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

Notes on 15 days online IRC based mentoring for Python Projects


Payilagam is a IT training center in Velachery, Chennai. Its owner Muthu Ramalingam and his team strongly believe in Open Educational Resources. They have published all their courses in Tamil language, online as YouTube Videos. You can see all the courses here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdw_PocG9G8-y4f6wYkz8og/playlists There are many people ask for in person classes and they … Continue reading Notes on 15 days online IRC based mentoring for Python Projects

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

How to translate OpenStreetMaps to other languages?


OpenStreetMap.org  is a wonderful community driven maps portal. We can create maps in our own language too. Here is an Image of Tamil Map.   Demo https://api.mapbox.com/v4/srikanthlogic.714e671e/page.html?access_token=pk.eyJ1Ijoic3Jpa2FudGhsb2dpYyIsImEiOiJuQ1RYS3pjIn0.7YUMcAQAc4A7T703-yAu2g#4/13.03/80.07 I am much inspired by the Tamil maps provided by OSM. Only thing we have to do is to translate all the strings to tamil. I had a … Continue reading How to translate OpenStreetMaps to other languages?

Project Idea – Mobile application to explain about the place I am in


Few months ago, I was talking to Siva. He is part of Tamil Heritage Activities. They take people to Mahabalipuram often and explain all its great history. They are looking for a mobile app to auto explain about the nearby place, by getting the geolocation of the person. if you goto near to tiger cave … Continue reading Project Idea – Mobile application to explain about the place I am in

Installation script for Tamil Text to speech System


The Tamil TTS system provided by IITM and SSN College of Engineering, has a lengthy installation process. I have written them here. https://goinggnu.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/how-to-compile-tamil-tts-engine-from-source/ It may not be easy to follow and you may find some issues. To make the life easier, I have created shell script, to automate the entire process. Here it is - … Continue reading Installation script for Tamil Text to speech System

StreetComplete – Android app to add Missing Street Names in OpenStreetMaps


I am thinking of bringing OpenStreetMaps.org in Tamil. Imagining a world, where a GPS device or smartphone, showing paths in Tamil and giving instructions in Tamil to the driver. To achieve this, we need all the street names to be filled in OpenStreetMaps.org I checked for the streets in my area, Tambaram, Chennai. Found that … Continue reading StreetComplete – Android app to add Missing Street Names in OpenStreetMaps

Minutes – Hackathon on OpenSource Software for Tamil Language


We conducted a Hackathon on OpenSource Software for Tamil Language, last sunday. Mohan, Rajesh, Gowtham, Ragunath and myself gathered. I have already listed few project ideas on my blog. https://goinggnu.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/project-ideas-part-1-looking-for-contributors/ https://goinggnu.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/project-ideas-part-2-looking-for-contributors/ https://goinggnu.wordpress.com/2017/03/04/let-us-create-maps-in-tamil/ Mohan worked on fixing the Tamil Text-to-Speech engine, provided by IITM. It was an android app. As the source code was given, Mohan … Continue reading Minutes – Hackathon on OpenSource Software for Tamil Language