I tend to agree with Gerard's views &
Siebrand's points. Since there
are many lists , Yet another list will be a waste . There are many
lists for Indic Specific issues such as Indlinux list, which can be
also used to connect with indic developers
On 1/31/11, praveenp <me.praveen(a)gmail.com> wrote:
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
. 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 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:
> * MediaWiki language support:
> * Wikimedia related technology:
> * Wikimedia translators:
> 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
. 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
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