[IAEP] Computer as a tool

Sayamindu Dasgupta sayamindu at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 16:42:07 EDT 2009

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 2:50 PM, K. K. Subramaniam<subbukk at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 14 Jul 2009 12:03:35 am David Farning wrote:
>> Have you considered using Sugar or Sugar on a stick for your program?
> The project was conceived before SoaS. We faced severe constraints with power
> budgets and tech support.  Wifi and ethernet couldn't compete with sneakernet
> ;-). It was a back to basics project. Any use of computer had better be worth
> all that extra pain; else the initial enthusiasm will fizzle out. This ruled
> out many games, audio/video/picture work.
>> What have been the issues preventing you from using Sugar? What
>> blockers still exist which would prevent you from using Sugar?
> LaTeX and Stellarium were two big show stoppers. We just wanted a 'digital
> kit' that children could use to read/write in their local languages
> (Kannada/Hindi/English). A lot of work in Sugar was focussed around UI and
> storage models but not in multilingual support and immersive learning.

Could you outline the issues you have faced while trying out local
language support ? I would definitely love some feedback on this area
- especially for Indic languages.

Sayamindu Dasgupta

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