Information on Avian Influenza in Tribal Languages of Orissa, India
"How to Avoid Bird Flu at Home"
A number of helpful resources have been provided by SIL International for raising awareness about Avian Influenza among speakers of minority languages. One such practical document deals with basic hygiene when handling poultry.
Currently, translations exist in the following languages:
SIL grants permission for local adaptation of the various health materials on their site. tText.org would be happy to host any new translations of these materials on our site (Note: we do not take responsibility for the accuracy of the translations). For new submissions, please contact us.
For adapting to other Indian Scripts
Several of the languages of Orissa are found in neighboring states. This means that script adaptions to Hindi, Telugu, Bengali and Assamese (used in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Assam) might be useful for some of these languages. Fortunately, since the data are in UNICODE, it is possible to automatically generate first drafts of such adaptions using freely available software such as "Baraha 7.0" or SIL Converters.
First of all, you will need the MS Word (.doc) version of the relevant language file, and the Kalinga.ttf (Unicode) font. (Right click on the link and select "Download linked file to..."). Note that currently, only windows Vista properly displays Unicode data for Oriya. You can, however, use the freely available "Baraha 7.0" software on XP which provides facility for displaying and editing Oriya Unicode characters even in XP (by using Legacy fonts with an underlying conversion mechanism).