Re: [indic] Re: Lack of Complex script rendering support on Android

From: Christopher Fynn <>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 11:50:19 +0600

On 6 November 2011 15:33, Mahesh T. Pai <> wrote:
> You can update the firmware yourselves - go the custom ROM
> way. (errr... I am afraid the carriers' representatives may do
> something to me for advising this). :-D
> You can continue to be with the existing carrier.
> Look around. If all else fails, ask google - the search engine; not
> the customer support. (what a paradox). There are ways to root and
> de-root the phone for warranty purposes.

We can probably all do things to get our own phones to work - but what
is needed is that if *any* person buys *any* Android phone in India it
"just works" with Indic scripts (even if the UI is not localized into
all regional languages)

I don't think it is an unreasonable expectation for consumers in these
countries when they shell out a lot of money for the latest phone to
be able to send and receive messages in their script. .

Another problem is that reviews of phones, even those published or
broadcast in India, rarely mention whether the phone supports Indic
scripts - so it is difficult for a consumer to take this into account
when deciding which phone to buy. A lot of consumers just expect it to
be there, since even much cheaper phones have offered this for years,.

I hope the latest Windows 7 phones don't have this limitation when we
start to see them.

- C
Received on Sun Nov 06 2011 - 23:55:07 CST

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