BiographyAttash Durrani was born in Sahiwal Punjab, Pakistan.Attash currently serving as Project Director, Center of Excellence for Urdu Informatics, National Language Authority, Pakistan.Attash Durrani's Birth name is Atta Ullah Khan.
Education and ContributionsAttash Durrani did his PhD. in Urdu Terminology in 1991 from the University Oriental College, Lahore. His major contributions include development of Research and Localization Style guides, Curricula, Glossaries and other standard tools, Urdu Code Plate and Keyboard, Urdu Informatics Linguistic Aspects, Localization and Transliteration for Computers, M.T. formula and Ghost Characters Theory.
Author of BooksHe has authored over 170 books, 350 papers and 125 teaching units in the English and Urdu language.His publications are in the field of Urdu Language and Literature, Literacy, Urdu Informatics,Research, Dictionaries and Terminologies, Bibliographies and Encyclopedias etc.
Specialist for UrduHe is a Curriculum and Textbook Development Specialist for Urdu, Literacy, Basic and at all the Higher Education levels and Urdu Informatics.
ExpertHe has been listed in INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO in Translation and Terminology (1995), published by: Union Latine; Infoterm; INTERNATIONAL Where + How, and Praetorius.He is also listed in the LINGUIST List.His credentials as an Expert in Multilingualism are mentioned in International Directory of Multilingualism, Union Latine Paris (2007).
AwardsThe President of Pakistan conferred the National Civil Award: "Tamgha-i-Imtiaz" for his contributions in the fields of Literature and Urdu Informatics, on the 14th of August, 2010.
Famous BooksHis Books "Iqbal ka Insiklopedia" and "Pakistani Urdu" were widely acclaimed. He is a linguist working on Language Planning, Development, and Policy for Urdu and Pakistani languages.
Localization Guru of PakistanHis major contributions include development of Urdu Code Plate and Keyboard, Urdu Informatics Linguistic Aspects, Localization and Transliteration for Computers and Ghost Characters Theory. He is also known as Localization Guru of Pakistan. This is also mentioned in Weekly "Technology Times ", Islamabad.He is a curriculum specialist for Urdu, Literacy and Urdu Informatics. He was the first in-charge of Microsoft Local Language Program for Urdu Language.He is also Head of Bureau of Translation, Dictionaries Terminologies at the National Language Authority.His project includes an Institute for Urdu Informatics, related with Urdu language research and development for use on computers.During his early career he was editor of different journals e.g.
- Sayyarah Digest
- Urdu Nama
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