Saturday, 27 April 2013

Muthu Nedumaran-Technology&Language

My video with Muthu Nedumaran- a language guru working on indo-chinese languages whose technologies have been adopted by Apple. We start speaking in Tamil from 7:35.

" For the english page, the cost of printing was 7 bucks, and for the Tamil page, it was 35 bucks- i wanted to change that" . The smartphone is a huge opportunity where i have licensed stuff to Apple and HTC. "In india you can sell a device with every language except indian language- unlike in Thailand or in China". UGC will change the landscape. Early days were focused on rendering the font, but today, people want intelligent input- predictive text, linguistic spelling analysis, etc.

Muthu Nedumaran has over 25 years of experience in developing technologies for the Tamil language.  He authored Murasu Anjal and Sellinam, the popular desktop and mobile application for Tamil input, rendering and content. His creations have been officially adopted by the education ministries in governments of Singapore and Malaysia. Muthu developed the fonts for Indian and Indo-Chinese languages that are included in the iPhone and the latest Macintosh operating system from Apple Inc. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Knowledge Channels Synergy Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia. Besides driving Technology and Product Marketing initiatives for large corporations like Sun Microsystems and Oracle Corporation in the Asia Pacific region, he was also actively involved in niche technology developments such as Java, Web and Mobile technologies. Muthu holds a degree in Electronic Engineering with a major in Computer Engineering from the University of Technology Malaysia (1985).

Muthu's links

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