Former Chairman of IIT-Kanpur M. Anandakrishnan has urged that the development of Tamil computing must be promoted. He made these observations addressing the International Forum for Information Technology in Tamil at Ghanthigram Rural University in Dindukal. International Forum for Information Technology in Tamil president (Conference Committee) A.K. Ramakrishnan.
Addressing the Conference, Anandakrishnan said development of Tamil was rapid in the computer world. It was like a silent revolution. Standardisation of keyboards and fonts was a remarkable development. Development of Unicode had shattered all barriers, he noted. Students of engineering college, who were doing theses and projects, should concentrate on Tamil computing and its applications. Teachers should motivate the students to work on such projects. Such a measure would increase the pace of development of Tamil computing.