As many of you might aware of, that we have merged our Project - UTRRS
(Unicode Text Rendering Reference System) into FUEL after the discussion.
Now we would like to propose the change in Naming Convention for the
project UTRRS and we seek suggestions for the same from all of you. We
would like to request for the new ideas that how the current name of the
project "UTRRS" can be change or will be replaced with and welcome all of
your efforts on this task.
The name 'UTRRS' is although accepted by everybody when it was developed
and till today. Still, we would like to change it's pattern of naming
convention and provide a nomenclature which suites its functionality more
accurately in a rather simple manner which is more understandable and
acceptable to the community with the nature of purpose this application
As a preface, we would like to share some facts like what exactly the UTRRS
is, how does it work, what does it do, how it helps etc etc in a short
UTRRS stands for Unicode Text Rendering Reference System which is a concept
of Testifying and Validating the rendering of any Grammatical Character or
Composed Character in a comparison method with a Reference Character that
is provided. The difference between the rendered character and the
reference character is what the test result we can record with 'match' or
Based on this concept, we have developed a tool which actually provides a
platform or web interface to Validate the Character or Composed Character.
As of now we have implemented it in 11 Indic Locales which are based on
script based characters (like Devanagari or Dravidian).
UTRRS is an web based tool developed with ruby on rails and with MySQL as a
backend database server. It verifies the rendering of any fonts installed
in your system as well as the rendering engine's (Pango, qt, icu, or
harfbuzz or any other) performance in terms of forming the character shapes
regardless of whether it is any base characters (Codepoint) or any composed
character (GSUB or GPOS), platform independently.
We have a certain set of plans for this project's further enhancement and
this will come in the roadmap on the project page upon the completion of
merging task, and we will seek contributions from all of you as a community
effort in near future.
Current Project URL : http://utrrs-testing.rhcloud.com/
Proposed project URL post merge : Upcoming.
(On behalf of FUEL-UTRRS Community)
I Have prepared a module of numbers,
This module consists of all the words related to Numbers. I have
collected it from different sources. I hope this will work as a
reference for the Numbers. I have tried to incorporate all the
Cardinals, Ordinals, Multiplicatives and Fractions.
I have a query about fractional parts of the hundreds, thousands that
are expressed in our language like "sava-sau (125)" "dedh-sou (150)",
etc..., How to incorporate these strings in English as source. I have
not yet added these ones in this document.
Suggestions are welcome!
First of all I would like to thank the entire FUEL Project community for
their greater contributions to the success of the initiative we started
five years ago. With the help of community volunteers and organizations we
have achieved remarkable milestones through our journey till date.
Building the language standards in the open source and making it freely
available in the open domain is one of our motto behind starting FUEL
Project. Our objective is to establish a common and universal platform to
support continued development and adherence of GILT standards by building
the consensus for it's development, establishment and promotion with the
help of community and organizations working towards the aim of
democratization of content and wider awareness and acceptance of these
The FUEL GILT Conference 2013 is being organized by Red Hat and C-DAC GIST.
In this conference we are gathering industry localization experts,
linguists, internationalization engineers, testing professionals working
towards language technologies.
Participants would get a chance to network all the localization experts
working in the industry as well as able to grab more opportunities
available in this domain. There would be learning for the beginner
localizers as well.
Keeping these objectives in mind we have identified following tracks for
1. Globalization, Language and Translations (Something that showcase
the importance of language, culture, it's role in the modern life, etc.)
2. Standards: Linguistic resource (work towards Terminology, Glossary,
Dictionary, Style Guide, Unicode, CLDR, FUEL Modules, Script Grammar, etc
would lead into this category of development.)
3. Tools & Technologies (An effort in the direction of development of
translation management systems, Rendering Systems, Quality Assessment
tools, Fonts, Input Methods, etc. would lead into this category.)
4. Localization in FOSS (The volunteer localization efforts in the FOSS
world, how they contribute, what they contribute, etc would fall in this
5. Open Track (Anything related to GILT and relevant matter could also
be considered provided we get a space to allocate you a slot.)
For more details about the conference, its venue, registration and paper
submission please visit here:
Please feel free to write to us if you need any information regarding the
*FUEL GILT Conference 2013*
This is what Komal Asmi, a doctor by vocation and an artist by avocation,
imagined FUEL. She describes her work like this - "Chameleon as onlooker of
evolution, the green of mother earth and the creepers as spread of
knowledge or collaboration" - all are intertwined in great way in this
Thanks a ton Komal Asmi!
Sorry for posting it late here on the list.
*FUEL GILT Conference 2013*
We have been thinking of doing monthly meetings in order to provide
regular updates about what's happening around project, what are the
plans we have, what could help us going further, as well as the
ideas/suggestions/feedback we could get from the community keeping
strong interest towards FUEL project, etc.
This e-mail is to request you for providing your inputs on the $SUBJECT.
Should we do it?
Should we do it monthly or quarterly basis?
Should we do it on hangout, or an irc or something else?
Should we do it in India Time Zone (as most of the members are located
in India) Or some other time?
What could be an interesting agenda for the meetings?
and anything else that you think is relevant?