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Linux Journal: Using Unicode to Power the World's Largest Democracy

Aug 06, 2004, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sharma)

"With the upcoming US elections occurring this November, there have been lot of discussions regarding the use of open source in the technology that facilitates the electoral process. The center of attention and focus of these discussions has been electronic voting machines. But half-way across the planet, in the State of Maharashtra, India, the focus is on another aspect of the election process--the voter list. In a multilingual country such as India, access to the voter list in local languages is as pivotal as the democratic activity of voting itself..."

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