Archive for March, 2006

Padma 0.4.7 released

Nagarjuna Venna posts on padma list

Padma 0.4.7 is now available for download from This release primarily includes support for
HTChanakya font used by Hindustan Dainik, Shusha font used by many
Hindi websites like Abhivyakti, Anubhuti, Sarai etc. We have also
added support for Marathi Shivaji font (ex: and
Gujarati Vakil font (ex: that are based
on Shusha. Many thanks to Guntuapalli Karunakar for his help with the
Shusha font. Please send bug reports and feedback to this list.

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Entrans version 0.3 released

Khader Abbeb N posts on entrans-users list

Entrans version 0.3 has been released

Entrans is an online collaborative translation tool that can be used
for the translation of PO files. Entrans was developed with Indic
community in mind and has features, like built-in input editor, that
make the translation job a lot easier for Indic translators.

Project Page :

Demo Page :

New Features in Entrans ver 0.3

1. Multi-Language Implementation
2. File Hierarchy
3. Upload/Download of compressed files/archives*
4. Upload PO files via URL*
5. Perform upload process in the background*
6. PO files downloadable by all users
7. Modular source code

* Platform/External application dependent feature

Multi-Language Implementation
Entrans can now be deployed for translation of PO files of multiple
languages. This has been a long-standing request from the community and
has be implemented in the current version.

File Hierarchy
To better organize all the uploaded into Entrans a virtual PO file
hierarchical structure is now available. PO files can be uploaded or
organized into different branches thereby maintaining a neat file hierarchy.

Upload/Download of compressed files/archives
Compressed archives of PO files can now be uploaded into Entrans. PO
files can be compressed in the following formats .zip, .tar, .tar.gz,
.tar.bz2, .gz, .bz2, .bz and then uploaded. This feature requires the
web-server hosting Entrans to be a Linux based one.

Upload PO files via URL
PO files on the Internet can also be uploaded into Entrans. Simply
create a text file having one URL per line and save the text file with a
“.url” extension. When you upload this text file into Entrans, it
retrieves the PO files from the given URL. This feature requires the
web-server hosting Entrans to be a Linux based one and requires “wget”
to be installed and configured properly.

PO files downloadable by all users
Another request from the community was that any user should be able to
download the PO files and translate it offline, if he chooses to. This
option is now available. A user can now download a file/files and
translate it/them using some other tool. The user can then send the
translated PO files to the administrator of Entrans, who will merge it
with the file already in Entrans.

Modular source code
The source code has been made more modular so that it is more
readable for the developers and the community.