The Indic-Computing Consortium is an initiative of software developers, businesses and academic institutions to evolve appropriate standards, resources and technologies for the Indic-Computing community. The Indic-Computing Consortium is designed as a national-level participatory organisation that serves as a common forum for discussion, information exchange and advocacy on behalf of all parties interested in the development of Indian Language Computing.
Some of the initiatives supported by the Indic-Computing Consortium include:
- Formation of regional forums to foster regional discussion and to pursue advocacy at a state and individual language level
- Act as a technical secretariat to each of the regional forums, helping them frame policy discussions and standards, and to provide valuable technical advice and feedback
- Foster greater regional access to standards processes by acting as a central advocacy group for the community, through linkages with international consortia such as the Unicode consortium, ISO and W3C, as well as with national and state governments
- Document and publish current best practices in regional and local language computing
- Allow developers and users to become more quickly familiar with the basic issues and concerns relevant to computing in the Indic context
ekgaon is a founder member of the Indic-Computing Consortium and is helping to spearhead many of the initiatives listed above. More information on Indic-Computing activities can be found at http://indic-computing.sourceforge.net.