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NewsForge: Why India is Struggling with Localized Language computing

Aug 18, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sharma)

"While IT is improving the quality of life in many developed nations, the use of technology is still out of reach for people in many other countries. Nowhere is this digital divide as big or visible than in India. Apart from access to a computer, unfamiliarity with the English language is one of the biggest factors contributing to this problem. In countries like India, where the majority of the population is English-illiterate, computing has to speak a language the locals understand. This is where user-interface localization steps in..."

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