>
>  What is the nature of the effort involved say to
>
extend this to Telugu, kannada, Hindi etc.
>

Junaid has already (partially)* extended* this solution to Hindi, Marathi,
Sanskrit, and Bhojpuri wikipedias. You can see the respective wikipedias to
see the Transliteration solution developed by Junaid working there.

Among these Sanskrit wikipedia (http://sa.wikipedia.org) has the best
Devanagri transliteration solution since many people cooperated with Junaid
for its testing.

But currently *only Transliteration* solution is available in those
wikipedias. Rest of the solutions (for example, inscript) need to developed.
Junaid is working on it.

A transliteration solution is already available in *Kannada* and
*Telugu*wikipedias. But it is not advanced as the one developed by
Junaid. If the
respective language communities cooperate with the testing (of the
respective script) we can easily extend it to other Indian languages.

Thanks
Shiju




On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 12:53 AM, Nagarjuna G <nagar...@gnowgi.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 8:44 PM, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > We are glad to inform that inbuilt Tamil typing tool has been added in
> Tamil
> > Wikipedia and Tamil WikiNews. After some testing, we will add it in other
> > Wikimedia projects and release the code for use in all sites using
> > MediaWiki.
> >
> > We hope that this will help many first time editors and increase Tamil
> word
> > searches in the site search box.
> >
> > This was possible as a follow up of the recent Chennai Wikimedia meetup
> when
> > Malayalam Wikimedia user Shiju Alex urged us to have this tool. Then
> > Malayalam Wikimedia user Junaid. P. V. joined the team to transfer the
> code
> > from Malayalam Wiki and modified it for Tamil needs. All work done in a
> week
> > and three cheers for the interwiki collaborative spirit of Malayalam
> > Wikipedians.
> >
>
> It is natural to go greedy!  Can we extend this to other Indian
> languages as well.  What is the nature of the effort involved say to
> extend this to Telugu, kannada, Hindi etc.
>
> --
> GN
>
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