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From: Sayamindu Dasgupta
Subject: [Freebangfont-devel] [Fwd: Showcasing Indian language support in OpenSource stall at Linux Bangalore/2002]
Date: 13 Nov 2002 00:10:24 +0530

If anyone is willing to do this - please mail Guntupalli Karunakar
<address@hidden> asap - with a CC to me.
I have my exams, and I won't be able to go.
Also, Barda lives in Bangalore - can anyone of you contact him in this
His iisc (Indian Inst. of Science) address seems to be bouncing :(

PS: I will be doing a 1 page "chotha" on Bengali in GNU/Linux - and 
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From: Guntupalli Karunakar <address@hidden>
To: Venky Hariharan <address@hidden>, Frederick Noronha <address@hidden>, sunil 
<address@hidden>, Sreekanth S Rameshaiah <address@hidden>, Tapan S.Parikh 
<address@hidden>, Baiju M <address@hidden>, Sayamindu Dasgupta 
<address@hidden>, Pramod R <address@hidden>, Arun Sharma <address@hidden>, 
Sastry Ramachandrula <address@hidden>, Dr.U.B.Pavanaja <address@hidden>
Cc: Prakash Advani <address@hidden>, A Joseph Koshy <address@hidden>, Nagarjuna 
G. <address@hidden>, jitendra <address@hidden>, Keyur Shroff <address@hidden>, 
Atul Chitnis <address@hidden>
Subject: Showcasing Indian language support in OpenSource stall at Linux 
Date: 12 Nov 2002 17:22:06 +0530

Hi All,
 Linux Bangalore/2002 is on, and an OpenSource stall is planned to
showcase Linux developments happening in India possibly including
localisation activities. I think this is a wonderful opportunity to
show our work and get more volunteers to speed up localisation, esp
translations and font development. Pl. See thread for
more on this. More details regarding it would probably come up on
website soon( ). 

 We can get space in stall & power, rest we need to manage :)
 We could do possibly do the following and more ...(its up to you, 
give more ideas )
 - Have couple of PCs with Linux installed and language enabled (
means all latest libraries/tools installed ). On these the
localisation work - fonts, translations, utilities etc. will be
installed. All work done for Hindi, Bangla, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
etc will be installed.
 - Right now we have active teams for Hindi, Bangla, Malayalam,
Kannada & Tamil , we could have at least one person from each group be
present there & discuss their work and give demos. We could have small
sessions 15-20 mins explaining how a user can use the available
support for his language.
 - Give out pamphlets ( 1 pagers ) giving  Why? What? How? on
localisation on one side & links to resources & language teams on
other side.
The Goal is
 - educate users on what is available & what they can/cannot do.
   Many may be using Mandrake 9 / Redhat 8 / Gnome 2 but may not be
aware on how to use the language stuff.

 - pull in people to volunteer for active participation in
   If event attracts 2000 people, we should be able to get at least
100 interested volunteers :). 

Please let me know your views & interest regarding this asap, and also
giving more ideas on what we can do. We can start dicussing along
these lines. Those based in Bangalore - it would be really difficult
to do this without your support (esp. in logistics). Please give your
views & tell your availability during the event. We can further
discuss on the resources needed & do planning once we get concerned
teams interest. 

Please get back asap as we have to prepare and submit a brief on what
we would be doing in the stall, at the earliest. (and it would also
help me plan my trip accordingly :)


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