I think Siebrand is correct! From what I see from wiki projects, I feel problems in Indian languages are common with other non-Indian complex scripts. If we create an 'Indian language developers list', I think that will be an unnecessary dividing of development power.

But also I think mediawiki should consider non-latin script probems more seriously. (For eg: https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=21497 an old bug, still not fixed.
Other common SVG rendering is also bad (a server problem ?), please see https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=25140. I am almost sure that these bugs affects all complex scripts, than just Indian languages.)


On Monday 31 January 2011 02:34 PM, Siebrand Mazeland wrote:
Dear Hari and others,

I think there is no obvious need whatsoever for an "Indian language developers list". If there are issues the require attention and discussion related to language support in MediaWiki, there are three mailing lists that qualify for discussion already – depending on the exact topic -, and bugzilla[1] is the place to register the issue. Please be aware that cocooning leads to separation, while one of the strongpoints of the Wikimedia movements is being involved worldwide.

Mailing lists:
Of these three lists, currently only wikitech-l has a reasonable volume. The other lists are direly awaiting issues you will raise and discuss. For hardcore translation contributions for MediaWiki and its extensions, you are of course very welcome at https://translatewiki.net. Many Indian language need a lot more love with regards to localisation.

I hope you will reconsider having a need for a separate mailing list for developers with regards to language support for languages from India.