Building Open Source Tamil Spellchecker – Day 9 – Ported from C# to Python


Since Tamilnadu government released a spellchecker as open source here - https://github.com/Tamil-Virtual-Academy/Tamilinaiya-Spellchecker I have joined with friends on porting this to Python. It is a desktop application in C#.  As linux has a C# environment called mono, I got recommendations to port to mono first. But, I am all new to C# and mono. Decided … Continue reading Building Open Source Tamil Spellchecker – Day 9 – Ported from C# to Python

LUGs and Mailing lists


Today is software freedom day.FSFTN and VillupuramGLUG celebrated with live events. https://classmeet.chiguru.tech is a Bigbluebutton Instance hosted by http://chiguru.tech team. Villupuram GLUG used this to host several sessions like Wikipedia, Inkscape, GIMP, Linux distros, Stellarium, Blender, Android alternates, Free Software philosophy etc. Each session had a separate link to join that room. We can enter … Continue reading LUGs and Mailing lists

ILUGC Monthly Meet – Sep 12, 2020 – 3-6 pm – Lets meet on IRC (#ilugc in freenode.net)


Indian Linux Users Group, Chennai [ ILUGC ] has been spreading awareness on Free/Open Source Software (F/OSS) in Chennai since January 1998. We will be organizing this month's meet through ILUGC's Official IRC channel (#ilugc in freenode.net). If Visual Presentation required, we will use https://meet.jit.si ;(Link will be provided in #ilugc irc channel at the … Continue reading ILUGC Monthly Meet – Sep 12, 2020 – 3-6 pm – Lets meet on IRC (#ilugc in freenode.net)

Create Searchable Tamil PDF using PDF/A in libreoffice writer


Creating searchable Tamil PDF is a long time dream for Tamil People. For so many reasons like PDF standards, Unicode Issues with Tamil, Issues with rendering engines, etc, we could not copy/paste any tamil content from PDF files. We have a issue for this here https://github.com/KaniyamFoundation/ProjectIdeas/issues/78 Today morning, I was reading this issue and explored … Continue reading Create Searchable Tamil PDF using PDF/A in libreoffice writer

Building Open Source Tamil Spellchecker – Day 8 – Porting from C# to Python


Recently, Tamil Virtual Academy released 10 Tamil NLP tools as Free/Open Source Software with source code. It has a SpellChecker too. Read more here about this. https://goinggnu.wordpress.com/2020/08/16/tamilvu-released-10-tamil-software-as-free-open-source-software/ The spellchecker is written in C#. I want it to be ported to Python so that we can extend it very well. C# is very new language for … Continue reading Building Open Source Tamil Spellchecker – Day 8 – Porting from C# to Python

TamilVU Released 10 Tamil software as Free/Open Source Software


Tamil Virtual Academy is a TN govt driven organization, which is working for Increasing Digital contents in Tamil Language. It had funded few software projects at 2017 and released as only binaries. Those software includes Tamil Spellchecker, text analysis, Browser plugin for Tamil Text to speech etc. With the binaries, no one can learn them … Continue reading TamilVU Released 10 Tamil software as Free/Open Source Software