SBS Radio Australia interview – Ezhil language project. See
iconv a GNU utility can help converting text documents back and forth from various encoding schemes. Particularly it is of interest to us, Tamil speaking folks, because it can convert from UTF-8 to TSCII and back.
If you wanted to convert, hello.utf8 from UTF-8 encoding into TSCII you could use it as follows,
$ iconv -f utf-8 -t tscii hello.utf8 > hello.tscii
where in the Linux shell environment you can redirect the output into the TSCII encoded file.
Developers: Someday I hope volunteers will add more historical Tamil encodings, primarily TAM, TAB, and other font-based encoding schemes to the libiconv. Please start development using git repository at GNU sources.
Today I’m releasing the updated version of open-tamil 0.40 for Python. You can download it from https://pypi.python.org/pypi/Open-Tamil or via python package manager pip,
$ pip install –upgrade open-tamil
Notable features of this update are,
- Major update is that open-tamil works for Python 3 as well as Python 2.
- Bug fixes to tamil.utf8.get_letters() API
- Convert integers to Tamil numerals – tamil.numeral.num2tamilstr() API
- Tamil regular expressions API to parse and explore Tamil text via regular expressions.
- Santhi rules parser in Open-Tamil for word conjugation
Hope this is another useful update of the Python library for our users, and hope open-tamil can make Tamil software development easier for you.
Today I customized pygments and tamed the beast to understand Ezhil language. You can get the sources here.
A sneak peek of the rendered highlighted code looks like following: