Round-up #1 (August 2013)

Samsung mobiles in Indian languages

It has been reported that Samsung will support more Indian languages in its mobiles. The news item said:

Samsung announced the availability of its user interface and applications in nine Indian languages — Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam — on its smartphones and Tablet PC, on its smartphones and Tablet PC. As of now, the option is supported on Galaxy Grand, Galaxy S4 and Tab 3.

I did not find anything to this effect on Samsung India’s website. If you have come across these devices in local languages, please post screenshots and share your experience.

Multilingual names in OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap has support for labels in local languages. Here is a screen shot showing a name is being added in Telugu.

Adding Telugu name in OpenStreetMap

Ideally, we should see the Telugu names on the map itself. But, that is not there yet. However, we can search for Telugu names of places, and OpenStreetMap happily shows the results in Telugu.

Also note that most of the editing interface (iD editor) is available in Telugu, too.

WordPress in Telugu

The latest release of WordPress 3.6 has been available in Telugu. You can download it from te.wordpress.org. You too can participate in the Telugu translation effort. Please see call for translating WordPress into Telugu.

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