<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiSangamotsavam-2013>*, the annual
gathering of users and well wishers of Malayalam Wikimedia projects, will
take place from 21-23 December, 2013 in YMCA
Kerala <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerala>. Please click *here
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiSangamotsavam-2013>* to go to the
official page to see more details. .
WikiSangamotsavam - 2013 is our first attempt to invite and host selected
members from other Indian Wikipedia communities. We are planning to invite
our friends and well-wishers from 14 different language wiki communities
in India to this most auspicious occasion hosted by Malayalam wiki
community! We are also planning to arrange few scholarships for
non-Malayalam Wikimedians who are interested in participating in this
event. With all these, we expect this year’s conference shall become the
largest outreach program any Indian wiki community have ever attempted.
As a part of WikiSangamotsavam-2013, we are organizing edit-a-thons,
WikiVidyarthiSangamam (a conference of students interested in Wikimedia
projects), WikiYuvaSangamam (a meetup of youth interested in Wikimedia
projects), a computer training session for the differently-abled, a
digitization drive to digitize the information regarding wetlands in Kerala
and WikiJalaYathra, a wiki voyage through Vembanadu backwaters.
We cordially invite you to participate in WikiSangamotsavam-2013 to share
your experiences, to connect with your peers and create partnerships
thereby strengthening the Indian Wikimedia community.
To participate in WikiSangamotsavam, please register
Looking forward to meeting you in Alappuzha from 21-23 December, 2013!
On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community,
User: Netha Hussain on Wikimedia projects
Student of Medicine and Surgery
Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode
If you speak one of those missing languages please go to
(visit <https://translatewiki.net/wiki/Special:FirstSteps> first if
you're not a translator yet).
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Oggetto: [Wiki Loves Monuments] Please help translate the participant
survey - final call?
Data: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:05:46 +0100
Mittente: Lodewijk <lodewijk(a)effeietsanders.org>
Rispondi-a: Wiki Loves Monuments Photograph Competition
A: Wiki Loves Monuments Photograph Competition
please help with these translations! Quite a few languages are still
missing. See below for status and instructions. If no translations are
available at the start, we may have to run the survey without that
For the following languages no translation has been made at all:
(tier 1) Afrikaans, Azerbaijani, Chinese (zh), Estonian, Hindi, Nepali,
Norwegian (no), Penguinian, Serbian (Latin script, sr-el), Slovak,
(tier 2) Chinese (zh-cn), Chinese (zh-hk), Chinese (zh-tw), Chinese
(yue), American English (en-us), Galician, Kannada, Lower Sorbian,
Malayalam, Northern Sotho, Norwegian (nn), Occitan, Scottish Gaelic,
Silesian, Tamil, Telugu, Tswana, Upper Sorbian
For the following languages, some translations have been made - but more
(tier 1) Chinese (zh-hans), Serbian (Cyrillic script, sr-ec),
Luxembourgish, Polish, Tagalog,
(tier 2) Asturian, Bengali, Breton, Marathi
(other, no priority) Interlingua, Japanese, Persian, Zazaki
For the following languages are fully translated or only proofreading is
(tier 1) Arabic, Armenian, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, English, French,
German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish,
(tier 2) Esperanto, Welsh
2013/11/11 Lodewijk <lodewijk(a)effeietsanders.org
please help translate the participant survey on
Translating should be quite easy, I'm doing it right now for Dutch.
We are using the same software that is used for translating system
messages for MediaWiki.
Could you all please make sure that every language gets translated?
Please note that you need at least two people to translate: one to
make the initial translation, and one to 'check' the translations.
Please log in before translating.
We would like to aim for 7-10 days to get everything translated.
After that, we want the participant survey to be sent out as soon as
Feel free to spread the message around and ask any questions you have.
At this point, all languages can use help translating or
We thank you all for your support and collaboration. Please find below the details of our work in the month of October 2013.
Train the Trainer Program
Wikipedians, about 20 of them, from 10 different cities, speaking 8 different languages, joined together for the first ever four days "Train the Trainer Program" organised by the Centre for Internet and Society's Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) team in Bangalore from October 3 to 6, 2013. CIS-A2K organised the residency training program to build capacities amongst different language Wikimedia communities. A good diversity of Wikipedians from various language communities such as Bengali, Gujarati, Sanskrit, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Odia, came over for the event. Two prominent reasons identified for organizing the event were the limitations of a virtual sphere and the limited number of Wikipedians leading outreach activities. Seventeen people participated in the event: http://bit.ly/18hjw0n
► Events Organised
Workshop on Wikipedia in the Indian Undergraduate Language Classrooms (October 1, 203, Christ University, Bangalore). Dr. U.B. Pavanaja conducted the workshop: http://bit.ly/HIiC30.
వికీపీడియా:సమావేశం/బెంగుళూరు/అక్టోబర్ (UTC, Bangalore, October 12, 2013). T. Vishnu Vardhan gave a talk: http://bit.ly/1hpmXrt.
Konkani Vishwakosh Digitization (Goa University, October 19-20, 2013). CIS-A2K team conducted the workshop. Thirty-seven people participated in the event: http://bit.ly/1a9m8N2. Nitika Tandon shares a detailed blog post on the re-release of Konkani Vishwakosh under CC License: http://bit.ly/1cm9wBH.
► Event Participated In
Re-sourcing Indian Cinema: Humanities Research, New Archives and Collaborative Knowledge Production (organised by the Centre for Contemporary Studies and the Centre for Study of Culture and Society, October 29, 2013). T. Vishnu Vardhan gave a talk on “Let Cinephiles Collaborate: Pleasures and Perils of Indian Film History on Wikipedia”: http://bit.ly/18Obr2P.
► Media Coverage
CIS gave its inputs for the following media coverage:
Mangalore: Konkani writers resolve to form all-India forum at JKS conference (Daijiworld, October 1, 2013): http://bit.ly/1ek8AzW.
Wikipedia in Indian Languages on Mobile Phones (by Megha Prakash, Sci Dev Net, October 15, 2013): http://bit.ly/Hfh7sI.
कोंकणी विश्वकोश ‘विकिपीडिया’वर (Navprabha Daily, October 22, 2013). A detailed article about the digitalization of Konkani Vishwakosh: http://bit.ly/18J3YlB.
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 Muzammiluddin Syed, one member Nitika Tandon in Delhi and one Advisor Dr. Tejaswini Niranjana. Archives of our newsletters can be accessed here (http://cis-india.org/about/newsletters). Wikipedians from various communities can request for outreach programs, technical bugs, logistics-merchandize and media, public relations and communications at http://bit.ly/TOcXId.
The 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
Please help us defend consumer / citizen rights on the Internet! Write a cheque in favour of ‘The Centre for Internet and Society’ and mail it to us at No. 194, 2nd ‘C’ Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bengaluru – 5600 71.
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 donors, Wikimedia Foundation, Ford Foundation, Privacy International, UK, Hans Foundation and the Kusuma Trust which was founded by Anurag Dikshit and Soma Pujari, philanthropists of Indian origin, for its core funding and support for most of its projects.
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From: sree ganesh <sganeshhcu(a)gmail.com>
Subject: Bhagavadgiita in utf or pdf
To: "telugublog(a)googlegroups.com" <telugublog(a)googlegroups.com>, Arjuna Rao
I have to thank full to all of you guys who are contributing to వికీసోర్స్
లో ఆంధ్ర మహాభారతంలోని కొన్ని
Really those texts helped me a lot to do computational stylistics study of
Kavitrayam. I will send my research paper to all of u guys once presented.
Thanks to Arjunrao garu to inform about that link.
Now i am requesting you for one suggestion.
we are planing to do some computational based comparative study of
some how we got Parshion, Hibru, German translation of bhagavadgiita in
utf8. I am not able to get that for indian languages in utf. (if utf is not
available pdf is also fine. I will try to convert by using OCR)
So please help me to get bhagadvadgiitha in indian languages.
Your help will be acknowledged.
I am delighted to inform you that CIS-A2K has signed an MoU with the Christ
University, Bangalore. As part of this MoU Christ University and CIS-A2K will
work together to introduce “Wikipedia in the Indian Under Graduate Language
Classroom” at Christ University, Bangalore.
The broad objective of this program is to instil the following skills in
the Under Graduate student using Indian language Wikipedias as part of the
Christ University pedagogy:
a) Writing Skills (ability to write in an objective fashion/NPOV);
b) digital information literacy skills;
c) ability to critically engage with a concept/theme; and
d) language proficiency skills
CIS-A2K will be doing a one hour orientation on Wikipedia and the program
to almost 1,600 students. As part of the orientation we will reach out to
about 800 students who have Hindi as a second language, 600 students who
have chosen Kannada as a second language, 150 Sanskrit students and about
40 Tamil students and 10 Urdu students. Post the orientation the students
will be given an option to do one out of the three continuous internal
assignments (CIA), as a group assignment, on an Indian language Wikipedia.
We are currently working on the design of this program and will soon share
a detailed FAQ for your feedback and inputs.
Christ University and CIS-A2K have also agreed to license all material
developed and produced under this partnership under CC-BY-SA 3.0.
Please join me in thanking Dr. Anil Pinto (Registrar, Christ University)
and faculty of Christ University, who have shown great leadership in
building this partnership.