Sunday, November 23, 2014

Celebrating Success Of Lohit Project

Hello ,

Last weekend we had the Fuel GILT conference. We had decided to celebrate the success of Lohit Project at the conference. Lohit Project successfully completed it's 10 years this Nov .I would like to share a few things about Lohit Project.

History of Lohit Project :
Font is the most important component for starting a Language computing. Earlier things were not good as far the "Indian Script Font " was Concerned . Red Hat understood this need . In their endeavor to help the open source community ,they purchased Good quality desktop fonts from Modular .Red Hat called it “Lohit” which means "RED" in sanskrit and released it under GPL license. That's how “Lohit” was born !!!

Achievement of Lohit Project :
Lohit Font is the default font for Indian Languages in all open source distribution like Debian,Fedora, Ubuntu, RHEL and Suse. It is used as a Web font in Wikipedia for Indian languages. It is also used in Android and by a few Government departments. The First­touch phone launched with Lohit Gujarati as a default fonts. Lohit Officially supports 22 Indian languages.

Future of Lohit Project - Lohit2 :
         Project for creating standard, reusable, efficient and effective Open type tables for Indian script fonts.This project aims to make font designers life easy by providing them ready to use open type tables.Lohit2 follows Unicode, Open Type, AGL, Language and Government specific standards and provides auto test module.

At the Fuel GILT conference we had a workshop for Lohit Fonts which included a presentation about the Lohit Project. We also had  cake cutting for Lohit's 10th anniversary at the conference.

In the end, I would like to thank Pravin Satpute for taking Lohit Project to such a great height.
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  1. Congratulations to the Team Lohit. Nice to know Lohit's story.

    ~aravinda (