AKHAR- Indic Word Processorਅੱਖਰ ਇੰਡੀਕ ਵਰਡ ਪ੍ਰੋਸੈਸਰअक्षर इंडीक वर्ड प्रोसेसर

Akhar Indic Word Prcessor

About Akhar 2016

  • Intelligent font conversion

    Font to Unicode font conversion facility for Punjabi and Hindi language. If user doesn’t know about the text language or font then it can detect and tell user about source language and font. Software also has the export facility for the Unicode to font conversion for Gurmukhi and Hindi languages.
  • Unicode Typing

    Support Unicode Typing. User has to type in their font layout they known. It support 15 font keyboard layout for Gurmukhi, 11 font keyboard layout for Hindi and 6 keyboard layout for Shahmukhi and Urdu languages.
  • Gurmukhi Romanized Typing

    For those who don’t know the Punjabi font keyboard layout. They used need to enter Gurmukhi text in the English way. Spell Checker: AKHAR has facility for spell checking for Gurmukhi, Hindi, Shahmukhi and English language.
  • Punjabi Grammar Checker

    For checking the grammar of the Gurmukhi text.
  • Transliteration

    Akhar gives user 10 script transliteration facilities. Gurmukhi to Devanagari, Shahmukhi and Roman, Hindi to Urdu and Gurmukhi, Roman to Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi, Shahmukhi to Gurmukhi and Urdu to Hindi transliteration facilities are available in Akhar 2016 Indic word processor.
  • Translation

    Akhar has facility for the translation from Gurmukhi to Hindi, Hindi to Gurmukhi and Urdu to Punjabi languages.
  • Optical Character Recognition System

    Three OCR systems are available in the Akhar 2016. English, Gurmukhi and Urdu OCR facilities can be used for the digitization of the matter.
  • Dictionaries

    To get meaning of the unknown words of English and Gurmukhi word, AKhar has inbuilt dictionaries.
  • Akhar 2010 also has the onscreen Unicode keyboard based on the different font layout and Unicode character map of Gurmukhi, Devanagari and Urdu language. 

Features of AKHAR 2016

Akhar 2016, First Word Processor for Punjabi, Hindi, Shahmukhi(Urdu) and English with powerful features for typing, spell checking, translation, Transliteration and Optical Character Recognition in these languages.
  • Unicode typing in popular Punjabi keyboard layouts
  • Romanised Punjabi Typing
  • OnScreen Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu Keyboards
  • Punjabi Font Conversion to Unicode
  • Spell Checker: Gurmukhi, Hindi and Shahmukhi
  • Grammar Checker
  • English-Punjabi and Punjabi-English Dictionary
  • Transliteration of Gurmukhi Text to Shahmukhi, Devnagri and Roman and reverse
  • Translation of Punjabi text to Hindi and reverse
  • Optical Character Recognition System for Gurmukhi, English and Urdu 


The minimum Requirement for Akhar 2016 are:

  • Processor: Dual Core
  • RAM: 4Gb
  • Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Free Hard Drive Space: 2Gb

Development Team

Project Leader

  • Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal

Principal Technical Architect

  • Dr. Ankur Rana

Lead Technical Architect

  • Dr. Tejinder Singh Saini

Senior Research Engineer

  • Dr. Vishal Goyal
  • Dr. Gurpreet Singh Josan

Research Engineer

  • Dr. Mandeep Singh
  • Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma
  • Dr. Jasbir Singh
  • Dr. Umrinderpal Singh
  • Ms Inderjeet Kaur Mann
  • Ms Kanwaljit Kaur Sodhi
  • Mr. Rakesh Kumar
  • Mr. Manish Bansal
  • Mr. Harjeet Singh

Trainee Engineer

  • Ms Savleen Kaur 
  • Ms Preetpal Kaur 
  • Ms Bainu Singla 
  • Mr. Kawarbeer Singh 
  • Ms Arshdeep Kaur
  • Ms Monika Devi 
  • Ms Shivani Bajaj 
  • Ms Shifali Garg
  • Mr Jaswinder Singh Aulakh