The Karnataka government owns and makes the Nudi software available for free. It was developed by the Kannada Ganaka Parishat, a non-profit organisation. Most of the fonts included with Nudi can be used for dynamic font embedding purposes; however, since the fonts and software are available freely, they can be used in other situations as well, for example database management. It is a font-encoding based standard (i.e., it uses ASCII values to store glyphs). However, Nudi editor provides saving in Unicode and Nudi engine provides inputting data in Unicode provided the system provides support to Unicode and system has an opentype font.
Nudi supports most of the windows based database systems like Access, Oracle, SQL, DB2 etc., It also supports MySQL.