1000-ebooks-released-in-creative-commons-license-by-thamizhmann-publishers


Thamizhmann Publishers Thamizhmann Publishers, in Chennai are publishing rare, old, prolific Tamil writers books, for 30 years. Their books are study materials for Tamil Studies in many universities. They have released complete works collections famous authors like Paavanar, Sami sithambaram, Na.Mu.Ve nadar, Mayilai Seeni Vengadasamy, Vellai Varanar, Ilangumaranar, thiru.vi.ka, Rajamanikanar, saminatha sarma, Ovai Duraisamy,Mudiyarasan, Na.Si. … Continue reading 1000-ebooks-released-in-creative-commons-license-by-thamizhmann-publishers

Received Tamil Internet Couple Award


Tamil Internet Conference 2019 happened at Anna University, Chennai during Sep 20-22, 2019 It was Inagurated by TamilNadu Ministers Mafoi. K. Pandiyarajan and KP Anbalagan. Anto Peter, Thagadoor Gopi were awarded for their contributions to Tamil Computing. Though they both are not living, they live through their contributions. Then, I and My Wife Nithya received … Continue reading Received Tamil Internet Couple Award

Released – Online Tamil Text to Speech System


We are happy to release the Online Tamil Text to Speech conversion software at http://tts.kaniyam.com This is a Free Software. Get the source code here - https://github.com/KaniyamFoundation/tts-web This is made with Ubuntu/Linux, Python, Django, Celery, MySQL etc. Introduction This online software can convert your Tamil text files to audio files in MP3 format. (TTS = … Continue reading Released – Online Tamil Text to Speech System

Indian Linux Users Group Chennai – Oct 2018 Meet – Oct 13 – 3-6 pm – IITM


Hello all, Indian Linux Users Group, Chennai [ ILUGC ] is spreading awareness on Free/Open Source Software (F/OSS) in Chennai since January 1998. We usually meet on the second Saturday of every month, and for the month of October we shall meet on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 1500 IST. Venue: Classroom No 1, Aerospace … Continue reading Indian Linux Users Group Chennai – Oct 2018 Meet – Oct 13 – 3-6 pm – IITM

Software Freedom Day 2018 Chennai – Minutes


  Our friends in Free Software Foundation TamilNadu organized Softwre Freedom day 2018 in Chennai. I participated and put a stall for Kaniyam Foundation and its activities. I explained on kaniyam.com, FreeTamilEbooks.com, Tamil TTS, Ezhil Language, Open-Tamil library etc. There were around 20 stalls. From Free Software Philosophies, Wikisource, Wikipedia, Privacy, Machine learning, Self hosting, … Continue reading Software Freedom Day 2018 Chennai – Minutes

PySangamam – Tons of learnings, Happy moments


PySangamam, is the first Python Conference of TamilNadu. ChennaiPy team arranged for this two days conference. Conducting a conference is like arranging for a marriage. It will take all our time and energy, for few months. I dont know how to thank the ChennaiPy team, organizers and volunteers for this great event. My apologies for … Continue reading PySangamam – Tons of learnings, Happy moments

Project-Idea : How can I pay some money for the pirated movies I watch?


I try to watch movies in theaters most of the times. But when some good movies come, they go out of theaters, when I decide to watch. In Chennai, most moves wind up in 2 weeks. Last week, Myself and Nithya watched the movie "Mayavan", which I got from a friend, which was downloaded from … Continue reading Project-Idea : How can I pay some money for the pirated movies I watch?

How to compile Tamil TTS engine from source?


IITMadras and SSN College of Engineering team have released a Open Source Text to speech conversion engine for Tamil and other indian languages. Check their efforts at https://www.iitm.ac.in/donlab/tts In this blog post, let us see how can we compile and install the tamil tts system in a ubuntu 16.04 machine.   Go to this link … Continue reading How to compile Tamil TTS engine from source?

Build your own Story Books for kids in your Language with Story Weaver


Last week, I got an opportunity to attend a workshop on building story books for Children using http://storyweaver.org.in/ This portal is developed by Pratham Books, a Not-for-profit organization, which is helping Indian kids to get more story books in their own languages. They started with creating story books, print, sell them, but with Creative Commons … Continue reading Build your own Story Books for kids in your Language with Story Weaver