Thursday, December 23, 2010

Indic Scripts Keyboards Available for iOS

There is now an app, IndicNotes, which provides a way to input Devanagari, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, and Gurmukhi on the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch. You can copy/paste what you compose into other apps or share directly via email, facebook, or twitter.

PS (6/16/11) Another option are the PaniniKeypad apps, which are available for Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Punjabi, Malayalam, and Tamil.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

iBookstore Language Support

In the iBookstore Publisher User Guide it says:

"What languages does the iBookstore NOT support?

At this time, the iBookstore does not support the following languages: Persian, Old (ca.600- 400 B.C.), Persian, Samaritan Aramaic, Amharic, Arabic, Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE), Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE), Burmese, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Judeo-Persian, Judeo-Arabic,Central Khmer, Lao, and Mon-Khmer languages."

I find it surprising that Chinese and Japanese would be on this list, the others not so much. By implication all sorts of Indic scripts (Devanagari, Tamil, Bengali, Tibetan, etc) are supported, which is interesting as well.

For updated info see here.