February 27, 2021

VLC Localization, OSM Activities and More: SMC Monthly Updates Dec 2020

VLC Localization, OSM Activities and More: SMC Monthly Updates Dec 2020

Localization Efforts

VLC Projects  are 99% Localized

Localized VLC website

Various VLC projects, including popular VLC Media Player, VideoLan website are almost finished localized into Malayalam.

The translations are going on at Transifex.

uBlock is Now Available in Malayalam

Popular browser extension to block ads, trackers and malware sites - uBlock is now available in Malayalam. The translations are done via Crowdin. To use uBlock in Malayalam, the browser language is need to set to Malayalam. uBlock is available for Firefox, Chrome and other popular browsers. uBlock tranlations are done by Rahul Anand, Vachan and Sidharth Vinod.

Android Apps at Weblate

Free and Open Source Android launcher - KISS is actively translated to Malayalam. The translation are carried through Weblate and as of now, 88% is completed. KISS can be downloaded from f-droid.

NewPipe - FOSS YouTube client, is 90% translated to Malayalam. Malayalam translations are available here and the app can be downloaded from here.

Open Source Password Manager app - KeePassDX is completed 76% translations to Malayalam. Translations are available here and downloads are available here.

Mastodon Localizations

Malayalam localization of federated social network service - Mastodon is going on at Crowdin. 13% of the core program and 50% of web pages have been translated as of now.

OSM News

Talk on HOT OSM and Indian Community

OpenStreetMap contributor and SMC member - Ark Arjun presented a talk on HOT OSM and Indian Community at the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT OSM) Summit 2020. The talk covered various humanitarian crises where OSM used effectively to tackle such as 2018 Kerala floods and Gaja Cyclone, 2018.


Covid Lab Data Released

A team of Open Data Kerala volunteers released data of COVID-19 testing labs in Kerala. The data consist of labs’ locations, classified it under government and private labs, and the type of test available. Read more about the release here.

Covid19 Testing Labs in kerala. Contribute to opendatakerala/covid19-labs-kerala development by creating an account on GitHub.