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Blog Entry Making Telugu Suitable for Internet
by Rahmanuddin Shaikh published Sep 06, 2016 — filed under: , ,
In brief, the article speaks of steps in making a language other than English suitable for Internet and computers, what input methods, fonts and content are available in Telugu as on date and what challenges are ahead in making language fully available on Internet and in computers.
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Blog Entry Wikiwomen’s Meetup at St. Agnes College Explores Potentials and Plans of Women Editors in Mangalore, Karnataka
by Ting-Yi Chang published Sep 01, 2016 last modified Sep 01, 2016 02:39 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Karnataka is known for its diverse linguistic cultures. Aside from Kannada, many are native speakers of Konkani, Tulu, and other languages. A small Wikiwomen's meetup was held on Saturday, August 27th at St. Agnes College, Mangalore, to invite female Wikipedians from the region. Many of them were new to the online encyclopedia but demonstrated strong interest in learning and contributing more Indic language content online.
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Blog Entry A workshop to improve Telugu Wikipedia articles on Nobel laureates
by Pavan Santhosh published Aug 31, 2016 last modified Sep 12, 2016 03:01 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Many articles about Nobel laureates are missing in the Telugu Wikipedia. Recently undergraduate students from four different disciplines of the Andhra Loyola College (ALC), Vijayawada gathered to create and improve articles related to Nobel laureates.
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Blog Entry Campaign for relicensing copyrighted books under Creative Commons licenses
by Pavan Santhosh S. & Subhashish Panigrahi published Aug 30, 2016 last modified Sep 20, 2016 12:43 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
A campaign has been started to relicense Telugu-language books of several noted authors from "all rights reserved" to Creative Commons Share-Alike (CC-BY-SA) license.
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Data Xgen launches paid Hindi email service
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 30, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Jaipur based Enterprise email provider Data Xgen Technologies has launched a paid email service in Hindi Devnagari script. This is especially for .bharat domain names, but can also be used for other domains. As of now, the company offers email packages starting at Rs 99, Rs 499, Rs 999 and Rs 1,499, which look like monthly plans.
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Blog Entry Meet the Newly Born Tulu Wikipedia, the 23rd in a South Asian Language!
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Aug 30, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The Tulu language Wikipedia became the latest entrant in the family of 294 world-language Wikipedia projects after the project went live from Wikimedia Incubator earlier this month.
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Blog Entry Community Digest: Tulu Wikipedia Goes Live after Eight Years in Incubator; News in Brief
by Subhashish Panigrahi and Ting-Yi Chang published Aug 26, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Eight years after being created in the Wikimedia Incubator, the Tulu-language Wikipedia is now live as the 23rd Indic language Wikipedia.
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Blog Entry Preserving Languages and Cultures in India: The Birth of the Tulu Wikipedia
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Aug 26, 2016 last modified Sep 07, 2016 03:35 PM — filed under: , ,
After eight years of effort and outreach, the Tulu language Wikipedia has gone live. Wikimedia contributors play a key role in preserving languages and cultures, and tools like the Wikimedia Incubator help new projects like the Tulu Wikipedia get started.
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Blog Entry ଓଡ଼ିଆ ପାଇଁ ଓସିଆର: ଛପା ଲେଖାର ଛବିରୁ ଡିଇଟାଲ ଲେଖା
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Aug 23, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Though not an open source solution, Google's OCR works really well for Odia and other Indian languages. My column in the Odia daily the Samaja that was published last Saturday briefs about how the OCR works and has a step-by-step process to use it. There is also a little bit of background of Tesseract-based OCR that Debayan Banerjee worked in the past and Nasim Ali from the Odia Wikimedia community is currently working.
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Tulu gets official Wikipedia page, but Mumbai linguists say more is needed
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 22, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Sitting in his Sunkadakatte home in Bengaluru, Dr UB Pavanaja still recalls the moment when he was at the WikiConference India 2016 in Chandigarh earlier this month. Academicians from all over India had gathered at the event, to share their views about issues related to India on Wikipedia. While the talks were still in progress, Katherine Maher, executive director, Wikimedia Foun-dation, USA, paused to make an announcement.
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