Language and Translation Industry of India: A Historical and Cultural Perspective (XVIII FIT World Congress 2008, Shanghai, China). Ravi Kumar President Indian Translators Association, New Delhi, India E -mail: [email protected] A Glance at Languages of India.
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122 languages have been further grouped under
Twenty-two Indian languages, namely
Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri,
Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri,
Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit,
Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Maithili,
Santhali, Dogri and Bodo are spoken by 96.56% of the population of the country and the remaining 3.44% of the population speak the rest of the languages.
Translators are not conversant with CAT tools
No stringent quality control processes
Use of CAT tools has been on the rise : Like TRADOS, SDLX,
wordfast, Across, etc. are costly
Cost effective alternatives can be
Heartsome, XLIFF editor