The obvious answer is, translate the copyright notice .. As there are only
25 messages they are all in your face; highly visible. The next thing is
creating a Tamil "mobile main page".
What you will appreciate is that making the mobile mainpage actually work is
functional rendering and font support. This is a big problem. Given the
total number of people who speak Indian languages, given the importance
given by the Wikimedia Foundation to India we can make this a rallying point
in the press, the social media.
To make WMF, the telephone companies, the telephone manufacturers walk the
walk, we have to clearly demonstrate the importance we give to being able to
use Wikipedia on the mobile phone. I am grateful that my lobbying is getting
the attention that it does, with a few more languages we are ready to
consider a campaign on facebook and other social media.
In the end it is only a success when it is your success, your campaign, your
On 10 March 2010 08:58, BalaSundaraRaman <sundarbe...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I finally bit the bait thanks to your consistent lobbying. :) Translated
> all but the copyright notice for Tamil.
> Will ask fellow Wikipedians to review. What next?
> "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:* Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>
> *To:* Wikimedia India <email@example.com>
> *Sent:* Wed, March 10, 2010 11:10:21 AM
> *Subject:* [Wikimediaindia-l] Marathi is now also done
> The localisation for the Marathi language is now also complete ...
> Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Telugu and Urdu are now
> complete as far as the localisation is concerned. A mobile main page has
> been designed for Bengali and Malayalam. I have been tweeting when a new
> language has completed all 25 messages. A lot of blogging is going on about
> mobile Wikipedia at
> http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.com/search/label/mobile .
> And finally, a good place to start localising is
> I thank Harish for completing both the Hindi and the Marathi localisations.
> I find the results of the drive towards better support for mobile Wikipedia
> really inspiring..
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