Wednesday, May 18, 2011

#mwhack11; font support for #Amharic and #Tigrinya

One of the developers at the #MediaWiki hackathon had to do some copying and pasting on behalf of the Amharic Wikipedia. What he saw on his screen were these nice boxes that indicate that he did not have the appropriate fonts available to him.

This developer asked Amir, one of the members of the Language committee for help. The right string got copied and pasted.


Amir asked Santhosh to add support for the Ge’ez or Ethiopic script. The script is now supported with a WebFont at translatewiki.net. Two languages with a Wikipedia; Amharic and Tigrinya are now supported. When the Tigre and the Blin language ask for their Wikipedia, we are ready for them as well.
Thanks,
       GerardM
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