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Gurmukhi to Shahmukhi(Urdu) transliteration software

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Sangam, the Gurmukhi to Shahmukhi(Urdu) transliteration software, has been developed to break the script barrier of Punjabi language with the click of a mouse. Use Sangam to type your Punjabi document in Gurmukhi script and convert and save it in Shahmukhi script. The text in Shahmukhi can be viewed both in Nask and Nastaliq fonts. The text can also be imported in InPage. Sangam is completely compatible with MS-Word. Any Gurmukhi file created in MS-Word can be opened and edited in Sangam and converted to Shahmukhi.

Conversion of Punjabi text in Gurmukhi script to Shahmukhi (Urdu) script with the click of a mouse.
Transliteration accuracy more than 97% at word level.
In-built Punjabi-Urdu dictionary for automatic correction of Punjabi spellings in Shahmukhi.
Separate handling of numerals and abbreviations.
Shahmukhi output displayed in both Urdu Nashk and Nastaleeq Font Styles.Option to save the Shahmukhi output in DOC, HTML, RTF, PDF file formats as well as in Unicode and Inpage compatible format.
Transliteration speed tested at ten pages per minute on a PIV system. The speed may vary from system to system and go down for larger text.
Import facility to convert Gurmukhi Unicode and ISCII coded files to DOC, RTF, HTML or plain text formats.
Basic Gurmukhi editor provided along with a virtual keyboard with hints for users who are not comfortable with Gurmukhi typing.
Facility to customize the keyboard to any of the supported Gurmukhi keyboards.
Punjabi English transliteration utility for typing Punjabi text in English.
Support for more than one hundred Gurmukhi fonts and thirty seven Gurmukhi keyboard layouts.
Easy user interface with modern Windows features.

 Hardware Required

  • Pentium PC with minimum 32 MB RAM, VGA monitor, 30 MB free disk space on hard disk, CD-ROM drive.

 Software Required

  • Windows 98 and above (NT, ME, 2000 or XP) with required printer drivers.

Developed By

Advanced Centre for Technical Development of Punjabi Language, Literature & Culture,
Punjabi University, Patiala
Phone : +91-175-3046171
Email :
  • Individual (India) Rs. 2500/-
  • Organisation (India) Rs. 10,000/-
  • Individual (Abroad) US$ 100
  • Organisation (Abroad) US$ 400
To order for your copy of Sangam, contact
Publication Bureau,
Punjabi University Patiala,
 Development Team
Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal
(Project Leader)
Abdur Rashid
(Urdu Expert)
Dr. Anwar Chirag
(Urdu Expert)
Shallu Kalra
(Data Entry Operator )