As most of you know we decided already to be present in this conference and promote Fedora. Event page is available At . 1. Represented Fedora @ conference.
We started planning for this event with Fedora Ambassador group
well 2 months in advance and designed T-shirts for branding Fedora as a
best platform for Language computing. This T-shirt was distributed to
all active contributors to promote message Fedora perfect from language
computing perspective. Most of them were available in conference wearing
this T-shirt, it truly made people aware regarding yes Fedora takes
care for language computing aspects and proud for same.
I met number of people in conference and talked on how can
Fedora help them. Specifically mentioned language team is very active in
Fedora, most of the innovations happened first in Fedora including
IBus, Harfbuzz and Updates regarding Fonts also gets in quickly in
Fedora. Fedora i18n team weekly meets AT #fedora-meeting on Tuesday
06:00:00 to 07:00:00 UTC and discuss open issues.
Analysed issues mentioned by ShivaKumar K.M
regarding corpus processing and requested Biraj Karmakar
to test Fedora 21 for Bengali and provide some report.
given talk on "How to create hunspell dictionary on Fedora"
It was very well attended talk from audience. They learned practically
on how to make hunspell dictionary from simple word-list and see it
working. It increased there interest on hunspell dictionary. I talked
with Omshivaprakash and he suggested it is possible to get some online
tool for maintaining hunspell. This is the same thought we were thinking
from last couple of months also discussed same with Libreoffice Caolan.
Already some work has been done and soon will publish same.
Parag also demonstrated wordxtr package avaialable in Fedora. He
demonstrated it with html page and shown how quickly one can extract
words with it.
Wanted to distribute some Fedora stickers but somehow missed to
collect some from Siddhesh before he moves to Phnom Penh, Cambodia for
Discussed with Arky about how much language support Firefox OS
does has and they also facing same issues which we were face some years
back. In Fedora now we have nicely written criteria for language
support. I mentioned him, link is here
Event page for FUELGILT 2014 conference
Overall i am happy with the presence of the Fedora in this
conference. Will improve it further in upcoming conference around
I would like to thanks here Rajesh
for supporting activities around Fedora in this conference. Off course our APAC Ambassador group for supporting this.