15 new Telugu Unicode fonts

In the 2nd International Telugu International Conference, 2012, which happened in Visakhapatnam, Sri K. Roshaiah released 15 new Telugu Unicode fonts, among spell checker for Telugu and other things. I have not tried all of these yet. But, you can download the fonts and try yourself:

  • Andhra Pradesh Government released 9 fonts in the names of Sri Krishnadevaraya and 8 of his poets. And, SiliconAndhra sponsored 6 fonts. Download them here, here, and here.

Telugu fonts from Telugu Vijayam Project

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2nd International Telugu Internet Conference (ITIC 2012)

The second International Telugu Internet Conference (ITIC 2012) is going to take place from 2nd to 4th of November 2012 in GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam. The theme of this conference is “development of Telugu in the age of internet”. The Department of Information Technology & Communications, Government of Andhra Pradesh conducts this annual conference in association with Global Internet Forum for Telugu (GIFT), SiliconAndhra.

Important dates and details about ITIC 2012:
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e-Telugu workshop for Web Developers (Hyderabad, April 15)

e-Telugu, a non-profit organization striving to promote Telugu on computers and the web, is organizing a workshop for web developers on Building Telugu Websites. The workshop will last about 2 hours and covers various topics like Unicode, conveying language information in HTTP and HTML, typing in Telugu, using Telugu fonts with @font-face CSS rule, and Telugu in mobiles.

The workshop is on April 15, 2012 (starts at 10:00 am) at Honeypot campus. For more details, please see the post on e-Telugu website.
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Shubhalekha becomes the first Telugu book on Project Gutenberg

Pustakam.net had requested for help to add Telugu books to the Project Gutenberg. As part of that initiative, volunteers of Pustakam.net digitized Shubhalekha, a Telugu story by Mahidhara Ramamohan Rao and made it available on the Project Gutenberg website.

Shubhalekha is now (actually it has been a month) available to read freely online. You can even download it in various formats for different ebook reader devices. So, here is the link: Shubhalekha on Project Gutenberg.

Here is a screen shot of the Project Gutenberg’s Online Reader:
Shubhalekha ebook in Project Gutenberg

This is only the first Telugu ebook on Project Gutenberg. And, you can help Project Gutenberg to have more Telugu ebooks. You can help in typing, proofreading, etc. If you are interested, join the Guternberg_te Google Group.

I hope we will see more Telugu ebooks soon.

SiliconAndhra releases 3 new Telugu Unicode fonts

Update: The link below now also includes 15 new Telugu Unicode fonts released in ITIC 2012.

On the eve of International Mother Language Day (Feb 21), SiliconAndhra, in association with the IT Department of Government of Andhra Pradesh, released 3 free Telugu Unicode fonts and also launched a website called Telugu Vijavam about technical resources for Telugu computing.

For the impatient, download these 3 Telugu fonts from Telugu Vijayam website.

Here is a screen shot of the homepage of Telugu Vijayam website:

Homepage of Telugu Vijayam Website
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