Yes, the email was mostly intended for the language team, but anyone is
welcome to add their thoughts. Everything has been deployed at this point
and it is only a question of changing a config variable. I have no specific
timeline for it (since it's just a side project), but I would love to start
beta testing it before the end of the year.
On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 3:46 PM, Arthur Richards <arichards(a)wikimedia.org>wrote;wrote:
I suspect this is something the language team will
best be able to answer.
Beyond this, do you need any other support in order to get webfonts out to
one of these wikis? And out of curiosity, what is your timeline for this?
On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 2:03 PM, Ryan Kaldari <rkaldari(a)wikimedia.org>wrote;wrote:
Per conversations with Amir, Santhosh, Siebrand,
and Jon, I would like to
beta test mobile webfonts on 1 wiki and then possibly add more wikis later
if the beta test does not cause any adverse effects. To this end, I have
identified seven candidate wikis that I would like your help to narrow down
further. These seven wikis meet the following criteria:
1. The language of the wiki would benefit from loading a webfont by
2. The default font would be less than 50K in size
3. The wiki has at least 50 active users (i.e. a community)
Language Code Articles Users Active Users Font Size Punjabi pa 8,069
6,818 61 12.6K Gujarati gu 24,623 17,696 59 28K Marathi mr 39,621
39,114 135 36.4K Nepali ne 24,944 14,379 73 36.5K Hindi hi 109,045
101,837 274 37.3K Oriya or 4,535 5,937 76 47.8K Kannada kn 14,384
17,455 177 48K
The main variables that I don't know are:
1. How bad is the experience on each of these wikis without webfonts?
2. Do we already have a working relationship with the communities on any
of these wikis?
If you guys could help me narrow down this list to one or two choices, it
would be greatly appreciated!
Software Engineer, Mobile