Sorry, for the late response, but All the Best if it isn't over yet, and
congratulations.

On 17 April 2010 13:25, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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