One way of approaching this is by asking our corporate (ie MediaWiki) sponsors and ask them this question. When they indicate that specific models do not work for specific languages, we can find people who can help with the creation of additional characters for fonts. (I know just the man).
When we are going mobile, it makes sense to do that whole hog and indiicate that on our main pages. The phone models that actually work should also be on a prominent place ie Meta comes to mind. When we can establish that we serve content to a mobile, we can provide the mobile skin by default. This is however for our techies to sort out.
Can siomeone summarize which mobiles available in India are able to
display indic wikipedias and what is their cost.?
On 2/21/10, Gerard Meijssen <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have been interested in mobile mediawiki less then a week and I am
> thankful to the Urdu localisers for pointing me in this direction..
> - 13 more languages are now completely localised
> - Swahili was completed (Africa)
> - Malayalam was completed (India)
> - there is now some documentation on all the aspects of Wikipedia
> optimised for mobile telephone
> - Mobile MediaWiki needs to get more prominence on the websites when the
> strategy says that it will bring us more traffic
> - The localisation is only 24 messages at this time ... it makes sense to
> do it for every language, particularly yours
> - Something like once a week the localisations are updated I have been
> So, this is an easy one... help us get more traffic, make Wikipedia better
> accessible in your language.
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