I'll take a neutral stand on the issue. A simple vote or survey would
suffice eh?

On 18 February 2010 21:39, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hoi,
> When the icons are internationalised, it means that for me, I am Dutch, I
> will find a *V* and a *S*. This suits me fine. When you have a character
> that is appropriate for this distinction, you use it for your language.
>
> I post regularly on every Wikipedia and I do not use the local language of
> that project.
>
> When you argue that YOU are aware / familiar with what is currently
> standard, it does not follow that all the readers for your project share
> this expertise.
> Thanks,
>       GerardM
>
>
> On 18 February 2010 16:50, Shiju Alex <shijualexonl...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I have reservations about this enhancement.
>>
>> Introducing  language specific icons for BOLD and ITALIC is not a good
>> idea. It may make sense for the languages that use Latin script. According
>> to me, these are some standardized icons accepted by all the language
>> communities irrespective of the software applications that they use.
>>
>> A normal computer literate is familiar with the current *B* and *I* icons
>> available in all the word processors, text editors, and other editing tools.
>> Most of them are aware about its use also. So changing that to a language
>> specific icon may remove that edge.  We have the tool tips for an icon to
>> convey its usage. I think that is more than enough.
>>
>> If we are changing the BOLD and ITALIC icons then we need to consider lot
>> of other similar icons strike though.  Also this move may affect the cross
>> wiki contributions also.
>>
>> Shiju Alex
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>   On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 2:35 AM, Gerard Meijssen <
>> gerard.meijs...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>  Hoi,
>>> Yesterday there were two blogposts about improving support for your
>>> language(s) in MediaWiki ... Parul wrote about technical bits and bobs and I
>>> wrote to ask you all to help her help you..
>>>
>>>
>>> http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.com/2010/02/mediawiki-seeks-to-support-your.html
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>      GerardM
>>>
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