While IT is improving the quality of life in many developed nations, the use of technology is still out of reach for people in many other countries. Nowhere is this digital divide as big or visible than in India. Apart from access to a computer, unfamiliarity with the English language is one of the biggest factors contributing to this problem. In countries like India, where the majority of the population is English-illiterate, computing has to speak a language the locals understand. This is where user-interface localization steps in.
When it comes to lingual diversity, India clinches the top spot hands down. With an immense untapped potential in the worldwide local language software market, Indian tech gurus have taken the lead to push their own mantra, “Be Indian, Buy Indian”.
MUMBAI: IBM India, C-DAC and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, have signed a co-operation agreement to set up an ‘Open Source Software Resource Centre’ (OSSRC) in Mumbai with an investment of $1.2 million over the next three years.
KOLKATA: North Carolina-based Red Hat, which is at the crest of the global open source wave, is lining up commercial versions of the enterprise-level Linux operating system in 13 major Indian languages by February 2006.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA -- India's Communist-run Kerala state said yesterday that it aims to break U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp.'s dominance in schools, two weeks after rattling investors by banning Coke and Pepsi sales.
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