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#NAMAindic: What’s holding up travel and e-commerce companies from working Indic languages?

This January, MediaNama held an open house discussion on the future of Indic languages online. This is Part 2 of our coverage of the discussion. Read Part 1 here. Indic languages can have a tough time on the Internet, and even Indian companies are facing unexpected issues when trying to replicate their user interfaces and app flows into local languages. As apps get more and more complex, and as people who don't speak English as a first language get used to the language anyway in those apps, Indic language adoption faces new challenges. Programming difficulties Users may themselves not be very enthusiastic, even if their first language is not English, to switch over to Indic languages in apps they use. MakeMyTrip's Director of Products Apar Surekha said: "If I have to give you a perspective on the role of Indic languages…

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