It is one of the 2010 goals of KanchiLUG, to bring a Tamil book for ubuntu linux. We goto colleges/public events to talk about linux often. We feel that it will be so helpful for Tamil students to learn linux easily with a Tamil guide.
Even, help.ubuntu.com or ubuntuguide.org have tons and tons of information, Tamil students gets tough to read them. It is a breeze to learn the things in mother-tongue. It is true. If there was no magazine called “Tamil Computer“, I wont be into this field.
We keep on talking on bringing a book for linux. We scared on where to start? fortunately, Ubuntu-Manual team come up with a great effort to bring a handbook for Ubuntu, written by community. 🙂
We got a chance to review it. Wow! This is what we need in tamil.
Discussed about this in #ubuntu-manual at irc.freenode.net.
That team is nice and they encouraged a lot.
ubuntu-tam mailing list members gave their suggestions.
Our team lacks in Tamil typing. Still, we have some 3-4 Tamil typists in our LUG. we planned to make use of them.
Today, morning 12 of us met in my home around 10.00 am.
The real fun started.
We formed 6 teams to translate 1 chapter each. we found it is hard to translate in pure Tamil. Decided to do our best in Tamil and use English words as it is in essential places.
Kidding, shouting, fighting for right word, seeking Tamil dictionary, pain of continuous writing, photo-shoot, poses… made the event joyful.
My mom and dad made us tireless with their snacks, tea, juice and sweet words. They are so proud of the team on this work.
Three typing tigers started to break the keyboards. They typed most of the todays work. 2 guys updated their work in the launchpad too.
We decided to keep this work on in the weekdays too in homes and meet in next Sunday to do more.
Thanks a lot for the following members for making this wonderful day.
14. Shrinivasan ( Ya. Its me )
Thanks for Ponmozhi and Thamaraiselvan for giving their laptops for the event.
20-30% of the work is finished and we hope that in 2 months we can finish it fully.
We discussed about the upcoming “Ubuntu Global Bug Jam” on next sunday, march 28 and Google Summer of Code 2010.
Here are some fun-filled snapshots of the event.
You can Download the original English ubuntu-manual here.
You are welcome to see and correct the Tamil translations, here.