Dear Gerard,

I tried the beta and the advanced editing bar. It's definitely a better 
experience and is a step in the right direction. Keeping this minimal and 
optionally expandable interface, if you can add the more commonly used options 
of the wikEd plugin, this would become most useful.

I appreciate the immediate response from Veeven giving the code to include 
Telugu script. I'll see if I can get the Tamil script also similarly. While we 
are at it, it would be further useful to consider a javascript input method 
editor for Tamil as well. As one types the phonetic spelling or any other 
scheme, we should replace it with the corresponding unicode. There's a sample 
implementation atபயனர்:Santhoshguru/தமிழில்_எழுத_உதவும்_செயலி If 
there's support, we can get any remnant issues in that fixed and add it to the 


 "That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for 
the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."
- George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture

From: Veeven (వీవెన్) <>
Sent: Saturday, August 1, 2009 1:19:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] You help needed if you want Indic scripts 
supported in the advanced toolbox

On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 1:04 AM, Gerard Meijssen <> 

>The MediaWiki developers are working on the advanced toolbos that is part of 
>the usability initiative. At the moment there is support for several scripts 
>... but not for any of the scripts used in the Indic languages. This is a good 
>moment to consider how your scripts can be supported..
>This is where you can find the scripts currently supported in the "special 
>characters" part of the beta part of this wiki. You may have to create 
>yourself a profile and enable the advanced toolbox in the user preferences. NB 
>also vector is the skin of choice..

Good one. This would help to get special characters (or difficult-to-type 
chars) inserted very easily.

For Telugu (te), you can find the characters here:

Or, you can find the exact piece of code (see the attached file) that can be 
inserted in the EditToolbar.js file.

I've included all characters. Probably, we can limit only to difficult ones.


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