MILITARY TYPESETTING EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS FOR INDO-ARYAN AND DRAVIDIAN LANGUAGES (HINDI, MARATHI, BENGALI, PUNJABI, GUJARATI, MALAYALAM, TAMIL, AND TELUGU) (1961-1963).
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This is the first known attempt to assemble technical, engineering, and Indian language data needed to develop military field typesetting equipment that will provide the United States Army an effective capability for preparing indoctrination material in the native language of India. During the initial phase of this study it was determined that eight Indo-Aryan and Dravidian languages are understood by the largest proportion of the literate population of India. Therefore, efforts were directed toward obtaining data applicable to field equipment for typesetting these languages. As a result, sufficient reliable information was compiled from knowledgeable national and international sources for conducting exploratory development and engineering programs for a improving and adapting commercially available Indian typewriter keyboards to military equipment and b developing new-concept typesetting equipment and systems that will fulfill immediate, future, and long-range Indoctrination Program requirements. Author