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

Duleep Samuel dksamuel
Thu Nov 9 04:52:02 CET 2006

Thanks I didnt know about the Indian fonts Samuel

On 11/9/06, Gora Mohanty <gora at sarai.nedit> wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-11-08 at 11:36 +0530, Duleep Samuel wrote:
> [...]
> > 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)
> Please remember that this is anecdotal evidence based on *your*
> experience. The hard facts are that less than some 6-8% of the
> population of India speaks English. By contrast, about 60%
> understand some form of Hindi.
> > 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),
> That is an issue that you should take up with CDAC, maybe? Incidentally,
> Unicode is the way of the future, and probably OpenType too, at least
> as far as Indian language fonts are concerned.
> >                                             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.
> [...]
> Have you looked beyond CDAC and ILDC? There is a small, but vibrant FOSS
> community in India and other countries working on such issues. I believe
> that I even posted this link to the Scribus mailing list earlier, but
> here goes again. http://indlinux.org/wiki/index.php/IndicFontsList has a
> list of non-commercial Unicode, and usually OpenType, fonts for many
> Indian languages, several of which are GPL licensed. Rather than start
> yet another font project, please pick up and improve one of these.
> Regards,
> Gora
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