OldBoring wrote:Why don't you guys do what every Indian does on the Internet? Type Indian languages in Latin script...
It's ugly and imprecise unless we use diacritics, and doing that takes about as much effort as typing in actual Indian scripts (and there is no single universally accepted system anyway).
Most Indians on the internet aren't linguists or language enthusiasts and got used to typing in Latin script because there weren't many easy options for typing in Indian scripts, or they weren't aware of such. This has started to change over the past few years, especially among Indians who aren't literate in English and now have easy access to tools for typing in their native scripts.
However, these tools still need to be fine-tuned, which is what we are discussing.
And I'm pretty sure only two of us here are Indian.