Monday, 29 March 2010

'Computers sold in the state must have Marathi Unicode'

Marathi Abhyas Kendra submits memorandum to chief minister

DNA Correspondent
The Marathi Abhyas Kendra has demanded that computers sold in the state must have an operating system embedded with Marathi Unicode. The members of the Kendra submitted a memorandum to the chief minister, seeking his intervention in the issue.
Secretary of the Thane-based Kendra Rammohan Khanapurkar said the organisation carried out a signature campaign on the issue on the second day of the meet and over 300 delegates signed the memorandum that was handed over to the chief minister on Saturday.
"We have submitted a memorandum signed by the delegates to chief minister Ashok Chavan demanding his intervention on the issue," said Khanapurkar.
"The demand has been raised in view of the attitude of manufacturers and distributors in not providing Marathi Unicode in the operating system and also Marathi manual to computer users in Maharashtra," he said.
The demand was also raised by former vice-chancellor of Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Sudhir Gavhane during the afternoon session attended by Chavan on Saturday.
The Kendra's other demands to promote Information Technology in the state include making it obligatory for mobile handset manufacturers to provide Marathi features in the cellphones sold in Maharashtra.
A similar rule should be enforced for computers in cyber cafes, according to the Kendra.

(Source: DNA Pune edition,

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