The Indic-Computing Project
We create open-source tools and create technical documentation on Indian language computing issues.
Indian language computing has yet to make a impact on the vast majority of the people living in the Indian subcontinent. There appear to be at least seven major factors hindering full-fledged adoption of computing in the Indian subcontinent. These are examined in greater detail in our "Design Axes" paper. This SourceForge.Net project attempts to address some of these factors that adversely impact the use of open-source for Indian language computing.
We intend to serve the open-source community in three major ways:
- By promoting developer education through a freely accessible, "open-source" Handbook covering Indian language computing.
- By writing open-source software tools for real-world Indian language computing needs. Our development projects are open to all, and a couple have applicability to areas other than "Indic" computing.
- By offering mailing lists on which issues related to Indian language software and Indian language standards can be discussed.
- The First Indic-Computing Workshop, Bangalore, Sep 15th-16th, 2002.