I tried the beta and the advanced editing bar. It's definitely a better experience and
is a step in the right direction. Keeping this minimal and optionally expandable
interface, if you can add the more commonly used options of the wikEd plugin, this would
become most useful.
I appreciate the immediate response from Veeven giving the code to include Telugu script.
I'll see if I can get the Tamil script also similarly. While we are at it, it would be
types the phonetic spelling or any other scheme, we should replace it with the
corresponding unicode. There's a sample implementation at
support, we can get any remnant issues in that fixed and add it to the betawiki.
"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: Veeven (వీవెన్) <veeven(a)gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 1, 2009 1:19:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] You help needed if you want Indic scripts supported in the
On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 1:04 AM, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen(a)gmail.com> wrote:
The MediaWiki developers are working on the advanced toolbos that is part of the usability
initiative. At the moment there is support for several scripts ... but not for any of the
scripts used in the Indic languages. This is a good moment to consider how your scripts
can be supported..
This is where you can find the scripts currently supported in the "special
characters" part of the beta part of this wiki. You may have to create yourself a
profile and enable the advanced toolbox in the user preferences. NB also vector is the
skin of choice..
Good one. This would help to get special characters (or difficult-to-type chars) inserted
For Telugu (te), you can find the characters here:
Or, you can find the exact piece of code (see the attached file) that can be inserted in
the EditToolbar.js file.
I've included all characters. Probably, we can limit only to difficult ones.
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