Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Telugu English Dictionary 0.4 Beta

My heartily thanks to all the users who have used dictionary versions 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 Beta respectively. And with all the feedback I received till date and with some of my own ideas I’m releasing 4th version of the Telugu English dictionary. Can be downloaded from http://www.miriyala.in/dl/TE2EN.zip?attredirects=0
Write your views and ideas as comments or email.

What’s new with 0.4 Beta?

  • Simplified user interface
  • Automatic language detection for conversion
  • New features Random word, History and Telugu writer
  • Improved meaning display style, includes links for feedback and highlights the word in the example (if any)
  • Improved application loading time
  • Improved help documentation (includes steps to solve standard square box issue)
  • Solved vista user rights issue
  • Downgraded to .Net 2.0 from .Net 3.5
  • Reduced RAM consumption

Performance improvements:

  • RAM consumption was reduced hugely which makes application to run in back ground with out disturbing other processes
  • Improved startup time of application

What are new features and how those are useful?

  • Telugu Writer:
    To type a Telugu word, with previous versions of dictionary user has to depend on third party tools such as MS IME, LEKHINI, GOOGLE INDIC etc., Now the latest version comes up with a built in writer software that enables users to type in Telugu directly with out opening other software.
    Telugu writer operates in two ways with dictionary
    • With typing language chosen to “Telugu”, user can type in Telugu directly from the query text box
    • With an additional option Telugu writer tool , user can type in long paragraphs and copy to clipboard.
  • Random word:
    Random word feature will display a random word from both Telugu and English dictionary data bases with a configurable timer and opacity options. This comes with standard playback controls “Back, Forward, Play/Pause, Stop”.
  • History:
    All searched words and displayed random words will be stored with date and time stamp of the session. Simple history management option included.

Screenshots of the application running in Windows Vista SP2:

Application initial screen
Initial screen
Telugu to English Meaning
Telugu to English
English to Telugu Meaning
English To Telugu
Telugu Writer
History screen
Random word screen
Help screen
 Help Screen
Options Menu
Tray Menu
About screen

Note: If anyone want to be part of this development and share the ideas, send an email or write a comment.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Telugu English Dictionary 0.3Beta


Releasing 0.3Beta of telugu english desktop dictionary on behalf of telugu bloggers day.

For screenshots and additional information visit www.miriyala.in

NOTE: Vista Issue, Program must be ran with admin rights

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Telugu To English desktop dictionary


A desktop version of Telugu English is created and can be downloaded at http://www.miriyala.in/dl/TE2EN.zip?attredirects=0

Requirements: .Net frame work sp1.

Designed based on CP Brown dictionary database.

Version number : 0.2 beta

Developed by : Dileep and Pradeep

Web version of the same is available here

Send your valuable feedback via comments.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Tailoring a domain with free and reliable tools

In this post, I’ll discuss about how to tailor free reliable tools for your domain.

Buy a domain from any service provider who provides DNS service also.. Some service providers charge excess to the actual domain cost. If DNS service is not free, buy it and make sure you can create at least 50 records.

This post doesn’t cover how to setup everything using Google Apps or Live Domains or Blogger. But I’ll list out the options for each service.

As a brief list out, for using any one of the following features, just go through the steps provided by provider and it won’t take more time than 1 min to setup DNS record and setup your mail account. Assuming you’ve own a domain already.


Creating Home Page:

          The first step for any domain is creating a home page. The available options for free (if the domain provider doesn’t gave you any default home page)

Service Provider Pros Cons My Rating
Google sites
  • Ease of design
  • Configurable themes
  • Professional site look
  • Simple integration with Google analytics and Google webmasters
  • Support to include Google gadgets
  • Integrated sitemap
  • Support to directly display Google docs on page
  • Mapping site to a sub domain under main domain
  • Integrated search engine
  • Ability to create unlimited sub domains using Domain mapping feature
  • No support to Javascript
  • Footer ads from google
Google Pages
  • Simple look
  • Easier maintenance
  • Traditional single content web pages
  • Google stopped developing Google pages and focusing on Google sites
Live Office
  • Professional designs
  • Simple footer ads from Microsoft
  • Integrated sitemap
  • ASP.net pages
  • Integrated search engine
  • Not available for all local domains

E Mail Service:

                  Who don’t want email for their domain. Every one wants…. Well, there are two options for free.

Service Provider Pros Cons My Rating
Google Mail
  • It’s Gmail!
  • Contact sharing with in entire domain
  • E mail up loader software from Google allows you to upload entire your outlook contents to E mail.
  • No support for folders.
  • Closed membership, admin has to invite
  • It’s hotmail
  • Availability of open membership option
  • No integration of IM (Microsoft release they will be releasing new version soon)


                 After, home page and email the next look is for blogs.

Service Provider Pros Cons My Rating
  • It’s just blog spot
  • Excellent maintenance of post structure
  • Any user can have their own blog as a sub domain
  • Admin has to create DNS records for each user’s blog. Not automated process
Live Spaces
  • It’s Live spaces
  • Only one blog can be created, but address bar won’t retain the domain path once page opened


                 Instant messaging service although not required for a domain with less users, it is very good feature for schools and enterprises.

Service Provider Pros Cons My Rating
Google Talk
  • It is Google talk
  • All Gmail powered users can be added as buddies
  • Online storage of conversations
  • Easy to use
  • No rich text support for chatting
  • No webcam support
MS Messenger
  • It’s Microsoft messenger
  • Complete rich text support
  • No online storage of conversations


               Google, is winning this race comfortably based on fact that Microsoft has no calendar service for domains.

Service Provider Pros Cons My Rating
Google Calendar
  • It’s Google calendar
  • Integration with Google mail for domains


                 Both Microsoft and Google are competing in this area.

Service Provider Pros Cons My Rating
Google Docs
  • It’s Google docs
  • Open document format support
  • Created can be documents can be placed in Google sites with out copy and pasting content, thus preserving format.
  • Support for PDF files too
  • No support for MS Office 2007
Office Live
  • It’s web based version of MS office
  • Integration with MS Office 2007 desktop version
  • No support for PDF files to upload in to office live

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Switching to Miriyala.in

This post is not only intended for users of www.miriyala.in but also applicable for users of the domains supported by Google Apps

Changing and Managing your Email address:
                 This is the biggest challenge for anyone, changing the email address to  <Email>@miriyala.in. I will list out simple procedure for this.

  • Set forward email address in your existing email account on standard sites like Gmail, Yahoo etc.,
  • If your existing site doesn’t support mail forwarding, setup POP3 service in Miriyala.in mail settings. For any clarification on setting POP3,  contact your Email service provider.
  • Importing contacts, save all your contacts to CSV file using Export feature provided by almost every email provider. Use that CSV file to import contacts.
  • Start using your <Email>@miriyala.in for future subscriptions.
  • Reply to the mails from Miriyala.in domain instead of replying from existing mail accounts. Which will make your friends know your new mail ID.
  • The mails can be checked from your GPRS enabled mobile phone too. Each page in www.miriyala.in has WAP version and hence there is no need to enter a different address for mobile phones.

Switching IM:  
                   This is applicable for only Google talk users. Other IMs are not supported at this time.

  • All Gmail contacts can be added in IM service for miriyala.in as it is based on Google talk. This is little bit painful but advantageous in some cases.
  • Painful because each GTalk contact shall be added again
  • Advantageous because, it prevents Orkut contacts to be added to IM.

Maintaining sub domain: 
                   User is responsible for maintaining their sub domain with use of Google sites. However to setup a sub domain, user shall contact admin of the domain.

Maintaining Blog:
                   Once again user is solo responsible for maintaining blog. We suggest using blogspot.com instead of Wordpress.com. Why we suggest blogspot.com for this is, simply because it supports free custom domain forwarding option. 
To setup  blog, user shall contact admin of domain.


For any additional queries, contact admin.

The Technology used behind www.miriyala.in

Buying Domain:
                       Our domain provider is http://mitsu.in, We just bought the domain with out the file hosting service. They charged ~4USD per year.

Setting up Domain services:
                      The basic services required for any website are Email

http://blogspot.com Tags: ,

and file hosting. But to get those services from our domain provider, we need to pay more than 40USD per year. To keep the price low and the services effective, we opted for Google Apps. For a review of Google Apps, visit the review written on Pradeep’s Blog

Why Google Apps?
                      Many of the existing users use Google services extensively and to maintain seamless feeling of switching to use our services, we opted for Google Apps. Also, it requires less interaction to maintain. Less complex and more reliable service. 

For blogging: 
                     Providing blogging support is being challenge from many days, because Google Apps doesn’t provide any blogging support. Hence we opted a third provider, the famous blogger. In fact the same can be done with http://wordpress.com but which will cost more 10$/year.

For Sub domains:

                    For all users, we can provide sub domains with help of domain mapping feature from Google Sites for Google Apps.

Challenges We’re facing: 
                     Providing a Signup form for users. This feature is available from Microsoft Live. However we will not be moving to Microsoft Live. 
                      Automatic creation of blog address and sub domains. These creation can only be done by admin at this moment. Hence for creating blog/sub domain one has to use the channel through interaction with admin. Hence it will consume some time.
                      http://miriyala.in will return in a page not found error, while http://www.miriyala.in can only open the home page

For Users

For all the users of www.miriyala.in, here is the useful information.

The home page, www.miriyala.in
To check your mail, http://mail.miriyala.in
To upload documents and maintains, http://docs.miriyala.in
To use online calendar http://calendar.miriyala.in
To visit the start page (also can be called as iMiriyala) http://start.miriyala.in
To create your own site under the domain, visit http://sites.miriyala.in 

To visit the old home page, http://www2.miriyala.in 

Member pages created till now

Mira http://mira.miriyala.in
Arjun http://arjun.miriyala.in
Dileep http://dileep.miriyala.in

Blogs under the domain

Main Blog http://blog.miriyala.in
Arjun’s http://pradeepblog.miriyala.in