I think Siebrand is correct! From what I see from wiki projects, I feel
problems in Indian languages are common with other non-Indian complex
scripts. If we create an 'Indian language developers list', I think that
will be an unnecessary dividing of development power.
But also I think mediawiki should consider non-latin script probems more
seriously. (For eg: https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=21497
an old bug, still not fixed.
Other common SVG rendering is also bad (a server problem ?), please see
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=25140. I am almost sure
that these bugs affects all complex scripts, than just Indian languages.)
On Monday 31 January 2011 02:34 PM, Siebrand Mazeland wrote:
Dear Hari and others,
I think there is no obvious need whatsoever for an "Indian language
developers list". If there are issues the require attention and
discussion related to language support in MediaWiki, there are three
mailing lists that qualify for discussion already -- depending on the
exact topic -, and bugzilla is the place to register the issue.
Please be aware that cocooning leads to separation, while one of the
strongpoints of the Wikimedia movements is being involved worldwide.
* MediaWiki language support:
* Wikimedia related technology:
* Wikimedia translators:
Of these three lists, currently only wikitech-l has a reasonable
volume. The other lists are direly awaiting issues you will raise and
discuss. For hardcore translation contributions for MediaWiki and its
extensions, you are of course very welcome at
https://translatewiki.net. Many Indian language need a lot more love
with regards to localisation.
I hope you will reconsider having a need for a separate mailing list
for developers with regards to language support for languages from India.
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