Tag «indic»

Baasha Seva — Imagining Multilingual Digital India

Below is an imaginative draft of India Stack based solution to “language problem” of India. Feedback welcome. Problem Even though there are 22 official languages of India, for practical purpose, English / Hindi are only 2 dominant languages offline. Thanks to early digital adoption issues, English is only language used online. Digital India cannot reach its …

PhonePe Multilingual support & UPI Localization

PhonePe adds Tamil support Canara bank launched its UPI PSP app with Hindi support. PhonePe just added Multilingual support (Hindi and Tamil) in its recent update, making it probably the first banking mobile app in Tamil. Thumbs up. Localization is key factor is getting smart phone tech adopted by the next 30-40 million and utility apps which …

Indic Maps using Mapzen Tangram and Openstreetmap

For a long time, Indic language maps had few technical issues which included font rendering and setting up an own tile server was not a mean feat either. Google maps would provide a portion of map on Indic language, but never a full rendering at all, until launch of Google Hindi maps. Other Indic languages …