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Creating cheap Indic web pages!!!

Yes, “cheap” in terms of ease to create a Indic language web pages.

For instance, first have a look at this Yahoo site in Hindi language. That would give a clear picture.

http://in.hindi.yahoo.com

Now, how many apps we have which helps us create simple Indic web pages? Yes, we have enough CMS packages available and great applications like Yudit. But how much easy it is actually?

I figured out it is not “really” simple to do that, simple for me is something which a lay man can also understand and use.

So what can be the solutions for the problem?
1. Create a application like Yudit from scratch
2. Just build a simple Plug-In for the existing CMS editors which can be used with ease and effectively.

I am trying on something which if it works, could add up as second solutions. And, yes it is ofcourse under OpenKey project.

Any other solutions have u tried? or come across which helps u build simple Indic Web pages? Drop in comments and share with us.

Cheerz
Shri

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30 Day Project : Starts Today!!!

“Leave complex problems to BIG people, try to solve simple-small issues”

Yes, thats exactly what I am starting today. NO big deal. Just simple applications.

To start with today I got hooked with a small problem. So I got this idea.

I wont reveal much of what the app will be, what it shud be, or how I wud be wasting my time 🙂

The idea is to get something UP & Running,Quickly, very Quickly and then can keep on improving it!!!!

So write to u in detail on 15th September!!!

Keep guessing!!!!
Cheerz
Sridhar

<Hint>No Rocket Science, it has something to do with IndicComputing!!!!! </Hint>

Project OpenIndx is UP and Running!!!

OpenIndx  is Active!!!

I am glad to announce that OpenIndx project has been approved by Sourceforge.net Team and now OpenIndx is officially Active!!!!

OpenIndx will be a community build product which visions to raise the Educational standards by helping Institutes build better reflection of their quality through the websites.

Some of the key features of OpenIndx are:
1. Alumni Management System
2.  Course Management System
3.  Content Management System
4.  Survey Management System
5.  PeopleOne Management System
6.  Library Management System
7.   Institute Industry Interaction System
8.   Grade Management System

 Join, Participate and Change!!!

Project Details: 

Project Home: https://sourceforge.net/projects/openindx 

CVS:                     http://openindx.sourceforge.net 

Its mere a start, and miles to go before we sleep!!! Cheers

Sridhar

Localization: India’s much needed Technology!!!

Localization can defined as computing in Regional languages to make multi-lingual websites, application, tools etc.

Why I say its India’s much awaited Technology?

With India becoming an IT destination for the world catering the needs, is IT penetrating deep in Indian roots?

Obviously, NO!!!

So now, what are the problems in doing so?

1. Indian IT professionals expect more salaries which cant be offered in Indic computing.

2. Companies face a lot of piracy issues, sustaining which ultimately leads to putting down shutters.

3. Indic Computing work mainly involves Govts and Semi-Govts as the clients, and convincing them for the “Change” is a real challenge in itself.

I guess these are some real big issues which are hampering the growth.

OKay, these were the problems. What about the Solution then?

1. Piracy issue wont be really involved if the products after release are made Open Source.

2. Good Products, will bring Good Money. You give what people want and they will pay you back. Even Google in that case

3. Having interest in giving back to Society, makes complex things pretty simpler.

I have added a new category “Localization”, in which I am getting my hands again on the Technologies I have worked during my days in Indictrans Labs.

I will be posting more on this particular section so keep looking more for this space.

Cheers

Shri