Increasing penetration of mobile devices has resulted in their use in diverse domains such as education, health, entertainment, business, sports, and social networks. However, lack of appropriate support for local languages, which use complex scripts, on mobile devices is constraining people across developing Asia and elsewhere from using their mobile devices effectively. There are some ad hoc solutions for certain scripts, but what is needed is a comprehensive and scalable framework which would support all scripts. The Open Type Font (OTF) framework is now being widely used for supporting complex writing systems on computing platforms. If support for OTF is also enabled on mobile devices, it would allow them to support complex scripts.
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