ICT Resources and Information for Teachers of Community Languages
Teachers trying to use ICT to teach languages that do not use the Latin alphabet have a long history of seeing their work disappear into a series of nonsensical characters or black squares.
Here are a series of instructions and resources to help set up of computers in such a way that they can use Microsoft software for Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil and Urdu. This includes a series of alternative keyboard layouts that have been produced using the The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator. Further details of this software can be obtained from the Microsoft website.
Network managers who require to know more about this project can read a letter from CILT, the National Centre for Languages which may be downloaded from here.