Hoi,
As there are several issues, I have blogged about them.
Thanks,
      GerardM

http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.com/2011/03/saurashtra-language-from-india-new-to.html

On 6 March 2011 10:50, BalaSundaraRaman <sundarbe...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Thanks to the translatewiki team for facilitating localisation efforts.
>
> As for Saurashtra language, most of its speakers live in and around the
> cities of Madurai and Kumbakonam for several generations now.
> They speak Saurashtra at home and Tamil outside. (In fact, a veteran Tamil
> playback singer T.M.Soundararajan was a Saurashtra speaker.)
> So, I think the fallback language would be Tamil (although the speakers
> originally came from the eponymous region in today's Gujarat and the
> language's kernel is related to Gujarati and Marathi.)
>
> Its autonym in Tamil would be "*சௌராட்டிர மொழி*" per Tamil Wiki article.
> In Saurashtra script, it is available as an image at
> http://www.sourashtra.info/daar.htm (the first word below the image of the
> person is "Saurashtra" and the second word "Bhasha").
>
> - Sundar
>
>
> "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:* Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>
> *To:* Wikimedia India <wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
> *Sent:* Sunday, March 6, 2011 12:30 PM
> *Subject:* [Wikimediaindia-l] Update from translatewiki.net
>
> Hoi,
> Yesterday we had quite a momentous day at translatewiki.net. After a lot
> of preparation our server was upgraded and we now have a much more
> responsive system. It is a joy again to localise; the system is so much more
> responsive..
>
> What may be of as much interest to this list is that we had someone asking
> for another Indian language. 
> Saurashtra<http://translatewiki.net/wiki/Category:User_saz>is a language that 
> is written in three scripts according to Ethnologue;
> Tamil, Devanagari and the Saurashtra script. At this stage we are still
> getting the formalities in place; we have created a portal page and we are
> at the point where we are asking for the "autonym"  or the name of the
> language in the language. Another question we will ask is what language will
> be the fall back language.
>
> This new language brings new opportunities to bring Indian culture and
> knowledge to the Internet.
> Thanks,
>        GerardM
>
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