Rehmat Aziz Khan from Chitral Valley, the man who first developed the first virtual Khowar language keyboard a year ago, has come up with yet another achievement; this time around it is software that can be used to type about 40 local languages of Pakistan.
According to a report in The Express Tribune, Mr. Khan has claimed that his software can allow typing in about 40 local languages, including Shina, Balti, Pashto, Kohistani, Damairi, Gojari, Dari, Ormuri, Yalolah, Hindko, and Potohari.
I could have put the software for sale and made a handsome profit, but instead I opted to put it up on the Internet for free download and use, he said, adding that it is his gift for the people of Pakistan. Mr. Khan claimed that he is the first person in the world to develop software that can be used to type in 40 languages.
Mr. Khan, 40, is a linguist, cultural researcher, poet, computer programmer, author and a freelance journalist. Promotion of Khowar language has remained the focus of his work, but he is well known across the country for his contribution to linguistics.