Localisation Camp/Pune/Payyans Workout

As a follow up to Pune Localisation Camp, we are goint to sit down and complete Payyans ASCII<->Unicode convertor Devanagari support. Go through presentations from Pune Localisation Camp and get yourself familiarised with basics. This workout will be lead by Santhosh Thottingal, of Swathanthra Malayalam Computing.


  • Complete Devanagari support
  • Create documentation in English
  • Connect Payyans to Padma
  • Discuss Silpa and other Indic issues

About Santhosh Thottingal

He is one of the most active developer working on Indian language technologies. He is the main author and inspiration behind ambitious silpa project (http://smc.org.in/silpa/) - which aims to bring all Indian language application under one roof. Some of these include

   * Guess Language
   * Encoding Converter
   * Approximate Search
   * Sort
   * Spellcheck
   * Dictionary
   * Transliterate
   * Hyphenation
   * Syllabalize
   * N-Gram
   * Random Quote
   * Indic Soundex
   * Character Details
   * Katapayadi Numbers
   * Webfonts

Currently most of these projects have support for Malayalam. Some of them have support for Tamil and Kannada. He is actively looking for more developers to join his team to add support to Marathi, Hindi and the rest of Indian languages. He is also maintainer of Dhvani Indian language text to speech system, aspell spell checking dictionaries, hyphenation support ... and many more. He is in Pune on a shot visit and it would be a great opportunity to learn from him.


Red Hat Office, Tower 10, Cyber City, Magarpatta City, Hadapsar


Sunday 22 August 2010

10 am to 3 pm


  • Praveen 9561745712


  1. Praveen Arimbrathodiyil
  2. Santhosh Thottingal
  3. Vipul AM
  4. Ankit Gupta
  5. Pradnya Gudikandula
  6. Deepti Agrawal
  7. Hrishikesh
  8. Swapnil Kulkarni
  9. Sourabh Dige
  10. Murli Hiware
  11. Ajay Kumar Garg