What is Devyani?
Devyani is a program to prepare professional typeset quality outputs in
Devanagari script (Hindi & Marathi). You can freely intermix Devanagari and English text.
Devyani has been in day-to-day use since 1986, continuously! Many newspapers
use it for its ease of operation and speed. In a typical newspaper scenario, the
peak workload occurs late at night and the last couple of hours are very critical. The
operational and output speed of a DTP package is tested under such conditions. The
use of Devyani by so many leading newspapers is a proof in itself about Devyani's
Reliability is another virtue required under these conditions. The last minute breakups
turn out to be very costly. Devyani is designed to be reliable and has lived with this test
as well, due to its self sufficiency and use of minimum resources.
Devyani is a DOS based program and requires a bare minimum system. Thus, it can
be used on any system, starting from even a PC - PC/XT, PC/AT. It is fast on these, and
if you use Pentiums like PII or PIII it runs extremely fast. This means that you can use
Devyani for printing stories which are corrected at the last minute. The typical news
headings get printed in seconds!