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Script converter for the Konkani Wikipedia[edit]

First of all, I'm happy to to put up the very first request on this page. :)

As you must be aware, the Konkani Wikipedia is a multi-script Wikipedia, with pages in the Latin, Devanagari and Kannada scripts. There is a project to implement an automatic script converter which would allow a person to read a page written in any script, in any of the other two scripts.

I had discussed this with Tito Dutta and Rahmanuddin Shaik together, and our conclusion was that a simple way to achieve this would be to try to implement the backend behind Konkanverter in the Konkani Wikipedia. If I understand correctly, Rahmanuddin said that this backend is licenced for free reuse by the creators. If we are able to use this, then the the technical effort to be put in from our side is minimal, and the Konkani community will benefit immensely from the hard work and research done by the creators of Konkanverter for script conversion.

Rahmanuddin mentioned that the first step towards this would be to develop consensus among the Konkani Wikipedia community that the transliteration provided by Konkanverter is acceptable to them. My post regarding the script converter on the main community page received support, and from my discussions with Konknni mogi 24 and others, I know that the users who edit in the Latin and Devanagari scripts are ok with the output from Konkanverter.

Since we don't have anyone in the Konkani Wikipedia community who have the technical skills to implement this, I request you to assist us. I am ready to support you from the language side and in any other way I can.

Relevant links:

Thanks, The Discoverer (talk) 10:19, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your request. I'll forward this to CIS-A2K team, and would also try to check with experts of the field. Regards. -- Tito Dutta (talk) 10:27, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

Logo images for article count and other milestones[edit]

Hello and thank you for soliciting input.

It would be great if we can create logo images for each of the Indic language projects to celebrate important milestones. Examples include, 10,000-50,000-100,000 articles, a million edits, etc.

I suggest taking the Globe image from each project as it exists there and overlaying numbers/letters in that project's script. The community can approve text, font color of these images. If no choice is made, a default display scheme may be used. Volunteers from individual projects can "donate" any work already done towards this effort

These images can be created on-demand or in a one-time effort and stored on commons. A hybrid approach may be even better where a library of images exists and each community can either use an image from there or customize it themselves (or ask for help customizing it.)

This will result in a consistent display/presentation on each project and possibly across projects. It will help communities who don't have an artist among them.

Thank you.

अभय नातू (talk) 19:13, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Dear अभय नातू,

Thank you for your request. I will forward this to our team and discuss how we can go forward. Thank you for engaging with us!

-- Manasa Rao (talk)

Logo for WikiProject India on Wikidata[edit]


As a result of Asaf's successful Wikidata tour in India, it is well known that WikiProject India was created on Wikidata. In longterm, it is better to have a good logo to represent the project. So I request your team to facilitate us with the same. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talkmail) 13:37, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Please ping me if there is any update. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talkmail) 13:38, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

  • Krishna, this is an interesting idea, and we would love to support it. There is a Wikidata India logo, but I think you are asking more than that. Are you? It would be great if discuss the plan and logo design with community members at a place such as d:Wikidata talk:WikiProject India. Feel free to ask questions. Thanks. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:27, 24 October 2017 (UTC)
@Tito (CIS-A2K): Hi Tito, thanks for replying. I am not wrong, I don't think we have separate logo for the Project, we have trasclused the text "WikiProject India" on a rotating Ashok Chakra GIF. Are you talking about that or is there any other logo I might have missed? If so, please provide me the link. If not, I'll start a discussion on the Project talk regarding what are the featured to inculcate into the logo. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talkmail) 09:01, 24 October 2017 (UTC)
Hi Krishna, no that s the background image. I saw a Wikidata logo somewhere on Commons, anyway, please see c:Category:Wikidata logos, a logo can be created as a derivative from the main Wikidata logo. For an earlier event, we created File:Wikidata Workshop South India Logo.png, something can be done like this. Anyhow, it would be great to see these discussions on the project page. Regards. --Tito (CIS-A2K) (talk) 10:08, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

Logo for VVIT WIKI Club[edit]

Greetings, we have started a WikiClub at my college in Guntur. The club has been named "VVIT WIKI Club". We've already conducted an edit-a-thon, and participated in a photo-walk. Next edit-a-thon is planned for the last week of November. To the club more formal I request CIS-A2K to help us in designing a logo that can be used in long-term. The clubs meta page can be seen at VVIT WIKI Club. We already have twenty participants it may go to 30 after another edit-a-thon. The college logo can be seen here. We'll happy to accept any kind of derivative logo with the college colour included (color code #ED7D6C). It is a student based Wiki Club. Please ping me in case of any update. --Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talkmail) 03:02, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

  • Hello, Krishna, is the logo uploaded on Commons, we can create an upload derivative works made from free images only. -- Tito Dutta (talk) 10:25, 2 November 2017 (UTC)