Wednesday, May 05, 2010

A good step ahead

The Tamil Nadu state government in its IT policies declared two important points:
1. Unicode would be accepted as a standard for encoding Tamil
2. Tamil glossaries would be made available through Wiktionary

I think this is a really good step in a state where there has been a lot of fight and controversy over the encoding standard. As far the glossaries are concerned, Governments should always ensure the public accessibility of the digital resources being created in their institutes, be it glossaries, corpora, fonts or research papers.

Just hoping that these stated objectives would be achieved in a timely manner.

Read more at:
http://www.hindu.com/2010/05/04/stories/2010050454560400.htm