Monday, February 13, 2006

Marathi/Hindi transliteration in instant messenging

I had been trying to make some Marathi transliteration tool for email sometime back.
Although that work stalled, recently I came across one plugin for Gaim which converted English to Tamil.

I was able to modify the plugin for Marathi/Hindi using Varun's (author of original plugin) help.

I have released first version of this plugin for Gaim 1.5.0 on Windows and Linux.

Please read README and transliteration legend for instructions.

The plugin can be found at

Please try this plugin and mail me your comments and suggestions.

1. Varun, for original idea, helping me understand Gaim API used and implement some additional logic.
2. First victims of some (un)readable Marathi/Hindi messages - Debajit, Shrinand, Himanshu, Rahul and Varun (although he doesn't understand Hindi at all).
3. Shridhar Ratna (whose 8085 simulator project I took over) for giving inspiration to Varun for original plugin.
4. Last but not least, Gaim team for such a wonderful software.

I hope these plugins make their way into Gaim and be a compelling feature for using Gaim.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Last Action Hero

I took this quiz Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0 as suggested by Shrivallabh and following are results.

Tell me if you really think the results are right.

You scored as Maximus. After his family was murdered by the evil emperor Commodus, the great Roman general Maximus went into hiding to avoid Commodus's assassins. He became a gladiator, hoping to dominate the colosseum in order to one day get the chance of killing Commodus. Maximus is valiant, courageous, and dedicated. He wants nothing more than the chance to avenge his family, but his temper often gets the better of him.



Indiana Jones


The Amazing Spider-Man


Lara Croft


William Wallace


Neo, the "One"


The Terminator


James Bond, Agent 007


Batman, the Dark Knight


El Zorro


Captain Jack Sparrow


Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
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