Kerala Media Academy summit on self-reliant publishing from today.

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Yesterday we met with Fahad Al Zaidi from Oman (who is inaugurating the event) and shared each other' experience on wide variety of topics including his work on adding Indian language support in (through his work on adding Arabic support), activities in and (especially in ). We had dinner together and have him validate if (sweet) was authentic :)

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His work is really inspiring how he persisted in getting Arabic and Indian language support (complex text layout) pushed to even when the core team was not very supportive. Anil Kumar KV from ATPS, Kerala had initially did similar work years ago, but could not get it accepted into official Scribus. They are also spreading Free Software like in schools in Oman.

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