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WikiConference India 2011/Submissions/Language support in Wikipedia

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23:28, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
Title of the submission

Language Support in Wikipedia

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, or presentation)


Author of the submission

Siebrand Mazeland, Product Manager Localisation for MediaWiki

E-mail address or username (if username, please confirm email address in Special:Preferences)

smazeland AT wikimedia DOT org

State of your origin (Country, if you are not based in India)

Utrecht, The Netherlands

Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)

Wikimedia Foundation, translatewiki.net, board member of Wikimedia Nederland

Personal homepage or blog


Abstract (maximum 500 words)

Recently the Wikimedia Foundation has started a localization development team that will work on improving support for the languages of India in MediaWIki and Wikipedia. Focus points are display, input methods and mobile experience. In the past months, an analysis has been made for the major languages of India, pointing out the gaps in the software we work with.

In this presentation the core issues will be highlighted, an overview will be given of what needs to be done to provide a technical level playing field for the major languages of India and we will point out where we need your help in making it a reality as soon as possible.

Track (Community/Knowledge/Outreach/Technology)


Will you attend Wikiconference if your submission is not accepted?

Yes. I have not applied for a scholarship.

Slides or further information (optional)