I totally agree that there are translation dictionaries for many languages.
However, putting such content to work IS a big issue.Typically such
dictionaries are only available as a dead wood publication. People either
have one or don't and the only thing they are good for is finding the
corresponding word in the other language anyway.
My point is that such content be put to work.
Yes, I totally agree that there are issues to use many languages on the
Internet. However, the WMF has in its tooling the ability to bring you
webfonts and input methods for many/most languages. When we get to work
with publishers / enthusiasts for specific languages we CAN add these to
the existing languages. As the WMF toolkit can be used on Chrome and
Firefox browsers, it means that this toolkit is very much avaiclaanble for
So yes, there are more problems but for many if not most languages content
is king if we want to bring more languages to the Internet. And, yes we can
when we put our lexical content to it.
On 5 January 2014 16:06, sankarshan <foss.mailinglists(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 8:18 PM, Gerard Meijssen
I know there are several Indian dictionaries and
languages that are available under a free license
or where the copyright
holder is seeking more exposure for its data / the language it has data
My point is that particularly translation
dictionaries provide an
basis for establishing a link to Wikidata and
consequently such efforts
bring the benefits I describe.
That is a bit of simplistic determination of the path to solution. The
lack of content is not due to lack of translation dictionaries. One
could probably present a premise wherein it would be easier to
demonstrate that the  legacy workstations/deployments lack a method
to input in Unicode ready forms and,  a significant part of the
content production (books, magazine etc) workflow is based on software
that is decades old and, has not seen an economic reason to upgrade
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