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.
(http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1417844&group_id=235&atid=390395)

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 http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1430489&group_id=235&atid=390395

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

Acknowledgements:
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.

4 comments:

Debajit said...

Hey, great job again Onkar! :)

This would really be useful. Will definitely try it out and let you know :)

Varun Soundararajan said...

Great work Onkar! One of my friend got an RPM and Makefile for it. Once i get in toch with him, i will help you out as well, with a fully blown RPM and installer stuffs.

Bye
Varun

Rocky said...

nice plugin yaar sure wuld try

sudhir said...

hey guys now u can easily write in hindi font, bye using english font, just hav a look at this link http://www.quillpad.com/hindi/