Localisation Tools @ Wikimedia

As part of my role at Wikimedia Foundation, I shall be posting about things related to localisation / internationalisation efforts at Wikimedia Foundation Localization team and things generally related to Wikipedia / i18n. For those who are unaware of the way it works, here is a short intro. Wikimedia projects exist in 280+ langauges. The software …

Reading Tamil texts in old script.

Tamil Script had undergone a reform on select characters to bring uniformity and simplify the writing style in 1960’s. The table below shows the old way of writing on the left and the current way on the right. I have mild memories of seeing bus boards having னை in சென்னை(Chennai) in its old form with …

Writing short texts

I used to blog sometime back in college. I wouldn’t say twitter killed it. Its mostly my impatience to sit and write long texts. So I now attempt to restart sharing content in “my own” place (as against a facebook wall post :)) writing extended short texts about myself, Wikipedia, Tamil, Technology, Public Transit, Chennai, India and …

Am alive

Been months since i logged into wordpress.So what was keeping me busy? Well a lot of things. Work got tighter on and off, forcing to stretch for project deliveries.But a lot of other activities also took my time. Playing TT at office in the evenings was a great exercise and stress buster. I typed the …

Cycling

I always missed the cab to office and waited for 20 minutes for next cab. If i walk it will take 25 minutes(5 minutes for crossing the road included). Autowalahs do a daylight roberry and come for nothing less than Rs.35 on the mention of word EGL / behind ‘DELL’ for a distance of 2.4 …