[Wikimediaindia-l] Online encyclopedia in Kannada

2009-10-06 Thread Shiju Alex
Wikipedia? Kannada Wikipedians, any idea about this news? Shiju Alex ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] wikipedia.org.in

2010-01-17 Thread Shiju Alex
I don't think http://wikipedia.in/ is registered by any one. Kindly verify. But, do we actullay require this site? What is its purpose? Is it just for listing link to Indic languages wikis. *NOTE:* Some Indic languages like Tamil, Bengali, and Urdu are the official languages in more than one

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Official Spokespersons for each Indian Language Wiki community

2010-02-21 Thread Shiju Alex
blnguyen2...@gmail.com wrote: And this conman who should be avoided, his name is .. On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 12:38 PM, Shiju Alex shijualexonl...@gmail.com wrote: Thanks Ravi for bringing up this topic. I sent a similar mail regarding this some time back. Now a days many so

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Progress

2010-02-28 Thread Shiju Alex
will be more impressive and get you more results :) PS I know there are more languages spoken and written in India .. there are only 25 messages to localise ! Thanks, GerardM On 28 February 2010 17:34, Shiju Alex shijualexonl...@gmail.com wrote: Gerard, It will be good if this facility

[Wikimediaindia-l] WikiMeetup - Bangalore -12

2010-03-04 Thread Shiju Alex
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Bangalore/Bangalore12 I suggest to reschedule this wiki meetup to* March 21*. The reason is, a long weekend is coming during the March second week since Ugadihttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugadiis falling on March 16 (Tuesday). Many Wikians might

[Wikimediaindia-l] Steward election 2010

2010-03-08 Thread Shiju Alex
started noticing contributions from non-latin language wikis. I wish him all the success. Shiju Alex ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India Chapter

2010-03-11 Thread Shiju Alex
I request all the current committee members to *at least create a user page*in MetaWiki ( http://meta.wikimedia.org). If you could mention your home wiki and your contributions to WikiMedia foundation wiki projects (both inside and *outside wiki*) there, that will enlighten many of us. Shiju On

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India Chapter

2010-03-11 Thread Shiju Alex
They already have their user pages on meta wiki, *don't they? * Yes, I could see red links. http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_India/MoA Shiju On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 11:48 AM, Hari Prasad Nadig hpna...@gmail.comwrote: On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 3:55 PM, Shiju Alex shijualexonl

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India Chapter

2010-03-11 Thread Shiju Alex
It will be good if all the other committee members introduce themselves to *Indic language* wiki community. Shiju On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 12:15 PM, BalaSundaraRaman sundarbe...@yahoo.comwrote: Dear Praveen, Since I'm one of the people involved, let me introduce myself: I'm an editor at

[Wikimediaindia-l] Indian language Wikipedias - Statistical report - 2010 February

2010-03-12 Thread Shiju Alex
. Regards Shiju Alex ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Cricket articles on Marathi Wikipedia, other meaningless inflation of article counts

2010-03-15 Thread Shiju Alex
I think you need to have a look at Hindi and Nepal basha (newari) wikipedias also. Some time back (2 years before) I pointed out this issue in this mailing list itself. ( http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaindia-l/2008-January/92.html ) All the top 5 language wikipedias that I

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Input methods for mobile phones

2010-03-18 Thread Shiju Alex
Hi Gerard, We (Malayalam Wikipedians) have asked about this some time back. Please see a discussion regarding that here http://usability.wikimedia.org/wiki/Toolbar#Malayalam_transliteration_Script Shiju On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 4:06 PM, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.comwrote: Hoi, I

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Input methods for mobile phones

2010-03-18 Thread Shiju Alex
In fact we are looking for some solution to input Malayalam text in the search box that is available in Malayalam Mobile wiki ( http://ml.m.wikipedia.org/). Currently there is no way to input malayalam text there and navigate to a particular article. Shiju On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 9:06 PM,

[Wikimediaindia-l] Malayalam Wikimedians meetup - 2010 April 17 - Kalamasseri, Ernakulam

2010-04-16 Thread Shiju Alex
by number of NGO's including SPACE http://www.space-kerala.org/. *We are trying for the live streaming of this event.* The link will be provided as soon as it is available. I will share more details about the meetup later today. Regards Shiju Alex

[Wikimediaindia-l] Wiki2CD software

2010-04-17 Thread Shiju Alex
of Malayalam Wikipedia CD: http://mlwiki.in/mlwikicd/ My special thanks to Santhosh Tottingal and all the Malayalam language Wikipedians. More details about this efforts at a later time. Regards Shiju Alex ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Number of local Wikipedians

2010-04-20 Thread Shiju Alex
Could the count be explained? May be because of good participation in talk pages, collaborative articles, regular copy edits Let me try to answer your query, eventhough we stopped projecting the depth parameter. Now we are concentrating more on parameters like *edits/article*, *bytes per

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Number of local Wikipedians

2010-04-20 Thread Shiju Alex
://toolserver.org/%7Ejunaid/tools/editcount.php?wproject=wikiwlan=mlshow=usersmax=50offset=0 Ravi On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 8:56 PM, Shiju Alex shijualexonl...@gmail.comwrote: Pretty URL is cool. Is the script available? http://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Prettyurl Please see the source

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Philosophical view on Google translated articles

2010-04-20 Thread Shiju Alex
Ravi, Here is my view on your questions. However, a majority of the Tamil Wiki community is showing stiff resistance for this operation. I too support them :). Word-to-word translation is not good from the reader point of view. It may kill the project also. 1. Is Paid editing against

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] blog post

2010-04-24 Thread Shiju Alex
Hello Wikimedians, After we (Malayalam Wikimedia Community http://www.mlwiki.in/) released the Malayalam Wikipedia CD, Version 1.0http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.com/2010/04/best-of-malayalam-wikipedia.html, many wikimedians have asked me about the efforts and processes that went behind the

[Wikimediaindia-l] Indian language Wikipedias – Statistical report – 2010 March

2010-04-25 Thread Shiju Alex
at Indian language Wikipedias – Statistical report – 2010 Marchhttp://shijualex.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/2010_03_march_en.pdf Shiju Alex ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Indian language Wikipedias – Statistical report – 2010 March

2010-04-26 Thread Shiju Alex
. GerardM PS I am studying those numbers so that I can blog about it :) http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.com :) On 25 April 2010 17:01, Shiju Alex shijualexonl...@gmail.com wrote: Hello Wikimedains, I have compiled the statistical information of the Indian language Wikipedias for the month

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia logo in Sinhala

2010-06-22 Thread Shiju Alex
Hi Cary, Informed this to Sinhala and Gujarathi Wiki community. They will be contacting you shortly. Shiju On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 5:10 AM, Cary Bass c...@wikimedia.org wrote: I had a rough time trying to find a Sinhala font that 1) Worked on my laptop system in Linux. 2) Worked in

[Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Embassy

2010-06-25 Thread Shiju Alex
One of the important feature that separates Indian WikiMedia community from the WikiMedia communities of other countries is its diversity of languages. There are at least 20 Indian languages in which WikiMedia projects are available Following are those languages. - Assamese

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Embassy

2010-06-26 Thread Shiju Alex
On Jun 25, 2010, at 12:30 PM, Shiju Alex shijualexonl...@gmail.com wrote: One of the important feature that separates Indian WikiMedia community from the WikiMedia communities of other countries is its diversity of languages. There are at least 20 Indian languages in which WikiMedia

[Wikimediaindia-l] Updating the default skin of Indian Language Wikipedias

2010-06-30 Thread Shiju Alex
it to the Usability Team. Please let me know in case you require any support regarding this. Regards Shiju Alex ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Telugu Wikipedia newsletter launched

2010-07-01 Thread Shiju Alex
Congrats to Arjuna and other members of the Telugu wiki community, for this very great initiative. Let the other Indian Language Wiki communities also follow this. ---Shiju Alex On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 10:19 AM, arjuna rao chavala arjunar...@googlemail.com wrote: Hi, I am glad to report

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] The rupee

2010-07-20 Thread Shiju Alex
http://std.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc2/wg2/docs/n3862.pdf Here is the link to the proposal prepared by Michael Everson. http://std.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc2/wg2/docs/n3862.pdf But I am not sure whether this is yet submitted to the Unicode consortium. As per this suggestion, it seems like U+20B9 will be allocated

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] The rupee

2010-07-27 Thread Shiju Alex
. It is this document that has is also what is valid for Unicode. The code U+20B9 is as far as I know not official and until it is I would feel hesitant of using it. Thanks, GerardM On 20 July 2010 14:05, Shiju Alex shijualexonl...@gmail.com wrote: Here is the link to the proposal

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Gyanpad (Knowledge kiosk) web app: Easyinterface to search Wikipedia and sister sites in Indian languages

2010-09-16 Thread Shiju Alex
Arjuna, This is good. Thanks for this. . Hope the devide will be devoid of all rendering issues especially for the languages like Oriya. I have few suggestions 1. Support for languages like Assamese/Punjabi is very much required. 2. The inscript keyboard option should be there for all

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Gyanpad (Knowledge kiosk) web app: Easyinterface to search Wikipedia and sister sites in Indian languages

2010-09-17 Thread Shiju Alex
Suppose we go to village fair, we will have people who will be comfortable with inscript. This is very much true. There are many computer users who are conformable only with inscript typing while typing in their mother tongue. And most of them doesn't like to use transliteration. And

[Wikimediaindia-l] Wiki meetup at Pune - 2010 September 18

2010-09-17 Thread Shiju Alex
%E0%A5%A8 Here are the details: - *Date:* : Saturday, *18-September-2010* 5:30 PM ISThttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IST - *Venue:*: Conference room, ground floor, Women's Studies centre, Dr Ambedkar Bhavan, University of Pune Requesting all wikimedians from Pune to attend this meet Shiju

[Wikimediaindia-l] Meet the creatures that created Wikipedia

2010-09-23 Thread Shiju Alex
An interesting article about wiki editors. :) http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/sep/23/slide-show-1-gadgets-and-gaming-creatures-that-created-wikipedia.htm ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org

[Wikimediaindia-l] Renumbering of National Highways of India

2010-09-24 Thread Shiju Alex
sentence itself. May be some time later (when we are sure that this is implimented by the Govt.), we can rename the article titles. Also maps needs to be updated. It is important that duplicate entries are avoided by making using of redirect pages. Shiju Alex

[Wikimediaindia-l] Sanskrit Wikisource

2010-10-05 Thread Shiju Alex
Dear Wikimedians, If you are interested to get involved in the *Sanskrit Wikisource* project kindly send an email to Mahitgar (mahit...@yahoo.co.in) or to me ( shijualexonl...@gmail.com). We are trying to coordinate the activities related to that. Shiju Alex

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Tamil Wikipedia crosses the 25, 000 article mark

2010-10-06 Thread Shiju Alex
Congrats to Tamil wiki community for their hard work. And Tamil Wikipedia happens to be the 4th Indian language Wikipedia to cross the 25,000 article milestone. On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 7:41 AM, BalaSundaraRaman sundarbe...@yahoo.comwrote: I'm pleased to inform you all that Tamil Wikipedia

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] mobile editing reading of Wikipedia

2010-10-26 Thread Shiju Alex
of the software solutions focuses only on Latin script. Hope situation will improve as the contribution from the developers working in Indic language computing increases. Shiju Alex On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 9:49 PM, BalaSundaraRaman sundarbe...@yahoo.comwrote: Ramesh, Could you try http

[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: English to Hindi Jabber Buddy Bot

2010-10-28 Thread Shiju Alex
of the messengers including GTalk, Yahoo chat, and so on. The below mail has more details about it. Santhosh Tottingal and his team had developed it. PS: The English -Malayalam dictionary bot is availble at: eng.mal.d...@gmail.com Regards Shiju Alex -- Forwarded message

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: English to Hindi Jabber Buddy Bot

2010-10-28 Thread Shiju Alex
dictionary on my lap. :P On 28 October 2010 12:44, Shiju Alex shijualexonl...@gmail.com wrote: Dear All, This information is mainly for the users who edit in Hindi wiki projects. Many a times you require the Hindi translation of English words while you write in Wiki. Here is an online solution

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Malayalam Wikipedia crossed the 15, 000 article mark

2010-11-10 Thread Shiju Alex
, but on *building the community*. Article number will automaticaly increase as a by-product if we have an active community. Shiju Alex On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 7:46 AM, Arun Ramarathnam arunra...@gmail.comwrote: Great stuff Malayalam Wikipedians! Crossing yet another milestone!! Kudos. How long did

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Tamil Wiktionary now Top 10 globally

2010-11-15 Thread Shiju Alex
Learn why the Indonesian Wikipedia has a much easier ride.. Fix the language technology issues. Yes you are correct. Indonesian language use Latin script. That is why it has a much easier ride. As you have rightly pointed out there are many technology issues that needs to be fixed for most

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] List of Indian language wiki projects

2010-11-17 Thread Shiju Alex
Kannada. See the Tulu incubator link: http://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/tcy/%E0%B2%AE%E0%B3%81%E0%B2%96%E0%B3%8D%E0%B2%AF_%E0%B2%AA%E0%B3%81%E0%B2%9F On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 11:01 PM, Anirudh Bhati anirudh...@gmail.comwrote: On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 9:40 PM, Anoop anoop@gmail.com

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] List of Indian language wiki projects

2010-11-22 Thread Shiju Alex
I have added all the Indian language wikipedias that are in incubator also to this list. But this list is still not complete. Only the information about the wikipedia project is added. Sister projects (wikitionary, wikibooks, and so on) of many languages are in incubator. We need to gather that

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] You will love Erik Zachte for this :)

2010-11-24 Thread Shiju Alex
Also, Shiju has been putting out India stats for some time now, and (Shiju) perhaps you can share/integrate what you do, in terms of depth, article quality and editorship with this information - perhaps you can have a conversation with Erik about this. This report is a subset of the report

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Inbuilt Tamil typing tool added in Tamil Wikimedia projects

2010-11-25 Thread Shiju Alex
up of the recent Chennai Wikimedia meetup when Malayalam Wikimedia user Shiju Alex urged us to have this tool. Then Malayalam Wikimedia user Junaid. P. V. joined the team to transfer the code from Malayalam Wiki and modified it for Tamil needs. All work done in a week and three cheers

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Updates on Google translation project in Tamil Wikipedia

2010-12-02 Thread Shiju Alex
Congrats to Tamil community for trying to bring out a process for Google's Translation project. I really wonder how other language communities are handling this. Apart from Tamil, Google Translation project is going on at least in Hindi, Kannada, and Telugu. It is banned in Bengali wiki. I could

[Wikimediaindia-l] Translation of the Malayalam FAQ hand book

2010-12-05 Thread Shiju Alex
/MalayalamWiki_FAQ_2010_April_17.pdf- Released on 2010 April 17 - *Second edition*http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/61/Malayalam_Wiki_Projects_FAQ_version_2.0.pdf- Released on 2010 November 30 Thanks Shiju Alex ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Wikimeetup1 @ Kolkata, Dec 2010 Photos

2010-12-16 Thread Shiju Alex
@Kolkata . I would like to express my sincere thanks to Jayanata Nath, Indranil Das Gupta Shiju Alex for all the efforts in putting things together for a successful meetup, at one of the ancient cities of India. Special thanks to Bishakha Datta Achal Prabhala for all the encouragement

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Looking for Devanagri help - windows this time .

2010-12-16 Thread Shiju Alex
Have you checked this issue with the active users of Hindi wikipedia or other wikis that use Devanagri script? And are you able to reproduce this issue in another system? Google chrome is displaying Devanagri without any issues in my system (WindowsXP SP2 + Google chrome 8.0). The problem might

[Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India Community Newsletter

2010-12-19 Thread Shiju Alex
a mail to me (shijualexonl...@gmail.com) and Srikanth ( srik@gmail.com) so that we can take this forward. Thanks Shiju Alex ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: First release of Report Card for India (Beta)

2011-01-15 Thread Shiju Alex
The statistics is for the whole English wikipedia. It is not the statistics based on the edits from India. Country breakup is not included in this report. This is a subset of the report that is available at http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/Sitemap.htm Following are the things included in this India

[Wikimediaindia-l] Malayalam wikipedia crossed the 10 Lakh/1 million edits milestone

2011-01-25 Thread Shiju Alex
Malayalam 1002375 Hindi 913612 Tamil 688891 Marathi 665774 Telugu 578760 Urdu 376948 Kannada 186771 Gujarati 133134 Sanskrit 101517 Data is collected on 2011 January 24. Thanks Shiju Alex -- Forwarded message -- From: Anoop anoop@gmail.com Date: 2011/1/25 Subject: [Wikiml

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Malayalam wikipedia crossed the 10 Lakh/1 million edits milestone

2011-01-25 Thread Shiju Alex
Sorry, missed Bengali wikipedia from the below list. Bengali wikipedia has *9,22,606* edits. It is placed in the second position after Malayalam. Shiju 2011/1/25 Shiju Alex shijualexonl...@gmail.com Dear All, I am happy to announce that Malayalam wikipedia has crossed the *10 Lakh (1

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Malayalam wikipedia crossed the 10 Lakh/1 million edits milestone

2011-01-26 Thread Shiju Alex
Indian language wikipedias will benefit from it. Shiju On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 2:51 PM, Arjuna Rao Chavala arjunar...@googlemail.com wrote: 2011/1/25 Shiju Alex shijualexonl...@gmail.com Dear All, I am happy to announce that Malayalam wikipedia has crossed the *10 Lakh (1 million) edits

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Malayalam wikipedia crossed the 10 Lakh/1 million edits milestone

2011-01-26 Thread Shiju Alex
We have users in Tamil Wikipedia who bulk upload 100s of complete articles they wrote offline with just one edit per article. That happens in all the wikipedias which has an active community. That might also be possible with the the Google translation project. In general, quality of a wiki

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Malayalam wikipedia crossed the 10 Lakh/1 million edits milestone

2011-01-27 Thread Shiju Alex
that is published at http://stats.wikimedia.org/. I know many others are also finding value to it, that is why it is published every month. Shiju Alex On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 6:33 PM, BalaSundaraRaman sundarbe...@yahoo.comwrote: Praveen, You've shown how much insight we can glean by provoking Malayalam

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] What is page depth was Re: Malayalam wikipedia crossed the 10 Lakh/1 million edits milestone

2011-01-27 Thread Shiju Alex
Depth is again another metric with shows the overall collabration in a wikipedia. Mathematically it is represented as: [image: Depth=\frac{Edits}{Articles}\cdot \frac{NonArticles}{Articles}\cdot \left( 1-\frac{Articles}{Total} \right)]Read more about Wikipedia Depth here:

[Wikimediaindia-l] Updating the logo of Indian Language Wikipedias

2011-01-30 Thread Shiju Alex
of the language communities require any type of support regarding this. Regards Shiju Alex -- Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 06:43:08 +0200 From: shijualexonl...@gmail.com To: wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Updating the default

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikimedia India chapter

2011-02-01 Thread Shiju Alex
Enabling the use of images on Commons is just a small configuration away. I am sure and know that there are competent people who can help you with that. Enabling Commons images for a MediaWiki installation is very simple. I thought many in the list know about this. Malayalam wikimedians have

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] WikimediaIndia-l list description

2011-02-01 Thread Shiju Alex
Just keep it as *Wikimedia India discussion list*. The list discusses all wikimedia India related topics irrespective of the fact that whether the topic is related to English wiki projects (India specific topics) or Indian language wiki projects or some other topics related to wikimedia India.

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Offline-l] troubleshooting Wikipedia for schools offline project

2011-02-01 Thread Shiju Alex
. Yeah On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 6:44 PM, renaud gaudin rgau...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 1:02 PM, Shiju Alex shijualexonl...@gmail.com wrote: Malayalam wiki community has indeed tried the Kiwix solution before we decided to develop our own solution. It is sad to find

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Survey regarding Indic wikis

2011-02-02 Thread Shiju Alex
Mayur might have forgot to set the privacy setting of the document to * Public*. Hope he will change the privacy settings soon. Shiju On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 1:17 PM, Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijs...@gmail.comwrote: Hoi, I wanted to have a look but I learned that I need permission. You can

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Survey regarding Indic wikis

2011-02-02 Thread Shiju Alex
Good work Mayur. It will be more better if interested wikimedians write their analysis about this survey. Each wikimedian can derive various analysis from this report. The quality factor can be improved/refined if we include/exclude various parameters. One important parameter that I would like

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Hindi wiki workshop at New Delhi - 2011 February 12

2011-02-05 Thread Shiju Alex
Dear All, We request the support from few online volunteers (who can read and write in Hindi) to prepare few help materials for Hindi wiki projects. Please send an email to mayur...@gmail.com or shijualexonl...@gmail.com if you are willing to help. Shiju Alex On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 11:44 PM

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikibasha and code signature

2011-02-07 Thread Shiju Alex
But i have no idea if Microsoft will actually listen to us. If wikibasha is used in your respective wiki's and keeps adding this signature, please urge the wikibasha developers to stop this practice. It all depends on how active the respective wiki community is. If the language wikis have

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-in-del] Hindi wiki workshop at New Delhi - 2011 February 12

2011-02-07 Thread Shiju Alex
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Delhi/Delhi4 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Delhi/Delhi4Regards Tinu Cherian On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 8:12 AM, Shiju Alex shijualexonl...@gmail.comwrote: Dear All, We request the support from few online volunteers (who can read

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-in-del] Hindi wiki workshop at New Delhi - 2011 February 12

2011-02-07 Thread Shiju Alex
#Summary Btw now a days, there is only a thin line of difference between Wiki meetups, Wiki academies and workshops etc. Regards Tinu Cherian On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 5:35 PM, Shiju Alex shijualexonl...@gmail.comwrote: This is not Wiki meetup, but a Hindi wiki workshop/academy

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: Moderation policy on WikimediaIndia-l

2011-02-11 Thread Shiju Alex
on which that mail was sent). I assume even if some one's mail is moderated it will be archived as the mail of the original date. Shiju Alex On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 10:01 PM, Achal Prabhala aprabh...@gmail.comwrote: Dear Hari and Anirudh, Further to my message below, could you help me

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Moderation policy on WikimediaIndia-l

2011-02-13 Thread Shiju Alex
*Aniruth said: * At this point of time, *we don't feel the need for having more list administrators*, however list subscribers who are interested in keeping a check on the spam filter as moderators can write an email to either list admins. This type of reply is not expected from a

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] PDF rendering of Indian language wiki pages

2011-02-14 Thread Shiju Alex
Since the tool is under the early stages of development, I know it is not good to expect a perfect PDF. Some general comments are: - For Malayalam, eventhough the text rendering is almost perfect, I could find there are some unwnated space inserted with in few words. I assume it is due

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] A report on the Trichy wikimeetup/workshop

2011-02-21 Thread Shiju Alex
Bala, Thank you very much for the excellent report. Hope many of the participants will already be editing wikipedias. Shiju On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 10:10 PM, Ravishankar ravidre...@gmail.com wrote: Awesome report, Bala. I am waiting for the day when kids of first generation Wikipedians

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] (OT) On the importance of Unicode

2011-02-23 Thread Shiju Alex
This discussion is not at all about input methods. I do not know why a sudden comparison between transliteration vs. InScript came here. Looking at all the solutions you provided, let me ask one thing. Have you really actively contributed/contributing to any Indian language wikipedia. A survey

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] (OT) On the importance of Unicode

2011-02-23 Thread Shiju Alex
Even though Central Government has adopted Unicode as the encoding standard, the case is not the same with most State Governments. As far as I know only few state goverments (Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Kerala,...) had adopted Unicode standard. Many are still in the ASCII era. On input methods - is there

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Recent Tamil Wiki outreach efforts

2011-02-28 Thread Shiju Alex
:) Yes, This is very much true in the case of Malayalam wiki community also. We should have stated these type of programs at least 2 or 3 years before. Hope we will have a much better year in 2011. Shiju Alex On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 3:09 PM, Ravishankar ravidre...@gmail.com wrote: Hi

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Releasing Wikipedia CD – few concerns

2011-03-01 Thread Shiju Alex
adopted certain process to release Tamil wikipedia CD/DVD. Shiju Alex On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 8:40 AM, CherianTinu Abraham tinucher...@gmail.comwrote: Dear Nikhil ( et all), Request to NOT take it personally. Whatever you are doing is a great initiative and really

[Wikimediaindia-l] Odia Wiki workshop in Bangalore

2011-03-03 Thread Shiju Alex
Kindly spread this news among your Odia friends who are in Bangalore. Rregards Shiju Alex ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l

[Wikimediaindia-l] List of articles that every Indic Wikipedia should have

2011-03-04 Thread Shiju Alex
Deal All, Many of you who are active in Indic language wikipedias know the importance of the meta list http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/List_of_articles_every_Wikipedia_should_have Few Indic wiki communities had used this list extensively to create the most important articles in the respective

[Wikimediaindia-l] English Wikipedia Version 0.8 is released

2011-03-12 Thread Shiju Alex
Dear All, Below is the mail from *Martin Walker* (who is part of the Editorial_Team for Wikipedia offlinehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Version_1.0_Editorial_Team) regarding the new release of English wikipedia offline version (English Wikipedia Version 0.8

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Quantity Vs Quality: Hindi Wikipedia story

2011-03-18 Thread Shiju Alex
*Jimmy Wales mentioned how stub articles on the populated places in United States drove the growth of English Wikipedia. **People hailing from these places would google their hometowns and arrive at Wikipedia.* * *This might be true for English or European language wikipedias. But a very

[Wikimediaindia-l] Sanskrit wikisource is created

2011-03-22 Thread Shiju Alex
Old Wikisource http://wikisource.org is already migrated to this new wikisource http://sa.wikisource.org. A cleanup is required in the wiki. I request Sanskrit wiki community to take of your wiki project. Thanks Shiju Alex ___ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list

[Wikimediaindia-l] Odia and Odisha

2011-03-24 Thread Shiju Alex
Indian Parliament approves new name for Oriya language and Orissa state. Now onwards the Oriya language will be called as *Odia* and the Orissa state will hereafter be called *Odisha*. More detailed news here:

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Buzz ...

2011-03-28 Thread Shiju Alex
Skype: anirudhsbh On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 7:23 AM, Naveen Francis navee...@gmail.comwrote: Hi all, It is election season in Kerala. I have one good news to share with you all. Shiju Alex has convinced LDF election web team to change there site license to creative commons license. http

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] URL Shortener in Tamil Wikipedia + URLs for Indic Wikipedia

2011-03-31 Thread Shiju Alex
Happy to note that more communities started thinking about this issue. I remember raising this issue way back in 2009 or early 2010. But there were not much takers then. Happy to announce that Short URLs are now available in every page of Tamil Wikipedia. Need to do some UI testing. For

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Tamil Wikipedia crossed the 30, 000 articles milestone

2011-04-08 Thread Shiju Alex
Yeah true. Tamil is at Fifth position. On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 11:07 PM, Bala Jeyaraman sodabot...@gmail.comwrote: Thanks Shiju, I think we are the fifth to cross 30k. Bishnupriya manipuri hasn't reached it yet (it is at at 25k) regareds Bala On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 11:03 PM, Shiju Alex

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Indic Language Wiki Results in Google (With a Chrome Extension)

2011-04-14 Thread Shiju Alex
Yuvi, It would be great if you develop a firefox extension also for this. Unfortunately google Chrome's performance is bad with Indic scripts. There are couple of issues with wiki editing also. Due to this many of us prefer firefox over chrome. Shiju On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 12:10 AM, Yuvi Panda

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Press]: The Hindu : Now, copyright-free maps of States, districts, panchayats

2011-04-15 Thread Shiju Alex
Yeah this is true. There are many such reports recently. Among many wikipedians also there is a common misconception that all the content and images in wikipedia are copyright-free. :) May be we need to start using the word *Copyleft *to address all the free licenses. Usgae of words like

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Press]: The Hindu : Now, copyright-free maps of States, districts, panchayats

2011-04-15 Thread Shiju Alex
On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 11:19 AM, Shiju Alex shijualexonl...@gmail.comwrote: Yeah this is true. There are many such reports recently. Among many wikipedians also there is a common misconception that all the content and images in wikipedia are copyright-free. :) May be we need to start

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ‘Kanaja’ now accessible for the blind too.. How about wikipedia?

2011-04-26 Thread Shiju Alex
have helped the e-speak team to make few enhancement in e-speak software. If some of you don't know, Malayalam wikimedian Saanthosh has developed text to speech software for Indic languages (Dhawni) long back in 2008. Santhosh can provide details about it. Shiju Alex On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 8:35

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] ‘Kanaja’ now accessible for the blind too.. How about wikipedia?

2011-04-26 Thread Shiju Alex
. Thank you, Regardsm Srikanth R. On 26 April 2011 12:19, Shiju Alex shijualexonl...@gmail.com wrote: Yes for Malayalam wikipedia and its sister projects. We have users from blind schools of Kerala reading Malayalam wikipedia and providing us feedback also. Two softwares are used by them

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Regarding Postage Stamps upload in Commons

2011-04-28 Thread Shiju Alex
I will answer the first question (regarding stamps) Here http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Madhu_babu_%28Madhusudan_Das%29.jpgis a Postage stamp of Madhusudan Dashttp://or.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%AC%AE%E0%AC%A7%E0%AD%81%E0%AC%B8%E0%AD%82%E0%AC%A6%E0%AC%A8_%E0%AC%A6%E0%AC%BE%E0%AC%B8which

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] About photo upload in Commons

2011-05-02 Thread Shiju Alex
5. If some pictures are available by a State Government portal like herehttp://www.orissa.gov.in/e-magazine/Orissareview/febmar2005/englishpdf/tportraitoascbp.pdf is that possible to add them commons? Not possible as of now since the license of the site is not defined. The story is same

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Malayalam loves Wikimedia event – report card

2011-05-03 Thread Shiju Alex
...@googlemail.com wrote: 2011/5/3 CherianTinu Abraham tinucher...@gmail.com Shiju Alex blogs the report card of Malayalam loves Wikimedia event : http://shijualex.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/malayalam-loves-wikimedia-event-2011-april-report/ Nice to see several places beyond Kerala

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikiml-l] [Press]: The Indian Express : 2, 155 images uploaded in record 23 days

2011-05-10 Thread Shiju Alex
According to me these type of issues arise due to the lack of awareness about copyright related topics among press reporters. I assume the reporter made this story based on my blog post published at, http://shijualex.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/malayalam-loves-wikimedia-event-2011-april-report/ In

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] WikiConference 2011 discussions in Pune meetup on 14 May 2011

2011-05-16 Thread Shiju Alex
Created a page in wikimedia India wiki. http://wiki.wikimedia.in/wiki/Wikimedia_India_Conference_2011 Requesting all to consolidate the important points regarding this on that page. On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 7:22 AM, wheredevelsd...@hotmail.com wrote: Ashwin - Thanks for the update, we very

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Community-Chapter Relations

2011-06-09 Thread Shiju Alex
In fact all of us know the effort and pain took by Mumbai/Pune community to make arrangements for the Wikimedia India conference. They have reached out to almost all community members and asked for the support. As per the below mail they have reached chapter also. The response from chapter is also

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Wikimedia-in-mum] [Wikimedia-IN-PUN] Wiki India Conference

2011-06-15 Thread Shiju Alex
How viable is to release a DVD in 60 days in all languages ? Not a good idea unless few language communities (at least 6-7) are ready for the selection, proof reading, verifying image licenses, and so on. Selection and creation of offline content is not at all a small task. Much effort is

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [cultural-partners] Hurtigruta - another strange video project from Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation

2011-06-17 Thread Shiju Alex
Quite apart from the permission of the Railway authorities, As far as I know there are restrictions (as per law) on shooting the video/photograph of Indian Railway stations and trains. But many of us are not aware about these restrictions. Recently one of my wikimedian friend had the bad

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [cultural-partners] Hurtigruta - another strange video project from Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation

2011-06-17 Thread Shiju Alex
A station is public property and hence nobody should be able to stop you from photographing it. That is our assumption. Just like that we assume that all Indian/State Government websites are in public domain since ours is a democractic nation. But in reality that is not true. Government is

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [cultural-partners] Hurtigruta - another strange video project from Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation

2011-06-17 Thread Shiju Alex
/wiki/File:Garden-City-Skyway-Bridge-KRPuram.jpg Also, does the government differentiate between Photography and Videography? --Regards, Srikanth. On 17 June 2011 21:12, Shiju Alex shijualexonl...@gmail.com wrote: A station is public property and hence nobody should be able to stop you from

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Administrative maps of India and states.

2011-06-19 Thread Shiju Alex
For SVG translation, use this tool: http://toolserver.org/~jarry/svgtranslate/ My suggestion would be, let the respective language community do the translation. Transliteration may not work work all the time. On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 9:17 AM, Naveen Francis navee...@gmail.com wrote: Hi I

Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] [Foundation-l] Announcement: Selected Books from Malayalam Wikisource on CD released

2011-06-19 Thread Shiju Alex
was around 5000. We found that the interest in Malayalam Wikisource offline is more than that of Malayalam Wikipedia offline. Shiju Alex On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 12:35 PM, Arjuna Rao Chavala arjunar...@googlemail.com wrote: Hi, On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 10:31 PM, Jyothis E jyothi...@gmail.com wrote

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