[Wikimediaindia-l] (OT) On the importance of Unicode
shijualexonline at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 04:42:00 UTC 2011
Even though Central Government has adopted Unicode as the encoding standard,
the case is not the same with most State Governments. As far as I know only
few state goverments (Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Kerala,...) had adopted Unicode
standard. Many are still in the ASCII era.
On input methods - is there anything of a best practice or even a
Government notification about an input standard?
I haven't seen any notification regarding this yet. But InScript is
officially/unofficially adopted as the default input scheme. That is why it
is part school syllabus in some states.
On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 9:54 AM, Gautam John <gautam at prathambooks.org>wrote:
> 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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