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 14, 2017 at 1500
Venue: Classroom No 1,
Near Gajendra Circle,
Link for the Map: http://bit.ly/iitm-aero
Time : OCt 14, 2017 3.00 – 6.00 PM
Talk – 1
Topic – Install/demo Tamil TTS
Recently, we found ways to install Tamill TTS provided by IITM donlab
and SSN college of Engineering, Chennai
Here is the install script – https://github.com/tshrinivasan/tamil-tts-install
Will demonstrate the install process
Duration : 30 min
About speaker – T Shrinivasan email@example.com , Ebooks
publisher at FreeTamilEbooks.com
Talk – 2
Mini workshop using a TelegramBOT to translate strings for OpenStreetMaps.org
We are dreaming about Maps in Tamil, for long time.
Imagine your mobile phone or GPS device, shows the maps in Tamil,
displays the roads, interesting places in Tamil, It shows routes and
says the street names and directions in Tamil while driving.
The dream can come into real as we have most of the required technologies.
OpenStreetMaps to provide maps, many apps like streetcomplete,
osmcontribute to add streetname and interesting places, Tamil TTS to
say everything in tamil.
The major thing we need is we need all the strings in Tamil.
OSM supports language tags and we can give any string in any language,
along with its translation on other languages.
To enable the translation process of existing strings in OSM, we are
working on a telegram bot. Now, it is easy to contribute to OSM via
translation, with mobile or with web browser.
The bot will be released for public tomorrow with its source code.
It will ask for your osm username, and then for translate or verify.
The strings will be translated by google translator as first step.
That is not perfect fully. so, we need people to verify it,
You can see a string with its translation. Then say it right or wrong.
once three people confirmed a string it as right, it will be
confirmed. The incorrect strings will be displayed for translation.
Once the strings are completed, they will be uploaded to OSM using a
Will release the bot tomorrow.
Install Indic Keyboard or Sellinam for Tamil Typing.
Register at openstreetmaps.org
Let us have a translation workshop for openstreetmaps.org
Thanks for the team.
Dinesh Karthik – firstname.lastname@example.org
Srikanth Logic – email@example.com
Syed Khaleel Jageer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Shrinivasan – email@example.com
Duration – one hour
Topic – 3:
Any lighting talks, QA session, etc.
Entry Free. All are welcome.