January 13, 2020 · report

KDE Translathons, Malayalam Translation Tool and More: SMC Monthly Updates December 2019

KDE Translathons at Kochi and Thrissur

Translathon Kochi

KDE Community Kerala and SMC conducted two translathons for KDE Malayalam localization. The first translathon was conducted on 14th December at AppIn Technologies, Kochi. Second one was at PG Centre, Thrissur on 22nd December. Subin Siby took initiative and lead the events. More photos and details of the participants can be found at  SMC Wiki (Kochi).

OPUS MT - The Open Source Translation System Now Supports Malayalam

Wikipedia in association with Language Technology department of University of Helsinki is developing an open source translation system - OPUS MT, which now supports Malayalam also. The web instance for the same is available here. Santhosh Thottingal, active volunteer of SMC, is collaborating with this project at Wikipedia.

SMC Fonts Now supports for Android 10

Malayalam fonts module in the Magisk Manager is now updated to support the latest version of Andoid - Android 10. Sabu Siyad's patch helped to roll out this feature. We are expressing our sinciere thanks and inviting more contributions.  

World Camp Kochi 2019

World Camp Kochi  - an informal international conference on WordPress ecosystem held on December first. The one day event is conducted for WordPress developers and enthusiasts. Sessions covered topics like development, design, security and localization.

Malayalam Computing Workshop at Kerala University

Kavya leading Malayalam Computing Session
Kavya Manohar giving a session of basics of Malayalam Computing

Malayalam dept of Kerala University, Karyavattom Campus conducted a seven day workshop on Malayalam Computing to students of the university. The workshop conducted covered topics like basics of Malayalam computing, Unicode and ASCII to type setting Malayalam in LaTeX.

SMC Responds to RIT's accusations.

Rachana Institute of Typography published a statement in response to Santhosh Thottingal's request for attribution in RIT fonts, accusing him not following best practices. Secretary to SMC Project, Hrishikesh KB initiated an investigation to verify thier claims and we responded with our statement.

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