[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Foundation 2008-2009 Annual Plan

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 05:34:45 UTC 2008

As I have to spell it out for you:

   - Wolof:  3,612,560 people
   - Swahili: 772,642 first language 30,000,000 second language users
   - Xhosa: 7,214,118 people
   - Zulu: 7,214,118 first language 15,700,000 second language users

It is people who speak languages. It is people we aim to provide information

As to the Mozilla Foundation; the point is that our aim is to provide
information to all people. It is essential that the infrastructure is there
to achieve it. Fonts are essential in this game. The Mozilla foundation is
to provide functionality to people that are already on the web. In what we
aim to do, we do not say that people have to be online in order to be part
of our potential public.


On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 1:00 AM, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2008/7/2 Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>:
> > Hoi,
> > So you want the money spend. I do so agree. Let us spend money and Open
> > Source FONTS. Fonts that are free that are good. If this means that we
> spend
> > money on developing fonts so that everybody can see ALL the characters
> and
> > that we do not have to resort to ugly screen prints to show devangari for
> > instance ...
> Mozilla Foundation might be a better bet there.
> >
> > If we spend EUR 100.000,- on developing content in languages like Wolof
> > Swahili Xhosa Zulu we can REALLY make a difference for such languages. We
> > are saving more then that so we can do these things.
> We do things for people not languages.
> --
> geni
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