Updating the default skin of Indian Language Wikipedias
As some of you already know, Usability Team is driving the task of updating the default skin of all WikiMedia Foundation wikis to a skin called Vector. English Wikipedia and some other big wikis have already moved to Vector skin some time back. Apart from the UI, the logo of Wikipedia is also updated.
Yesterday (2010 June 30) at 10:30 PM IST, some other wikis (that have carried out the formalities required for the UI change) are also moved to the new UI. Among this, 3 Indian Language Wikipedias are also there. Following are those Indian Language wikipedias:
You can see that many Indian languages (for example, Tamil) are missing from this list. The reason is, none of the Vector skin system messages are localized for those languages. Even for the big Languages like Hindi and Marathi the percentage of localized messages is very low.
So I request the respective Indian Language Wikipedia communities to take required initiative to switch over to the new Skin. Usability team is planning for next set of switch over by the end of July. So you have almost one month to finish these tasks.
Once you finish the above tasks you need to:
Let the community know about this upcoming update (Use the village pump, Site Notice, Mailing list, and so on)
Appoint some volunteers to answer the questions related to this
Appoint an ambassador to collect the feedback/issues/bugs and report it to the Usability Team.
Please let me know in case you require any support regarding this.