[Wikimediaindia-l] Indic has arrived! -- on devices !!

2011-12-19 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Hi all, It was a almost a unimaginable surprise when I heard a Samsung camera has a Tamil interface! See pic[1]. It is important milestone when Indic is starting to reach beyond computers, mobiles. While this also reinforces the Indic growth theory(not just wikimedia in non-profit space, even for

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Wikitech-l] Please Welcome Yuvaraj Pandian Max Semink

2011-12-19 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
Welcome YuviPanda! :) -- Forwarded message -- From: Tomasz Finc tf...@wikimedia.org Date: Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 13:58 Subject: [Wikitech-l] Please Welcome Yuvaraj Pandian Max Semink To: wmf...@lists.wikimedia.org, Wikimedia developers wikitec...@lists.wikimedia.org Greetings

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Wikitech-l] Please Welcome Yuvaraj Pandian Max Semink

2011-12-19 Thread Santhosh Thottingal
Congrats Yuvaraj Pandian! -santhosh -- Forwarded message -- From: Tomasz Finc tf...@wikimedia.org Date: Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 1:58 PM Subject: [Wikitech-l] Please Welcome Yuvaraj Pandian Max Semink To: wmf...@lists.wikimedia.org, Wikimedia developers

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Wikitech-l] Please Welcome Yuvaraj Pandian Max Semink

2011-12-19 Thread CherianTinu Abraham
Congrats and Bestwishes to Yuvipanda :) -Tinu Cherian On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 2:02 PM, Santhosh Thottingal santhosh.thottin...@gmail.com wrote: Congrats Yuvaraj Pandian! -santhosh -- Forwarded message -- From: Tomasz Finc tf...@wikimedia.org Date: Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Wikitech-l] Please Welcome Yuvaraj Pandian Max Semink

2011-12-19 Thread Srikanth Ramakrishnan
Congrats Yuvi. Keep up the good work. On 12/19/11, CherianTinu Abraham tinucher...@gmail.com wrote: Congrats and Bestwishes to Yuvipanda :) -Tinu Cherian On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 2:02 PM, Santhosh Thottingal santhosh.thottin...@gmail.com wrote: Congrats Yuvaraj Pandian! -santhosh

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Indic has arrived! -- on devices !!

2011-12-19 Thread Srikanth Ramakrishnan
Srikanth, This is brilliant. Great news. Now if only my phone could support Indic languages. I'd've said Supera Irukke. But still, an important milestone. I only hope however, that translations are appropriate. I hope it's not a simply transliterated interface or extremely technical at the same

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] What's in it for me?

2011-12-19 Thread Srikanth Ramakrishnan
Wow Nitika, thank you for talking out time to write such a detailed reply to this thread. I agree completely, we learn, we enjoy. It is indeed magical. There are perfect examples as part of this mailing list itself. The only problem, however is getting across this thought to newcomers. : ) On

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] mediawiki-uploader

2011-12-19 Thread Arjuna Rao Chavala
Hi, On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 5:47 PM, Shrinivasan T tshriniva...@gmail.comwrote: hi arjuna, thanks for the wishes. I am also very new to wikipedia. please give some more details on categories. Please see Wiki Conference India as a sample category

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] What's in it for me?

2011-12-19 Thread Nitika
On 19-Dec-2011, at 4:05 PM, Ashwin Baindur wrote: Nitika, the plus points you gave are really well thought out well-expressed. Wikipedians can use these in outreach. Great work, keep it up! Stay tuned to this channel. I'm working on something that i'd love to have your (and everyone

[Wikimediaindia-l] ONE simple step to double or triple visits to Indic Wikipedias

2011-12-19 Thread Ravishankar
Hi, Today, I went to download WordPress and it told me it is also available in Tamil. Very neatly done as it somehow detected that I am from Tamilnadu. See the screenshot at: http://ravidreams.com/ta-wordpress.png A similar announcement in English Wiki projects is sure to double or triple

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Indic has arrived! -- on devices !!

2011-12-19 Thread Srikanth Ramakrishnan
True that. While Hindi and Tamil have always been at an advantage due to them being the first two Indic languages to be embraced by the tech industry, AFAIK, the sms typed on these phones don't conform to Unicode standards. Atleast not on Nokia models. On 12/19/11, Sudhanwa Jogalekar

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] mediawiki-uploader

2011-12-19 Thread Srikanth Ramakrishnan
Agreed. This tool is definitely an asset. I hope somebody has forwarded this to the Commons mailing list as well as the Tech and Foundation lists to show the dedication that Shrini has shown here. On 12/19/11, Arjuna Rao Chavala arjunar...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 5:47 PM,

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] What's in it for me?

2011-12-19 Thread Srikanth Ramakrishnan
Nitika, while you're at it, also try and look into what may get us more women editors. I have a bunch of reasons and ideas which may someday, come out. On 12/19/11, Nitika ntan...@wikimedia.org wrote: On 19-Dec-2011, at 4:05 PM, Ashwin Baindur wrote: Nitika, the plus points you gave are

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ONE simple step to double or triple visits to Indic Wikipedias

2011-12-19 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 17:24, Ravishankar ravidre...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, Today, I went to download WordPress and it told me it is also available in Tamil. Very neatly done as it somehow detected that I am from Tamilnadu. Geolocation within India is impossible. My guess is it used your

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ONE simple step to double or triple visits to Indic Wikipedias

2011-12-19 Thread Srikanth Ramakrishnan
A good idea no doubt, but I think the detecting which state the user comes from part is a small road block. While Google Mail has been showing which state the IP is from in the logins section, I think the browser or system language should also be taken into consideration, though it may seem

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ONE simple step to double or triple visits to Indic Wikipedias

2011-12-19 Thread CherianTinu Abraham
On a slightly related note http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Universal_Language_Selector -TC On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 5:24 PM, Ravishankar ravidre...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, Today, I went to download WordPress and it told me it is also available in Tamil. Very neatly done as it somehow detected

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ONE simple step to double or triple visits to Indic Wikipedias

2011-12-19 Thread Ravishankar
Subha, If you check WordPress.com it shows all available Indic languages. If you check WordPress.org, I think it is showing only Tamil (may be because as you said it is the only translation available and that too for Srilankan Tamil : ) But the point is: Even if you show all available Indic

[Wikimediaindia-l] Supporting Outreach

2011-12-19 Thread Nitika
Hi Folks, There were no laptops for the participants or the internet connection was weak - so I could only give a lecture on wikipedia but could not give hands-on training I conducted sessions but I really don't know if anything productive came out of it since I'm not confident that anyone of

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ONE simple step to double or triple visits to Indic Wikipedias

2011-12-19 Thread Srikanth Ramakrishnan
A small extension of my previous post. Logic, geolocation within India is very much possible. Atleast I know Google can do it. The only hitch is that it doesn't work well with Wireless connections. For instance, I frequently use a Reliance Wireless modem, which is registered in K'taka but even in

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] What's in it for me?

2011-12-19 Thread Nitika
On 19-Dec-2011, at 5:35 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan wrote: Nitika, while you're at it, also try and look into what may get us more women editors. I have a bunch of reasons and ideas which may someday, come out. Sure Srikanth! I'd love to get more women editors onboard. And I'd love to hear

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ONE simple step to double or triple visits to Indic Wikipedias

2011-12-19 Thread Ravishankar
A single line like Wikipedia is also available in Bengali, Hind, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil at the top and to the left of Login/create account link will be fine. The line can be as what you see in http://www.google.co.in/ . If we feel showing too many languages is clutter, show random and

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ONE simple step to double or triple visits to Indic Wikipedias

2011-12-19 Thread Srikanth Ramakrishnan
Ravi, I agree. The rotation system, if implemented works best. However do note, this is best suited for the desktop version only, not Mobiles. I'd like to point out that - People who use Opera Mini on their mobiles, get routed thru a European server while all BlackBerry users get routed thru a

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ONE simple step to double or triple visits to Indic Wikipedias

2011-12-19 Thread Surya Prakash
I think Sundar has suggested something like this before in this list. :) *$U®¥∩* http://goo.gl/RoMyo.com http://FirefoxSurya.blogspot.com http://about.me/suryaceg On 19 December 2011 18:04, Srikanth Ramakrishnan parakara.gh...@gmail.comwrote: Ravi, I agree. The rotation system, if

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Supporting Outreach

2011-12-19 Thread Srikanth Ramakrishnan
Nitika, thanks for starting a new thread. I'd like to make a single point first about this matter. Do think about it. No matter how excellet facilities are provided, how yuai enthusiasm is shown, physical outreach programs actually have very little or zero impact on getting new people on board.

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ONE simple step to double or triple visits to Indic Wikipedias

2011-12-19 Thread Ravishankar
Srikanth, Even if only x% (or say people who wear white shirt on Monday evenings) are going to see this notice, it is still useful and not going to hurt the project in anyway. Unless the community stands united and requests this feature, it will not happen any sooner. So, let us not loose steam

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ONE simple step to double or triple visits to Indic Wikipedias

2011-12-19 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 18:12, Ravishankar ravidre...@gmail.com wrote: Srikanth, {{Disambiguation needed}},Not just here, in many threads going forward, especially atleast 2 Srikanth's are active on the list :D So, let us not loose steam on discussing the technical hurdles up front. I

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ONE simple step to double or triple visits to Indic Wikipedias

2011-12-19 Thread Theo10011
On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 5:24 PM, Ravishankar ravidre...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, Today, I went to download WordPress and it told me it is also available in Tamil. Very neatly done as it somehow detected that I am from Tamilnadu. See the screenshot at: http://ravidreams.com/ta-wordpress.png A

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ONE simple step to double or triple visits to Indic Wikipedias

2011-12-19 Thread Theo10011
Also, we already have that in the left side of every page, the sidebar on every article lists the version of that article available in different languages. Regards Theo On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 6:45 PM, Theo10011 de10...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 5:24 PM, Ravishankar

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ONE simple step to double or triple visits to Indic Wikipedias

2011-12-19 Thread Srikanth Ramakrishnan
Theo, last time I checked, Indic languages are no longer listed in the side of the English Main Page. A limited number of languages is there with a link to More Languages. On 12/19/11, Theo10011 de10...@gmail.com wrote: Also, we already have that in the left side of every page, the sidebar on

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ONE simple step to double or triple visits to Indic Wikipedias

2011-12-19 Thread Ravishankar
Conclusion, it did not make a dent. Most people dismissed the banners, and never clicked, those that did, never followed to edit. It made little to no difference in the visitor or editor stats for the period. Theo, Clearly, links in sidebars are not getting enough eyeballs. It is also hard

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Event on online free speech on Wednesday

2011-12-19 Thread Gautam John
This might be of interest to those of you in Bangalore. Thank you. Best, Gautam http://blog.prathambooks.org/p/social-media.html -- Forwarded message -- From: Anja Kovacs Date: Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 5:19 PM Subject: Event on online free speech on Wednesday To: Gautam

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ONE simple step to double or triple visits to Indic Wikipedias

2011-12-19 Thread Theo10011
On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 8:01 PM, Ravishankar ravidre...@gmail.com wrote: Theo, Clearly, links in sidebars are not getting enough eyeballs. It is also hard to look for one's own language when there are too many interwiki links. Unless you are intentionally looking for it, it is hard to

[Wikimediaindia-l] Pre-announcement for Wikiwomen camp/conference in Argentina

2011-12-19 Thread Noopur
Dear all, Just keeping you posted if you haven't seen the IRC log yet. A couple of women Wikipedians from Australia and Argentina chapters have been planning a Wikiwomen camp and conference in Argentina sometime in May, 2012. I know it's far away and probably the official announcement will happen

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] What's in it for me?

2011-12-19 Thread ansuman
Wow, Nice awesome responses. Thanks to all for detailed thoughts. And Srikanth, I know this is not enough for you ;) just keep up the good work and have faith. Don't get confused. Regards ansuman * ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିପିଡ଼ିଆ * http://twitter.com/smileyansu On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 7:41 PM, Ashwin Baindur

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Foundation-l] Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 -- global?

2011-12-19 Thread Noopur
Throwing a few ideas since our participation tendency seems positive: 1) Can we start doing a few things in the background: compile lists of monuments? ASI already has the list for monuments of national importance, State wise: http://asi.nic.in/asi_monu_alphalist.asp 2) Let's sign up/raise hands

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fund raising banners

2011-12-19 Thread CherianTinu Abraham
2 more additions from India to the Fundraising banners. http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2011#A_week_of_new_appeals_December_18.2C_2011 Akshaya Iyengar http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/L11_1215_AI/en/US Aniruddha Kumar http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/L11_1216_AK/en/US

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Foundation-l] Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 -- global?

2011-12-19 Thread Pradeep Mohandas
hi, Since this is happening for the first time at the national level and the international level, perhaps it would be nice to not do it at the state level at all. Let all the photos come into a common pool and allow for voting that would lead to these becoming India's entries for Wiki Loves

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] mediawiki-uploader

2011-12-19 Thread Ashwin Baindur
Hi Shrinivasan, Is there a Windows version? I didn't realise from your post that it was a linux program. Warm regards, Ashwin Baindur -- On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 6:40 PM, Shrinivasan T tshriniva...@gmail.comwrote: Friends. Tamil Wikipedia

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Event on online free speech on Wednesday

2011-12-19 Thread Srikanth Ramakrishnan
Gautam, I was wondering if you could get in touch with the CIS and try and organise such events in other tech based cities in India like Mysore, Hyderabad, Chennai and of course Coimbatore? -- Regards, Srikanth Ramakrishnan. Wikipedia Coimbatore Meetup on December 10th.

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Supporting Outreach

2011-12-19 Thread ansuman
Thanks Nikita for your brief report. All your points are valid. And all activities are going on If I am right. I am suggesting something new, don't know whether possible or not. It would be great if we can produce a common standard * Presentation/Brochure/Leaflet* (name it whatever suits)* *which

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Pre-announcement for Wikiwomen camp/conference in Argentina

2011-12-19 Thread Theo10011
Congrats. It seems like a great initiative, Noopur. :) I saw Beria was working on the pages for this on Meta. Good luck! Regards Theo On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 8:27 PM, Noopur noopur.ra...@gmail.com wrote: Dear all, Just keeping you posted if you haven't seen the IRC log yet. A couple of

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Pre-announcement for Wikiwomen camp/conference in Argentina

2011-12-19 Thread Béria Lima
More info can be found here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiWomenCamp(feel free to ask the organizers any question - the mails are in the page) _ *Béria Lima* http://wikimedia.pt/(351) 925 171 484 *Imagine um mundo onde é dada a qualquer pessoa a possibilidade de ter livre acesso ao

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Webfonts deployment on Indic Wikiprojects

2011-12-19 Thread Subhashish Panigrahi
Hi All, While testing both Lohit and Utkal has hinting problems in or wp, is that possible to keep them optional? As of now automatically the default font changes to Lohit when you open or wp, instead of that is that possible to make it optional which someone can choose the dropdown? Subha

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Webfonts deployment on Indic Wikiprojects

2011-12-19 Thread Srikanth Lakshmanan
On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 07:33, Subhashish Panigrahi psubhash...@gmail.comwrote: Hi All, While testing both Lohit and Utkal has hinting problems in or wp, is that possible to keep them optional? As of now automatically the default font changes to Lohit when you open or wp, instead of that is

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] mediawiki-uploader

2011-12-19 Thread Shrinivasan T
is there any image viewer in windows where we can add comments and notes to images? the meta data we add is called IPTC tags. if so we can use this application in windows too. please find it and share here. thanks. ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ONE simple step to double or triple visits to Indic Wikipedias

2011-12-19 Thread Hisham
On Dec 19, 2011, at 8:16 PM, Theo10011 wrote: On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 8:01 PM, Ravishankar ravidre...@gmail.com wrote: This is a really useful discussion and there's a powerful idea. I agree with Ravi that there is an opportunity to build awareness and traffic to Indic language sites.

[Wikimediaindia-l] Mailing list is created for Assamese wiki projects

2011-12-19 Thread Shiju Alex
Dear All, A mailing list is created to facilitate the discussions about Assamese wiki projects. The URL is https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikipedia-as Kindly subscribe if you are interested in Assamese wiki projects. Shiju Alex ___