The sub-domain was created in Oct 11, 2014.Odia wikisource is the 11th Indic language wikisource in India, and is available at or.wikisource.org.The Odia wikisource project was proposed by User:Psubhashish on 8 January 2013 and Language committee approved this on 9 October 2014.
There are more than 40 million native Odia speakers in the world. Most live in the Indian state of Odisha and its neighboring states, but there is a large diaspora in countries like the US, UK, UAE, and across South and East Asia. Despite being spoken by so many people, Odia's online presence is relatively small.
Pre Google OCR 2 years
As a major issues of all Indic language OCR was not available in India in 2014, so the initially the Odia Wikisource user start with typing the books at ProofreadPage interface and import the Odia Unicode text from other website. They imported “The Odia Bhagabata,” a literary classic compiled in the 14th century, in Wikisource from Odia.org website on November 2014 .
After release January 2015 of Google OCR at their Google Drive, Tamil Wikimedian T.shrinivasan developed OCR4wikisource python script in December 2015. Its have done most of the bot OCR in Odia Wikisource.
The google OCR developeded in all Indic Wikisource on September 2017 by Wikimedia Foundation tech team.The Google OCR was developed in via Google's Cloud Vision API OCR service.That time Odia language font was not supported by this service. But in Nov,2018 Indic-TechCom team lead by Jayprakash developed IndicOCR which is running DriveAPI, and it is working for all Indic language including Odia. That help to the Odia community.
As per June 2020 all India wikisource stats of proofreadin, Odia Wikisource stands 11th position out of 12 Indic languages Wikisource. The below graph shows the developments of Proofreading stats of Odia Wikisource of last 5 years
Proofreading stats of Odia Wikisource of last 5 years
Top editor in Mainnamespace
Odia wikisource New NS0 page created
|Subas Chandra Rout
Top editor in ProofreadPage
Active User in last 5 years
Odia wikisource active editor
The below 14 books have published by the community as a validated books which is a standers books as per Wikisource community stander.
Odia Wikisource Third Anniversary meetup
This is the last meetup in 2017 where most of the all active member presented.
Compare Proofreading stats
This is the comparison of proofread stats with Punjabi Wikisource which was created in 2017 after 3 years of Odia Wikisource.
Compare Proofreading stats with Punjabi wikisource