On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 6:08 PM, Gerard Meijssen
Many if not most of the issues that bedevil Indian languages are not
specific to Indian languages. On my blog and on conferences I have been
talking about these issues frequently. By discussing this on a India
specific list, you remove everything that is relevant from the eyes of those
people like me who do not only care about India but also care about similar
Did you know that languages from Africa who use the Latin script use
characters that you do not find in Latin fonts ??
Did you know that while it is wonderful that there is now an extension that
supports input methods for Indic languages, it would be preferable to have
its functionality in the MediaWiki core ??
I do not want to lose track on these issues so I URGE you all not to
separate yourself. It will make *all of us* less effective.
First of, thanks much for your views. Much appreciated. Now, it is not that
it will get separated and all that. And not getting any new list created
just yet. Just hearing out thoughts, views (and if majority feel there's a
requirement for one such list, some support thereby).
Not sure whether I've been able to put it properly, but the real intention
behind even proposing such a list was to *gather* more people for discussing
and working on issues surrounding Indian languages. And that a more specific
list would gather more interest than the common list.
Hari Prasad Nadig