Nudi is a computer program and font-encoding standard used for managing and displaying the Kannada script.
Karnataka government owns and makes the Nudi software available for free. Developed by the Kannada Ganaka Parishat, a non-profit organisation, it supports most of the windows based database systems like Access, Oracle, SQL, DB2 etc. It can be used with all types of Word editor. Fully supported by Office Applications.
Most of the fonts included with Nudi can be used for dynamic font embedding purposes; however, since the fonts and software are available freely, they can be used in other situations as well, for example database management.
It is a font-encoding based standard (i.e., it uses ASCII values to store glyphs). However, Nudi editor provides saving in Unicode and Nudi engine provides inputting data in Unicode provided the system provides support to Unicode and system has an opentype font.
I found it might be useful for people, if they have it handy the key combination between the Nudi fonts and the generally used English Keyboard.
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