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Google Adds Burmese Language to Search Engine

9 April 2013

The Google search engine now recognizes Burmese language fonts, Eleven Myanmar reported on Monday. The search engine began recognizing Myanmar 2, Myanmar 3 and Myanmar Padauk fonts earlier this month, as part of Google’s push to improve Internet access in the country. The expanded service follows a visit to Rangoon by Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt, who spoke to a crowd of about 500 students and advocated Internet access as a tool for promoting reform. Google also launched the domain for Burma’s Internet users late last month.