Thats a great news.

All the best!


On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 6:10 PM, Anivar Aravind <anivar.arav...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear all ,
>
> Some happy news for all of us .
>
>
> The School curriculum steering commitee of  Kerala Govt's SCERT(State
> Council Educational Research and Training)  decided  3 majors points in our
> interest yesterday
>
> 1. SCERT is improving Book printing infrastructure by shifting from Adobe
> 's softwares to FOSS based XeTeX and free licesned fonts.
>
> 2. They will shift from ASCII to Unicode . This will also help in
> universal access for differentially abled via technologies like Text to
> Speech even in Malayalam Language .
>
> 3. The books will be licensed under  CC-BY-SA .
>
> Official Order is still pending. But I am posting this since it is already
> in media reports.
>
> Read a repotrt in TOI
> http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/Now-free-software-to-set-school-textbooks-in-Kerala/articleshow/25781341.cms
>
> The Change will be applicable to all newly publishing books from now
> Starting from Malayalam Text books in 5, 7, and 11th standards
>
> Myself, Hrishikesh K.B and a team from Swathanthra Malayalam Computing (
> http://smc.org) are working closely with SCERT from last to help  them in
> initiating this change process.
>
> Thanks to Dr. P.K Thilak, Research Officer  SCERT , Director SCERT, and
> Biju Prabhakar IAS (Director of Public Instruction, Govt of Kerala )  for
> initiating this Change.
>
> ~ regards
>  Anivar Aravind
> Secretary
> Swathanthra Malaalam Computing
> http://smc.org.in
> Ph. 09448063780
>
>
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