Google is working to include Amharic on Android Smart Phones

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One of the biggest mobile operating system by Google is working to include Ethiopic (Amharic) font on the next version of Android powered smart phones.

Google’s Android development team from New York office invited Amharic speakers and volunteers for evaluate this new product.
Sources told when this new Ethiopic font release on the next versions on Android powered smart phones later this year users can communicate and exchange messages, SMS, e-mails and web browsing in Amharic and Tigrinya
Android developer team told source “We need volunteers this week to evaluate the font and give feedback to the font designers.” So if you are living in New York city and would like to support this development you can fill up the Ethiopic font study volunteer form (Click HERE) and stop by their office located at New York 76 Ninth Avenue 4th Floor New York, NY 10011.
According to the Google volunteer form it only takes 60 to 90 minutes but if necessary there will be a follow up invitation for more support.

Ethiopic (Geez ,Amharic) font is getting recognition more and more in the mobile devices and smart phones.
If you are using the popular smart phone iphone from Apple you can find Amharic iphone application (Amharic-feedel) for $0.99 cent from app store. If you are using a jail broken iphone you can get Amharic font apps from the un-official iphone app store Cydia for free.
See here how you can get and install Amharic font for free.

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Netsa February 23, 2011 - 5:13 pm

Nice!! Can’t wait. lol

Ephraim April 7, 2011 - 12:39 pm

ready to help whether in programming or in the lingustics

Anna June 28, 2011 - 12:46 am

We develop mobile phone apps for medical devices used in Ethiopia – would love to see this happen!

Gizachew ab12@yahoo. com March 27, 2015 - 12:47 am

I tanks for this service


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