Yes Bishakha. Konkani is one of the few languages in India that has the
Script controversy. In fact it also makes it a huge challenge to develop
Konkani Wikipedia.

We have discussed some of these aspects in our Konkani Wikipedia work-plan
[1].  Also recently during our (CISA2K) visit to Goa almost everyone wanted
to know how Wikipedia could address this issue? For instance, see the
Herald - Goa newspaper on Konkani Wikipedia [2]. On the same list a while
ago, Santhosh Thottingal pointed to a very useful solution, Automatic
conversion in Konkani Language, that he proposed sometime ago [3].

We are hoping to build a Konkani Wikipedia community first in the coming
months, who could then arrive at a solution and work with the WMF Language
Engineering Team. It will be a fascinating cultural-historical problem to
look at how it gets addressed on an Open Knowledge platform like the
Wikipedia.

Best,
Vishnu

[1]
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/India_Access_To_Knowledge/Work_plan_April_2013_-_June_2014/Konkani

[2]
http://www.epaperoheraldo.in/Details.aspx?id=10085&boxid=173254781&uid&dat=7%2F28%2F2013

[3] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Automatic_conversion_in_Konkani_language

On 31 July 2013 09:51, Bishakha Datta <bishakhada...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I remember Hari Prasad Nadig presenting on this at Wikimania Haifa in
> 2011, and found it fascinating.
>
> http://www.epw.in/web-exclusives/konkani-script-controversy.html
>
> Best
> Bishakha
>
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