Sunday, April 18, 2010

The best of the #Malayalam #Wikipedia

Promoting Wikipedia on the Indian subcontinent is important. All the Wikipedias can do with more readers, more editors and more attention.

The best 500 articles of the Malayalam Wikipedia have now been published on a CD. This project was presented at the Malayalam Wikipedia Meetup 2010 and it was announced on the blog of Santhosh Thottingal.

When you read the announcement, you will learn about the technical issues they faced including issues with Unicode. It is really nice that the software written in Python is available for use with other languages, my question is, is the software in English or does it need localisation..


Santhosh Thottingal സന്തോഷ് തോട്ടിങ്ങല്‍ said...

The software is in English. For using it for any language does not require any localization. But there are some pages with dummy content, that need to be changed as per the language. For eg: license text, credits page, main page banners, about page, main page links text etc.

Unknown said...

This was an excellent effort in creating the software by Santhosh. Another good thing is that the CD production cost was sponsored by Govt. of Kerala IT@School Division.