SILGraphite (formerly OpenGraphite) is a project within SIL's Non-Roman Script Initiative and Language Software Development groups to provide extensible cross-platform rendering capabilities for complex non-Roman writing systems. It consists of a rule-based programming language, Graphite Description Language (GDL), that can be used to describe the behavior of a writing system, a compiler for that language, and a rendering engine that can serve as the backend of a text processing application. SILGraphite renders TrueType fonts that have been extended by means of compiling a GDL program. It is currently being integrated into Gecko/Mozilla through the SILA project, a GNU/Linux port is also underway, and there are plans for OpenOffice.org and Abiword integration.
Sikher is a desktop program designed to archive, search, and display the Sikh scriptures using advanced functions. It allows the common person to understand and read the messages contained in the Sikh scriptures through translations and transliterations in different languages, thereby breaking the language and geographical barrier between Gurbani (Sikh Scriptures) and the world. Sikher is a robust, future proof, and cross-platform application which may be used by developers to create similar internationalized and localized search applications.
uni2ascii and ascii2uni provide conversion in both directions between UTF-8 Unicode and more than thirty 7-bit ASCII equivalents, including RFC 2396 URI format and RFC 2045 Quoted Printable format, the representations used in HTML, SGML, XML, OOXML, the Unicode standard, Rich Text Format, POSIX portable charmaps, POSIX locale specifications, and Apache log files. It can also convert between the escapes used for Unicode in languages such as Ada, C, Common Lisp, Java, Pascal, Perl, Postscript, Python, Scheme, and Tcl.
Xlit converts text from one writing system into another. It allows the user to define a transliteration simply by typing the input strings in one window and the strings to which they are to be mapped in another. Transliteration may be restricted to regions bounded by specified delimiters or their complements. Transliteration may also be performed by external commands or plugins. Xlit can also convert one type of delimiter to another, e.g. from HZ escapes to XML. Xlit can read and write transliteration definitions in its own format and as Yudit keymaps. It can be run in batch mode without the GUI.
Cypher is an AI program that generates the RDF graph and SPARQL query representations of plain language input, allowing users to speak plain language to update and query databases. With robust definition languages, Cypher's grammar and lexicon can quickly and easily be extended to process highly complex sentences and phrases of any natural language, and can cover any vocabulary. Equipped with Cypher, programmers can begin building next generation semantic Web applications that harness natural language.