Great, Yuvi. Let's all use this feature ourselves and hopefully Google will 
take not of it and promote the other language wiki pages in their search 
results themselves.

- 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

--- On Thu, 4/14/11, Yuvi Panda <> wrote:

From: Yuvi Panda <>
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Indic Language Wiki Results in Google (With a 
Chrome Extension)
To: "Discussion list on Indian language projects of Wikimedia." 
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 12:31 AM

Update: I've now added ability to change language. Just go to
'Options' (from the extensions page) and enter your language code (hi
for hindi, etc). Needs a big UX liftup though.

On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 11:21 PM, Yuvi Panda <> wrote:
> I've been working for a few hours on a Chrome extension to add links
> to Indic Language Wiki pages when searching in Google. It hooks into
> Google's search results, and if it finds an enwiki article (to which a
> tawiki interwiki link also exists), it'll display it side by side.
> Screenshot here:
> You can test the extension by installing it from here:
> It is open source, and the code is available here:
> You can file issues here
> Known issues:
> 1. Doesn't work when Google Instant is turned on (turn it off)
> 2. Doesn't work for some country specific subdomains (which don't have
> /search url part. Current solution: use :P)
> 3. Currently hardcoded to display links to tawiki only (Will have to
> build an options dialog to support other languages)
> 4. Needs a better logo (Help in this department would be highly appreciated 
> :) )
> I think this is one step forward in fixing the search issue -
> discovering content in Indic Language wikis is now easier.
> Thanks to Srikanth Lakshmanan for alpha testing.
> Feedback welcome :)
> P.S. I'm also working on a Firefox version of this addon. Stay tuned :)
> --
> Yuvi Panda T

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