Abdul-Majid Bhurgri

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Who is Abdul-Majid Bhurgri?

Abdul-Majid Bhurgri or Bhurgari, the founder of Sindhi Computing, originally hails from Larkana Sindh and now lives in Seattle, United States. He was the first person to develop Sindhi Computing solution in 1987-88. This initiative made use of Sindhi possible on personal computers and revolutionized Sindhi printing and publishing industry.

In 2000-2001, Bhurgri developed the first ever Sindhi Unicode font, obtained support for Sindhi on Windows platform and developed needed resources to make use of standard Sindhi possible on Windows OS and made these freely available on internet. It resulted in use of standard Unicode based Sindhi possible on computers and internet.

In 2002, he wrote his famous white paper for Microsoft titled “Enabling Pakistani Languages Through Unicode”. Referring to Bhurgri’s paper, Microsoft’s Michael S. Kaplan commented in his blog: “This is pretty exciting, since at one point Sindhi was being considered for Vista. I suspect that Abdul-Majid Bhurgri will be pleased to see Sindhi finally being added to Windows 8”.

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on July 23, 2013

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