Telugu has become the first Indian language to become an official full member of the US-based Unicode Consortium which will pave the way for standardised, user-friendly fonts and scripts for the language on computers.
Unicode develops Unicode Standard Unicode Locales (CLDR) and other standards and these specifications form the foundation for software internationalisation in all major operating systems, search engines and applications.
Unicode membership facilitates the state-of-the-art technologies and tools available to internet users and consumers of IT products in Telugu and the promotion of Telugu on the internet.
This recognition opens up more business opportunities in the field of internet, information technology. and telecommunications and telecom providers can use the standardized Telugu fonts and scripts to reach more customers.