The concept of UA is to develop technology to facilitate communications in native scripts on the Internet.
All central government IT systems will start supporting Hindi email communications within the next two years, a senior official said on Monday.
At the launch event of Universal Acceptance (UA) Day, his assistant secretary of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Bhuvnesh Kumar, said the ministry has started work to make his 15 of his websites UA compliant and their content said it will be available in Hindi.
“The resolver that facilitates local language email communication will be in development for two years. Initially we will support Hindi scripts, but more languages will be added later,” Kumar said. says.
He said the center encourages state governments to provide content in local languages.
Global Internet body ICANN has been supporting Universal Acceptance that aims to address issues around language barriers that check people from connecting to the Internet.
The Internet has been dominated by the English language which prevents several non-English speaking individuals from using it.
The concept of UA is to develop technology to facilitate communications in native scripts on the Internet like Bengali, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Tamil and Telugu.
ICANN, VP, Stakeholder Engagement, and Managing Director for Asia Pacific Jia-Rong Low said at the event that big technology companies like Google, and Microsoft have come on board to support UA and there is a need for local companies to adopt it as they are closer to the users.
State-owned National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) CEO A K Jain said that people can now book domain name in all Indian language scripts and the Centre has started to adopt them.