On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 10:02 AM, BalaSundaraRaman <sundarbe...@yahoo.com>wrote:

> Wonderful. My best wishes to all Malayalam Wiki participants.
> We had earlier faced some issues with PediaPress to generate PDF versions
> of Tamil Wiki articles. Was following up with the developers, but somehow
> left it in the limbo. Given this state, do you think the software that you
> people have developed can be used to create printable books also? If so,
> that would be great. Please share the technical details and open source the
> software as much as possible.
> Yes we are focusing all Malayalam Wiki projects like Wiktionary, Wikibooks,
Wikisource and Wikiquotes

> Does this meetup also focus on other Malayalam Wiki projects like
> Wiktionary?
> - Sundar
> "That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium
> for the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."
> - George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture
> *From:* Shiju Alex <shijualexonl...@gmail.com>
> *To:* wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
> *Sent:* Sat, April 17, 2010 9:25:36 AM
> *Subject:* [Wikimediaindia-l] Malayalam Wikimedians meetup - 2010 April 17
> - Kalamasseri, Ernakulam
> Hello WikiMedians,
> With great pleasure let me inform you about the *Malayalam Wikimedia users
> meetup*. Today *(2010  April 17)  Malayalam Wikimedians* are coming
> together for the 3rd wikimeetup at RajaGiri College of Social Sciences,
> Kalamassery, Ernakulam <http://www.rajagiri.edu/>. The first malayalam
> wikimeetup was happened in 2007 Decemver 31, and the second meetup was in
> 2008 October 31.
> We are extremely happy to inform you about some of the major things
> happening as a part of this meetup.
> 1. *We are releasing a Malayalam Wikipedia CD* that contain 500 articles
> selected from the 12,000 articles that were available in Malayalam Wikipedia
> during 2010 March.
> Please note that we are not releasing an offline version of malayalam wiki
> articles. It is a customized version of articles very much similar to the
> English Wikipedia on CD
> (http://wikipediaondvd.com/).  We have provided many other additional
> facilities/addons  that are applicable to Malayalam language on this CD. I
> will provide you the link to download this CD after we release the CD at 3
> PM Indian standard time.
> With the release of this CD, we have become the first Indian language
> WikiMdedia foundation Wiki releasing such a CD. Also, I assume that no other
> non-latin languages tried this due to the number of technical hurdles that
> need to over come while working with non-latin languages.
> *We have developed a dedicated application (in GNU/Linux) for creating
> this CD. *I will share you the details of this software as soon as it is
> available for community development. I will write a separate mail regarding
> the efforts that went behind the creation of this CD.
> 2.* We are setting up a new website for coordinating  the various
> activities of Malayalam Wikimedians.* I will share the link soon. The CD
> version of Malayalam Wikipedia will be avilable for download from this site
> later today.
> 3. *We are releasing a printed book (in Malayalam language) that contain
> 25 frequently asked questions about Wiki, Wikipedia, and Malayalam
> Wikipedia. *I think if this docuemnt is translated to English, many other
> Indian languages can reuse it. Requeting the help of wikimedians to
> translate it to English and available it to all. I will provide you the link
> to download this book later today.
> The production cost of CD and the book is sponsored by 
> i...@school<http://www.itschool.gov.in/>and the meetup is sponsored by number 
> of NGO's including
> SPACE <http://www.space-kerala.org/>.
> *We are trying for the live streaming of this event.* The link will be
> provided as soon as it is available.
> I will share more details about the meetup later today.
> Regards
> Shiju Alex
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