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

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