The Kannada Development authority (KDA) is on roll. After the recent instances of asking the Namma Metro to remove the signboards displayed in Hindi and telling the bank employees across the state to learn the Kannada language in six months, the authority has now written to Apple for using local fonts.
The KDA has requested Tim Cook, the CEO of the American technology multinational to make use of locally-developed Kannada fonts and keyboards. The initiative will help the local engineers.
Chairman of the Kannada Development Authority, G Siddaramaiah said that the introduction of locally-developed Kannada fonts will help the Kannadigas.
The language war in Karnataka has been a debated issue for a while now. "We have received several concerns from the Kannada computing community regarding the usability of Kannada in the Apple Inc systems. Several Kannadiga software engineers have analysed the problem thoroughly," said KDA chairman Siddaramaiah.
Apple had recently introduced the Kannada keyboard option in the devices manufactured in India. The KDA is now pushing for locally-developed Kannada fonts for its systems.
Information source: indiatoday
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