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Date: 20, 21 March 2010

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

A Localisation camp is a place for introducing new people to localisation tools, processes and communities. It is also a place for inviting feedback from wide spectrum of people to improve existing translations. And a place to meet up and interact with other members of the community.

This camp is organised by Swathanthra Malayalam Computing, Uncode (Lokayat Free Software Initiative) and CoEP's Free Software Users Group. Venue provided by Red Hat.

For more details contact Praveen Arimbrathodiyil +91 9561745712, Rishikesh Yeolekar +91 9423507864, Abhijit A.M. +91 9422308125



  • We are limiting attendance to 25 persons on a first come first serve basis.
  • Lunch and tea will be provided at the venue.
  • Participants to come with 2 or 4 GB USB sticks, can go back with a L10n-ised spin of F12 in a locale of their choice.




Saturday 20th

  • 9am to 10 am - Registration/Introductions
  • 10 am to 11 am - Interactive Session on Free Software
  • 11 am to 12 pm - Enabling Applications for Localisation (Internationalisation or i18n) and key software components enabling a localised desktop experience (Unicode standard, Fonts, rendering engine or displaying Indic/complex text, locale, gettext ... ) - Naveen Kumar, Red Hat -- [[::File:Naveen-slide-deck.zip|Unicode, Rendering and gettext]]
  • 12 pm to 1 pm - Introducing Input methods (hands on) - Naveen Kumar, Red Hat
  • lunch break
  • 2 pm to 3 pm - Localisation process and tools (where to get po files, editing PO files, tools available like kbabel, lokalize, transifex, pootle etc, review and submission process for various languages) - Ankit Patel, Red Hat -- L10n Processes and Tools
  • 3 pm to 5 pm - Getting hands dirty with translations - workshop
  • 5 pm to 5:30 pm - Tips and Tricks of Indic typing - Karunakar G Tricks to remember Inscript Layout

Sunday 21st

  • 9 am to 10 am - Other aspects of local language computing - discussion - (text to speech, speech recognition, optical character recognision/handwriting recognision, rendering issues, Indic calendars with holidays, ascii to unicode conversion ...) - Naveen Kumar, Red Hat
  • 10 am to 12 pm - Reviewing existing translations/discussing issues with regards to translations
  • 12 pm to 1 pm - Translation tidbits - Runa Bhattacharjee, Red Hat
  • lunch break
  • 2 pm to 3 pm - Getting hands dirty with translations
  • 3 pm to 3:30 pm - Introduction to FUEL and it's Future roadmap - Rajesh Ranjan, Red Hat
  • 3:30 pm to 4 pm - Closing discussion/feedback/todo/roadmap/future sessions/online participation

Summary and Presentations


  1. Praveen A { pravi dot a at gmail dot com } - Swathanthra Malayalam Computing (laptop=yes)
  2. Ani Peter - Swathanthra Malayalam Computing (laptop=yes)
  3. Naveen Kumar { nav007 at gmail dot com }- Red Hat (laptop=yes)
  4. Ankit Patel { ankit644 at gmail dot com } - Red Hat (laptop=yes)
  5. Runa Bhattacharjee - Red Hat / Ankur (laptop=yes)
  6. Rajesh Ranjan - Red Hat (laptop=yes)
  7. G Karunakar - IndLinux (laptop=yes)
  8. Pavithran S { pavi dot eu at gmail dot com } - kdetelugu (laptop=yes)


Please register for the event here (just add your name, organisation/institution and tell us if you are bringing your own laptop). Optionally add your contact number (if you feel OK to share on a public wiki page) or send your contact number to pravi dot a plus l10n dot camp at gmail dot com (dot is '.', plus is '+', at is '@').

  1. Labeeb M - Swathanthra Malayalam Computing
  2. Nabeel P.M - MIT, Hadapsar (laptop=yes)
  3. Abhijit A M - Uncode
  4. Rishikesh Y - Uncode
  5. Rushal - Tech Mahindra
  6. Dnyaneshwar Dewadkar- COEP
  7. Gautam Akiwate - CoEP
  8. Ashwin Tumma - CoEP
  9. Mihir Kulkarni - CoEP
  10. Amler Vipul - Uncode
  11. Aditya Raman - AppliedEye Pune
  12. Ajay Garg - Lokayat
  13. Aditya N - Lokayat
  14. Parag Pandit - Uncode
  15. Swapnil - MIT
  16. Rajiv Joshi - Lokayat
  17. Yogesh - Uncode
  18. Tanushri Chakravorty - COEP
  19. Raghavendra Belapure - COEP
  20. Monali chim - COEP
  21. Nisha Chaudhari - COEP
  22. Sana Khan, sanakhan2011 at gmail dot com

You can give your name below if you would like to be notified about future events.

Interested in Future Events

If the registration is closed and/or you cannot come on the proposed dates, you can give your name and contact details here. We will contact you for any future events.

  1. Sameer Shaikh, sameera dot cmc at gmail dot com
  2. Ankit Dangi, dangiankit at gmail dot com
  3. Suchakrapani Datt Sharma, suchakra at fedoraproject dot com
  4. Geeta Bothe, geetabothe at gmail dot com

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Please provide your feedback and suggestions here. How was the event? Was it useful? Do you want to go deeper in any specific topics? Do we want to have more of these events? When should we do the next event?

  • Having the camp at RH office could be the biggest plus of the event . It helped the event both in terms of logistics and participants. Also since every l10n/i18n member is associated with RH there was atleast one helping hand for 3 newbies . Discussions deserve a special mention as the participation was duplex. I really liked the one on fonts . I would like the students to have more hands on experience translating and just wish that the efforts put in camps such as this should be concentrating on one language . More such events are very welcome . -- Pavithran
  • The event has really helped CoFSUG to get a headstart on contributing to localization work. A lot needs to be done for Marathi and we are positively looking at contributing to some projects. We should organize one such camp in CoEP also so that more students can benefit. Let's try that in May/June. -- Abhijit A M (Uncode + CoFSUG)
  • We have started its propagation in CoFSUG and people seem to be much interested in such kind of work. We shall really organize such an activity at College of Engineering, Pune [CoEP] so that more and more people can enjoy the whole process of Localization, as we did !! -- Ashwin , CoFSUG