Important Notice Using IWrite32
How free it is
Contributing to the archive
IWrite32 is a utility to help write text in Indian languages on Microsoft Windows 95, 98 or NT 4.0. Although Indians play a major role in today's software industry, ironically there is no popular operating system in any Indian language. As a result, Indians normally use English as the medium of communication over the net. There are some transliteration packages available but none are really popular as they require working understanding of not-so-popular text editing/typesetting languages.
IWrite32 on the other hand, is based on a very popular
platform - 32 bit Windows. It does not require any special knowledge of
any system and it is very easy to use. Anybody who has ever written his/her
own script in English characters can use IWrite32. This tool also gives
you the added functionality of mailing and/or faxing your document from
within the editor!
IWrite32 is a charityware. You don't have to bother about legal issues for installing it on new machines. All I ask you to do is, if you like the software, donate a few bucks to CRY - help a little child who has not been as fortunate as you and me. The money that we spend on movies/restaurants/basketball games can potentially change the life of a child. This is an appeal I make to everybody - and is not a pre-condition for using IWrite32. You don't have to register IWrite32 with anyone, anywhere.
So, all said and done, interested in giving it a shot ?
Go get it.
It is getting difficult for me to actively support IWrite32. I receive may mails from many people quite frequently - some requesting help, some reporting problems and some suggesting more features/funtionality. I don't think I can entertain these requests any longer.
So, I am actively looking for ways to make the software Open Source. I would like to use MPL or LGPL as the license terms. If any group is interested in taking up this responsibility, please get in touch with me at iwrite32 AT rediffmail DOT com.
Please note that the previous support address at usa.net is not valid any more.
They have discontinued their 'free email for life' offer and I had to find a
new support address since I cannot pay in dollars. From now on the support
address is iwrite32 AT rediffmail DOT com.
My apologies for the inconvenience.
There are just four simple steps:
The current version number of the utility is 3.01. The enhancements in this version are:
Enhancements in IWrite32 v 3.0
Enhancements in IWrite32 v 2.4
Enhancements in IWrite32 v 2.3
What was new in IWrite32 v 2.2Minor changes:
What was new in IWrite32 v 2.1A few things :
What was introduced in IWrite32 v 2.0
How free it is
IWrite32 is completely free along with its source code as long as you are not using it for a commercial purpose. Any form of commercial usage of this application or any part thereof is strictly prohibited unless explicit prior written permission is obtained from the author. If you are interested in the source code, you can contact me at
Although you are free to use the software for non-commercial purposes without any obligation - I reserve the copyright on both the installed product and the source code.
If you like the tool and feel that you are going to use it, please contribute
US$ 10 (or its equivalent in your currency) to CRY. Help a little child,
help your community, help your own family. You can send your contribution
in any currency but make sure that you send Demand Drafts
or Cheques only. CRY cannot accept cash donations. Send your
donations to this address :
Please make sure that you mention this reference number for your contribution :
You can also contact CRY at 91-11-469-3109, 91-11-469-3159, 91-11-469-3137, 91-11-469-4790 or send fax at 91-11-463-2302. Visit the CRY webpage if you have not already done so.
Contributing to the archive
So far the sample map and document files have been contributed by only a handful of people. I am sure that many more people have used the utility to write a big number of documents, poems, songs, etc. I would appreciate if you could contribute your work to this archive. This will help create a big archive of Indian literature in an easy-to-use way and it will also help people new to the software learn it fast.
Please add a header to the document that you decide to contribute. It should contain information including document category, author/artist, source, and your name. Follow this standard:
<Eng> Category: Poetry Language: Bengali Author: Kalidas Roy Contributed by: <Your name> [your email address - optional] </Eng>If you think that some other information could be useful, please include that too. Finally, mail it to me at
Well, now comes the tricky part. You see, this is a charityware. You shouldn't expect formal support etc. for this tool. I keep getting mails from people mostly with questions about setting up the map files. I usually help them out - after all it is a tool that I developed. However, it may take sometime before I get back to you with an answer. Please bear with me.
I wrote this tool for myself and later realised that it could be useful to you too and therefore I let you use it. I am not liable for any kind of support although I promise that I will try my best. I too have my regular work and I am not left with much time to spare at the end of a day. So, I will try to provide support as best I can but don't let your expectations be too high.
However, I am always open to new ideas, bug reports, suggestions, etc. (even
questions). So, keep those mails coming. You can always reach me at
I will keep my website posted with the latest version of IWrite32. So visit http://members.tripod.com/sbiswas/IWrite32/IWrite32.html often and get the current version of IWrite32.
The wishlist for future contains corrections and enhancements in printing and related functions. If you have any specific (or general) feature in mind, please let me know.
K-IWrite is now available for Linux platforms running X Windows and having the KDE environment. This has a similar (not exactly same) look-n-feel as IWrite32. If you have such a Linux box, take a look at K-IWrite.
The IWriteQt was never released since the KDE version could offer better functionality and more features.