I looked into the architecture and the introduction. It seems to be the open
source equivalent of Google Translator tool.
It looks promising, because:
1. It's open source and hence bugs can be fixed directly instead of waiting for
the company to fix. I speak from my experience of having to do a special
of spurious red links generated by the Google tool (cf.
2. It seems to have a collaborative translation module unlike the single-user
3. It's integrated into Mediawiki itself, which is a HUGE win.
That said, I'll have to actually see that on a Mediawiki site in order to
"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: Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik....@gmail.com>
Sent: Mon, October 18, 2010 11:57:59 AM
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] WikiBhasha Mediawiki extension
Just read "Microsoft India research team open sources WikiBhasha
-http://goo.gl/sKlA ". From the README file, I understand WikiBhasha is a media
wiki extension "aimed at enabling user communities in creating
multilingual content in Wikipedia". Can someone who know more explain about
extension. Does any Indic wiki use this at the moment?
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