[Ilugc] FSM & TUX Magazines
lawgon at thenilgiris.com
Fri Nov 10 13:11:09 IST 2006
On 10-Nov-06, at 12:47 PM, Prem Kurian Philip wrote:
> The problem is that there is already a glut of magazines in English.
> However, the problem with bringing out this magazine only in Tamil and
> getting authors to contribute in Tamil will be that it will
> severely limit
> the number of people who can contribute towards it. The vast
> majority of
> the good technical content out there is in English and most authors
> probably more conversant in English than in Tamil.
> Having said that, I think there is a need for good technical
> in vernacular languages including Tamil.
> Also, if authors can send in articles in english and have that
> into Tamil for inclusion into the magazine, it will be great.
authors in english should take the trouble to get their articles
translated - which means they should find a translator and keep
poking him until it is translated (some money needs to be spent on
beer). Also those who know tamil should take the trouble to learn to
read and write - it is not that hard. And tamil keyboard entry can be
learnt in 15 minutes max
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