Good work. I liked this tool as a tester when you sent to me. Apart from the ease of
keying in from mobile browsers, this has the advantage of being a short url that'll
indicate what the target link is about.
"That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for the
expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."
- George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture
From: Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik.lak(a)gmail.com>
To: Discussion list on Indian language projects of Wikimedia.
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 11:24 PM
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Interwiki Redirection based Sane URLs
A few days back, there was discussion around ShortUrl. I have made another small
tool(code) which takes English Wiki article name and redirects to the language
Wikipedia. The redirection app is live.
will redirect to Chennai article in Oriya Wikipedia.
We have also made this available as part of tawp.in shorturl domain, hence
tawp.in/en/ArticleNameInEnglish will redirect to corresponding interwiki article in Tamil.
Building this into a mediawiki extension might be useful since not all mobiles may support
Indic input schemes and first step to read an article is to type the URL!.
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