Madhyam

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Madhyam is a Devanagari word processor that complies with the InScript Devanagari Text Input Standard authenticated by the Government of India, the Unicode Consortium and Bureau of Indian Standards. It allows typing text in Indian languages, i.e. Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Nepali and Konkani.

Developed by Balendu Sharma Dadhich, it can be used for creating, opening, saving and modifying text files and taking print-outs. The software also allows sending email and surfing Hindi websites. Apart from Inscript (sometimes called 'Phonetic') keyboard, it also supports traditional Remington keyboard layout.

The latest version of Madhyam does not support Unicode and RTF like full formatting, but future versions of Madhyam might support them. The software has been created with the sole purpose of promoting use of Hindi and other Indian languages in the world of computing.

Also notable is the OpenOffice Hindi project, which aims on translating the open source suite into Hindi.

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