In the #Ubuntu Software Centre, there is a piece of software called the Indic Onscreen Keyboard. The software provides a virtual keyboard for many of the languages from India; Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Oriya, Sindhi, Tamil and Telugu.
The Ubuntu software provides you with a drop down menu from which you can select one of these languages. Given that the software is Open Source, I would love to see it find its place on all the phones, computers where it makes a difference for the people from India.
Having such input methods may help to provide a level playing field for these languages on the Internet. I cannot really recommend this software as I can not properly test it. I am happy to post a review by a guest blogger though :)