16 Oct ;The United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Bangalore scientist, Mahesh Jayachandra, Patents #7,420,543 and #7,414,616 for a "User-friendly Brahmi-derived Hindi Keyboard." With the Brahmi input method, Indians can instantly and easily write, surf, communicate (email, text and blog) and transact business in their native languages. Kalibonca, LLC holds the licensing rights.
Easy to learn and simple to use, the Brahmi Input Method encodes the entire Indian language alphabet on the keyboard in the order it is learned. Dr. Jayachandra designed it for school children who need an easy Indian language keyboard. If you know your alphabet, you know the Brahmi keyboard. There are no compromises, bending of rules or complex finger gymnastics to type in Hindi and other Brahmi derived Indian languages.
* Each character is generated with one keystroke.
* Shift key generates vowel signs.
* Halant key generates conjuncts. It is that simple!
The Brahmi input method is applicable to all Indian language keyboards, kiosks, PDAs and smart phones. The keyboards have received positive reviews from school children, teachers in Indian schools, Ivy League Hindi professors, parents and unanimous approval from the "aam aadmi".
The Indian local language computing market is the world’s largest untapped market with:
* One billion Indians.
* Booming middle class over 300 million.
* PC penetration of less than 3%.
* Internet penetration of less than 2%.