Ubuntu User Guide(e-book) in Telugu released with content from Telugu Wikibooks
You may have seen the press release of canonical announcing support
for 10 Indian languages
I would like to acknowledge the support of Ubuntu, Debian, Document
foundation and Telugu computing (Telugu Padam mailing list)
contributors for this milestone. I would like to name specifically
Christian PERRIER (Debian) and David Planella and Colin Watson
(Ubuntu) and Andras Timar (Document foundation) for their timely
help in supporting Localisation initiative. I also thank Prakash
Advani for help with PR. I acknowledge the contribution of Ubuntu
Telugu localisation team with special thanks to Pravin Illa who
contributed a large share of the translations in Ubuntu launchpad.
I am glad to report the release of Ubuntu User Guide(e-book) in Telugu
with content from Telugu wikibooks.
Content from wikibooks was imported using Open document format import
feature of print/export feature and the layout was done using
Having the source content in Wikibooks makes the content searchable on
Internet and the e-book serves to access the content in a book form..
You can see my blog post in Telugu with links to e-book and
screenshots used in the e-book.
Telugu wikibook root page: http://tinyurl.com/3ff2wf8
I feel the popularity of Web in local languages will be closely to
tied to use of computer in native language. I would like to see
efforts from other language computing and FOSS enthusiasts and would
be interested in collaborative efforts in this direction.
Arjuna Rao Chavala
Ubuntu Telugu Localisation Coordinator