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

Anivar Aravind anivar.aravind at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 06:06:03 UTC 2011

Dear gautam

Thanks for those links. I am aware about that. But not get enough time
to read it yet. But are you sure, it specified unicode 5.1 . I am
curious becuase new rupee symbol getting encoded only in unicode 6.1.
Usually govt standards does not specify versions.


On 2/24/11, 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:
> http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:e28QCFBDI-cJ:egovstandards.gov.in/standards_localisation_app+india+egov+standards+unicode&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=in&source=www.google.co.in
> And a cache their Character Encoding Standard For Indian Languages is here:
> http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:dYxnM6D7IMQJ:egovstandards.gov.in/egscontent.2009-12-29.6248244073/at_download/file+india+egov+standards+unicode&hl=en&gl=in&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESgxDT6JyHRlgWfR2TKYHKRGeAM5PigxzZAPyo2M1d6rxGnOC3sQ0S5XVDVVvPL_t5ZKmui0ghMMO63q2hZMT_WeJq0WH5FnEFYFioh7EZ_Uzj8XPnvVMatGZ4vO9kv6RXJZM56e&sig=AHIEtbQnDd2Gy29vyy97FnvAw2g4hN3cqQ
> 2. On input methods - is there anything of a best practice or even a
> Government notification about an input standard?
> Thank you.
> Best,
> Gautam
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