In Indic languages , the basic issue is OCR. Till date we have no OCR in Indic languages. My opinion tying is not the solution, it can be temporary solution.
There are many efforts on Training & Improving Tessearct for indian languages . But there is no fully usable product yet . From a technology point of view typing in wikisource helps in building training corpus for OCR projects . Especially in languages like malayalam there are many script variations against timeframe and Wikisource is a major effort that helps to build a free licensed training corpus .