FUEL Workshop collaborated with Red Hat

Localization of Open Source Software into Gujarati language was started more than five years ago. Number of people joined the Gujarati localization efforts and many left. Every release of open source distributions like Fedora, Debian, OpenSuse got better localization into Gujarati. Despite continuous efforts by individuals or groups in Gujarati Localization there was no real 100% acceptance of many translations. Even today there is no 100% satisfaction in the Gujarati end users’ group for localized Gujarati distributions.

Similar issue has been faced by other (Indic) languages as well. FUEL (Frequently Used Entries for Localization) project was started by Mr. Rajesh Ranjan from Red Hat as a part of the community contribution to overcome the above mentioned issue. FUEL project is a community project initiated by Red Hat. It is hosted on fedorahosted.org. FUEL tries to provide a standardized and consistent computer interface for users. FUEL evaluation has been successfully completed for Hindi, Maithili, Marathi and Tamil languages before Gujarati. For details visit: https://fedorahosted.org/fuel/

FUEL Evaluation workshop for Gujarati was organized on 26th – 27th December, 2009 in Ahmedabad @ Arnion Technologies Pvt. Ltd. office, where participants from Gujarati Localization group and Linguists from Ahmedabad have taken part. Participants were:

* Mr. Siddharath Bhatt (Linguist)
* Mr. Prashant Dave (Linguist)
* Mr. Yogendra Vyas (Linguist)
* Mr. Ketan Upadhyay (Department of Languages in Gujarat Govt.)
* Ms. Maitri Shah (Arnion Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)
* Ms. Shruti Amin (Arnion Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)
* Ms. Sweta Kothari (Red Hat Inc.)
* Mr. Ankit Patel (Red Hat Inc.)
* Ms. Deval Vyas (Arnion Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)
* Ms. Padma Jadav (Arnion Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)
* Ms. Sumaiya Vohra (Arnion Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)

FUEL evaluated translations for Gujarati is available from fuel-gujarati page: https://fedorahosted.org/fuel/wiki/fuel-gujarati

In simple words, it was a great event for Gujarati Localization community and evaluated translations going to play an important role for future localization activities. Hats of to all who participated in the event and spend their precious time and efforts to make Gujarati Localization better through FUEL evaluation workshop!

Below are few Snaps (Thanks to Ankit) :

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