Akhilesh Gupta (अखिलेश गुप्ता; 1969)
Designer and programmer.
|1987||Started learning Computer Fundamentals & BASIC.|
|1989||Started learning C.|
|1991||Wrote 'Sugam' (ISCII <-> Proprietary-Code Converter) in C.|
|1992||Wrote a bitmap PCL font editor in C.|
|1993||Started developing a small Dev-Nagari editor 'LeKhaNi' (Lekhni), simultaneously learning Win GUI API.|
|1995||Designed a DevaNagari-Latin font. Probably this was the first Hindi English font!|
|1996||Finalised version 1.1 of 'Lekhni'.|
|1997||Designed two DevaNagari-Latin font(s).|
|1998||Finalised version 1.2 of 'Lekhni'.|
|2001||Finalised version 2.0 of Lekhni|
|2002||Wrote notes on Saral Nagari etc.|
|2003||Started developing a Unicode based OpenType font.|
|2004||Finished our first Unicode based OpenType font.|
|2005||Developed Sugam 98 - for entering Unicode DevaNagari text in Windows 98!|
|2006||Finalised SuNāgarī - a keyboard layout for Indic Scripts.|
|2008||Developed _naagaree-128 - a transliteration scheme for converting DevaNagari text to Latin text.|
|2012||Developing Saras-Nāgarī - another transliteration scheme for converting DevaNagari text to Latin text.|
Apart from learning programming, typography and optics; he did following.
|1990||Graduated in Industrial Engineering.|
|1991||Started DTP shop [SurNeer] & developing Software for Nagari.|
|1997||Stopped providing DTP services.|
|1997||Continued with SoftDev [Aditi Information System].|
|2005||Hosted softfonts.com for selling our Smart Font/s (type software).|
|2006||Started an Optical stores.|
|2011||Hosted hindi.co ...|
The fonts and software designed by him don't have odd (infrequent) conjuncts. He devoted a lot of time developing his preferences about Nagari. Read about 'Saral Nagari'!
He kept on developing LeKhaNi as an intelligent(!) interface for keying in bilingual text of Nagari languages and English for years. But since 2002 he switched to Unicode based solution.