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A survey conducted some 4 years ago reveals that there are around 1lakh people depending upon the profession of D.T.P.(Desk Top Publishing) Each operator sets his own SOHO model of business. They own a Computer and an Inkjet prnter and work on things like designing visiting cards, invitation cards e.t.c. Each operator would be associated with atleast 2 printers. Considering each family to be of a size of three people, there are atleast 10 lakhs of people depending on the profession directly and indirectly.
These people use a number of regional language fonts, a vector graphics editor, an image editor and a pagination application. All this suite from some properietary compnaies are oofered at a price no less than 7 lakhs. So Swecha aims in providing a suite with all these features. As this effort the project aims in delivering a set of fonts(telugu) initially and then into other languages. As the image editor we have GIMP, for vector graphics editor we have Inksckape. There isnt a well supported gtk based application for pagination. This project aims in giving a pagination application along with free fonts.
The development has started and is undergoing many phases of development. Swecha plans of hosting an svn or git repository for the active development of the project.