The Indian Keyboard revolution continues.
Above: Via the intrepid Adria Chilcote, more on the Brahmi Computing keyboard featured in Geotypografika earlier this year. The IBN splash page above features the video, “Brahmi Computing: Typing in your own mother tongue.” As posted earlier, 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).
Above: The Brahmi Computing website splash, please also see this article in the Indian Express. From the article by Jayadevan PK, “Quick to realise the potential and the needs of the vast rural population, Mahesh went on to design the Brahmi Keyboard for which he now holds US and Indian patents. Mahesh said, “In any linguistic grouping, there is a high language and low language. High being the one used in government offices and television news among others, and low being the one used in normal conversations.”
This development will change the world. A new dimension of typographic possibilities and potential awaits, and we eagerly await these new voices!