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Reliance Jio (4G mobile Internet) hikes its rates

Reliance Jio 4G rates revised from today: Check out the full prepaid, post paid tariffs here,¬†http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/mobile-tabs/reliance-jio-4g-rates-revised-postpaid-prepaid-october-19-4897069/, 19th Oct. 2017. The hikes for regular users is in the following prepaid plans (see http://www.jio.com/en-in/4g-plans): 1) Rs. 399/- 1 GB per day validity … Continue reading

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Can Google Translate be used for “Spoken English” App.?

A frequent question posed to me is why have a Learn Conversational English from Telugu software when Google Translate can do the job! Here’s how Google Translate handled three sentences that I tried a couple or so days ago, with … Continue reading

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Proof of Concept App. v0.1 Spec. & Plan

I think we should make a “Proof of Concept” App. with the following spec. Database Table definition: CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS telugu2english ( id int NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY , telugu varchar(512) CHARACTER SET utf8 NOT NULL, english … Continue reading

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Free PHP/mySQL hosting

I felt it is time for me to explore hosting the in-progress app. on a PHP/mySQL web hosting service. Tried to check out a free hosting service http://www.000webhost.com two or three days ago. I registered and was asked for a … Continue reading

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Telugu-English HTML Table with Link

Modified t2e_view.php to show an HTML table with telugu and english columns. The english column data appears as a link with the href being set to the value of english_audio_path column. The page display is as shown below [To reduce … Continue reading

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Paul Graham on Design

A friend wrote, – Paul Graham has written eloquently about this: http://www.paulgraham.com/hp.html http://www.paulgraham.com/hundred.html http://www.paulgraham.com/desres.html You really should read these, despite the length — they are worth every word. — I read the articles and found them to be very interesting.

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Solved the Telugu character display problem

Browsed quite a bit on UTF8 and PHP. There is a lot of stuff on it. Apparently PHP support is not very good for UTF8 i.e. looks like you need to do some additional programming for it. Was quite a … Continue reading

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CI program to display telugu2english

I have decided to try posting CI programs that I have started on as I feel this may help others. I started on a program to do part of Working Prototype v1.0 The program trips up on displaying Telugu characters … Continue reading

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Need Priyaanka Font

Dr V.Kutumba Rao sir has a wonderful website http://www.upakari.com dealing with learning English from Telugu. I contacted him and he graciously confirmed that material can be freely downloaded from his websites and used in raviiyer.org website. His website telugu sentences … Continue reading

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Working Prototype v1.0 Req. Defn.

Database Table definition: CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS telugu2english ( id int NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY , telugu varchar(512) NOT NULL, english varchar(512), english_audio_path varchar(255) ); Update on 19th Sept.: Change telugu column collation to utf8_general_ci. The default latin1_swedish_ci … Continue reading

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