How about the links to Ml Wikisource for those who are curious please?



On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 6:48 PM, Vishnu T <visdav...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Shiju and ML wikimedians, splendid effort! Congratulations!!
>
> Cheers,
> Vishnu
>
>
> On Thursday, 29 August 2013, Subhashish Panigrahi <
> subhash...@cis-india.org> wrote:
> > Dear all,
> >
> > This is a great success to share the effort of Shiju and other
> > Malayalam Wikimedians to bring Samkshepa Vedartham, the first
> > Malayalam book online. This is a news article which has come on The
> > Times of India and copyrighted.[1]
> >
> > THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: From a college library in Bangalore, a fragile
> > copy of the first book printed in Malayalam -- SampkshepaVedartham --
> > has made a leap to eternity. Thanks to efforts by
> > MalayalamWikipedians, the book printed in 1772 and kept in Dharmaram
> > College in Bangalore is now available free on the internet, without
> > any copyright restriction.
> >
> > The scanned copy of 'Sampkshepa Vedartham or Nasranikal Okkeyum
> > Ariyendunna Sampkshepa Vedartham' will be a major source of
> > information for those interested in the history and development of
> > Malayalam script. The book by Italian priest Clement Peanices is in
> > the form of Christian religious teaching in question-answer format.
> > The first edition of the book was printed using Malayalam types in
> > Rome in 1772 and was brought to the state in 1774.
> >
> > A scanned copy of 'Albhabetum Grandonico Malabaricum', the first book
> > to use Malayalam types, is already available for public use. It is
> > believed that the Malayalam portion of this Latin book was printed
> > using the movable types made to print 'Sampkshepa Vedartham'.
> >
> > Shiju Alex, an active Wikipedian, had taken the initiative to bring
> > out 'Sampkshepa Vedartham' on the internet with the support of other
> > members of Malayalam Wikipedia. Ironically, one of the oldest copies
> > of the book is housed in the Kerala university library. Though it was
> > digitized using the state grant, it is not available for public use.
> >
> > "Sampkshepa Vedartham was printed almost 241 years ago. The book gives
> > insights into the old type of Malayalam numerals. No space is left
> > between words. Also signs, such as full stops, are not used between
> > sentences," Alex said. He said the scanned copy of the book has been
> > uploaded on archives.org, where interested people can read it online
> > or download the PDF format. "We have begun steps to upload it in
> > Wikipedia commons (an online repository of media files). A digitized
> > version will also be available in Malayalam Wikisource," he added.
> >
> >
> > 1.
> http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thiruvananthapuram/First-book-printed-in-Malayalam-goes-online/articleshow/22125735.cms
> >
> > --
> > Best!
> > Subhashish Panigrahi
> > Programme Officer, Access To Knowledge
> > Centre for Internet and Society
> > @psubhashish
> >
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