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

John R. Culleton john
Tue Feb 27 17:57:59 CET 2007

On Wednesday 08 November 2006 01:06, Duleep Samuel 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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WRT these issues I ahve the impression that TeX advocates among others 
have already traveled some distance down this road.  The original 
post stated that the Indian loacilty had specified Linux, presumably 
to save on licensing fees. But Linux does not automatically mean 
Scribus.  There is TeX, Inkscape, Krita, OO and so on. 
John Culleton
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