Talk:CIS-A2K/Work plan April 2013 - June 2014/Konkani

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Since there is currently no text here, I cannot offer feedback... but am making some suggestions all the same.

  • There is definite interest in a Konkani Wikipedia, but we seem to have hit an air pocket due to lack of interest.
  • There is a need to build two communities (i) the literary community, who has the content (ii) the tech guys, who can sort out keyboard and other issues -- or popularise available solutions being used by other same-script groups. As of now, there is no bridge between the two.
  • Volunteering needs some priming. Maybe we should work with a handful of volunteers who are willing to convert the basic strings needed to set up a Wikipedia. I've already been working (at the personal level) with Isidore Dantas, urging him to help with it... and he has been doing a good job (Romi-script Konkani).
  • Instead of getting caught up with contentious issues like which script is official or the most suited, in my view it would be helpful to build Wikipedia for at least the main three scripts (Kannada, Roman and Devanagari) and let all coexist. The dialectical differences that exist between different scrips makes for difficulties in machine translation and differing comfort levels to use scripts which one is not used to.
  • Some institutions have been approached too by various quarters (Goa Konkani Academy, Dalgado Konkani Academy in Panjim, Goa University staff) but unless we get something actually going to show, it would be hard to convince people to start volunteering. For a number of reasons, I'd think that Konkani writers are often less computer-savvy than writers of other Indian languages... It's now changing, but still... --Fredericknoronha (talk) 16:49, 20 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]


  • Please add St Aloysius College Managlore as an institution where we could consider having workshops like we did at the Nirmala Institute in Goa. I will help set it up. As Frederick suggests, we could have all the three script tracks (Kannada, Roman and Devanagari)and working together in a physical space will probably be helpful.Outofindia (talk) 07:48, 14 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Have taken the liberty to put the above feedback as a separate thread, otherwise it was looking like Fredericknoronha has written it.Visdaviva (talk) 17:19, 14 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]