Internationalization @Wikipedia: Helping Add the Next Billion Web Users

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 10:00 – 10:45am in B301


This presentation is about open source internationalization (i18n) tools and technologies that are being developed and rolled out to support 284 languages for Wikipedia communities that enable millions of users to read and edit Wikipedia content with open source IMEs and web fonts.


Wikipedia readership is growing at an exponential pace globally. Wikipedia’s i18n engineering group rolled out open source Web Fonts and input method key maps earlier this year to enable users to access articles in major Indic languages. Learn more about the technology, source code, user experience feedback, and community participation in using and enhancing these tools.

Speaking experience

Experienced public speaker - presented for more than a decade at many international conferences including OSCON, FOSDEM, Gnunify, LinuxAsia, FOSS.IN, Open World Forum, OSSPAC.