On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 7:43 PM, CherianTinu Abraham

> Hi all,
> Happened to see Gerard's blog post on issues with Malayalam Wikipedia
> & Unicode upgrade to 5.1
> http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.com/2010/12/malayalam-enigma.html While
> traffic to websites ( yes, including Wikipedia ) is primary driven by search
> traffic ,apparently this had a negative effect as shown by WM stats. As he
> explains, the problem is there needs to be canonical equivalence between the
> old and new Unicode .. This is a larger issue and it is time that the
> foundation has a stake on the Unicode consortium ( and search engines too ?
> ;)  )..

>From the blog post:

> Traffic for the Malayalam Wikipedia <http://ml.wikipedia.org/> has gone
> down dramatically while the number of articles and the number of editors has
> gone up. WHY??
> When you look at the 
> statistics<http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN_India/TablesPageViewsMonthly.htm>,
> you will see that traffic halved in a couple of months.

That is quite sad and at the same time intriguing!

Has this affected other Indian languages as well?

Hari Prasad Nadig
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