Pune LanguageSummit November 2012

Red Hat India, Pune

Event Contacts
Program, Schedule: Alolita Sharma, Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay
Email: asharma at wikimedia.org

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"The Open Source Language Summit aims to bring in top open source language software contributors to collaborate, strategize and work together on world-class open source language technologies, tools and fonts. The language tools developed help improve language support for non-Latin language families such as Indic languages on key websites like Wikipedia, open web browsers like Firefox, Chrome and open source operating systems including Linux. These will be two full days of exciting, intense and productive sessions with lots of open source thinking and doing!"

"If you can't use a program in your own language as easily as in English, it's not a missing nice-to-have feature, but a bug."

"Free knowledge requires free fonts and input tools. For your language, you can help us!"

"You have a right to a proper user interface in your native tongue."

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Open Source Language Summit in Pune

Wikimedia Foundation and Red Hat are organizing an open source language developers summit in Pune on November 6-7, 2012. This summit is focused on language tools and technology development to support 285+ languages on Wikipedia, the Web and Linux.

This developers summit is participation by invitation only.

Core language developers, open source contributors, and technology evangelists will participate in sessions on internationalization and localization features supporting the web and Linux, font support, input method tools, language search, and web standards. Other key participants include Mozilla Foundation, KDE, GNOME, translatewiki.net and other open source projects contributing to improving open source language support.

Developers who are active open source contributors from key projects as well as Indic language communities are welcome to participate. Translators with a linguistic background who can help improve language support for Wikimedia technology projects are also welcome to participate.

If you're an open source language software contributor and want to present your work, please contact Alolita Sharma (asharma at wikimedia dot org).


Language Summit Topics

Language Engineering (Internationalization and Localization - i18n/L10n)
  • Topics include:
  • Language Support on the Open Web with Open Source - State of the Union/Roadmap
  • Input Methods and Rendering Fonts, Typography projects
  • Language Selection for multi-lingual websites
  • Multilingual support for the Mobile Web
  • Translation tools and Localization practices
  • Tools: Dictionaries, Spell checkers, Autocomplete and other helper apps, add-ons
  • Open Standards - Impact in our i18n world
  • Hands-on coding and bug bashes on all things language engineering
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