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Indic Virtual Keyboards Working Group (1908.1)
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Prof. Devendra Jalihal election as the Chair of the WG, succeeding Arjuna Rao Chavala is approved by COMSOC/SDB in their meeting dated Mar 21,2014. (Update dated 24-Mar-2014)
This working group is formed following the approval for PAR P1908.1 titled Virtual keyboard standard for Indic languages by IEEE Standards Association Standards Body on 8 Dec 2011.
This standard defines virtual keyboards for Indic language computing, primarily for use on mobile phones and tablets with touch interface. The target languages are the Government of India's official languages and their scripts, as recognized by the Government and Unicode. This standard includes definition for virtual keyboard configurations with a limited set of keys (12), and also for larger set of keys (more than 12). The standard includes prototype reference implementation of device driver and software.
The work carried out by the Study group towards the development of the PAR and formation of Working Group is available at Study group wiki home page.
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Number of enrollments: Crossed 170 as on 6 Feb 2012 07:00PM IST
23 July 2012: Voting members:29 Non voting members:27
26 Mar 2013: Voting Members:13 Non voting members:6(officers excluded)
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