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Re: [WMASTERS] History of Tamil Computing and Tamil on Internet


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Dr. K. Kalyanasundaram wrote:
> Word-processing in Tamil using personal computers really took off
> possibly from early/mid-eighties. In the north-american continent,
> ADAMI probably was one of the early tamil word-processors
> for MS-DOS PCs produced by Dr. K. Srinivasan (in the info. part
> of Adhawin it is stated that Adami was released in 1984 for CPM-80
> computers!). Prof. Harold Schiffman was also one of the early
> pioneers of tamil computing in north america. His tamil font
>  (washingtontamil)  developed while he was still at the Univ.
> of Washington at Seattle forms part of many TeX-based
> word-processors.

I just unearthered a Pongal Vizha notice of Montreal in 1986,
which is printed using ADAMI CPM-80 version of 1984.

K. Srinivasan of Quebec.


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