Sounds great!
Bishakha

On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Anoop <anoop....@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> 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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