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Speaker Name Karunakar Guntupalli
Company IndLinux.org
Talk Title Localization of Linux in Indian languages - Current Status and Future
Track Emerging Technologies
Scope General
Synopsis Today we have reached a point in time where an Indian language enabled computer is coming close to reality. This has been possible using Linux and other opensource software. So soon you can expect complete UI to be in your language. This talk will focus on what needs to be done wrt Localizing Linux in Indian languages, How to do it and How you can help localizing for your language. Demos will show how to use the current Indian language support. Finally would give a picture of what the future could/would be like wrt Indian languages on Linux.
This talk is targetted for user community, esp non-tech on what they can do to increase support for their languages.
Speaker Profile Speaker is a volunteer at Indian Linux Project ( http //www.indlinux.org ). He has built up considerable experience in i18n & l10n areas of Linux, and Indian language issues. Based on this he has been working towards a making a fully Indian language enable Linux distribution. Speaker is currently coordinating Gnome 2 Hindi translations and also active in KDE localization. He is also a volunteer in many localization groups primarily leading at IndLinux ( www.indlinux.org ), Malayalam Linux ( https //savannah.nongnu.org/projects/smc/ ), Indic-Computing Project ( indic-computing.sourceforge.net ) and also helping in formation of Localisation teams for other languages ( Telugu , Marathi, Gujarati ). Officially he is member of Pune LUG ( www.plug.org.in ) and Jabalpur LUG ( http //groups.yahoo.com/group/jbp-lug/ ) and subscribed to many other LUGs including BLUG .

Presently the speaker is based in Mumbai working with Netcore Solutions Pvt Ltd ( www.netcore.co.in ), primarly on Linux based solutions. IndLinux project is actively being supported by Netcore.
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