Bangla Wikisource, we called it Wikisangkalan is the 2nd largest
Wikimedia projects in Bangla. Now there are 5800+ Bangla texts available in
You know there are lots of Bangla literatures are available in public
domain license and many of them available at web in unicode, pdf, djvu, jpg
etc. Wikisource have a nice way to host the digital files like pdf and djvu
and digitize them to unicode. But unfortunate, Bangla does not have any
good OCR to digitize the texts from pdf or djvu file. Till Bangla got any
free/opensource OCR with satisfactory quality, the only way to do the
digitization is by human typing. And we need large collaborations at these
works. More people we involve in typing more digitize Bangla texts will be
available in free at the web for Reader.
I am planning a day long offline event at the eatherpad to do the
collaborative typing for Wikisangkalan. Where people can learn how to type
Bangla and edit Wikisangkalan. And They will type texts from the file for
Wikisangkalan. That event helps to improve Wikisource, recruit new
Wikisourcers and builds relations in the community.
I need your inputs, opinions and feedbacks in planning and execution. If
you want to host that event, please let me know. I am happy to help you.
Also please spread the words and discuss about it with others. The event
may get helps from others.
Knowledge is universal
...so share it.