Bitstream recently announced that it will be launching an Android version of its mobile browser, which comes with full Indic language support including Hindi.
The languages supported are Hindi, Bengali, Gurumukhi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Gujarati, Malayalam, Oriya, that pretty much including every major Indian language. The browser will be previewed at the upcoming Indian Telecom exhibition, being held 9 -11 December in New Delhi.
“Interacting with Indic languages presents unique challenges on mobile devices,” said Lokesh Joshi, director of research and development at Bitstream India. “Indic characters are not independent from one another the way characters are in Latin alphabets. Each letter’s size and shape is determined by the characters that surround it, making it a very complex language to work with in a mobile context. Bitstream’s heritage is in font technologies, and we have perfected the ability to render Indic fonts on consumer electronics. With BOLT’s Indic solution for device manufacturers and mobile network operators, Bitstream has also perfected Indic rendering in mobile browsing.”