On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 10:12 AM, sankarshan <foss.mailinglists@gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 5:34 AM, Jessie Wild <jwild@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> For this work, I think it's _imperative_ to get a high-quality, Indic
> version available for mass-distribution. But while the full,
> all-encompassing offline version might take 6-7 months to develop, there are
> bite-sized pieces we can concretely work on so we can start at least pushing
> some information out. For example, if we focus on "Geography" first, we
> could perhaps get a really good "Geography" package set-up and ready to go
> by the next pilot, in order to at least get a package out there - something
> to have a presence within the distributions. The storage space on the Aakash
> tablet and other low-cost devices is minimal, so a limited content package
> is actually fine, in many ways.

The version of Android available on the tablet could be a hindrance to
display/render/input of Indic.

Samsung Ace and few other models of smart phones are able to render most spoken Indic languages. Hopefully, other vendors will also start to support indic soon and Akash tablet will have enough computing power to deal with indic while supporting all other functionality.

Arjuna Rao Chavala