Recently the Unicode consortium published its latest standard. Among them where additions to the Devangari script. As I understand it, the new glyphs are technically supported in MediaWiki.. MediaWiki does not care; it just stores the values. I KNOW because I have been told that there are issues with the technical support of your languages in MediaWiki. It is very much needed to find the best possible fonts. At the same time I urge you all to publish all the known issues for your languages at the language_issues page on Meta.

You can also help yourself by following the example that exists for Telugu and provide us with a sorted list of all the characters for you language. This will then be inserted in the "advanced toolbar" of the Usability Initiative. A list for Devangari, Tamil, Kannada ... would be most welcome !!

As I published on all Wikipedias, we REALLY want to know if there are cultural aspects in MediaWiki that make it less usable. There are two parts to this question; obviously a lack of localisation will make the software unusable. However, it is not a given that even with the best localisation there are no issues left. Please help yourself by localising the "Usability Initiative" software once you finished the "most wanted" messages. Please report all the issues that are left at the usability_issues page on Meta.

2009/10/5 Mahitgar from Marathi Wikipedia <mahitgar@yahoo.co.in>

--- On Sun, 4/10/09, Vinod <vinod@novatium.com> wrote:

From: Vinod <vinod@novatium.com>
Subject: FW: my querry has remained unanswered for long
To: mahitgar@yahoo.co.in
Date: Sunday, 4 October, 2009, 3:53 PM

Dear Mahitgar,

Thanks for you interest in Nova netPC.  Our product supports unicode fonts for regional languages.  We have tested it with Hindi and Devanagiri keyboard.  We will have it in our products in the coming two weeks.  The display does support Indian fonts.


Please do get back to me in case you have queries.




From: Mahitgar from Marathi Wikipedia [mailto:mahitgar@yahoo.co.in]
Sent: 02 October 2009 13:33
To: info@novatium.com
Cc: singapore@novatium.com; novasales@novatium.com
Subject: my querry has remained unanswered for long


--- On Sun, 19/7/09, Mahitgar from Marathi Wikipedia <mahitgar@yahoo.co.in> wrote:

From: Mahitgar from Marathi Wikipedia <mahitgar@yahoo..co.in>
Subject: query about computing in Indian languages on Novanet PC
To: info@novatium.com
Date: Sunday, 19 July, 2009, 1:12 PM

Dear Sirs/Madam
query about computing in Indian languages on Novanet PC

Can some one find out about novanetPC and its compatibility  to use Unicode based fonts for Indian languages including that of Tamil Devnagari etc keep us posted if anybody knows any limitations on this front .

Thanks and Regards


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