Few notes on Wikimedia hackathon 2022 at Villupuram – VGLUG


"Alright folks. It is showcase time. Show here the cool hacks you did in last 2 or days in wikimedia hackathon".Lucas announced this in IRC and telegram channels. It was Sunday night 8.30 PM IST. I was returning to chennai, in a bus.Joined the JitSi meet to see what the world has done recently. "Good … Continue reading Few notes on Wikimedia hackathon 2022 at Villupuram – VGLUG

Project Idea – Teach Tamil to Apertium – Open Source Machine translation tool


  Apertium is a Open source Machine Translation system. It supports many languages like english, hindi, urudu etc. Explore its features and train Tamil for it. The following links will help to explore further. https://www.apertium.org http://wiki.apertium.org/wiki/Apertium_New_Language_Pair_HOWTO http://wiki.apertium.org/wiki/Dravidian_languages https://sourceforge.net/p/apertium/mailman/message/23318108/   If you are interested in exploring this, comment here. Let us work together and make some … Continue reading Project Idea – Teach Tamil to Apertium – Open Source Machine translation tool

The things I liked at Mediawiki Hackathon 2017, Vienna


The Mediawiki Hackathon 2017 was organized at Vienna, on May 19,20,21 2017 very well. I liked many things in the entire event. Listing them here. 1. Awesome Event Organizing Team Wikimedia Austria has 3 full time employees. They provided their full support all the times, from the event announcement. The announcement pages are full with … Continue reading The things I liked at Mediawiki Hackathon 2017, Vienna

Open Source Projects for Tamil – Hackathon – Sunday – April 23 – Chennai


Are you looking for an interesting project to do? Can you share some time and your programming skills for Tamil Language? Do you like to meet the fellow open source contributors in Chennai? Here is a Hackathon for Open Source Projects for Tamil. Date : April 23, 2017, Sunday Time : 10.00 am - 5.00 … Continue reading Open Source Projects for Tamil – Hackathon – Sunday – April 23 – Chennai

Why are you not using an application in your language?


Last week, listened a conversation between two of my friends, Khaleel and Navin. Khaleel is contributing to Mozilla community by doing localization. i.e translating the strings on the user interface of Mozilla products like firefox in Tamil. Navin is a tech guy, who likes to read Tamil anywhere. image source - http://www.softwaretestingclass.com/what-is-globalization-internationalization-and-localization-in-software-testing/   "Hi Navin, … Continue reading Why are you not using an application in your language?

Minutes – ILUGC Feb 2017 meet


Indian Linux Users Group, Chennai community is meeting every month second saturday at Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras. Yesterday, we had out feb 2017 meeting. Ajay started with Various open source licenses available and explored their pros and cons. Explained how the Open Core business model is helping many companies to do their business by open … Continue reading Minutes – ILUGC Feb 2017 meet

New Open Source Text to Speech system for Tamil


Prof. Vasu Renganathan, Univ Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, has released his Text to Speech for Tamil language as Open source. Get the source at : https://github.com/vasurenganathan/tamil-tts See in action: http://www.thetamillanguage.com/tamilnlp/speak/ http://www.thetamillanguage.com/tamilnlp/speak/listentome.html http://www.thetamillanguage.com/tamilnlp/speak/url_talk.php?url= It is written in php. There are many open source TTS systems available as espeak, Festival, CMU Sphinx  etc. But they work fine for English … Continue reading New Open Source Text to Speech system for Tamil

INFITT 2014 – International Conference for Tamil Internet


INFITT is an international organization which connects, Tamil Scholars, Government, IT Professionals and Public. Every year it conducts “Tamil Internet Conference”. One time in India and Next time in any other country. This year “Tamil Internet Conference 2014” has been conducted in Pondicherry on Sep 19,20,21 2014. This was my first participation to a INFITT … Continue reading INFITT 2014 – International Conference for Tamil Internet