Govt launches free software for editing text on scanned images.

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The IT ministry today launched a desktop software e-Aksharayan to enable editing of text printed on scanned documents and it can be downloaded for free from its website.
“e-Aksharayan is a desktop software for converting scanned printed Indian language documents into a fully editable text format in Unicode encoding. The software supports editing in seven Indian languages – Hindi, Bangla, Malayalam, Gurmukhi, Tamil, Kannada & Assamese.
Speaking at the launch of software in New Delhi today Electronics and IT Secretary Ajay Prakash Sawhney said there exist some gap in Internet accessibility and 90 per cent of the gap is due to non-availability of content in Indian languages.

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