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Coding In Malayalam

Some days ago, I came across Malayalam numerals and found it very interesting. Unlike Hindi or Kannada numerals, the numerical grammar of Malayalam was unique. It's a direct fork of the Tamil numeric system. So, Tamil & Malayalam has this unique numeral system. It is no longer commonly used though. Like the rest of the world, we use Hindu-Arabic numeral system now. I had to include my phone number in a webpage recently for an event hosting and was concerned whether spammers would take hold of it with their fancy phone-number mining scripts.... [READ MORE]

Indic-En, a Browser Extension to Convert Indian Language Websites to English Script

This is certainly not an April Fool and doesn't involve a rickroll. :P 😝 Introducing Indic-En, a browser extension to convert websites in Indian languages (Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada) to Manglish, Hinglish & Kanglish. This is the first WebExtension that I've made. This extension will be useful for people who can understand the language, but can't read it (read the script). I've also made a similar Android app "Manglish" which does this, but only for the Malayalam language.... [READ MORE]

My Article In Infokairali Magazine on Localization

About Lately, I've been volunteering for Swathanthra Malayalam Project (SMC). I took up the initiative in revamping KDE localization which was dorminant for many years. More about how, why I started this is in this Twitter thread. We were successful in pushing new Malayalam localization to the wide range of KDE products. November 1 is the birthday of Kerala state of India. Kerala was formed on the basis of the language spoken, Malayalam.... [READ MORE]

Varnam, An Editor To Easily Type Malayalam & Other Indian Languages

Today, I'm introducing Varnam Editor, an easy software for you to write Malayalam and other Indian languages. It is easily installable for GNU/Linux distros like Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Archlinux etc. Technically, it's an editor for transliterating Indian languages. Varnam Editor uses an existing library called Varnam and makes it easy to install & use. Transliteration From Wikipedia : Transliteration is a type of conversion of a text from one script to another that involves swapping letters (thus trans- + liter-) in predictable ways (such as α → a, д → d, χ → ch, ն → n or æ → ae).... [READ MORE]

Manglish, a Malayalam to Manglish Converter Android App

I'm happy to announce a new Android app called "Manglish", it's an app to convert Malayalam text to Manglish. It's a GNU GPL v3 licensed completely free software app with no ads thanks to the donors. Kept it as light as possible. You can download & install it in many ways : Play Store F-Droid APK (3MB) UPDATE; 2019 November : App has reached 1000+ active installs and more than 3000 downloads !... [READ MORE]

OpenStreetMap Mapathon on Software Freedom Day 2018

I mentioned about me working with the FOSS club of my college in a recent post. Well, we're getting more active ! On Software Freedom Day 2018, we did an OpenStreetMap mapathon. OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. Unlike Google Maps, OSM is completely open source. Its data can be accessed and used by anyone. Because of this, many softwares and organizations use OSM.... [READ MORE]

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