It’s called Project Indic Wiki, and it’s a goal of IIIT-H to make Wikipedia more useful in Indian languages by adding more content. More than 1,200 volunteers have been taught how to write in Telugu, and they’ve already been able to do it.
The number of people who use the Internet every day in India is getting close to 900 million. By Dileep Konatham, the director of digital media for the Telangana region of India, there is now a Telugu Wikipedia site. A lot of pages have been added to the platform already. This is the second time it has set up shop at the Hyderabad Book Fair, which is taking place now.
- Project Telugu Wiki, a volunteer effort to make Telugu reference material available on Wikipedia, will gain momentum as more volunteers contribute content.
- Around 1200 volunteers have been trained to create Telugu content.
- We will target teachers, writers, poets, and others who can create content in Telugu.
- To increase content in Indian languages, IIIT-H has launched “Project Indic Wiki.”
- It also set up a stall at the ongoing Hyderabad Book Fair at NTR Stadium near Indira Park.
Days from now, more people will help with Project Telugu Wiki, which makes reference material in Telugu available on Wikipedia. People are trying to get more people to help write content.
So far, about 1,200 volunteers have been taught how to write in Telugu. Targeted efforts will be made to get teachers, writers, poets, and other people who can write in Telugu to help.
IIIT-H has started a project called “Project Indic Wiki” to make Wikipedia more useful in Indian languages. The IIIT team came up with software programs and micro content development tools that could be used to write articles about technology, history, personalities, and other subjects.
In this project, the Digital Media wing of the IT department is working with the IIIT-H to spread the word about Wikipedia and increase the number of articles on the Telugu Wikipedia site by a large amount. It also interacts and works with the Telugu Wikipedia ecosystem, which includes government departments, universities, journalists, and students. This helps them figure out how to get people from all walks of life to volunteer to help with the project. It also runs training and workshops to help people build their skills and look for technology that can make it easier to make a lot of Telugu content at once. It also has Te-Wiki internship programs.
The number of people who use the Internet in India is getting close to 900 million. The rise in the number of people who use the Internet has been mostly due to lower costs of data and smartphones that can be bought for less money. “The Internet is getting older, and now people in their 50s and 60s are using it. They want content in their language. In this case, having content in Telugu is very important. There is already some information out there about Telangana history, culture, art, architecture, economy, politics, and other things, but there is a lot more that can be learned about this state. Dileep Konatham, the Digital Media Director for Telanagana, said that these must be available on public platforms to be easily and freely accessed. This is what he said.
Wikipedia is one of the most well-known encyclopedias on the Internet. It started out in English in 2001, but now it can be used in more than 300 languages. People who write Padma, a system for changing the text in Indian scripts between open-source and proprietary formats, used Telugu on Wikipedia in December of 2003. It all started with this, and thanks to the help of a few volunteers, more than 75,000 pages have been added to the platform. For the Telugu Wikipedia, you can use any Unicode Telugu font input system to read the Unicode font.
It set up a booth at the Hyderabad Book Fair at the NTR Stadium, which is near Indira Park in the city. A second time it’s been at the fair. The first time was in 2019. IT and Industries Secretary Jayesh Ranjan opened the stall on Saturday, and it was named after him.