OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION FOR SINHALA

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for printed Sinhala documents based upon tesseract 3.01 trained by Software Development Unit of University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC). The process of OCR is divided into 2 stages; input and processing (handled by Tesseract OCR engine) and post processing Engine which was developed at UCSC. Please note, Files loaded…

RESEARCH IN SINHALA NUMERALS

Sinhala numerals were used in the Kandyan convention signed between Kandyan chieftains and the British governor in 1815. Fruition of extensive research initiated by ICTA entitled "Numerations in the Sinhala Language" authored by Harsha Wijayawardhana, Head Software Development Unit, School of Computing, University of Colombo and edited by  Aruni Goonetilleke Programme Manager- Information Infrastructure, ICTA,…

UNICODE COMPATIBLE FONTS FOR SINHALA AND TAMIL

One of the major impediments to the development and use of the Internet in Sri Lanka, especially into rural areas, is the lack of local language content. The availability of a high quality, free, and standards-conformant Sinhala and Tamil font would enable content providers to create local language content Fonts.LK website caters to the development…

KOTHMALE INTERNET COMMUNITY RADIO PROJECT

  This project was funded by UNESCO and became the very first multipurpose Telecentre in the world in 1999. Internet was provided through a line of sight using micro wave. The total capacity of the connectivity at the time had been 2Mbps.  The Kothmale Internet Community Radio Project in Sri Lanka demonstrates that this a…

VIRTUAL VILLAGE PROJECT

Virtual Village is a village, which has a wireless corridor (WI-FI) and is on the Internet. Residents of Virtual Village are inter-connected to the rest of the world through Internet Visit the Virtual Village Website & get more information about the project & project activities (Website : www.v-village.lk) regarding this project. This project is funded…