Swathanthra Malayalam Computing

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Swathanthra Malayalam Computing
Abbreviation SMC
Motto എന്റെ കമ്പ്യൂട്ടറിനു് എന്റെ ഭാഷ (My language for/on My Computer)
Type NGO for Indic computing
Legal status Society
Headquarters Thrissur, Kerala, India
Website smc.org.in

Swathanthra Malayalam Computing (SMC) is a free software community and non profit charitable society working on Malayalam and other Indic languages.[1][2] It is the biggest language computing developer community in India.[3] This group has been involved in the Malayalam translation of GNOME,[4] KDE,[5] and Mozilla projects[6] like Firefox.[7] They developed Indic Keyboard which is a multi-language keyboard for Android.[8][9][10] They have created several Malayalam fonts.[3] The community also actively contributes towards Malayalam Wikipedia.[11][12]

They supported Swatantra 2014[13] and were a part of Google Summer of Code in the years 2007,[14] 2013,[15] and 2014.[16] Along with ICFOSS and The Frequently Used Entries for Localization (FUEL) Project, SMC was involved in creating a standard set of Malayalam words that developers can use while creating interfaces for mobile apps.[17][18][19] Since August 2016, SMC community is an ICANN At-Large Structure.[20]


  1. ^ "ഇന്ത്യന്‍ ഭാഷകളെ കൈപിടിച്ചു നടത്താന്‍ ". Mathrubhumi. 2014-12-17. Retrieved 2015-08-03.  (in Malayalam)
  2. ^ "Non-neutral net regime will impact free software movement". Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Helping Malayalam Take the Digital Leap". 2016-02-22. Retrieved 2016-09-04. 
  4. ^ "Malayalam Translation Team". Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  5. ^ "Malayalam | മലയാളം Team (ml)". Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  6. ^ "L10n:Teams:ml". Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  7. ^ "Firefox Malayalam version fully loaded". The Hindu. 2010-10-14. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-07-31. 
  8. ^ "SMC's Indic Keyboard now supports 23 languages in Asia". Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  9. ^ "ആന്‍ഡ്രോയ്ഡ് ഫോണില്‍ മലയാളമെഴുതാന്‍ ഇന്‍ഡിക് കീബോര്‍ഡ്" [Malayalam Indic Keyboard for Android Phones]. Retrieved 2015-08-03.  (in Malayalam)
  10. ^ "Enhanced Android keyboard for Indian languages released". The Hindu. 2015-06-07. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-07-31. 
  11. ^ "Swathanthra Malayalam Computing - News: Complete works of Sree Narayana Guru available in Malayalam WikiSource [Savannah]". savannah.nongnu.org. Retrieved 2016-07-31. 
  12. ^ "Malayalam's Wiki warrior". The Hindu. 2011-03-23. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-07-31. 
  13. ^ "Swatantra 2014". Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  14. ^ "GSOC 2007". Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  15. ^ "GSOC 2013". Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  16. ^ "GSOC 2014". Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  17. ^ "Malayalam All Set to Go Mobile". Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  18. ^ "ICFOSS Standardizes Malayalam Use on Mobile Platforms". Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  19. ^ "Supporting Malayalam might soon become easier for app developers". Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  20. ^ "At-Large Members". ICANN. Retrieved 2016-09-04. 

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