Hi, Telugu Wiktionary launched Word Of The Day (WOTD) feature on its first page yesterday. The series is featuring words as per the Telugu alphabet with today's word being COW (ఆవు). On behalf of Telugu Wiktionary community, I thank Tejas Jain, Kannada Wiktionarian (user page) for all the tech help over three weeks in creating and fine tuning the templates for WOTD and also for updating the first page to give a new look.
This feature has been a long felt need for Telugu Wiktionary and not much work was done due to lack of competent tech editors in Telugu after the initial roll out period of 2006-2009. During the recent special Bangalore meetup with Hisham and Barry, there was a good discussion around the needs of Indian language wikipedias. I, representing Telugu wikipedia and OmShivaprakash, Kannada SIG Chair shared the need for fixing the template problems. Hisham helped us connect with an English Wikipedia Editor with technology interest. I projected WOTD and Infobox India Jursidiction templates (translated into Telugu long time back) as the major need. However the said editor expressed regret as he is not comfortable with working on localised tempaltes. Tejas who happened to see the discussion offered to help out with WOTD as he has done a similar thing for Kannada. After two weeks of development and updates based on feedback, the feature is now released. Thanks to Hisham for interaction and followups which helped in getting us connect with Tejas. We need more of interactions offline and online among the various Wiki language communities (technical/content) to strengthen our projects serving information needs of people. Regards Arjuna Rao Chavala On behalf of Telugu Wiktionarians.  http://te.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E0%B0%AE%E0%B1%8A%E0%B0%A6%E0%B0%9F%E0%B0%BF_%E0%B0%AA%E0%B1%87%E0%B0%9C%E0%B1%80  http://kn.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B2%B8%E0%B2%A6%E0%B2%B8%E0%B3%8D%E0%B2%AF:Teju2friends
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