Translating Ubuntu-Manual into Tamil

Date : 21 / 03 / 10 Week : 45  People : 13+1

Session   : 10  am to 8 pm

Location : Arulalan’s Home

It is one of the 2010 goals of KanchiLUG, to bring a Tamil book for ubuntu linux. We goto colleges/public events to talk about linux often. We feel that it will be so helpful for Tamil students to learn linux easily with a Tamil guide.

Even, or have tons and tons of information, Tamil students gets tough to read them. It is a breeze to learn the things in mother-tongue. It is true. If there was no magazine called “Tamil Computer“, I wont be into this field.

We keep on talking on bringing a book for linux. We scared on where to start? fortunately, Ubuntu-Manual team come up with a great effort to bring a handbook for Ubuntu, written by community. 🙂

We got a chance to review it. Wow! This is what we need in tamil.
Discussed about this in #ubuntu-manual at
That team is nice and they encouraged a lot.

ubuntu-tam mailing list members gave their suggestions.

Our team lacks in Tamil typing. Still, we have some 3-4 Tamil typists in our LUG. we planned to make use of them.

Today, morning 12 of us met in my home around 10.00 am.

The real fun started.

We formed 6 teams to translate 1 chapter each. we found it is hard to translate in pure Tamil. Decided to do our best in Tamil and use English words as it is in essential places.

Kidding, shouting, fighting for right word, seeking Tamil dictionary, pain of continuous writing, photo-shoot, poses… made the event joyful.

My mom and dad made us tireless with their snacks, tea, juice and sweet words. They are so proud of the team on this work.

Three typing tigers started to break the keyboards. They typed most of the todays work. 2 guys updated their work in the launchpad too.

We decided to keep this work on in the weekdays too in homes and meet in next Sunday to do more.

Thanks a lot for the following members for making this wonderful day.

1. Dhasthageer
2. Rajkumar
3. Elango
4. Manigandan
5. Loganathan
6. Logesh
7. Selvamani
8. Balakrishnan
9. Praveen
10. Yasir
11. Jagan
12. Shanmugam
13. Arulalan
14. Shrinivasan ( Ya. Its me )

Thanks for Ponmozhi and Thamaraiselvan for giving their laptops for the event.

We discussed about the upcoming “Ubuntu Global Bug Jam” on next sunday, march 28 and Google Summer of Code 2010.

Here are some fun-filled snapshots of the event.

You can Download the original English ubuntu-manual here.

You are welcome to see and correct the Tamil translations, here.

ஸ்ரீனிவாசன் . த


34 Responses to Translating Ubuntu-Manual into Tamil

  1. அருமையான முயற்சி. வாழ்த்துக்கள் நண்பர்களே!

  2. john says:

    Nice, i like the way you work together 😉 keep on

    Greetings from Greece

  3. முகுந்த் says:

    நல்ல முயற்சி வாழ்த்துக்கள். தொடர்ந்து செய்யுங்கள்.

  4. Jeeva says:

    Keep rocking & all the best 🙂

  5. Raji says:

    Good Team Work. Best of Luck

  6. Thangamani says:

    Hello all…Gud Initiation….Great Team work…Definitely..there is a success…I would also like to join with you guys…

  7. நல்ல முயற்சி. வாழ்த்துக்கள்.

    இந்த முயற்சியை நீங்கள் செயற்படுத்திய விதமும், கூடிப் பணியாற்றிய பாங்கும் அழகானது; ஆரோக்கியமானது. வாழ்த்துக்கள்.

  8. zero-n says:

    Good work keep going

  9. Excellent startup 🙂

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  11. orjanv says:

    wow, great work!

  12. azwar says:

    Woow… well done to all of you guys. It’s a good job. Your work will benefit millions of indians.

  13. Rob says:

    Well done !

    Greetings from Holland 🙂

  14. Aishwarya says:

    i was willing to come.. but didnt have a company to come long way from chennai…
    Hats off guys!!! i missed 😦
    will surely join next time for such great happenings!!!

  15. Sfantu says:

    This is perfect … this is what open-source is to me … great people helping just because they want to help without material incentive.
    Thanks from Romania

  16. Anmol Sarma (Member of Ubuntu Manual team) says:

    Awesome work dudes 😀 ! Only if our LUG could do something like that :(.

  17. Sven says:

    Great work. Your efforts are awesome! Go ahead!

  18. manoj says:

    hey you have to give your contacts because i too love to join you.

  19. Ola says:

    Good job! Greetings from Sweden!

  20. Wow, awesome work guys. A brilliant example of the power of a LUG and an example to us all.

  21. paurullan says:

    Great jobs dudes! Congratulations!

  22. Russell says:

    Awesome! Best regards from the Ubuntu Bangladesh team.

  23. Shahul Hameed says:

    Excellent work guys, keep rocking,
    I dont know tamil typewriting,
    But i am interested to join in your group dude, what should i do for it

  24. Tristan says:

    I just want to say you guys Rock! Thank you so much for giving back to the community.

    Congratulations on the work completed and good luck for the work ahead.

  25. duanedesign says:

    This is great! You all are truly an inspiration to LUG’s and LoCo’s around the world. I love seeing these pictures of Ubuntu supporters from around the world.

    -Cheers from Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

  26. Surendiran says:

    Hey, anybody help me can i join the tamil translation group & help in translation

  27. nice work …. free our mind with opend source

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