Digital Literacy Program InauguratedInauguration of SMC's Digital Literacy Program was conducted on International Mother Language
Govt. Stepped Back on 118A
Santhosh Thottingal optimized OCR for Malayalam and released for public use. There were many attempts to build Malayalam OCR. Akshara OCR from SMC by Praveen Areembrathodiyil, Nayana by CDAC, Pottan OCR by Harish are few among them.
This Privacy aware web browser based OCR can be used to recognize, spellcheck and edit English and Malayalam content. Images won't leave users' browser since the recognition is done in browser and does not use any remote servers.
KDE Network is a program to spread KDE products and increase community participation. A pilot program is being conducted in Kerala Community.
Fixed ya, ra, va Sign Rendering Bugs
Santhosh Thottingal fixed bugs in rendering signs ya, ra, va. This fix is available in latest versions of Manjari, Gayathri and Chilanka. Read more about this fix here.
Navaneeth K. N won NASSCOM Emerge50 Award
Navaneeth K. N is the architect behind widely used transliteration keyboard Varnam.
Activities by OpenStreepMaps Kerala Community
Virtual Mappy Hours
OpenStreepMaps India conducted virtual mappy hours on 7th November 2020. OSM Kerala volunteer, Saritha KS presentied a session on "Mapping easily with JOSM editor".
LSG Wikidata Project Announced
LSG data project commenced. The project aims to track the Local self governance institutions in Kerala (Q17069989). This task is a co-ordinated effort of Wikimedians of Kerala User Group and OpenDataKerala.
Celebrated GIS Day
OSM Kerala celebrated GIS day on 18th November 2020. A virtual community meetup was also conducted.
As part of OSM GeoWeek, OSM Kerala community community conducted OSM data quiz.
Happenings around Free Software, Malayalam and digital commons, which may not be direct contributions from SMC volunteers.
Swecha , Free Software community from Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, recently released Freedom Matters - a fortnightly magazine. The magazine covers technology, politics and issues related to free software and in general.