Friday, February 19, 2010

Mobile #MediaWiki localised in Malayalam and Swahili

I wrote that the Urdu mobile Wikipedia domain is localised and ready for use and, this proved an excellent argument to localise the 24 messages that are part of this skin / interface. Within 24 hours the localisation for the Malayalam and Swahili language has been completed.

There has been a lot of attention in the Strategy project about mobile access. The good news is that three languages have done what they can do now. All it takes is localising 24 messages and have the mobile domain activated.. Getting people to do just that is probably the most effective near term strategy :)

A happy Muddyb Blast Producer asked when the Swahili Wikipedia will have its mobile domain.. I hope soon and, I hope it will raise awareness for the Swahili Wikipedia and generate lots of traffic and bring in many new editors.

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