KDA requests Apple to adopt a more user-friendly font on iPhones

According to a News 18 report, the Kannada Development Authority (KDA) has asked Apple to adopt a more user-friendly font for the Kannada language used on it iPhones and iPads. The government agency called the current font "cumbersome" asking the tech giant to shift to a keyboard layout that has been standardised by the local government.

Apple CEO, Tim Cook holds an iPad Pro. Reuters

Apple CEO, Tim Cook holds an iPad Pro. Reuters

The report points out, that the same was made as a request to the Cupertino Giant, one that has chosen the state of Karnataka as the base for its assembly operations in the country.

The KDA that has already issued circulars to banks, the local Metro and government bodies stressing on the emphasis on Kannada language; now it seems to be after Apple.

The same request was sent across by a letter issued by the KDA addressed to CEO Tim Cook. However, the letter has been sent to the Chief Operating Officer of Apple India who sits in the company's office located in the Karnataka.

In the letter, the KDA stressed on how the new font is "cumbersome" and that Apple should shift to a font and keyboard layout that has been standardised by the government.

The report states, that the KDA have received many concerns by the Kannada computing community regarding the use of the language (or font) in the Apple devices.


Published Date: Aug 16, 2017 03:36 pm | Updated Date: Aug 16, 2017 03:36 pm