||Dr U B Pavanaja
||Vishva Kannada Softech
||Font Standards and the Indian Context
|| Indian Languages (IL) have not been used widely compared to English
in India eventhough only about 5-8% of the population is good at English. One
of the reasons is the lack of Font standards for Indian Languages. Govt of
India has standardised storage codes for IL in the form of ISCII and left out
font stndard. Only Karnataka Govt has standardised font glyph sets for Kannada.
Recently MAIT has taken some steps to stndardise IL font glyph sets. Font
standard is something to be done at warfooting for the penetration of IL in IT.
||Different code standards -ASCII, ISCII, Unicode for storage. The
concepts behind IL computing, the relation between storage code and display
codes. The uniqueness of IL. The need for font standards. Different types of
fonts. Karnataka Govt standard for keyboard, font glyph sets, langauge
processing, Unicode, etc. Some links and pointers to tools for font related
||Master of Science from Mysore Univ. PhD from Mumbai Univ. ex-scientist
at BARC, Mumbai. Post-doctoral research at Taiwan. Member of Kannada Ganaka
Parishat (KGP), a voluntary organisation for the standardisation and usage of
Kannada in IT. Member of the technical advisary panel of Govt of Karnataka on
standardisation and implementation of Kannada on computers. Involved with the
FREE Kannada Script Software developed by KGP for Govt of Karnataka.
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