Submissions/The Brief History of Myanmar Wiki Development

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After careful consideration, the programme committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2013 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no.
1016
Subject no.
A1
Title of the submission
The Brief History of Myanmar Wiki Development
Type of submission
presentation
Author of the submission
Maung San
Country of origin
Myanmar
Affiliation
E-mail address
slayeroflion@gmail.com
Username
Lionslayer
Personal homepage or blog
lionslayer.yoeyar.com
Abstract
Burmese is one of world's major 50 languages. Yet, Myanmar Wiki community is still relatively small. But today numbers of active Wikipedians and article counts are quite a development during recent years. This topic will briefly explain up and down, and obstacles and successes of Myanmar Wiki project development.
Detailed proposal
Burmese is one of world's major 50 languages. Yet, Myanmar Wiki community is still relatively small. But today numbers of active Wikipedian and article counts are quite a development during recent years. Myanmar Wikipedia was started in 2005 Dec with over a hundred articles. The very first problem we encountered was the encoding of Burmese script. And it still is a major problem till now. There are many pseudo Unicode fonts which are not compatible with the standard Unicode system. Contributors are confused in choosing the fonts and keyboards. Moreover, there were strict internet censorship, black-out electricity and very slow internet speed. This topic will briefly explain up and down, obstacles and successes of Myanmar Wiki project development.
Track
WikiCulture and Community
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Language of presentation/talk
English
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes
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  1. အမီရ်ရ ဧ။ အဟရိုနိ (talk) 13:57, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
  2. Lionslayer (talk) 20:34, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
  3. Daniel Mietchen (talk) 16:42, 20 April 2013 (UTC)
  4. Phoebe (talk) 04:37, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
  5. Jeromy-Yu Chan, COIC (talk) 17:51, 5 May 2013 (UTC)