How to learn or teach Odia ?
dhwani-Unicode, write Odia using English letters.
ITRANS and Unicode Links
How to read and write Odia (Oriya) using Unicode fonts in your computer?

learning oDiA

Learing oDiA is not difficult at all. We, who are away from OdishA, just don't know how to teach and what to teach. That's OK. The first step is to try to talk to our kids in oDiA and insist that they speak this language. I bet that will help a lot. Kids spend a lot of time in school and with friends speaking English and other languages. So the home is the best place to practice speaking.

Here are the PROBLEMS we face in teaching oDiA. If the above are your problems, we have some very good solutions for you.

Here are our SOLUTIONS especially designed for you: Remember to talk to your kids in oDiA at home and insist on their speaking this language.

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oDiA Software: dhwanI Unicode


We have 3 softwares for different versions of MS Windows Operating Systems. We encourage our users to use "dhwanI Unicode" for windows XP and above.

dhwanI Unicode: (Preferred for windows XP (SP2), 2003 and above.)

This is probably the First Unicode Translitorator for Oriya (oDiA) Language. The current version is 1.3. If you have the old versions, upgrade to the newer 1.3 version. Download dhwanI Unicode Version 1.3 here. If you are upgrading from an older version, here are the instructions.

System Requirements:

Again, we encourage our users to use "dhwanI Unicode" for users having Windows XP (SP2), 2003 and up. This is because the future softwares will support unicode characters only. Users having our old "dhwanI", can use the same ITRANS text file for the same output.

We provide software for writing oDiA in transliteration (ITRANS). Imagine when you write 'jagannAth' in Roman letters, you'll get the trans-li-te-ra-ted word in ODiA. Our 'dhwanI Unicode Version 1.3' software makes it possible. Here are few of the most exciting features.

dhwanI Unicode

Download dhwanI Unicode Version 1.3 here.

Trobuleshooting:-

Q1. I can not see the "Juktakhyara(s)". All letters are separated by "halant" Q2. What are the reinstall instructions? I have a older version, How do I upgrade? ^ TOP

oDiA Software: dhwanI Classic (For windows 95, 98 and above.)

dhwanI:

We provide software for writing oDiA in transliteration (ITRANS). Imagine when you write 'jagannAth' in Roman letters, you'll get the trans-li-te-ra-ted word in ODiA. Our 'Dhwani' software makes it possible. We are developing a MSOffice patch for this software, and it is in the final stage of its development.

Using the ITRANS encoding, you can get Sanskrit slokas as well as old Hindi movie songs in Roman script. Use 'Dhwani' software and write them in Odia!

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oDiA Software: Odiphon

Odiphon:

Odiphon is a great piece of software developed by Debu (Debashish Rath). This is very useful software for handling big documents. If you know oDiA and want to write stories, novels etc, this is for you. Debu's hypermart web page is no longer available in the Internet. So we host his software here. We hope he won't mind. If Debu is reading this, please contact us. We are a big fans of his software. Keep up the good work Debu! (If anybody have contacts with Debasish Rath, please let us know his contact data.)



Download Debu's Odiphon

One last thought:

We hope you find these materials to your liking. You are free to use this design for any purpose you wish — personal, commercial or otherwise — without any obligation. If you publish anyting based upon our material and template, please e-mail us [odiaorg@gmail.com].