Open-Tamil v0.7 release

I’m happy to announce Open-Tamil 0.7 release, today 23rd March, 2018. Open-Tamil is distributed under MIT license, and available for Python 2.6, 2.7, 3+ and PyPy platforms, via the Python Package index at https://pypi.python.org/pypi/Open-Tamil/0.7

You can install the package via ‘$ pip install –upgrade open-tamil’ command issued in your console.

Following updates are made to the Python package:

  1. Series of command line tools will be installed into your Python (for Windows) or local/bin directory (for Linux) with this release. The command line tools are,

     

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

  1. Transliteration package updates: Reverse transliteration functions is added; Univ of Madras scheme support is added.
  2. Tamil package: added text summarizer tool via module ‘tamil.utils.SummaryTool’
  3. Solthiruthi package updates: To do spell checking reasonable times and ability to identify and correct many classes of errors are added.
  4. Bug fixes for issues in get_letters(), tamil.numeral, added capability for generating string version of numerals in Tamil [previously only numeric version was supported]

In addition to the package, a web interface was developed for Open-Tamil in Django hosted at http://tamilpesu.us for demonstrating some of our capabilities.

We like to thank all our contributors in general, and in particular those members who contributed new code or bug fixes going into this release.

Previous release was v0.67 on Aug 23rd, 2017 and v0.65 was released on Oct 22nd 2016. Please share the word, and send us any bugs, feature requests or feedback via our github page https://github.com/Ezhil-Language-Foundation/open-tamil

Sincerely,

Muthu for Open-Tamil team.

Chennai, India.

open-tamil on web

Today, you are welcome to play with open-tamil API via web at http://tamilpesu.us

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Generating multiplication tables via Open-Tamil APIs’: http://tamilpesu.us/vaypaadu/

This is collective work of our team underlying the website (written in Django+Python) highlighting various aspects of open-tamil like transliteration, numeral generation, encoding converters, spell checker among other things. At this time I hope to keep the website running through most of this year, and add features as git-repo https://github.com/Ezhil-Language-Foundation/open-tamil gets updated.

Thanks to Mr. Syed Abuthahir, many months ago, in winter of 2017, he has developed an interface for open-tamil on the web and shared with us under GNU Affero GPL terms. Later, we is added as part of main open-tamil as well.

Open-Tamil moves forward; come join us!

-Muthu

Ezhil code-freeze | rc1 v0.99

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At Team Ezhil we proposed to declare code-freeze for Ezhil for reaching v1.0 stable builds on major platforms. In this regard today the release candidate 1 for v0.99 is ready. During this process we addressed some long standing interpreter (core) bugs and updated examples for aesthetic comments.

  1. Windows 64b package at  ezhillang.org, source forge.
  2. Linux (Ubuntu 64b amd/x86) package at ezhillang, source forge.
  3. People interested to build for other platforms (Mac OSX, Fedora and Win32) are requested to get in touch with ezhil team.

At this time I welcome:

  • contributors and reviewers to use and provide early feedback before final version is released.
  • Errors by omissions and additions or typos are requested to be brought to our attention.

For questions and comments: ezhillang@gmail.com.

San José, California.