Kaniyam Foundation gets ‘Top 10 Youth of 2020 award’ from Ananda Vikatan magazine


Hundreds of volunteers are contributing to various Open Source Tamil computing projects. Ananda Vikatan, a popular Tamil Magazine, gifted all of us, in this new year 2021. "Top 10 Youth of 2020" is the award, provided for Kaniyam Foundation. This is announced on the Ananda Vikatan magazine dated 6.1.2021 Kaniyam.com e-magazine was started on January … Continue reading Kaniyam Foundation gets ‘Top 10 Youth of 2020 award’ from Ananda Vikatan magazine

Exploring command line marc file validator


A little background for the MARC file From - https://opensource.com/article/17/4/bit-about-marc-handlers <Quote>MARC stands for MAchine Readable Cataloging records. It's a format first developed in the 1960s for the U.S. Library of Congress in order to facilitate the exchange of bibliographic records among libraries. By the mid-1970s, it was an international standard, used around the world. Programming and … Continue reading Exploring command line marc file validator

Releasing a small tool to explore wikipedia users contributions


Last week, we had a Indic Wikisource Proofreadthon 2020 event. see here for full details https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Indic_Wikisource_Proofreadthon_2020 Though I did not participated in this event, (feels sad for this. Life is too messy nowadays), I thought to build a small tool to give report on any wikipedia user’s contribution on given wikisite for a given date … Continue reading Releasing a small tool to explore wikipedia users contributions

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