Pan Localization Project

PAN Localization project releases its research and outputs on
11th Mother Language Day

A Giant Leap for Multilingual Cyberspace

“In the field of IT, all language communities are entitled to have at their disposal equipment adapted to their linguistic system and tools and products in their language, so as to derive full advantage from the potential offered by such technologies for self-expression, education, communication, publication, translation and information processing and the dissemination of culture in general” [1].

PAN Localization project ( has been a regional initiative addressing these challenges and promoting the use of language technology across Asia. The project, initiated in 2003, has developed and disseminated computing solutions for Bahasa Indonesia, Bangla, Dzongkha, Khmer, Lao, Mongolian, Nepali, Pashto, Sinhala, Tamil, Tibetan and Urdu. These languages represent a population of nearly one billion people across developing Asia.

On the occasion of the eleventh International Mother Language Day, 21st February 2010, PAN Localization project is pleased to release its research, technology and resources through its website.

This project has been carried out with collaboration of Pan Asia Networking (PAN) program of IDRC, Canada (, Center for Research in Urdu Language Processing ( at National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan ( and the following partner organizations:

– Afghan Computer Science Association (ACSA:, Afghanistan

– BRAC University (CRBLP:, Bangladesh

– Development Research Network (D.NET:, Bangladesh

– Department of IT (DIT:, Bhutan

– Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (, Cambodia

– Institute of Technology (ITC:, Cambodia

– National ICT Development Authority (NIDA:, Cambodia

– Tibet University (TU:, China

– Institute of Science and Technology, TAR China

– Tibet Academy of Agricultural and Animal Husbandry Sciences, China

– University of Indonesia (UI:, Indonesia

– Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT:,

– National Authority for Science and Technology (NAST:, Laos

– InfoCon Co. Ltd.(, Mongolia

– Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST:,

– National University of Mongolia (NUM:, Mongolia

– Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP:, Nepal

– E-Network Research and Development (ENRD:, Nepal

– University of Colombo School of Computing (LTRL, UCSC:,
Sri Lanka

You can see more details on official website of PAN Localization