Lot of times we have felt the problem with open-tamil : it has many utilities, but none of them are usually available as functions or commands out of the box. It has very much been a developer tool, and not a user or informed-layperson tool.
A quick fix is to add the example Python scripts to the default install paths along with open-tamil installation [which is still simple as ‘$ pip install –upgrade open-tamil‘].
1. tamilphonetic - convert EN input to Tamil text 2. tamilwordfilter - filter Tamil input only from all input text data 3. tamilurlfilter - filter Tamil text from the input website data 4. tamiltscii2utf8 - convert encoding from TSCII to UTF-8 for input file 5. tamilwordgrid - generate a crossword from Tamil input text and write to output.html file 6. tamilwordcount - like UNIX wc program but for Tamil
All these functions will be made available in version 0.7 of open-tamil to be released soon. Currently these functions have landed in the development branch through the commit 02810461bef216df56b10ebf09818b94dfc75574
The next step should be to really bundle these tools into a binary executable for various platforms. Also to note, the function tamilwordcount was contributed by a new member to the Open-Tamil group, Mr. Surendhar. Thanks much, and welcome!