Nuts and Bolts of Fedora Internationalization, Globalization

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Pravin
Satpute
Red Hat

Pravin Satpute has completed his executive MBA from IIM Kozhikode and Bachelor of Engineering in I.T from Mumbai University. He has been working in the field of internationalization for the past 10 years. He is working in all aspects of i18n i.e. Input, Storage and Display. His proposed characters for Kashmiri Devanagari are available in Unicode 6.0 standard. Pravin’s is the project lead for Lohit and Liberation fonts family. Lohit is an open source font for the Indian languages. It is used in the Open source distribution Fedora, Debian and Ubuntu. It is also used by Wikipedia as a webfont and some Lohit fonts were available in Android ICS. Liberation fonts are default in Open Office and LibreOffice.

Last 3 speaking engagements:
• FOSSASIA 2015 : "Glibc, Unicode and CLDR"
• FUEL GILT conference 2014 : Why globalization? - The world wide picture.
• IUC 38 Unicode Conference : Project for Creating Efficient, Effective, Standard and Reusable Open Type Tables for Complex Script

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Pravin Satpute has completed his executive MBA from IIM Kozhikode and Bachelor of Engineering in I.T from Mumbai University. He has been working in the field of internationalization for the past 9 years. He is working in all aspects of i18n i.e. Input, Storage and Display. His proposed characters for Kashmiri Devanagari are available in Unicode 6.0 standard. Pravin’s is the project lead for Lohit and Liberation fonts family. Lohit is an open source font for the Indian languages. It is used in the Open source distribution Fedora, Debian and Ubuntu. It is also used by Wikipedia as a webfont and some Lohit fonts were available in Android ICS. Liberation fonts are default in Open Office and LibreOffice.

Last 3 speaking engagements:
• FUEL GILT Conference 2014, Pune, India: Why globalization? World wide picture
• 38th International Unicode Conference, CA, USA: Lohit2 - Project to create reusable OpenType tables for complex script fonts
• Fedora Contributor Conference 2014, Prague, Czech Republic: Evolution of IMEs for Indian Languages and Whats Next

You will wonder when i say Fedora 21 supporting 641 languages, it is available in localized variant in these many language (Not fully but partially). This is Fudcon APAC, APAC is more about non English dominant countries and Fedora is well adaptable to requirement of these countries. Starting from storage, display to creating content in these languages.

What makes Fedora Adaptable to the requirements of these countries complex scripts including RTL (Right to Left) scripts like Arabic, scripts with thousands of characters like CJK (Chinese, Japanese and Korean) and scripts like Indic with complex reordering requirements.

Take away from this session will be understanding of core concept in internationalization and creating foundation for developing application adaptable to requirement of non English language.

Tags: Internationalization (i18n), Globalization (G11N), Localization (L10N), Fonts, Storage, Input Methods, Rendering Engines, Unicode

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Beginner