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Bharati Script

✓Bharati is a simple and unified script which can be used to write most major Indian languages.

✓It is designed using simplest shapes, often borrowing simple characters from various Indian languages/scripts and English.

✓Scripts supported are: Hindi/Marathi (Devanagari), Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi (Gurmukhi), Bengali, Oriya, Kannada and Malayalam.

✓Developed By: Srinivasa Chakravathy’s team at IIT Madras.

✓Documents can be read in Bharati script using a multi-lingual Optical Character Recognition (OCR) scheme.

✓Finger-spelling Method can be used to generate a sign language for hearing-impaired persons.

✓It is in line with ‘One Nation, One Script’.

✓It is an ideal script for languages like Konkani or Tulu that don’t have their own script.

✓It can serve as a writing system for the innumerable tribal languages of India, and languages of the NorthEast.

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04/10/2020
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