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Bug 9802 - Automatic script conversion in Sanskrit language
Automatic script conversion in Sanskrit language
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: i18n
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Blocks: 30759 40760
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Reported: 2007-05-05 16:24 UTC by sivakalyan.princeton
Modified: 2014-06-08 02:59 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description sivakalyan.princeton 2007-05-05 16:24:10 UTC
It would be useful to have a feature similar to that found in the Serbian 
Wikipedia, which allows one to view pages in a transliteration of the native 
script. If necessary, I will provide a table for transliteration from the 
Sanskrit script.
Comment 1 Shinjiman 2008-07-10 18:06:37 UTC
So what variants would you like to implement for this language?
Comment 2 sivakalyan.princeton 2008-07-10 22:09:00 UTC
Essentially, I'd like people to be able to view pages in a Romanization of Sanskrit. (Currently, all pages are in Devanagari.) If possible, it would also be nice to have pages transliterated into other Indic scripts (most of which can be used, and have been used, to represent the Sanskrit language).

Let me know if you need more information.
Comment 3 Mahitgar 2009-01-01 11:10:08 UTC
1)Please give first preferance to choice of navigation at the time of Log in to other indic Wikipedia language script users namely of Languages Marathi,Nepali,Bhojpuri,Konakani,Tamil,Malyalam,Kannad,Telugu,Gujarathi,Oriya,Asamese,Bengali,Punjabi,kashmiri,Hindi(Presently Hindi substitute is in use as default where original sanskrit localisation is not done but I am in process of this localisation on betawiki) 
2)On automatic transiliteration of Sanskrit wiki articles to other scripts like roman or others is not harm persay take and use your time for reasearch and be ready but it is too early to implement on sa wikis because:
*Sanskrit wiki communities are yet to be developed to check and maintain gramatically correct veriants on wiki's so your transiliteration software may be very good but results will be still poor because of present condition of content.
**Most of sanskrit language experts are not computer and internaet savvy so having good quality content on sanskrit language wikipedia is quite a long journey.
Thanks and regards

Comment 4 Siebrand Mazeland 2009-05-21 17:28:28 UTC
LATER per comment 3.
Comment 5 Shaurabh Bharti 2012-02-02 22:33:18 UTC
It is an interesting suggestion. Sanskrit, in it's original form, is a spoken-only language. However, it is written in various scripts across India including devanagari, bengali, kannada among others, even though it is spoken uniformly in same manner. Seeing the sanskrit universality in India, we should indeed view sanskrit in all indian scripts, default devanagari.
Comment 6 sivakalyan.princeton 2012-10-04 12:01:45 UTC
We should look into TransLipi, used on (a site using MediaWiki!), which does almost exactly what I have suggested.
Comment 7 Andre Klapper 2012-10-13 22:13:05 UTC
Could you please provide links to TransLipi API references or such?
Comment 8 PiRSquared17 2014-06-08 02:59:19 UTC
(In reply to Andre Klapper from comment #7)
> Could you please provide links to TransLipi API references or such?

This seems to be part of it:

But it is not clear it is even under a free license.

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