[PLUG] Fwd: [Indlinux-group] FUEL Becomes Integral Part of e-Gov Standard vide CoE Marathi

Sudhanwa Jogalekar sudhanwa.com at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 03:38:29 PDT 2012


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From: Rajesh Ranjan <rajeshkajha at yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 4:29 PM
Subject: [Indlinux-group] FUEL Becomes Integral Part of e-Gov Standard
vide CoE Marathi
To: Indian Linux group <indlinux-group at lists.sourceforge.net>
Cc: "indlinux-hindi at lists.sourceforge.net"
<indlinux-hindi at lists.sourceforge.net>


I am pleased to share with you that Government of Maharashtra has
decided to go with FUEL [1] as one of the linguistic standard(s) for
e-Governance. On Saturday August 4, 2012; CoE (Center of Excellence)
Marathi [2] workshop was organized by C-DAC GIST at Mantralaya,
Mumbai, Maharashtra State. Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal, Principal Secretary
Department of IT, Govt. of Maharashtra and Mr. Mahesh Kulkarni,
Programme Co-ordinator, GIST, C-DAC along with representatives from
various IT companies were present at the workshop. Agenda for the
workshop is here [3].

Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal discussed in detail about the significance of
standardization and importance of all government website(s) to be in
native (as primary language) and English (as secondary language). He
emphasized that linguistic content of public use need to be licensed
under Copyleft [4].

Mr Mahesh Kulkarni elaborated on "Standards - importance, issues,
challenges & solution". During his presentation, he focused on
Unicode, INSCRIPT, Open Font format, searching, sorting, database,
issues in Marathi localization, FUEL, CLDR, Script Grammar, etc.
Speaking about FUEL, he highlighted FUEL terminology, Style Guide,
Assessment Method(s), FUEL project road-map, etc.The FUEL terminology
for Marathi is available for download [5] on CoE website.

Later a team of language experts discussed about FUEL-mobile and
FUEL-web terminology (Marathi). Team decided to meet at the earliest
and finalize them. Towards the end of the workshop, the outcome of
discussion with language experts regarding FUEL mobile and web
module(s) was delivered to the audience by Mr. Chandrakant D (GIST,
C-DAC) and myself.

The workshop concluded with Mr Rajesh Aggarwal and Mr Mahesh Kulkarni
providing an action plan to make the Centre of Excellence for Marathi

Centre of Excellence for Marathi is setup to boost e-governance
initiative of govt of Maharashtra[6].

I am thankful to Mr Rajesh Aggarwal and Mr Mahesh Kulkarni for
supporting FUEL. Thanks a lot to Prof Anil Gore, Chandrakant D,
Sandeep Shedmake, Damodar Magdum along with representatives of
mahaonline and all the language group presents there to make the
language related discussion vibrant.

[1]. http://www.fuelproject.org ; https://fedorahosted.org/fuel
[2]. http://coe.maharashtra.gov.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47
[3]. https://fedorahosted.org/fuel/raw-attachment/wiki/fuel-marathi/coe-workshop-agenda-marathi.pdf
[4]. www.gnu.org/copyleft
[5]. http://coe.maharashtra.gov.in/material/FrequentlyusedentriesforLocalization.pdf
[6]. http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/states/article3639047.ece

Rajesh Ranjan

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