October 12th, 2007


Save Kannada!

Bangalore: The Letter of Intent signed by the Karnataka government with Microsoft to establish paperless offices is drawing criticism from advocates of Free and Open Source Software (Free as in freedom). They have started a campaign against it on the web page, savekannada.googlepages.com


Microsoft is not aware of using language appropriately. It strings together different words in an absurd fashion and describes them as directions to perform different actions. These mistakes have been pointed out several times but the mistakes have remained. These mistakes were found in XP’s LIP also. The same mistakes are now found in Vista also. Many Kannada software engineers have spent considerable time and energy in pointing out the errors and have made efforts to make sure that correct Kannada language reaches consumers. Appallingly, Microsoft has refused to acknowledge the blunders and has retained all the mistakes.