Archive for July, 2009

An Intro About Gnu/Linux to Krishna Arts & Sceince College Students as Guest Lecture

Date :  29/07/09

Location :  Krishna Arts and Science College , Kanchipuram .


Today afternoon 12.30 pm
Raj kumar, Dasthageer , Vishnu and I ( Arulalan ) were went to Krishna Arts & sceince College , Kanchipuram  to give an intro about FOSS and GNU/Linux as Guest Lecture.

( These guys are my friend and KanchiLUG members )

We brought our two laptops . They provided Lcd Projector. Nearly 1 pm we arranged Lcd and laptop.

Above 80 (eighty) Students were came to there lab. They are first and second year BCA Students.

Finally we started to talk about History of Gnu/Linux qt 1.20 pm. we talked with students in Tamil itself .


Link : http://www.slideshare.net/arulalan/foss-history-1479471


Initially I started to talk about  Operating System, Proprietary Softwares, and FOSS , etc.,

Students too interacted with us , nicely !

And we showed Ubuntu OS and its 3D  Desktop animations and effects to them.

The main thing is , they didn’t heard about Linux.

This is first time , they were seen Linux GUI . And all of them are wonder by seeing the GUI of Linux.

And again using PDF , we talked discussed with those students about why we need Open Source.

Link : http://www.slideshare.net/kanchilug/open-source-intro-1786723


Now Dastha , Raj and Vishnu were gave speech to them .  Raj made few comedies about Proprietary software.

Students are enjoyed !

( This is first time experience to all of us , especially to those 3 guys ! )

and I explained many thing about Viruses and Security and Open Source Languages , & Jobs .

and using PDF we showed them , ” How to install ubuntu as dual boot ” . we can not show them , ubuntu Live cd because of insufficient time .

Link : http://www.slideshare.net/kanchilug/how-to-install-ubuntu-as-dual


so upto 3.15 pm we were took an introduction session about Gnu/Linuix  to those students…

Thanks to those students and staff to support to us to make this talk as memorable one ! ! !

Thanks to Vishnu, because ( he studied his ug in that college ) he only makes this Guest Lecture .

we hope, surely this guest lecture gave some basic idea about FOSS and Linux to those students .

And finally we told them about our Kanchi Linux User Group ( KLUG ) and its activities !

அருளாளன் . த

KDE தமிழாக்கம் செய்முறை Guide

Hello World ,

Here we are going to learn how to translate English Strings into TamilStrings in   ( KDE 4.3 )  Kubuntu Operating System

Kubuntu 9.04

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How to install Tamil Language Package :

Type this command in Konsole …

$ sudo apt-get install language-pack-kde-ta

1. Select “ System Seetings “  From Kubuntu Menu

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2. Select “ Regional & Language “

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3. Select Tamil Language

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4. Now Everything in Tamil

setting35.How to enable Tamil Type Writing


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6. Select ” India ”

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7.Move India towards Right Side

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8. Select Layout

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9. Move ” India ” towards Up

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10. Set Shortcut to change Global Tamil Font to English Font & Vice Versa

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Type this link in URL to get source string from internet

http://l10n.kde.org/stats/gui/trunk-kde4/essential/

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Select Tamil From that

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http://l10n.kde.org/stats/gui/trunk-kde4/team/ta/

Select “ Extrangear-Multimedia “

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Right Click On Our Application Name ( Amarok ) and Click on “ Save Link As “ and Save that into our folder with default extension as . pot

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Save that extension . Pot file as . Po extension file

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Installation Poedit

$ sudo apt-get install poedit

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Open poedit

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Open . po file ( eg : Open amarok.po )

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Amarok Player in English Strings

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Opened . po file in Poedit

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Select English Strings and Type Corresponding Meaningful Stings in Tamil

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Use Symbols as it is ( for eg: & , % , + , Numericals , etc )

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Convert all Strings into Tamil and finally Click Save Button.

By default it will create . mo extention file in that same folder.

Copy this . mo file ( amarok.mo ) into

/usr/share/locale-langpack/ta/LC_MESSAGES/


$ sudo cp amarok.mo /usr/share/locale-langpack/ta/LC_MESSAGES/


Now Open that application , ( here open amarok )


Now we can see our application in Tamil String which was typed by us .

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Same Procedure , we can follow to change english strings to all other languges …


Enjoy with your Mother Tounge ! ! !

You can get this document as PDf from here


Best Wishes From ARULALAN . T