Localisation Camp/2 Pune 20,21 March 2010

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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


  • We are limiting attendance to 25 persons on a first come first serve basis.
  • Lunch and tea will be provided at the venue.
  • A press release is being drafted here, please contribute your ideas.



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
  • 12 pm to 1 pm - Introducing Input methods (hands on)
  • lunch break
  • 2 pm to 3 pm - Localisation process and tools (where to get po files, editing PO files, tools available like glossary, fuel, translation memory ..., review and submission process for various languages) - Ankit Patel, Red Hat
  • 3 pm to 5 pm - Getting hands dirty with translations

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 - Getting hands dirty with translations
  • lunch break
  • 2 pm to 3 pm - Closing discussion/feedback/todo/roadmap/future sessions/online participation


  1. Praveen A - Swathanthra Malayalam Computing (laptop=yes)
  2. Ani Peter - Swathanthra Malayalam Computing (laptop=yes)
  3. Naveen Kumar - Redhat (laptop=yes)
  4. Ankit Patel - Redhat (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
  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. Swapnil Kulkarni - CoEP
  10. Mihir Kulkarni - CoEP
  11. Sourabh Dige - CoEP
  12. Amler Vipul - Uncode
  13. Ankit Dangi - C-DAC Mumbai (Not part of Localisation team) (laptop=yes)
  14. Aditya Raman - AppliedEye Pune