Thursday, September 11, 2003

Microsoft to set up lab for promoting Hindi:

"Chandigarh: To promote the use of Hindi in computer applications, Microsoft Corporation India Pvt Ltd would set up a Research and Development (R&D) laboratory at Kurukshetra University.

Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala assured state government's assistance to Microsoft and suggested that while developing Hindi software, care should be taken to use such words which would be easy to understand and simple to write.

Appreciating the initiative taken by the state to promote the use of Hindi in computer application, Rajiv Kaul, MD Microsoft India, sought the cooperation of Haryana government in undertaking research and development in this area.

Microsoft had already made investment in developing software for Hindi, Kaul said adding it would be necessary to set up a Hindi laboratory in Haryana for further R&D."