There is lot to say. But i don't want to derail this thread. Pls start a new thread.
On 16/12/2011, Anivar Aravind <anivar.arav...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 8:49 AM, Praveen Prakash <me.prav...@gmail.com> > wrote: >> 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. > > Praveen Do you mean this bug ? > https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29005 > > The bug speaks itself . > > From a quick reading I felt what you were asking is to use not > properly forked font projects in webfonts, when santhosh took a stand > to use fonts them from upstream. > > On Normalization of characters, it is an optional feature, for > visibility of some chillus , that can be disabled in user settings if > needed. > It perfectly makes sense for me, since dual encoding is an issue in > Malayalam , and the fix need to be on Unicode . The Webfonts hack is > just a positive step and optional fix to ensure, people will not be > missed from accessing knowledge in wikipedia , based on browser > restrictions. > > > Anivar > > > >> >> 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 >> projects. >> >> 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 >> wikies. >> >> 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 >> correct" attitude. >> >> If webfonts is too bad for your language, I urge you to file a bug for >> removing it. >> >> >> On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 2:19 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan >> <parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote: >>> >>> 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 >>> matter. >>> >>> 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 >>> >> seeing >>> >> 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 >>> > >>> >>> >>> -- >>> Regards, >>> Srikanth Ramakrishnan. >>> Wikipedia Coimbatore Meetup on December 10th. >>> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Coimbatore >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list >>> Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org >>> To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit >>> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list >> Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com >> To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >> > > > > -- > "[It is not] possible to distinguish between 'numerical' and > 'nonnumerical' algorithms, as if numbers were somehow different from > other kinds of precise information." - Donald Knuth > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > -- With love Praveen <http://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Praveenp>:talk<http://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Praveenp> _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l