I haven't seen any communication in any open platform with Malayalam
Community members about this matter. A few weeks before I had a brief
discussion with Santhosh about webfonts. But it was nothing about webfonts'
rendering bugs. Infact, popular (and beautiful) Malayalam fonts are open
licensed, but there are other rendering bugs. Issue I raised was about an
unnessessory char code change doing by webfonts which I felt a propaganda
pushing in favor of his idea about some characters, and which need
additional scripts on both client (= additional bandwidth) and server. But
Santhosh quit the thread claiming my concerns are my pure imaginations. :)
Naturally thread died.
I know Malayalam Wikimedian 'Vssun' tried to have an open conversation on
Gerard's talk page, after Gerard's notice, but didn't see any development.
As far as now I know no one, who was sure about webfonts deployment on ml
I certainly do not want webfonts in its current form in any of the
Malayalam Wikiprojects. But I want to know why Malayalam is excluded from
this deployment and I want to know why such a code deployed on many other
I personally don't like Santhosh's enthusiasm to fly his scripts on
wikimedia servers, based on his "I am correct, I am correct, I am the only
If webfonts is too bad for your language, I urge you to file a bug for
On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 2:19 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
> If you want to test something new, either make it opt in, or don't do
> it live. Not on Tamil, not on Hindi, not on any Wikipedia for that
> On 12/14/11, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 1:01 PM, Srikanth Lakshmanan
> > <srik....@gmail.com>wrote:
> >> I dont think its appropriate to be a bit more experimental. You are
> >> the scale in absolute sense, we are seeing it in relative sense. Tamil
> >> Wikipedia is 7th most-viewed Tamil site.
> > +1. Similar stats can be observed for most of the Indic language Wiki
> > projects with sizable content as they are the only / major source of
> > reference online for the respective languages.
> > Ravi
> Srikanth Ramakrishnan.
> Wikipedia Coimbatore Meetup on December 10th.
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