Kannada

The rich and poor of Wikipedia in India

Submitted by hpn on November 24, 2013 - 16:03

An anonymous parcel arrived the other day by courier and the security downstairs had kept it aside.
I opened it late in the evening to find a parcel with no note whatsoever in it. A T-Shirt and a memento was thrust into a box. Turns out that it was the stuff distributed at the “Kannada Wikipedia 10th anniversary” event to which I was not invited officially.  It was as though someone knew I wouldn’t accept it and kept it anonymous.

Typing in Kannada on Mac, UIM and m17n on Mac OS X

Submitted by hpn on September 19, 2012 - 07:04

Years back, I had been of some help in readying a Kannada font for Mac OS X. It was a Mac OS X port of Kedage font. I had no Mac device with me then.
Through Sampada, I used to get several emails from Kannadigas around the globe requesting information about getting to read Kannada on devices running Mac OS X.

Discussion: Writing Science and Technology in Kannada

Submitted by hpn on March 30, 2009 - 18:35
[Background: Kannada, like probably many other Indian languages, has seen its days run out completely as the primary language used to store, record knowledge. It may have been due to several factors, but back to local view of the world: local news, local language, local perspectives and everything local has now been catching up. Even FM radios in the city have switched back to the local language as the primary language of broadcast. Well, is it time the local language is also used more and more to document knowledge?

Discussion: Kannada, Technology and Internet

Submitted by hpn on March 26, 2009 - 21:32
Sampada Foundation
in association with
Center for Internet and Society

invites you to...


Discussion on:
  • Kannada, standards in technology and Internet
    - writing about Software, related technologies and free alternatives. Creating awareness, sharing know-how.
  • Effective use of Technology, Internet:
    - writing Agriculture, Water, Science and Technology in local language.

Day spent at Tumkur discussing Water

Submitted by hpn on March 16, 2009 - 13:32
Shiv 'Nira Nischinte' (ನೀರ ನಿಶ್ಚಿಂತೆ) or loosely translated - 'Peace of mind with Water' is the slogan we chose for the Kannada version of Water Portal (which is funded by Arghyam), and also as the title of the event we planned surrounding it. We just had the third edition of the 'Nira Nischinte' event at Tumkur yesterday. The first one was at Dharwad, the second at Mangalore.