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Saturday, 02 July 2022 4.55 AM IST

Order issued for Malayalam script modification after half a century

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government has ordered a revision of the Malayalam script, including a partial change to the old script and unification of Malayalam alphabets, scheme of writing and writing style (orthography). The recommendation submitted by the Language Guidance Expert Committee chaired by the Chief Secretary was earlier approved by a high-level committee chaired by the Chief Minister. Chief Secretary VP Joy was tasked with implementing the recommendations.

This is the first time that the script has been modified in Malayalam since 1971. The modification is due to the need for a unification of the old and new scripts. The committee suggested a change in the uppercase letters and two sub-symbols. The service at the Kerala Bhasha Institute and C-DIT, will be used to make changes to the software. There is no need to change the typing structure on the computer keyboard as you only need to modify the fonts in such a way that the script changes as you type. The process of compiling a list of words that have not been in the vocabulary since 1971 but are still in use is in progress.

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