Create document in your own language: Microsoft Phonetic Tool

Saturday, December 30, 2006

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The recent development from Microsoft stable and devoted to Indian users is the “Microsoft Phonetic Tool”. This tool as the name suggests is intended for users to input text in 13 Indian languages e.g Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Sanskrit, Assamese, Oriya and Konkani using a standard QWERTY keyboard. And the best part is that you can type it in English in the way it sounds in the native language. For example if you wish to type मुज्हे हिन्दि मे लिखना हे then you can just type (mujhe hindhi me likhanaa he) and it will appear in Hindi.

Uses and Feature of the Phonetic Input Tool:
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1. Useful for bilingual users who use English keyboard and wish to write letter or document in their native language.


2. As the tool uses phonetic schemes for transliterating the text the scheme of writing is included in the help file of the tool which will faciliate for each writing.


3. Reverse Transileteration feature converts the transliterated text back into phonetics. Also helps in converting characters from one language to another.

Example and How to:

Lets take that I wrote हिन्दि and I would like to convert this Hindi into Bengali font i.e হিন্দি then this can be done using the tool by following steps:

On the Word document select the text you would like to convert in this case select हिन्दि and click on Convert Selection, from the menu, select Convert from Hindi to Bengali…in this way you can convert it from one language to another.

4. Currently the Phonetic Input tool support the following languages:
Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujrati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Sanskrit and Konkani.

5. Users can use Hotmail and other messaging services to send emails in their choice of Indian languages after changing the Encoding of the pages to Unicode (UTF-8) in their choice of web browser.

6. It is compatible with Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Higher version of Operating System.

7. Microsoft Word is working fine to create your document in your own language using this tool , but hotmail is not properly supporting the feature.

8. The included Help file with this tool is very concise and has all the required help available.

So now click here or the following text to start downloading the tool and install it and have fun writing e-mails and create documents in your own language:


Another Cool Christmas Tree

Thursday, December 21, 2006

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Christmas Goodies Only for you...

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Hi friends this is the holiday season and everybody must be lookin for some or other kind of utilities and tool to color their web pages to represent the mood. So here I am with a couple of utilities:

Christmas Tree:
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Click Here to get this from pYzam.com!

Christmas Decoration light:
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Click Here to get this from pYzam.com!

Santa Claus snow globe:
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Click Here to get a Snow Globe from pYzam.com!

National Champion for 7 Wonders of the World

Sunday, December 17, 2006

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Some dayz back I wrote about the New 7 Wonders of the World Campaign. The official announcement of the new 7 Wonders of the World declaration is going to be held in in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal on Saturday, July 7, 2007 that is 07.07.07. A date which symbolizes the event.
Now at the moment of writing this post there is exactly 202 days and 14 hours remaining to cast your vote for your favorite monument to make it into the new 7 wonders of the World.

The best thing is that I have been choosen as a National Champion for the campaign from India. So now it is my responsibility to drive more and more votes for the campaign. And here you play an important role for me. Please visit the new 7 Wonders web site and cast your vote now to make your favorite monument into the new 7 Wonders. You can vote here
While registering for vote please do not forget to put my Ambassador Code: 777145.

Below is a list of ancient 7 Wonders of the World:

The Temple of Artemis
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Colossus of Rhodes
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
The Lighthouse at Alexandria
The Pyramids at Giza
The Statue of Zeus

And the candidates for the new 7 Wonders of the World consists of the following:

The Acropolis
Alhambra
Angkor
Chichen Itzá
Christ Redeemer
The Colosseum
Easter Island
Eiffel Tower
Great Wall of China
Hagia Sophia
Kiyomizu Temple
Kremlin
Machu Picchu
Neuschwanstein Castle
Petra
Pyramids of Giza
Statue of Liberty
Stonehenge
Sydney Opera House
Taj Mahal
Timbuktu

Now as you know which are the candidates, please choose your favorite and make it into the new 7 Wonders of the World. Please click below to vote:

Ambassador Code: 777145

Vote for new 7 Wonders

For more information you can mail me at:
ajaykumarmeher@gmail.com
admin@techiezone.in

BollyWood Nite at Bangalore Habba

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

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Like every sun day I was watching TV and Silu called me n told tht he has passes for Bollywood night happening at Palace Ground. As I was feeling bored I wanted to go some where for hangout and nothing is better than this Bollywood night to pass the Sunday evening.

Model Showcasing Peter England Winter collection


When we reached Palace Ground the program has started and the first round of program which was a regional event was so boringg...After tht the real fun began at 7:30 Pm which includes Fashion show by Mr Prsasad Bidappa and Mr Hemant Trivedi, Then Arjun Rampal walking on the Ramp, A dance show by gorgeous Bombshell Malaika Arora and performance by Kailash Kher (Tuta Tuta Ek parinda fame).

I really enjoyed the program as this was the first time I had been to such an event. I was always thinking of getting bored in such place but I was wrong. This kinda events are actually fun and enjoying.

Links to more photos can be found at my online Album:
http://www.techiezone.in/gallery/index.php?fpp=10&did=0

Xdrive: Your personal harddrive on the Internet from AOL

Sunday, December 10, 2006

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This post is the second in a the series of AOL goodies. With variety of work and business people are just not static these days. They are in a constant go moving across the world. So the primary concern is to access their data wherever they go and many player in the market has eveolved who offers online storage as a free subscription as well as paid subscription. But it is not possible to trust every Tom, Dick and Harry you see. Like wise you can not trust every online storage provider. Many of them are very small players so there is a chance that they may vanished some times with all of your important data. So your data becomes no more secure.


AOL has come up to serve this need by acquiring Xdrive last year and has started offering free online storage of 5 GB to the masses. Any body with an AOL screen name can sign up for a 5 GB Xdrive and can have all the benefits of Xdrive as a free user. If you need Xdrive for your business or need extra amount of storage then you have the option to sign up for a paid account at $9.95 a month with 50GB space which is worth the amount they are charging. You can even sign up for the yearly payment plan, and you'll pay $99.50 (2 months free).


Features in a nutshell:

1. Massive 5GB online storage your personal hard drive on the Internet which is equivalent to around 1000 music files and 5000 digital photos.
2. You can share files and assign appropriate rights for the files.
3. Stream your favorite songs or an entire playlist from your Xdrive account directly to your web connected PC or SmartPhone

4. Files can be accessed Securely from any web-connected PC or PDA.

5. Xdrive desktop: a program which can be installed on your computer and accessed from Windows Explorer and appear like any other disk drive on your computer.

Important links:


Visit the following link for more information on Xdrive

http://www.xdrive.com/homepage.jsp

To download Xdrive desktop, visit this link

http://xdrive.com/downloads/index_dl_xdrive.jsp

Read FAQ on Xdrive Desktop.

So why are you waiting sign up now for Xdrive and access your files where ever you move.