Data charges definitely is coming down and will be coming down more with the
3G war in India.

The support for other languages and unicode should be improved in the

I have tried ml wikipedia in the Nokia E series with MiniOpera browser. It
was really a bad experience for me. The fonts are not properly displaying.
Hope to see more improvements especially on the unicode support and fonts in
the mobile browsers.

Ramesh ng

On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 6:25 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <> wrote:

> I agree with Srikanth on this issue.
> I have been using Wikipedia on my phone for over a year and a half, and
> have even edited several articles from my phone.
> On 26 October 2010 11:30, Srikanth Lakshmanan <> wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 10:34, Gautam John <>wrote:
>>> Arjuna makes a good point on language support. As for the data costs,
>>> don't some providers (I know MTS does) provide access to Wikipedia for
>>> free?
>> Have you used MTS free Wikipedia? I overheard they are falsely advertising
>> but actually it costs something. (like only is free and data charges
>> apply for images  on the article from commons). I am not very sure on this,
>> anyone who uses MTS can confirm. But i have to disagree with Arjuna and feel
>> data charges have come down significantly over a period of time now though
>> may still not be affordable to a common man on the street when compared to
>> the dead low voice tariff. More and more alternate ways of
>> consuming Wikipedia on mobile needs to be developed. I particularly find
>> the Wikipedia layer on Google maps for mobile useful while exploring unknown
>> territories.
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