HP fwd'ed your email conversation to the Kannada Wikipedia list so we
could send you our opinions. I've inlined mine.
Hi. Regarding the subcats, I'll make some of the changes shortly, but
perhaps not all, because of recent machine problems, I have to copy all
the stuff between machines to work with Kannada fonts. I've some
questions. I'm going to write all these in a simplified Itrans because
of the fonts problem.
Maybe we can help you with your font issue then. Writing everything in
itrans or some other scheme only postpones the work that should be
done anyway. Most browsers of Windows (and most browsing is done from
Windows) already render UTF-8 kannada. And Mac and Linux are catching
up fast too. I personally feel the purpose of locale-ising is lost if
ultimately we have to resort to reading kannada in roman alphabets.
The reason for aaTe and vyaapaare is that I was told
by one person that
all these forms should end in 'e' in this context, rather than 'a'. She
also said the same for samaaja , et.c. though I never changed that.
Presumably she was wrong?
I'm afraid so; it's a case of a rule taken out of context.
At any rate, what is aaTe meant for if you already have kriide as a category?
praante is supposed to be Regional. You've provided an alternative
The correct term for regional would be praadeeshika or praantiiya.
I assume you intend vishwa to be World, yes? But there will be no World
cat, except in the root of Dmoz = English Dmoz, containing all languages
other than English. It's a bad choice of heading in English, would have
made more sense as 'Languages'.
If the intent is to capture "everything else" under that category it
might be better to name it "itare" for miscellaneous.
Shopping and Recreation. Consider if these are needed
at the top level?
They are present at the top level in English DMOZ only because of its
An apt term that means recreation would be manoollaasa (ಮನೋಲ್ಲಾಸ).
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