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Enable Bengali typing tool in Bengali Wikisource
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Author: bellayet

Description:
Please enable Bengali typing tool at bnwikisource. So that user can type Bengali from the site without any tool available at their computer locally.


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bz36104

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 22 2014, 12:24 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz36104.
bzimport created this task.Apr 19 2012, 5:12 PM

Is there any local consensus to enable the Bangla typing too there? If so link to that consensus please.

Will be scheduled for enabling during the i18n deployment window on a Tuesday soon as consensus link is present.

bellayet wrote:

Typing tool is already present in Bengali Wikipedia. If it is important for Wikipedia and then why not for other wiki in same language.

Since Bengali Wikipedia is the largest wiki in Bengali language and have the typing tool, why we need consensus for the same tool for smaller wiki like wikisource, wiktionary, wikibooks, where consensus may not applicable due to poor number of users?

If the consensus is really important for this particular context, I've asked opinion from other regular user in local wiki, here is the link: http://bit.ly/Jk1kY1

(In reply to comment #3)

Typing tool is already present in Bengali Wikipedia.

The existing typing tool in Bengali wikipedia is a local javascript hack and there is no official support for that. By typing tool we mean http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Narayam This is the extension deployed in many non-latin wikis for typing and officially supported by WMF Localization team.

Please clarify whether you are looking for copying the javascript tool to wikisource or whether you are looking for Narayam input method extension. If it is the first one, then the category is not extension setup.

bellayet wrote:

(In reply to comment #4)

(In reply to comment #3)

Typing tool is already present in Bengali Wikipedia.

The existing typing tool in Bengali wikipedia is a local javascript hack and
there is no official support for that. By typing tool we mean
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Narayam This is the extension deployed
in many non-latin wikis for typing and officially supported by WMF Localization
team.
Please clarify whether you are looking for copying the javascript tool to
wikisource or whether you are looking for Narayam input method extension. If it
is the first one, then the category is not extension setup.

As user, we need typing tool, no matter whether it is javascript hack or extension. As far as I know existing Bengali Wikipedia scripts and the scripts for Bengali typing in Narayam extension are exactly same and does the same thing. So if we have anything that has official support, there is no reason to go for an unofficial script!

May I also add here that the keyboard layout Narayam is using right now is not error-proof for Bangla as of now. I don't think it is not a good idea to implement a extension at this point. I am happy to implement the JavaScript tool that we are using in Bangla Wikipedia with my steward tool. I have pointed this out in the local discussion.

I don't think it is a good idea* (typo fixing)

For your information, Bangla Wiktionary and Bangla Wikibooks (that's all other Bangla projects remaining) are already using this in a JS form because they don't feel like installing an extension which is not error-proof for Bangla yet.

(In reply to comment #7)

I don't think it is a good idea* (typo fixing)
For your information, Bangla Wiktionary and Bangla Wikibooks (that's all other
Bangla projects remaining) are already using this in a JS form because they
don't feel like installing an extension which is not error-proof for Bangla
yet.

Can you please file bugs to make Bangla layout in Narayam error free? Narayam is also used in meta(where people translate incl fundraising messages), translatewiki(where they translate mediawiki/other software), commons and possibly whole lot of other mediawiki installations as well. Using the script may be possible in bn.wikisource, but not these above places. So it makes more sense to fix issues in Narayam and use it everywhere to provide consistent experience as well.

bellayet wrote:

My opinion is, deploy the extension in wikis. Without using it, you can not point out the specific error in the layout. When you find an error just file a bug to make the layout error free. If you are not going to use it and file the bug, it'll never be error free for your language.

(In reply to comment #9)

My opinion is, deploy the extension in wikis. Without using it, you can not
point out the specific error in the layout. When you find an error just file a
bug to make the layout error free. If you are not going to use it and file the
bug, it'll never be error free for your language.

extension is already deployed on translatewiki.net and is available to test. Please file bugs on errors.

bellayet wrote:

(In reply to comment #10)

(In reply to comment #9)

My opinion is, deploy the extension in wikis. Without using it, you can not
point out the specific error in the layout. When you find an error just file a
bug to make the layout error free. If you are not going to use it and file the
bug, it'll never be error free for your language.

extension is already deployed on translatewiki.net and is available to test.
Please file bugs on errors.

I've file the bug: https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36217

Since Bug 36217 is closed, assigning to Niklas for deployment.

Gerrit change 16252