Wednesday, November 27, 2013

An #encyclopaedia in #Konkani

The #Wikimedia blog announced that the Vishwakosh was re-released under a free license. This is really welcome news for Konkani speakers and, it allows for the inclusion of the 3632 pages in a Konkani Wikipedia.

When the Vishwakosh is to stay in its current format, it is no Wikipedia but a Wikisource. Given the text in the blog, they want a Wikipedia and by definition the texts will change. There will be updates that reflect more recent developments.

But first the Wikipedia has to be released from the Incubator. With so much involvement of so many people, it must be easy to have all the localisations done in next to no time.

The language committee can expedite it when there is movement in this direction.
Thanks,
       GerardM
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