Feb 18, was my birthday. Myself and Nithya dont celebrate each others birthday, as all of the days are very precious for us.
I never gifted her anything. She also did not. But, for this time, she wondered me with a great gift.
Yes. It is a Free Software 🙂
She wrote a grammar checker (Conjunction Checker) for Tamil and released on Feb 18, with a nice blog post. It is here in Tamil https://nithyashrinivasan.wordpress.com/2018/02/19/birthday-wishes-for-shrini-with-a-gift/
It was my decade dream to create a great spell checker for Tamil as a Free Software. Conjunction Checker is one of the big parts of it.
It has too many rules and she read them all, understood, converted as Python code.
It is the awesome birthday gift.
Nithya! You are my best gift. Thanks, is a simple word. It cant express what es I mean.
She is improving it a lot with more rules and testing.
Here is the code – https://github.com/nithyadurai87/tamil-sandhi-checker
She made a video about this tool – https://youtu.be/eC82S7wOr3E
Today, She spoke about this in “ILUGC – Indian Linux Users Group – Chennai” Meet. So happy to see her giving a talk in my homeland.
I am working on making it as web application, so that anyone can use it.
Thanks to open-tamil python library for its all great features of handling tamil text easily.
I am seeing Nithya as avid reader, writer, dancer, home maker and now a programmer.
You can read all her books here – http://freetamilebooks.com/authors/nithyaduraisamy/
Hoping to see more women contributors like Nithya in the upcoming days.