Talk:Expand reach within large, well-connected populations/en

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en:Wikinews is used by Google news.

Maybe another milestone is if a language version is shown in relevant search engines. By the way, are there search engines for Chinese, South Asia and Arabic content and are our wikipedias listed there? I wrote a proposal. --Goldzahn 05:29, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Tool support

As long as the toolserver tools are not internationalised and localised they are effectively non existent for people who do not speak English. GerardM 13:50, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Chinese language Wikipedia

The zh:WP is not the only Chinese language Wikipedia. You will find at File:Map of sinitic languages-en.svg a picture of the different languages. And there is w:Zh-Hant (traditional Chinese characters) and w:Zh-Hans (simplified Chinese characters). I guess traditional and simplified Mandarin is meant. See also w:Debate on traditional and simplified Chinese characters --Goldzahn 17:38, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Currently, Wikipedia allows users to choose whether the Mandarin Wikipedia is displayed in traditional or simplified characters, however, the content is the same and it is only one Wikipedia. Sarah476 17:11, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

A good resource could be this meta:Automatic conversion between simplified and traditional Chinese. Maybe this is also a good resource: w:Chinese input methods for computers. Do we have similar information about Arabic an the Indian languages? --Goldzahn 22:54, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Comments from BarryN

On India task force: - Would be good to link to the data that supports the point that majority of Indian users use en:WP (this is an important issue for the India task force - question of whether effort is better spend on enriching en:WP with Indian knowledge/content or building out languages that are underperforming)

On China and India task forces: - To what extent is mobile Internet a critical enabler of growth? Are people accessing the Internet in India/China via their personal computer or via out-of-home institutions? Any idea from the numbers we have?


--BarryN 20:42, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

- On India, absolutely agree - this is based on the 1 day data set Brion pulled, we need the full month data that we have been waiting on.... Right now this is hypothesis...

- Mobile is providing ubiquity of access in China, but not necessarily giving it to those who don't have it (meaning those with mobile phones are already accessing the Internet in other ways). India today is also just providing mobility not new access points as mobile phones are owned principally by those already online, educated, and working. That said, this may change over time if India upgrades its mobile infrastructure and price of mobile plans come down. Good to look into Serita 00:33, 29 September 2009 (UTC)