You may be aware that we (my family) have released a font family earlier.
Here is some background if you are not aware of it.
On the first death Anniversary of Yogini Joglekar(my aunt), our family
released AksharYogini (Normal) Font on 1st Nov. 2006. This font is
primarily for Marathi language but can also be used for Hindi (for any
language using Devanagari). It also has English support. Later on, on the
occasion of Gudhipadwa (Chaitra Shuddha 1, 1931; that is 27th March 2009) ,
we released the additional fonts to complete the "AksharYogini font
family". This font family was/is made available on the site
http://aksharyogini.sudhanwa.com for free usage/distribution/sharing.
Today, on the occasion of Eighth Death Anniversary of Yogini Joglekar, we
are now releasing an updated "AksharYogini font". This font is also
available on the same website http://aksharyogini.sudhanwa.com
This is an updated font and has support for the new (MS Windows) operating
systems where the internal mechanism for font rendering is changed. Also,
it has additional characters for the current Unicode standard and the Rupee
Sign is also included.
Most important is the licensing. The new release is under the Open Font
License. As such, all Linux distributions will be able to freely use it in
Please feel free to use, share, distribute the new font. You can download
it from http://aksharyogini.sudhanwa.com .
Give us feedback on my email id or the official id for the font "
aksharyogini at sudhanwa.com " You can also comment on the guestbook on the
Do share this news and also the font.
Wishing you a Very Happy Diwali !!
Thanks and regards
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Below is the details of the activities by the Centre for Internet and
Society's Access To Knowledge program (CIS-A2K).
Andhra Loyola College and the Centre for Internet & Society sign MoU for
Better Net Access
Andhra Loyola College (ALC) and the Centre for Internet and Society's
Access to Knowledge team (CIS-A2K) have entered into a memorandum of
understanding (MoU) to steward the growth of Telugu Wikipedia and to make
available free knowledge in Telugu to all Telugus across the globe.
* Ten theosophical books authored by Rev. Fr. P. Jojaiah, SJ released under
free license (CC-BY-SA-4.0).
* For the first time an educational institution in the state of Andhra
Pradesh is signing an MoU with CIS-A2K to work collaboratively to
qualitatively improve Telugu Wikipedia.
* ALC faculty and students to create free e-content in Telugu on Telugu
* Digital content from the fields of Botany, Physics, Chemistry, Telugu,
Statistics, Ethics and Religion, Music and Dance to be produced on Telugu
* We are Wikipedia (by Subhashish Panigrahi, Global Voices Online, June 18,
* OpenGLAM at Wikimania 2014 (by Subhashish Panigrahi, OpenGlam, August 27,
News and Media Coverage:
CIS-A2K team gave its inputs to the following media coverage:
* Now, Christ students will contribute to Wikipedia (by H.M.Shruthi, Deccan
Herald, August 5, 2014):
* CIS-A2K Signs MoU with Andhra Loyola College in Vijayawada (Eenadu,
August 15, 2014):
* ALC signs MoU for better net access (The Hindu, August 15, 2014):
Wikimedia Foundation has funded A2K to anchor the growth of Wikimedia
movement in India. The A2K team consists of six members, four based in
Bangalore: T. Vishnu Vardhan, Dr. U.B. Pavanaja, Subhashish Panigrahi and
Rahmanuddin Shaikh. One team member Nitika Tandon has left from the
organisation -- We wish Nitika all the best for her career. We also have
one Advisor Dr. Tejaswini Niranjana working with us. Archives of our
newsletters can be accessed at http://cis-india.org/about/newsletters.
Wikipedians from various communities can request for outreach programs,
technical bugs, logistics-merchandise and media, public relations and
Centre for Internet and Society is a non-profit research organization that
works on policy issues relating to freedom of expression, privacy,
accessibility for persons with disabilities, access to knowledge and IPR
reform, and openness (including open government, FOSS, open standards,
etc.), and engages in academic research on digital natives and digital
humanities.Follow us elsewhere
CIS group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cis.india
Visit us at: https://cis-india.org
Request for Collaboration:
We invite researchers, practitioners, and theoreticians, both
organisationally and as individuals, to collaboratively engage with
Internet and society and improve our understanding of this new field. To
discuss the research collaborations, write to Sunil Abraham, Executive
Director, at sunil(a)cis-india.org or Nishant Shah, Director – Research, at
nishant(a)cis-india.org. To discuss collaborations on Indic language
wikipedia, write to T. Vishnu Vardhan, Programme Director, A2K, at
vishnu(a)cis-india.org.CIS is grateful to its primary donor the Kusuma Trust
founded by Anurag Dikshit and Soma Pujari, philanthropists of Indian origin
for its core funding and support for most of its projects. CIS is also
grateful to its other donors, Wikimedia Foundation, Ford Foundation,
Privacy International, UK, Hans Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and IDRC
for funding its various projects.
This bulletin is also available on Meta-wiki at:
Thank you all for your kind support and collaboration!
Access To Knowledge
Centre for Internet and Society
Dear Pune based Wikimedians,
I will be in Pune during September 11 to 13 to take part in a 2 day
workshop at University of Pune and for some meetings.
I will be happy to meet you either in groups or individually in the
mornings 7 to 9 and evenings after 6 on 11th and 12th. I have kept 13th
until 3pm free to meet the Pune community. I would be glad to discuss any
possible support CIS-A2K could offer or about CIS-A2K's work or just to
simply meet. Do ping me off the list. I will be more than glad to meet you.
Sorry for the short notice. I was terribly sick and was not sure if I am
upto this visit, until this morning.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jayanta Nath <jayanta(a)wikimedia.in>
Date: Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 10:45 PM
Subject: Wikimedia India Chapter: Current state of affairs
Cc: "Discussion list on Indian language projects of Wikimedia." <
Dear Wikimedia India Chapter members and other interested stakeholders in
The Executive committee of Wikimedia India has held an emergency
teleconference on their official DSNL channel on 31 Aug 2014. As salient
items on the agenda, the following topics were discussed and decided upon:
1. Earlier, Radhakrishna Arvapally, a senior chapter member and former
Chair of Bangalore SIG, was co-opted by an emergency resolution. The
resolution was passed unanimously. The resolution had also proposed another
senior member. However, due to heavy personal engagements, the second
nominee requested the EC to exempt from such considerations.
Radhakrishna was invited to the telecon and was officially welcomed to be
part of the EC.
2. Jayanta Nath, a senior Wikipedian from Kolkata and EC member, was
unanimously elected as the new President of the Wikimedia India Chapter.
Also, Radhakrishna Arvapally and Viswanathan Prabhakaran were elected as
the new Secretary and Treasurer of the chapter respectively.
3. Any decision about hiring is kept on hold for now. The current EC agreed
together that the opinion of the new EC (emerging through the upcoming
general elections) should also be taken on-board for a major decision like
this, since they are the ones to deal with the newly hired candidate(s)for
a longer term.
4. Another extra ordinary EC Telecon was scheduled to be conducted
tentatively on 02 September 2014, 9.00 PM to take up other urgent matters
pending for decisions.
This is for the general information for all chapter members and other
Wikimedia India Chapter