[Wikimediaindia-l] (OT) On the importance of Unicode

Gautam John gautam at prathambooks.org
Thu Feb 24 04:24:53 UTC 2011

Two things I meant to add:

1. The eGov standards body for India has recently notified Unicode
5.1.0 as the default standard for all eGov applications henceforth.
(Sadly, their website is DoA - http://egovstandards.gov.in/) I am
hopeful that this will be the start of some initiative within
Government and would, hopefully, spread.

A cache of their Approach Paper on Localization is here:


And a cache their Character Encoding Standard For Indian Languages is here:


2. On input methods - is there anything of a best practice or even a
Government notification about an input standard?

Thank you.



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