Saturday, 2 October 2021
8:00 AM CST – 9:00 AM CST
Muthu Nedumaran has over 3 decades of experience in designing typefaces for Indian and Indo-Chinese scripts. In the 80s, he developed bitmapped fonts for dot-matrix and laser printers. This changed the landscape of Tamil printing in Malaysia and Singapore at that time. Today, Muthu's typefaces are bundled into iOS, macOS and Android in some devices. Some these fonts serve as the default UI font. Muthu has also innovated and built fast and efficient input methods for all the languages he works on. The Ministries of Education in Malaysia and Singapore have been using his Tamil fonts and keyboards as the official standard for all their Tamil content since 2002 and 2010 respectively. Muthu is currently integrating all the font tools he has developed over the years into a unified app to help font developers easily proof and test their fonts across their target languages.