The department of electronics (DOE) has launched software packages for Indian languages free on the Internet as part of a national initiative to promote information technology in Indian languages. Inter-net users can now freely download two specific software packages -- ALP-Personal and Leap-lite word processors for major Indian languages -- from the Website of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) based in Pune. The ALP-Personal in Disk Operating System (DOS)-based, while the Leap-lite operates on various versions of the Windows operating system. These two software packages are among several others developed by C-DAC to popularise computer-usage in Indian languages ( PTI Science Service , Vol 17, No 4).
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