology to cater to their
various requirements. Samsung's CDMA based and Indian
languages enabled mobile handsets with GIST technology
is already available in the market. Other companies
are also poised to follow suit in launching their own
models of Indian languages enabled mobile handsets in
the coming days using the GIST technology.
Easy text input mechanism
enables the use of communication services such as SMS
(Short Messaging Service), wireless Internet access/e-mail
on a mobile phone a reality.
The software for the
same can be fit into the mobile handsets / PDA, so that
the Indian language text input becomes easy & a
language engines in Dot/Line Matrix printers
Indian languages are
printed in Graphics mode through regular Dot / Line
matrix printers. This is very slow and a bottleneck
for bulk printing applications. To overcome this limitation,
an Indian language engine inclusive of composition logic
and specially designed fonts have been developed and
embedded in certain printers. This has resulted in Indian
language printing at a print speed equal to that of
for Indian languages
A hand held device
for people traveling to India and within India. It has
instant translation of fixed messages with voice &
display output, making it easy to communicate.
- Supports Indian languages
along with English.
- Hundreds of messages in each category
such as Travel, Shop, Social, and so on.
- Instant switching from one language
- Searchable language dictionaries.
- Voice output for messages of various
- Enhancement possible to add
features like address book, calendar, calculator,
and so on.
- Based on a 16 bit processor
- LCD Graphics display
- 64 keys keyboard with facility
to input Indian language(s)
- ADPCM for speech output.
- 2 -4 MB of memory for messages,
dictionaries, speech, and so on
language Point of Sale systems - iPOS
iPOS (Indian Language
Point of Sale) - Indian language enabled Display system
can be used as a console display for bilingual - alphanumeric
information that is easily readable in ambient light.
It is ideal for point-of-sale terminals, and a wide
range of business and industrial equipment.
- Large character font easily readable
even in direct sun light.
- Standalone display.
- Readable from a distance of one
- Ergonomic design.
- Adjustable viewing angle
- Adjustable vertical height
- Backlight green background with
black pixels LCD
- UNICODE support.
- RS-232C data interface - 9 pin D
type female connector
- Power on self-test message.
- 64 or 128 x 240 pixel resolution
- 2 lines Indian Language display
for resolution of 64 x 240 LCD.
- 4 lines Indian Language display
for resolution of 128 x 240 LCD.
- Alphanumeric display with bi-lingual
support ( Hindi & English)
- Display Area : 110mm x 60 mm for
4 lines display
- 32 pixel height character display
for Hindi strings.
- Matching English characters.
- Approx. 14 characters of Hindi language
- Static display.
enabled GPS/GSM based display systems.
The proposed unit provides
a dynamic bright display inside the railway coach with
the name of the station the train is heading to. The
station name as entered in the database of the unit
will be displayed as the train moves towards the station.
The database is supplied by the Railway authority.
The unit uses the GPS
(Global Positioning System) satellites to find out the
exact location of the train dynamically with the help
of a GPS receiver situated in a box. From the database
the nearest approaching station (by the co-ordinates)
name is picked and displayed. This display remains till
the train leaves that station and heads towards the
Other display modes
like move-in, move-out, scroll up and down and so on.
- Regional language support
- Other textual and image display
- Two or more line display
- Display of next 2 or more
The above technology
can be customized to suit different operating environments
such as pre-paid taxi services, fleet management, and
Predictive writing in Indian languages:
This is a mechanism
to input text in Indian languages, using the limited
set of keys, available on portable devices such as Mobile
phones. It enables the use of communication services
such as SMS (short messaging service), wireless Internet
access/e-mail on hand held devices in Indian Languages.
Herein the user need not type the full word through
the key pad, instead the built-in intelligence mechanism
will predict the word. The predictive writing mechanism
is backed up by domain specific dictionaries, language
rules, and so on. The built-in software is able to analyze
the messages / words frequently typed by the users and
put them on the priority list, to achieve a greater
level of prediction. It also offers a facility to update
the personal dictionary.
- Useful for Desktops with full blown
- Mobile devices, Laptops, and so
- SMS enabled cell phone, WAP enabled
Cell Phone, and so on
- Information kiosks to search for
- Required to input address / phone
- Short Message Service
- Accessing information regarding
reservations, stock market, bank accounts, shares,
and so on
- E-mail text messages from a phone
- Participate in instant messaging