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== Internationalize SILPA project with Wikimedia jquery projects==
'''Project''':
 
SILPA project has many Indic language applications, but as of now, if somebody want to input in Indian languages, there is no built in tool in it. Similarly, the application is not internationalized. Both of these can be achieved by using the [//github.com/wikimedia/jquery.ime jquery.ime] and [//github.com/wikimedia/jquery.ime jquery.i18n] libraries from Wikimedia. A sample implementation is avaliable in our [http://smc.org.in website]. The i18n should be in the SILPA flask framework with a nice templating system. Similarly the interface should have webfonts using [https://github.com/wikimedia/jquery.webfonts jquery.webfonts] library.
 
* '''[https://savannah.nongnu.org/task/index.php?12557 Savannah Task]'''
* '''Expertise required''': jquery, css, html5, python , flask
* '''Mentor''' : Hrishikesh K B
====More Details====
* [https://github.com/wikimedia/jquery.i18n jquery.i18n]
* [https://github.com/wikimedia/jquery.ime jquery.ime]
* [https://github.com/wikimedia/jquery.webfonts jquery.webfonts]
== A spell checker for Indic language that understands inflections ==
texexec --xetex <file.tex>
==Automated Rendering Testing=='''Project''': Automated Rendering Testing system for Indic languages. Currently there exists 3 main rendering engines in computing world - Uniscribe of Microsoft, CoreText (Apple Advance Typography - AAT) of Apple and Harfbuzz for *nix systems. The Opentype font specification is maintained by Microsoft and implemented in Uniscribe, which is used as baseline for Harfbuzz. At present, there is no automated mechanism to determine if Harfbuzz is rendering complex Indic text correctly or not - someone expert in relevant language has to manually inspect the output from hb-view. The project aim is to identify and implement an automated method to test the rendering.One method to do this might be to check the order of glyphs/glyph indices output by the rendering engine - this depends on the font too. A related topic is UTRRS  * '''[https://savannah.nongnu.org/task/index.php?12560 Savannah Task]'''* '''Expertise required''': Knowledge of Indic language rendering and Opentype specification.* '''Mentor''' : Rajeesh K Nambiar ====More Details====* https://fedorahosted.org/utrrs/ * http://tdil-dc.in/utrrs/home/about ==Flask Based SILPABASED==
===Port remaining modules to the new flask based Silpa===
'''Project''': Silpa is being re-written using flask framework. Core part is almost complete. But most of the sub modules written under old framework are need to be ported to [http://flasksilpa-indic.rhcloud.com/ new framework].
'''Mentor''' : Vasudev
== Converting indic processing modules currently in SILPA into Jquery library =='''Project''': Port some of the silpa algorithms to Jquery. Several modules, alogorithms in SILPA project is done in python now. But porting them to javascript(jQuery) helps developers. For example, cross language transliteration can be done jquery too if we port the algorithm and transliteration rules. Similarly the approximate search can be ported. A flexibile fuzzy search on the web pages will be possible if we have the algorithm in jquery. ALternatively these js libraries can be used with node.js using server side js concept too. '''Expertise required''': javascript,JQuery, python '''Mentor''' :Jishnu == Improving cross language transliteration system. ===
'''Project''':
'''Mentor''' : Vasudev/Jishnu
 
=== Internationalize SILPA project with Wikimedia jquery projects , Improve the webfonts module in Silpa using jquery.webfonts and provide more Indic and complex fonts as part of it ===
'''Project''':
 
'''Internationalize SILPA''' :- SILPA project has many Indic language applications, but as of now, if somebody want to input in Indian languages, there is no built in tool in it. Similarly, the application is not internationalized. Both of these can be achieved by using the [//github.com/wikimedia/jquery.ime jquery.ime] and [//github.com/wikimedia/jquery.ime jquery.i18n] libraries from Wikimedia. A sample implementation is avaliable in our [http://smc.org.in website]. The i18n should be in the SILPA flask framework with a nice templating system. Similarly the interface should have webfonts using [https://github.com/wikimedia/jquery.webfonts jquery.webfonts] library.
 
'''Improve the webfonts ''' :-
* Currently Silpa provides 36 webfonts. add more fonts to this collection.
* Rewrote webfonts module to use the features of jquery.webfonts
* reate a repo as per jquery.webfonts specification
* Provide a clean api so that other websites can use our webfonts in their websites
* Document the usage
* Provide font preview and download options
 
====More Details====
* [https://github.com/wikimedia/jquery.i18n jquery.i18n]
* [https://github.com/wikimedia/jquery.ime jquery.ime]
* [https://github.com/wikimedia/jquery.webfonts jquery.webfonts]
 
'''Expertise required''': jQuery, css, html5, Python , flask , technical understanding about fonts
 
'''Mentor''' : Hrishikesh K B / Sajjad Anwar
==Building a system and API's for accessing and upadating Malayalamgrandham Bibligiography Data==