Indian language fonts soon on PCs

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

In a bid to enhance penetration of computers and Internet in the country, the Government is planning to make it mandatory for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to load fonts in 23 Indian languages onto the computers sold in the country.
“It (lack of local language computing) is a hindrance in proliferation of computer and Internet. We have to keep in mind that in India less than 5 per cent of the people speak English and therefore we need to make these fonts freely available in our mother tongue,” the Minister for Communications and IT, Mr Dayanidhi Maran, said after inaugurating Electronics and Information Technology Exposition (ELITEX) here.
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Source: The Hindu Business Line