About Santhosh

I am a language computing professional and a typeface designer.

I lead various language computing projects at Swathanthra Malayalam Computing. Many of my works on Malayalam computing enable millions of Malayalam users on their computers or phones. I maintain a number of free software projects related to Indic language computing too.

I have done significant contributions to Malayalam digital typography. I have designed two popular Malayalam typefaces named Chilanka and Manjari. Also maintains a number of other Malayalam unicode fonts. You can see all of these fonts in SMC website

For my contributions to Malayalam language, I was honored with Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman by the Hon. President of India in 2019. I also received Mathrubhasha Puraskaram 2019 from the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady.

Currently I am working as Principal Software Engineer at Language Engineering team of Wikimedia Foundation. I work on MediaWiki language support, internationalization, localization, input methods for large number of languages in which Wikipedia exist, fonts, translation tools etc. I live at Palakkad, Kerala, India. I work remotely.

docs.thottingal.in is my personal knowledge space I try to document and share everything I know about this world in form of an Digital gardens or Zettelkasten.