SVG Translation Campaign 2019 in India

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SVG Translation Campaign 2019 in India

Rajeeb Dutta

Hello everyone,


As it is said, "A picture is worth a thousand words but vector illustrations are even better", [Attribution]. I am delighted to announce the "SVG Translation Campaign 2019 in India". SVG Translation Campaign 2019 in India is a planned 38-day long campaign to translate the English-labelled SVG files into Indian languages for use on regional language Wikipedias. During Wikigraphists Bootcamp in September 2018, we had several Wikimedians from India who were trained on using Inkscape and other tools, to create vector illustrations (SVG is a file format for vector graphics, like JPG for raster graphics). This campaign is a follow-up of that project and also with a goal to promote the idea of vector graphics among the larger Indian community. Often, we see English-labelled SVG files being used on Indian Wikipedias, this campaign also helps us to have localised SVG files with labels in regional languages to be used on Wikipedias.


More about the campaign can be seen at:, where all the required material to understand about vector graphics and SVGs is already listed. There will be campaign specific tutorials for the campaign posted soon at:


This message is to notify the community about the planned campaign, more details to follow soon. The campaign starts on 21st. February 2019, marking "International Mother Language Day", and will continue till 31st March 2019. To make it easy for the participants, a list of images (inclusive, but not limited to) will posted at:


All the communities are invited to actively take part in the campaign, you can sign-up yourself as a "Community organiser" for your language at (max two per community), or just sign up as a participant at


If you would like to organise a small onsite event, please sign up at:, before 21st January 2019. So that it'll help us to finalise the budget.


It might sound confusing, but all the resources required for smooth participation will be online far before the campaign starts on 21st February 2019. If you have any questions, please email me or post at



Rajeeb Dutta


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