বাংলা উইকিপিডিয়ার খবর পেলাম। বেশ কিছুদিন ধরে follow করছি - দেখছি, বাংলা উইকিপিডিয়াতে কেউ কিছু লিখছে না।
ভাবলাম - It's a shame that we have so little matter online from the fourth (between 4th and 7th) most widely spoken language in the world. In 1998 the total number of new non-English websites passed the number of new English websites. But not in বাংলা : Thai, Vietnamese, Romanian - everyone's ahead of us. There is so much work . . . even here on বাংলা উইকিপিডিয়া the software has to be Bengali-ized - so much to do on that front -- but personally I wanted to get started with the content - if enough of us can submit content then the rest would slowly fall into place!
I had been meaning to move to UNICODE for some time, since it was clear that everything else is just dead. . কালিপূজোর পরের দিন, I sat up and started typing with the Abhra keyboard - and started putting stuff up. You can install Abhra from the link above - it's workable though the fonts look strange in the Abhra vrinda font - they are so much smaller than the english !! The advantage is that UNICODE text is stable and will remain with us forever, so just by remapping the font the looks can be fixed in due course of time.
Of course, my typing speed is horrid and most of these articles are stubs as of now, but I must say after a day's typing I don't need the layout viewer anymore. . . need to get my yudit offline editor up and running (or fix emacs to work on bn-unicode). . .
But I realize that this is a more primitive wiki server; e.g. [:en:Durga] doesn't work, nor does  - but perhaps these are being বাংলা-ized. . .
But now I think I'll wiki-rest for a bit. . .
Articles put up today (Nov 15)[সম্পাদনা]
- 11:35, 15 Nov 2004 (hist) ব্যবহারকারী:Mukerjee(New)
- 10:36, 15 Nov 2004 (hist) বাংলাদেশ (top)
- 10:30, 15 Nov 2004 (hist) Google gmail (Was a personal writeup with lots of text, parked in বাংলাদেশ)
- 10:19, 15 Nov 2004 (hist) M বিজয়া মুখোপাধ্যায় (top)
- 10:16, 15 Nov 2004 (hist) বিজয়া মুখোপাধ্যায়
- 09:35, 15 Nov 2004 (hist) দূর্গা (top)
- 09:31, 15 Nov 2004 (hist) উইকিপিডিয়া:Upload log (uploaded "S344_durga-idol-golden.png": Durga idol, Cooperative, Chittaranjan Park New Delhi Oct 2004) (top)
- 09:31, 15 Nov 2004 (hist) চিত্র:S344 durga-idol-golden.png (Durga idol, Cooperative, Chittaranjan Park New Delhi Oct 2004) (New)
- 08:42, 15 Nov 2004 (hist) দূর্গা
- 08:34, 15 Nov 2004 (hist) সুমন চট্টোপাধ্যায় (top)
- 07:48, 15 Nov 2004 (hist) সুমন চট্টোপাধ্যায়