[Foundation-l] Removal of Cherokee Translators from Wikimedia

Jeffrey V. Merkey jmerkey at wolfmountaingroup.com
Fri Aug 18 02:54:09 UTC 2006

Sabine Cretella wrote:

>>I don't edit on the english wikipedia at present nor do I plan to 
>>anytime soon.
>>here's the URL.
>>>I think it is a wikimedia project.
>Yes, this is a wikimedia project, but has less than 10,000 articles. 
>Therefore your entry does not go into the first part of the list but 
>under "other languages". And that is where I now moved your entry.
>I hope you understand that we understand well how relevant Cherokee for 
>the regional languages is (please don't understand the term regional). 
>Nonetheless all of us have to follow these rules and many languages are 
>still below the 10,000 hurdle. I hope to see the number 1000 soon - let 
>me know when you reach it ... it is hard work for a small community. 
>Once you have 1000 the step to reach 5000 is much faster and from there 
>to 10,000 is faster again.
>I know you are doing loads of work with machine translation on the 
>non-wikimedia wiki - unfortunately, up to now I did not manage to 
>install a proper font to be able to read that wiki - I tried more than 
>once, but for some reason my computer refuses to install the font :-(
>Best wishes from Italy,
>Chiacchiera con i tuoi amici in tempo reale! 
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Thanks for putting the entry in the right place.

download the font CODE2000.zip from www.wikigadugi.org and unzip it. Go 
to control panel and select "fonts" then "install new font". After 
installing it activate your web browser and select UTF-8 for "view" and 
under the font selector select "Code 2000" as the default font for 
webbrowsing. Then it will work (you may have to exit the browser and 
reload to get it working). Cherokee fonts work by default on Linux, MS 
Windows is a little harder. MS Arial Unicode Font also will work (if you 
have MS Office installed).


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