[fosscomm] Letter to e-Governance department, Government of Karnataka

vinay ವಿನಯ್ vinay at itforchange.net
Thu Jul 23 00:33:12 PDT 2009

Kenneth Gonsalves wrote:
> On Wednesday 22 Jul 2009 8:59:05 pm vinay ವಿನಯ್ wrote:
>> One of the fundamental issues in Karnataka is that the 'official' font  
>> of the Government - Nudi, does not work (well) on GNU/Linux. This is
>> preventing government departments/agencies from adopting FOSS.
> actually the fundamental issue is again open standards in fonts or not. It is 
> not a question of Nudi, it is more a question of adoption of unicode - I do 
> not know whether the unicode standard for Kannada is correct, or messed up as 
> in Tamil.
Hariprasad, Shivu - can you please comment on this?
>  We need to focus on standardised fonts in open format - preferably 
> unicode which is a universal standard now. In such a case, we can be truly 
> platform neutral with regard to local language text editors. I see Gora has 
> also commented on this, and as he is far more qualified I leave the drafting to 
> him.
> I have also seen comments from MyLug that Kannada unicode is b0rked and does 
> not render properly. So do we have a viable alternative to Nudi in Kannada?
Hariprasad, Shivu - can you please comment on this too?  Thanks!


Vinay Sreenivasa
IT for Change
vinay at itforchange.net


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