is a website started by Microsoft to promote Indic language computing on the Internet. Most of India's relatively small internet population are fluent in English. However, there exists a market for those who are more comfortable with their respective regional languages. These people often lack access to computing facilities. For example, despite being one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world, Hindi has little presence on the internet. As such, tools for Indic language computing have not been developed in the past.

The website is broadly divided into two sections: one for end users and another for developers and linguists.

Microsoft's Indic IME is available for free download from the website. The Indic IME enables computer users to type Indic scripts, (including conjunct formation), using a variety of keyboards.


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Founded Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (April 4 1975)[1]
Headquarters Redmond, Washington, United States

Key people Bill Gates, Co-founder and Executive Chairman ;
Paul Allen, Co-founder ;
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Indo-Aryan languages form a subgroup of the Indo-Iranian languages, which belong to the Indo-European family of languages. The term "Indic" refers to the same group without what some see as the negative connotations of "Aryan".
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Internet is a worldwide, publicly accessible series of interconnected computer networks that transmit data by packet switching using the standard Internet Protocol (IP). It is a "network of networks" that consists of millions of smaller domestic, academic, business, and government
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Writing system: Latin (English variant) 
Official status
Official language of: 53 countries
Regulated by: no official regulation
Language codes
ISO 639-1: en
ISO 639-2: eng
ISO 639-3: eng  
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Writing system: Devanagari script 
Official status
Official language of:  India
 Fiji (as Hindustani)
Regulated by: Central Hindi Directorate (only in India)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-1: hi
ISO 639-2:
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language on the Internet is English. Although the total number of native English speakers in the world is about 322 million, English is spoken as a second language by almost 200 million people around the world.
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Linguistics is the scientific study of language, which can be theoretical or applied. Someone who engages in this study is called a linguist.
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input method editor (IME) is a program or operating system component that allows computer users to enter characters and symbols not found on their keyboard. This, for instance, allows the user of a Western keyboard to input Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Indic characters.
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