Localization of Mobile Linux

Speakers: Arun Mani J & Suraj Kumar Mahto & devrtz

Track: Other

Type: BoF (45 minutes)

Room: Ponmudi

Time: Sep 16 (Sat): 18:00

Duration: 0:40

Linux for mobile is drawing much interest thanks to projects like Mobian, Phosh etc. As with any other open source project, to make a software more comfortable for the users, we have to make it adapt to their environment.

Localization and internalization is one of the primary tasks in the regard that lets users feel more comfortable with a software. In this BoF, we would like to give an introduction to the mobile ecosystem of Linux and how users can help us in localizing it to their favorite language.

We also wish to talk about incorporation of Indian languages in the mobile Linux projects, their current status and the specific areas that need help from the diverse Indian Linux community.

Our talk will also cover about libvarnam [1], an open source, cross platform transliterator for Indian languages. The need for libvarnam is to improve the user experience for users who don’t have the keyboard for their respective language.

1 - https://github.com/varnamproject/libvarnam