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Enable Narayam on Punjabi Wikipedia
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Please enable the Narayam extension on the (Eastern) Punjabi Wikipedia (pa.wikipedia). It should be enabled after r103740 is deployed to 1.18wmf1.

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 12:02 AM
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The input method is marked as beta now, we can remove it out of beta status once it is tested and stable.

In Pune in February I created the first usable version of a transliteration layout. Since then it was tested by several Punjabi speakers. They pointed out some problems, so I committed several improvements to the layout and documented it [1]

I received more positive feedback after that - some in the email and some on my talk page [1]. We now have confirmation that the transliteration layout is usable.

In fact, it's better than the current local JavaScript solution that the Punjabi Wikipedia uses for two reasons:

  1. It cannot be turned off, so Latin letters cannot be typed! (I try not to use exclamation marks in bug reports, but this is a really big problem.)
  2. It lacks some common Gurmukhi characters; see, for example, the userpage of User:Gman124, who says: "I can't seem to find how to type the uduk". By "Uduk" Gman124 probably refers to "addak", a commonly used character. It is easy to type it using Narayam.

So, the extension can be enabled now. The current JavaScript solution must be disabled. I tried to post requests about this on the village pump of that Wikipedia and to contact the two sysops of that project, but after several weeks they didn't reply. I believe that intervention is justified in this case, because the current situation may be repelling people.

[1] http://translatewiki.net/wiki/User:Amire80/narayam-pa
[1] https://pa.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Amire80

shijualex wrote:

This is bit urgent as we have first Punjabi wikipedia workshop coming up this friday. Enabling it as soon as possible will be very much helpful

For what it's worth, here's some community approval:
https://pa.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Guglani#Typing_in_Gurmukhi

I also tested it extensively with other Punjabi speakers.

(In reply to comment #3)

This is bit urgent as we have first Punjabi wikipedia workshop coming up this
friday. Enabling it as soon as possible will be very much helpful

Sorry, but Niklas Laxstrom has said in a comment on the Gerrit change that this is scheduled for deployment next Tuesday.

I didn't notice the comment about the meeting. I'll see what I can do.