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*'''Location (City, Country and/or Time Zone)''':<br> Vikas Puri, New Delhi, India <br>Indian Standard Time [GMT+ 5:30]
*'''Website''':*'''Past involvement with SMC/GSoC''': No*'''40 hrs/week dedication for GSoC?''': Absolutely, its a dream project! *'''Will I Support SMC after GSoC?''': A big Yes, I would love to keep enhancing NETRA and later move towards fixing bugs in other projects. *'''Community Interaction''': So far, I have communicated with Navaneeth K N(nkn__) at mailing list and IRC. He is happy to mentor this project. However, since GSoC is community-driven, I urge all community developers to provide their valuable(and much needed) feedback/suggestions (spirit of open-source)
=='''Proposal Title'''==
'''NETRA:''' u'''N'''ifi'''E'''d '''T'''ool-cum-b'''R'''aille '''A'''pplication for Indic scripts<br>
=='''Project Abstract'''==
Also I will provide periodic updates to my mentor and use the mailing list and IRC channel when at a roadblock. Following are the details of work that I intend to do.
<h5>'''6.1 Creating a seamless user-interface with a cross-platform GUI framework(using Qt)'''</h5>
Qt is a cross-platform application framework[1] that is widely used for developing application software with a graphical user interface (GUI). Qt uses standard C++ but makes extensive use of a special code generator(called the Meta Object Compiler, or moc) together with several macros to enrich the language. Creating the UI with Qt is essentially a composite of following phases.
vi) Integrating GUI with dummy code and classes keeping MVC architecture and OOP in mind
<h5>'''6.2 Braille'O Work- 6 dot Bharati Braille support using m17n layouts'''</h5>
Bharati Braille[2] standard is the official Braille standard in India. Bharati braille alphabets use a 6-dot cell with values based largely on English Braille. Letters are assigned as consistently as possible across the various regional scripts of India as they are transliterated in the Latin script, so that, for example, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, and English are rendered largely the same in braille. A regular QWERTY keyboard is used for data entry. SDF-JKL keys are used for six dots of Braille.
Map files for mapping language characters and numbers to braille code will be loaded right after the language selection(ctrl+L). So for Hindi, NETRA would load hindi.m
<h6>'''6.2.1 Language Selection'''</h6>
i) ctrl + L
ii) Followed by an audio message
iv) Load appropriate map file for the language(eg, hindi.m for hindi)
<h6>'''6.2.2 Matras(मात्रा): Distinguishing लि and ल+इ or लू and ल+ऊ'''</h6>
Matras(मात्रा) in Hindi can be included using the 'shift' key. For example,<br>
<h5>'''6.3 Braille'O Fun- Fun activities themeing braille'''</h5>
This will enable normal sighted people to discover the braille world & share literacy who otherwise are fascinated by braille as a kind of 'secret code'. They will begin to understand its significance for people who are visually impaired in a play-way manner.
<h6>'''6.3.1 Introduction to Braille'''</h6>
This part shall teach Braille to normal sighted people. It is also beneficial for the instructors to teach Braille symbols to visually impaired. Introduction will be in the form of a video or spoken tutorial like one mentioned here[3]
<h6>'''6.3.2 Lets Braille'''</h6>
Second phase for this module will consist of implementing an interactive activity for practicing braille. NETRA will provide a set of words in braille and user will be asked to enter corresponding answer.
<h5>'''6.4 Audio feedback support using a TTS API'''</h5>
With NETRA, we cannot simply use any screenreader because of 2 reasons:
I am a final year student[4] pursuing bachelors of Computer Science & Engineering from MSIT, GGS Indraprastha University[5-6] - New Delhi (India). I am a FOSS enthusiast, contributing to OSS since 3+ years from now and have been using GNU/linux since high school. In past I’ve been associated with OSS projects, which avails free & open source educational tools to students. Apart from regular college curriculum , I spend a considerable amount of time doing things outside of work as well. My biggest contribution towards opensource is 'codeasy' which is an IDE(Integrated Development Environment) for Java programming developed by me[7]. Codeasy is licensed under GNU general public licence(version 3). During spare time, I fix minor bugs in some of the KDE opensource projects[8].<br>
I have working knowledge of c,c++,java & python. I have worked on coding projects like WRN, project444, chaos theory in cryptosystems, GAs in cryptanalysis, cows & bulls & bears, TBC project, FOSSEE-IIT Bombay and visual simulation on ACO- IIT Delhi. I am a yahoo summer school 2013 participant and well versed with community interactions and dynamics of OSS projects. I use irc, mailing lists, version control systems, such as git(with working knowledge of hg,svn) & host all my projects at github [9] hence I can start early with coding.<br> Rest apart I am a member of ILUG-D(Indian Linux User Group-Delhi)[9-10]. Contributed in organizing lug sessions at our college campus as a part of SIGs(student interest groups) & delivered a couple of talks. I am also the founder of MSIT-Java User Group (a special interest group under IEEE-MSIT).I take Summer of Code as an opportunity to get engaged with SMC as a contributor and continue this association even after GSoC. I am very much willing to be a stable member of community. ''So far, I have communicated with Navaneeth K N(nkn__) at mailing list and IRC. He sound interested in mentoring this project.'' However, since GSoC is community-driven, I urge all community developers to provide their valuable(and much needed)feedback/suggestions(spirit of open-source). I would love to be contacted if any part of this proposal is not clear. Thank you for considering this proposal and for your time! <br>
[[UPDATE]]: Since mentors seek to evaluate a student's coding ability as well, I would like to describe one of my project "Multichaotic Cryptosystem"[11]. I worked on it during August 2013-December 2013 as a research intern at ''CSIR:Fourth Paradigm Institute - Bangalore(formerly CSIR: Centre for Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulation) under SPARK([[Student Program for Advancement in Research Knowledge]])''[12]. My guide for the project was Dr Gopal Krishna Patra(Principal Scientist,CSIR-4PI). The project involved implementing a 'crypto-system' using essence of 'chaos theory'. Front end was developed in Qt 4 while backend was controlled by shell-scripts and C++. For plots and graphs, I used GNUPlot. ''This project essentially describe my coding skills in C++, shell-scripts, GNUPlot scripts and experience with Qt(GUI framework)''.
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