Linkblog for Wednesday, 24 May, 2006

Poolavana
Nice Telugu site…
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Linkblog for Thursday, 30 March, 2006

Telugu Songs on ChimataMusic.com… A One-Stop for Melodious Telugu Songs!!!
A one-stop for all 70’s & 80’s Telugu Melodies

BhashaIndia : Indic Bloggers Awards 2006

Another round of Indian Blogging Awards. this time from BhashaIndia(Microsoft). More info from their site http://bhashaindia.com/Contests/IBA/. Nominations are open now.

The Indic Bloggers Awards was conceptualized with the aim of encouraging those people who till date have been not only expressing their opinions but also promoting the use of an Indian language on the Internet.
Blogs in an Indian language started before February 2006 would be chosen for the Indic Bloggers Awards in the following categories:

* Activism / Social Activities
* Art and Literature
* Entertainment
* Journal
* Political
* Sports
* Technology
* Topical

The second set of awards would be for the best blog in a particular Indian language. The languages would be:

* Bengali
* Hindi
* Tamil
* Marathi
* Malayalam
* Gujarati
* Konkani
* Sanskrit
* Telugu
* Kannada
* Punjabi

Process
An Indian language blog started before February 2006 is eligible to be chosen for the Indic Bloggers Awards. The winning blog would be chosen on the basis of the aggregate points it scores from the votes it receives from you and the points BhashaIndia’s panel of judges award it.
The first step in this process is the Call for Nominations. From the 22nd of March 2006 to 5th of May 2006 everyone would be allowed to nominate a blog (remember it has to be in an Indian language). You are allowed to nominate only one blog per language per category. You may however nominate more than one blog in different categories or languages. Each nomination is considered to be a vote.
In the subsequent round from the 6th of May to the 12th of May 2006 these blogs would be evaluated by BhashaIndia’s panel of judges on the basis of six broad criteria.

* Quality of Content
* Quality of Language
* Frequency of Posts
* Visual Aesthetics
* Popularity
* Features

The blog that receives the highest aggregate points after these two rounds would be chosen for the Indic Bloggers awards for that category or language.

Linkblog for Sunday, 05 February, 2006

CypherHackz – The World Wide Web » Blog Archive » WP Plugin: Easy AdminCP v1.0
Pedda Baala Siksha eBook

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2006

Hyderabad is becoming the center of attraction for all international conferences now a days.

It is now time for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2006 from 7th Jan to 9th Jan.

Here is the tentative Schedule for the 4 days.

Programme Schedule

maganti.org

This site is improving day by day with rich telugu content.

I recommond this to all telugu community to recollect all their childhood memories and this helps the current generation know about our past telugu culture, short stories..etc…

Hats Off Vamsi… Keep up the good work…

http://www.maganti.org

Telugu Language Tools & Fonts from Indian Government

The Indian Union Ministry of Information Technology and Communications in association with its IT arm, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing has released Telugu software & fonts for free use on 28/10/2005.

This Includes:
 – Telugu language true type fonts with keyboard driver, multi-font keyboard engine
 – Telugu language Unicode compliant keyboard drivers
 – Generic fonts code and storage code converter for Telugu
 –  Telugu version of Bharateeya OO.o (open source) and Telugu optical character reader working on Linux.

You can download the tools and fonts in ILDC site

http://www.ildc.in/telugu/tindex.aspx

You can even request a CD with all this software.

I haven’t tried this yet. Just Downloading…

Padma – Firefox Extension Update

New version of Padma is out.
 

Version 0.4.1

  • Added: Support for TeluguLipi font
  • Added: Support for Kairali, Revathi and Manorama fonts (Malayalam)
  • Added: Support for Transform from ISCII and ITRANS to Malayalam, Tamil and Devanagari
  • Added: Support for Firefox 1.5 beta
  • Added: Support for setting text alignment to left if specified as justify for Unicode transforms
  • Fixed: Broken ‘Transform to RTS’ option
  • Fixed: In sync with offline transformer at Geocities
     

Padma: A Telugu Text Transformer

Till now I was using the RTS to Unicode conversion tool listed on emata

http://www.eemaata.com/unicode/rts2unicodeExt.html

 for converting RTS text to Telugu.

Since I recently shifted to Firefox, I was looking for such an extension for Firefox and found it at

http://padma.mozdev.org/

developed by Nagarjuna Venna . Thanks for the extension Nagarjuna garu…

Padma is a technology for transforming Telugu text between various public and proprietary formats. This extension illustrates the use of the technology for Mozilla based applications. Padma works on Firefox, Thunderbird and Netscape platforms. Padma supports the following output formats:

Input methods supported are:

A small fix for who ever is using new version of FireFox 1.5 Beta1…. As of today this extension is not compatible with this version… You can make to compatible by following the steps below…(Source :http://www.neowin.net/comments.php?category=main&id=30339#comment398754)

1. Download the original XPI extension, one that works in Deer Park.

2. Open it in WinRAR (or similair).

3. Extract the install.rdf file.

4. Open it in notepad (or similair…) and look for the target application bit (if there’s more than one then pick the one with the ID below) and modify it like this:

QUOTE

<em:targetApplication>
<RDF: Description>
<em:id>{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}</em:id>
<em:minVersion>0.8+</em:minVersion>
<em:maxVersion>1.5</em:maxVersion>
</RDF: Description>
</em:targetApplication>

5. Save the file and place it back into the XPI using winrar.

6. Install extension.

Online Telugu to English Dictionary

Found an online Telugu to English dictionary here… http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/gwynn/

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