Tamil computing wizard dead

July 13, 2012 02:42 am | Updated 03:20 am IST - CHENNAI:

Anto Peter

Anto Peter

Anto Peter, one of the strong proponents of Tamil computing and technical writer who created many Tamil fonts, died here on Thursday. He was 45 and is survived by his wife and two children.

A native of Arumuganeri in Tuticorin district, Anto Peter was the first to launch an exclusive website, >tamilcinema.com , for Tamil cinema.

His company, Softview, was the first institution in Tamil Nadu to introduce graphics and animation Courses.

Tamil literary works such as Tirukkural and Aathichoodi entered the Internet portals with graphics and proper pronunciation thanks to the efforts of Anto Peter.

He was closely associated with many Tamil groups in the country and abroad and participated in international Tamil computing conferences. He also wrote the books ‘Graphics and Animation’ and ‘Multimedia Basics’ in Tamil and created awareness of Tamil computing among the masses.

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