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"When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others" - Chinese proverb

Please note: Wherever the name 'Azhagi' appears below, it refers to all the freewares of - Azhagi+ (, Azhagi Android App ( and classic Azhagi (oper.html).

If at all your time/interest/mood/situation permits, kindly choose to do, on a voluntary basis, one or more of all that I have listed below, plus every other extra possible act you can think of, for creating awareness for all the softwares which help one for Tamil/Indian/World language computing. I have provided a list of very many useful Indic softwares at In my past 18 years' experience (since 1999, as author of 'Azhagi' software), I have seen that 1000s and 1000s are not yet aware of 'language softwares and tools', though they are very much in need of the same for societally beneficial activities. Hence, your endeavour (in a totally non-obligatory manner) in spreading the news of Azhagi, Azhagi+ and all softwares of their kind would immensely benefit the global society.

[ Note: Some people do not take time to realise the extent and depth to which language softwares benefit them and the society. Many who are not using language softwares are still reaping the benefits of language softwares in an extremely large manner but remaining completely unaware of the same. For them to realise the same, I request them to take time to reflect very deeply upon the umpteen walks of life in which language softwares are used in providing content in one's local language (Tamil, Hindi, etc.) resulting in immense benefit to the society -- right from the newspapers read in the morning, to the divine slokas recited, to the devotional songs heard, to the spiritual stories read in whatsapp, to the inspiring quotes read in facebook, to the spirited poems of poet Bharathi or others read in blogs, to the emboldening film songs read in web sites, to the motivational books published, to the huge translation works done, to the college project works done, to the doctoral theses written, to the variety of reading manuals readied in a variety of organisations, to the various documents/agreements/deeds typed in dtp centers, to the case files prepared in courts, to the status reports generated in police stations, to the umpteen RTI applications drafted, to the awareness notices circulated, to the school educational books printed, to the banners put up in temples/institutions/exhibitions, to the spiritual serials seen, to the divine works published, and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on.

Hence, my very humble request is for my brothers/sisters to kindly consider doing their 'little part' in spreading the news of language softwares (any beneficial inventions/innovations, for that matter) also. In relation to my above request, I just share hereunder one (just one) out of the 100s of messages I receive from users, highlighting how language softwares benefit the society immensely:
Thanks for all you have done to the society. Because of Azhagi, we are now at ease in communicating with farmers. It helped us a lot to transfer technical knowledge in English to Tamil with ease. Your work is commendable as we see more farmers understand and move closer towards technology if it is communicated in their language.
- Jeypee Farm

So, as you can see, even in the food you eat - every day of your life, language softwares play a crucial part. Actually, in this world and universe, everything is interconnected. One cannot ignore one beneficial thing for the other. Is it not? So, at least now, especially if you are already an user of Azhagi (that too for years together), if at all possible, if you wish to, then kindly choose to do, on a voluntary basis, one or more of all that I have listed below, plus every other extra possible act you can think of, for creating awareness for all the softwares (esp. the freeware)which help one for Tamil/Indian/World language computing. Please note well that even now I am not telling that "you should". I am only saying "if at all possible", "if you wish to". :) Hope you got that right. For all that you have done in this regard already, thanks a lot. Hoping for more though, considering the vastitude of benefit to the society.

  1. Kindly spread the news of Azhagi to as many as possible, in whatever ways (email, phone, blog, facebook, tweet, website, group, etc.) you can, and request them to do the same.

  2. Give a link to from your blog or suggest to the authors of blogs you regularly visit to do the same.

  3. Give a link to from your facebook page and suggest the same to others who have facebook accounts.

  4. In conferences and exhibitions related to Tamil and Indian language softwares, arrange to show a detailed demo of Azhagi and Azhagi+ to the visitors.

  5. If you are a press/tv reporter, have a report/mention/demo on 'Azhagi' in your newspaper/magazine/channel. For collecting info on Azhagi, please see the section marked as 'writeups' below.

  6. If you are someone writing proverbs, poems, short pieces of information, etc. in the notice boards of public parks, then kindly consider having a permanent mention* of in some prominent portion of the board.
    (*) For e.g., a statement like " - 100% free multilingual transliteration software".

  7. Tweet the article here (as it appeared in 'The Hindu' on Feb 21, 2013) on Azhagi/Azhagi+. To do the same, you can avail the 'SHARE' link at the top of the article.

  8. Give a link to as an auto-signature in your emails as some well-wishers of azhagi already do.

  9. Give a link to from your website (please see for a sample).

  10. Give a link to from your online group or suggest to the owners/moderators of groups you regularly visit to do the same.

  11. Have explanatory articles or demos on Azhagi in your own website or suggest to the editors of websites you regularly visit to do the same.

  12. Have a write-up in your company/college/school/web magazine on 'Azhagi'. For collecting info on Azhagi, please see the section marked as 'writeups' at the bottom.

  13. Spread the news of to as many as possible in as many ways possible (for e.g., in a book you intend to publish). The 'indic.html' page contains a list of almost all the softwares and online tools which help one for Tamil/Indian language computing and it will be of immense help to the users.

  14. A write-up on a specific useful feature of Azhagi in an online group or blog will do a great deal of good to the users. For e.g. please see this write-up on Azhagi's Auto-transliteration feature by Mr.Anthony at

  15. Have a write-up on 'Azhagi' in your website, blog, group, etc. For collecting info on 'Azhagi', please see the section marked as 'writeups' at the bottom.

  16. Write* an article in Wikipedia highlighting the various unique/useful features of Azhagi+ and/or Azhagi. Mention the links '' and '' in all appropriate wikipedia pages/articles. For e.g., in articles where Indian language softwares are mentioned or talked about.

    (*) This was accomplished by Mr.Dineshkumar in 2012, about whom I have written in ack.html.

  17. Write to me at - your comments, compliments, criticisms, suggestions, bug reports, etc.

  18. Get to know the history of Azhagi (Innovative, despite odds - a related story in The Hindu) if not known yet. You may also read one of my personal interviews, if not read yet.

  19. Forward a message you receive on Azhagi in any of the online groups you are member of, to as many as possible, so that many more get to benefit. The aforementioned message talks about Reverse transliteration feature of Azhagi and hence it will be of great help to the members of the various online groups to whom you can forward this message.

  20. Get to understand the naturalness of Azhagi's transliteration scheme (which helps one to transliterate easily and flexibly) and also Azhagi's other powerful and unique tools like SAT Transliteration, Auto Transliteration, Reverse Transliteration, Dual Screen Transliteration, etc - which are of immense benefit to the society - and kindly spread the news of the same to as many as possible, in whatever ways you can.

  21. One can effect easy transliteration in Hindi (Sanskrit, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi, Oriya, Gujarati, etc.) too. The full features list of Azhagi+ (AzhagiPlus) can be viewed here. The full features list of Azhagi can be viewed here. Step-by-step instructions on how to operate Azhagi+ and Azhagi can be read here and here respectively. Kindly spread the news of the aforementioned too, to as many as possible.

. Features of Azhagi Android App
. Features of Azhagi+ (AzhagiPlus)
. Features of Classic Azhagi
.Easy transliteration with Azhagi
. They all use Azhagi
. User Testimonials
. Media Reviews
. You can contribute
. Azhagi's Facebook Group (Azhagi's online support group)
. Azhagi's Facebook Page
. Azhagi's Google Group
. Azhagi's Yahoo! Group

NOTE: For those of you who mail/phone me affectionately, conveying your deep wish to contribute to me monetarily and/or help me personally in any other way, please see contribute.html.