[Scribus] The Indian state of Kerala (and Scribus?) (Duleep Samuel) Scribus Digest, Vol 45, Issue 18

Joji Kaden jojikaden
Wed Nov 8 10:44:54 CET 2006

You have avalid point. But don't forget that India is not just Bangalore and
the IT revolution is being directed these days, (at least that is what they
say) to the rural population as well. People like Microsoft and others are
willing to enter the local language arena. I see the commercial interest in
all these. But, considering the original purpose of open source programs one
would wonder about your commends, if it is just for an elitist group or to
make it freely available to the masses.

On 11/8/06, Duleep Samuel <dksamuel at gmail.com> wrote:
> India Asia, will definitely need fonts at least in the major languages
> fully I accept
> A good percentage in India do not use English at all .(for what
> purposes can I ask  respectfully in English otherwise will have to use
> sign language)
> I dont accept the statement, even cab drivers in Bangalore will answer
> me repectfully only when I talk in English (or they will say EEN
> Sarere nimake English Nodillayava (Dont you Know english)
> My question is "Who should develop such fonts" only Scribus unpaid
> volunteers, not IISC /IITs / IIMs / CDAC / IDLC or INFOSYS / WIPRO /
> TCS why only Scribus and that too free, why cant such great
> corporations tie up with OSFand sponsor some good work, why does CDAC
> refuse to release its ISFOC fonts produced using OSF tools and by
> Taxpayers money (as I know till recently), I say because of of the
> availability quality but free materials we all feel that every wish of
> us should be met by others, someone somewhere, freely. Indians must
> contribute to such programs and Indian companies should encourage and
> not discourage OSF contibutions from their stars. One great Vice
> Chairman told in India " Software business is simple It is the
> difference between what we charge our clients in $ per hour and what
> we pay our staff  per month in Rupees. The remaining is pure profit"
> till such attitudes remain some Canadian who has studied Malayalam and
> a German who has studied Tamil will make our much needed ISFOC fonts
> for India, Samuel
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