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English to Spanish dictionary in Ubuntu (and also English to Hindi)

Ubuntu is having powerful applications in the default installation. Dictionary is one such. You can find Dictionary application in Ubuntu main menu -> Applications -> Office -> Dictionary. This application needs internet connection since it fetches data from dict.org server. By default this application is English – English dictionary. It is also capable of supporting…

Tamil to English Dictionary from Google

Google offers Tamil to English and English to Tamil dictionary. Still this service is not much popular. The reason could be two things. One is the dictionary is not yet perfect enough to use. Another reason may be Tamil people’s expectation of getting translation service from Google, this aspiration could have dampened this tool’s popularity.…

Tamil Font support in Android?

What about the Tamil font support in Android? I just analyzed the stuff behind this. Tamil like any indic language needs complex script support, which is most important for complex characters in indian languages. This is provided by Pango library in linux systems. Most of the latest Linux desktop/server has Pango library installed by default.…

Distrowatch in Tamil

I have translated the static data of Distrowatch in Tamil. So now you can read your favourite Distrowatch in Tamil also. Already Hindi and Bengali versions available. Thank you, Ladislav Bodnar (Distrowatch maintainer) for accepting my translation. This translation has been done from English to Tamil using Anna University Technical Dictionary. Here are a few…

HOWTO: Tamil Keyboard on Ubuntu 6.06

Enabling Tamil input method on Ubuntu Linux 6.06 LTD (Dapper Drake) is so sweet and simple. Here is an HowTo on that. It involves three steps: 1. Enabling Extra Repositories: System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager Settings -> Repositories In the Installation Media tab, click Add. There are three separate repositories; Dapper Drake, Security…