libvarnam is a cross platform, self learning, open source library which support transliteration and reverse transliteration for Indian languages. At the core is a C shared library providing algorithms and patterns for transliteration.
libvarnam has a simple learning module built-in which can learn words to improve the transliteration experience.
wget http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/varnamproject/libvarnam/source/libvarnam-$VERSION.tar.gz tar -xvf libvarnam-$VERSION.tar.gz cd libvarnam-$VERSION cmake . && make sudo make install
This will install
libvarnam shared libraries and
varnamc command line utility.
varnamc can be used to quickly try out varnam.
Installation on Windows
In Windows, you can compile
libvarnam using Visual Studio. Use the following
cmake command to generate the project files.
cmake -DBUILD_TESTS=false -DBUILD_VST=false -DRUN_TESTS=false .
Usage: varnamc -s lang_code -t word
varnamc -s ml -t varnam വർണം വർണമേറിയത്
Usage: varnamc -s lang_code -r word
varnamc -s ml -r വർണം varnam
libvarnam is a learning system. It works better with a word corpus. You can obtain the word corpus and make varnam learn all the words. This will enable
libvarnam to provide intelligent suggestions.
Here is an example of loading Malayalam word corpus:
mkdir words cd words wget http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/varnamproject/words/ml/ml.tar.gz tar -xvf ml.tar.gz varnamc -s ml --learn-from .
This will take some time depends on how much words you are loading.
If you just wanted to use varnam for input, you have the following options
If you are a programmer, you will be interested in
libvarnam. You can use it to provide indian language support in your applications.
libvarnam can be used from different programming languages.
Mozilla Public License
Copyright (c) 2016 Navaneeth.K.N
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