When I wrote about the digitization in Wikisource using
Indic language community members asked me the following question.
When we are able to store the books in its graphic format say PDF/DjVu
format. what is the need to type it? why not let it be
as it is, the reader
will read it in its graphic format."
This question is very important from Indic wikimedian's perspective. The
immediate answer I could give is about the importance of *searchable* and *
But when I discussed this topic with Amir Aharoni (a multi language
wikimedian, which includes Indic languages also :)). Amir shared with me
lot of other important topics about this, which helped me
to understand that digitization in Wikisource is more than
about searching and reusing.
The result of our discussion turned out to be blog post. Here it is:
this blog post Amir discusses about the Advantages of Digital Texts in
Wikisource. Kindly share your comments.