[Mediawiki-i18n] beta testing mobile webfonts
gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Thu Dec 19 09:32:57 UTC 2013
Would it be possible to add support for the OpenDyslexic font; seven to 10%
of a population suffer from dyslexia.
On 17 December 2013 01:51, Ryan Kaldari <rkaldari at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Yes, the email was mostly intended for the language team, but anyone is
> welcome to add their thoughts. Everything has been deployed at this point
> and it is only a question of changing a config variable. I have no specific
> timeline for it (since it's just a side project), but I would love to start
> beta testing it before the end of the year.
> Ryan Kaldari
> On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 3:46 PM, Arthur Richards <arichards at wikimedia.org>wrote:
>> I suspect this is something the language team will best be able to answer.
>> Beyond this, do you need any other support in order to get webfonts out
>> to one of these wikis? And out of curiosity, what is your timeline for this?
>> On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 2:03 PM, Ryan Kaldari <rkaldari at wikimedia.org>wrote:
>>> Per conversations with Amir, Santhosh, Siebrand, and Jon, I would like
>>> to beta test mobile webfonts on 1 wiki and then possibly add more wikis
>>> later if the beta test does not cause any adverse effects. To this end, I
>>> have identified seven candidate wikis that I would like your help to narrow
>>> down further. These seven wikis meet the following criteria:
>>> 1. The language of the wiki would benefit from loading a webfont by
>>> 2. The default font would be less than 50K in size
>>> 3. The wiki has at least 50 active users (i.e. a community)
>>> Language Code Articles Users Active Users Font Size Punjabi pa 8,069
>>> 6,818 61 12.6K Gujarati gu 24,623 17,696 59 28K Marathi mr 39,621
>>> 39,114 135 36.4K Nepali ne 24,944 14,379 73 36.5K Hindi hi 109,045
>>> 101,837 274 37.3K Oriya or 4,535 5,937 76 47.8K Kannada kn 14,384
>>> 17,455 177 48K
>>> The main variables that I don't know are:
>>> 1. How bad is the experience on each of these wikis without webfonts?
>>> 2. Do we already have a working relationship with the communities on any
>>> of these wikis?
>>> If you guys could help me narrow down this list to one or two choices,
>>> it would be greatly appreciated!
>>> Ryan Kaldari
>> Arthur Richards
>> Software Engineer, Mobile
>> IRC: awjr
>> +1-415-839-6885 x6687
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