World Today by Binay Srivastava

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on October 27, 2007

Book Review:


Author: Barun Kumar Sahu

Published by: Unicorn Books, an imprint of Pustak Mahal (


The book Make Computers Speak Your Language written by

Barun Kumar Sahu, is eminently useful in helping the reader in working in his/ her preferred language.

A technical subject has been written in a completely non-technical manner.

The book explains how to compute in Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Talugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Oriya, Assamese, Kashmiri, Urdu, besides European, and Arabic-script based languages…

Or any of the European languages.

In fact, this is the first book ever to emphasize use of local language in computers anywhere in the world.

The book starts with the popular way of using computer, then goes step-by step to explain how to write text and data in a chosen language. Explanations have been given in a simple manner. There are plenty of illustrations in the form of screenshots.

Apart from Microsoft Windows, detailed guidelines have also been provided to setup the computer to work in Microsoft Office, Open Office and Linux environments etc.


Salient features:


  • Step-by-step approach to write text and data in a chosen language
  • Plenty of screen shots
  • Instructions require no technical knowledge
  • No need to buy any software

Following this book you can:

  • Search Internet in your language
  • Read any text in your language
  • Write email in any your preferred language
  • Do machine-aided translation


Though usually comfortable with English language, surely, many of us want to use computers in our language, may be even out of curiosity.

In fact, if you are working in a non-English speaking environment anywhere in the world, and want to work on computers-this book is a must.


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