Striking new development promises access for millions.
Above: Logo for Brahmi Computing, designed by our adventurous friend
Adria Chilcote, who shares exciting news from India. Brahmi Computing
has launched a potentially revolutionary new keyboard that will allow millions
of Indians access to computer technology, heretofore limited to approximately
5% of the English speaking population (from Brahmi’s own estimates).
This remarkable breakthrough will allow Indian users access to twelve distinct
written forms, and the implications are simply inspiring.
Above: The Brahmi Keyboard layout. The brainchild of Mahesh Jayachandra,
the keyboard itself is easy to use (see the Livemint demo), and one imagines an
exciting new age of Indian users expanding the reaches of computing and the
internet. Users can easily switch from English to Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Oriya,
Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, and Konkani.
Above: From Brahmi Computing‘s website, inspiring evidence of what this could
mean. Read more in the extensive Livemint article by R. Sukumar and look for more
updates soon from the intrepid Adria and the Brahmi Computing team. Truly one of
the most exciting developments ever covered here on Geotypografika, we can also
look forward to Brahmi Computing’s next project, the Knowledge PC.
Avanti Brahmi! The world awaits the wisdom and new potential of this diverse
and vibrant ancient culture.