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Praveen Sridhar
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GSoC Final Report
Alas GSoC 2014 has come to an end. It was a fantastic experience developing and adding support for Indic language layouts for Firefox OS. I did veer quite a bit away from my initial goals after getting feedback from the language community which mostly asked...

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GSoC update : Layouts completed, awaiting community review.
The keyboard layouts for the following languages are now complete : Assamese Bengali Gujarati Hindi Kannada Kashmiri/Kashur Malayalam Marathi Nepali Odia Punjabi Sanskrit Tamil Telugu Most of the layouts are a (heavily) modified version of the Inscript, ins...

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GSOC Update
Last two weeks, the progress was slow. I'm trying to strike a balance between college schedules now that college has reopened after Summer Vacations. It seems like the decision of taking the Gaia Keyboard app as the base for the 3rd Party app is proving to ...

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Week 4 of GSoC : Community interactions for the Keyboard
The project is progressing at a good pace and the Indic Firefox OS L10n Sprint has helped me understand the needs and requirements of 13 Indian locales which participated in the sprint. There was almost a
unanimous feedback that the Inscript layouts don't ...

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Firefox OS KeyboardIME : Up and Running!
I was faced with a few issues, but am progressing steadily with my GSoC project . The KeyboardIME API of Firefox OS has landed in version 2.0 and my project needs the API for its functioning. The structure of the Keyboard is based on the Built-in Keyboard A...

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A talk on "Hacking with Open Data" at AngelHack Kochi
My first introduction to "Open Data" was during the  Wiki Sangamotsav  at Allapuzha, which took place last year in December. I attended it as part of Mozilla Kerala Community and one of the sessions there was regarding Open Data taken by Arun Ravi It was hi...

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GSOC Kickstart!
The GSOC coding period has begun and I had a Kickstart meeting yesterday with my mentors. I'm in a lucky position to have mentors from 3 different Open Source organisations! Anivar, Santhosh and Hrishikesh are the main mentors from Swathanthra Malayalam Com...

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Indian Language support on Firefox OS using jquery.ime
Firefox OS is coming! With the announcement of the $25 phone at MWC, there is much excitement and wait for the launch of Firefox OS phones in India. But the software is far from feature-complete for the complex Indian market. A major task for the platform t...

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Using Coding to solve silly and simple problems!
One of the major disadvantage of not being brought-up in my native place that I'm facing is that I don't know how to read and write in my mother toungue! It may sound strange to you, but there are a lot of people like me, who are unable to do so. To make up...

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