Hmm...

The report is full of inaccuracy. Thanks for sharing the link though.

On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 12:46 PM, CherianTinu Abraham
<tinucher...@gmail.com>wrote:

> *"Konkani going places; first Wikimania, next Wikipedia" - DNA / Dainik
> Bhaskar*
>
> http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/BAN-konkani-going-places-first-wikimania-next-wikipedia-2245143.html
>
> http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_konkani-to-be-heard-in-wikipedia-after-wikimania_1563592
>
> *Mangalore/Bangalore: For the first time, the world will hear Konkani
> spoken by people in the coastal states of Karnataka, Kerala, Goa,
> Maharashtra and Gujarat. And it will be heard at Wikimania, the world
> conference on language interface and web media being organised by the
> Wikipedia group at Haifa in Israel starting on August 2.*
> *
> *
> *For the first time, Konkani will be interfaced with other Indian
> languages, which will be shown to the world. Thanks to the research done on
> inter-script transliteration programme by the Konkani Language and Cultural
> Foundation at the World Konkani Centre located here, experts around the
> world will have a glimpse of the rich literature, traditions, music, theatre
> and culture of Konkani people in 'plug in' form.*
> *
> *
> *"It means a whole lot of things to the development of Konkani. The new
> research programme, which has fructified just recently, will open a new
> world to the Konkani language and culture," said director of the Konkani
> Language and Cultural Foundation Basti Vaman Shenoy.*
> *
> *
> *"For the first time, Konkani language will break away from the barriers
> of scripts, giving it a universal acceptance and understanding," Shenoy
> said.*
> *
> *
> *Two Konkani scholars Gurudutt Buntwalkar, who is also assistant director
> of the World Institute of Konkani at Mangalore, and Hariprasad Nadig have
> conceptualised this inter-script transliteration programme in 'plug in'
> version. By doing do, they have clearly emerged as pioneers in this concept
> for Konkani.*
> *
> *
> *Giving an exclusive preview to DNA, Gurudutt articulated on the concept.*
> *
> *
> *"Usage of multiple scripts in Konkani language has been hindering sharing
> of knowledge between the communities which speak the same language but are
> separated by usage of script. In the advent of Internet, technology has
> enabled an accessible knowledge-sharing platform for Indian languages
> through Unicode. The ability to 'search' in Indic scripts as well as to do
> 'transliteration' and 'translation' for the Indian language content has
> enabled more avenues," said Gurudutt.*
> *
> *
> *An initial effort to create a Konkani Wikipedia lost its momentum because
> of script conflict.*
> * *
> *It was a real obstacle to the users to create four different pages in
> four scripts for each content page without which the content created in the
> language would limit itself for the specific region which the script is in
> use.*
> *
> *
> *Hence, the Konkani language Wikipedia is still at the incubator stage.*
> *
> *
> * *
>
> Regards
> Tinu Cherian
> http://wiki.wikimedia.in/In_the_news
>
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