Congrats for the malayalam Wikipedians.

Ravi

On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 12:35 PM, Bishakha Datta <bishakhada...@gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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>>
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>> Anoop P
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