BOLT browser brings Indian Language support

BOLT is a feature rich mobile browser which supports a wide variety of phones . It supports both Flash and HTML5 video and comes with social network integration. Today BOLT announced that the BOLT browser supports Indic aka Indian regional languages in them. The users also can input the Indic fonts too. This is made possible by BOLT cloud computing browsing platform and  BOLT mobile browser with Indic language user interfaces,  to perfectly render Indic text on a Web page, and the ability for end users to input Indic text into the browser.

The supports Indian languages in BOLT are

  • Hindi (India’s official language)
  • Bengali
  • Gurumukhi
  • Telugu
  • Tamil
  • Kannada
  • Gujarati
  • Malayalam
  • Oriya

The texts are rendered as text and not as images as in other mobile browsers.  The BOLT perfectly renders Indic text on a Web page, and allows users to scale text to larger or smaller sizes, copy and paste text from within a Web page, and interact with the content such as clicking embedded links or filling in Web forms.

Lokesh Joshi, director of research and development at Bitstream India said “Indic characters are not independent from one another the way characters are in Latin alphabets. Each letter’s size and shape is determined by the characters that surround it, making it a very complex language to work with in a mobile context. Bitstream’s heritage is in font technologies, and we have perfected the ability to render Indic fonts on consumer electronics. With BOLT’s Indic solution for device manufacturers and mobile network operators, Bitstream has also perfected Indic rendering in mobile browsing.”

“Bitstream has engineered BOLT to maximize the utility of the Internet on mobile for end users, giving handset manufacturers an important competitive differentiator for their mobile phone lines, and providing mobile network operators another way to compete for new users as well as to better manage the data usage on their networks,” said Anna Magliocco-Chagnon, CEO of Bitstream. “Now with the addition of Indic language support, Bitstream is introducing the mobile Internet as it was intended to be seen to millions of new users in India and surrounding regions.”

BOLT is avilable for both Java and BREW platforms and it is expected to make its way on Android very soon. You can grab it here