Developer call August 6, 2021

We will have a developer call from 5pm-6pm IST on August 6, 2021, Friday.


  • Govarnam in Indic Keyboard @subins2000 (see details on govarnam from last call)
  • … (reply with your agenda item)

Anyone is welcome to join. No development experience required.

Meeting link


Subin showed the improvements in govarnam’s db query speeds through sqlite optimization.

There’s a mystery that in Apple M1 inside a ubuntu virtual machine it runs faster than even the M1 natively.

This speed improvement makes it practical to run in Indic keyboard with sub-10 ms suggestions.

A reverse transliteration feature has been added too.

The dictionary in Indic Keyboard right now is from 2014. Planning new dictionary

Suggestion strip improvements planned: “Typed word fixed width button on left in suggestion strip”

Preference screen for varnam

Branding for varnam integrated “intelligent” indic keyboard. @hfactor, any inputs?

Idea to use varnam for emoji search (instead of dictionary)

Triaging old issues

Marketing through github collections, stars

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[17:03] Vivek K J : Njanalla VJ
[17:11] Akshay : node-simple-newsletter - npm
[17:22] Akshay : mthdhjd]
[17:27] Akshay : ഞാന്‍ സാധാരണ ഇന്‍സ്ക്രിപ്റ്റിന്നു ഇംഗ്ലീഷിലേക്ക് മാറ്റീട്ടാ സിമ്പലസ് ഇടാറ് (Ctrl + Alt + K)
[17:34] Akshay : very good = വെരി ഗുഡ്
[17:41] Jishnu : Improve dictionaries with wordfreq library (#166) · Issues · Indicproject / Indic-Keyboard · GitLab
[17:51] Akshay : Finite state transducer വെച്ച് ഇതൊക്കെ ജെനറേറ്റാന്‍ പറ്റുമോ എന്തോ?
[18:18] Akshay : android - Build Software Keyboard with Jetpack Compose - IME Input Method with Jetpack Compose - Stack Overflow
[18:21] Akshay : https://i❤.ws
[18:23] Akshay : We’re over time :stuck_out_tongue:
[18:25] Vivek K J : Another bug: Emoticons are completely broken in IK
[18:28] Akshay : ukulele?
[18:28] Akshay : passwordില്‍ zwnj ഇട്ട ചില്ല് ആണെങ്കില്‍ കെണിഞ്ഞ്
[18:29] Vivek K J : പകുതി Emoticon വരൂ
[18:30] Vivek K J : Try First one
[18:31] Vivek K J : Ok :slightly_smiling_face:
[18:39] Akshay : github സ്വതന്ത്ര സോഫ്റ്റ് വെയര്‍ അല്ല
[18:44] Akshay : Top 10 Apache License Questions Answered | WhiteSource
[18:48] Akshay : Taio fish food with chinese label and all. If you look at address in the back, it comes from somewhere near Chennai :stuck_out_tongue:
[19:00] Akshay : അതാണ് Free software philosophy
[19:00] Akshay : Free as in free water
[19:00] Akshay : and free labor
[19:02] Jishnu : Collection: Made in India · GitHub
[19:06] Akshay : as soon as possible, but not sooner
[19:07] Jishnu : v4.0 wish list - v4.0 · Milestones · Indicproject / Indic-Keyboard · GitLab

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