Posts marked with "Malayalam" in tags

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.

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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).

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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 !

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Curse Words

I have an interesting story of how I learnt & used a curse word. Myru In Malayalam, a main curse word is "myru" which translates to "pubic hair". In Tamil, it simply means "hair". You can just go to a barber shop and say "annaa, cut my myru", but in Malayalam this sentence is hilarious 🤣. When you refer the word to someone, it becomes "myre". It's like calling someone bro, but in the worst way possible :

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