Proposal:Fund the development of free fonts

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  1. Achieve continued growth in readership
  2. Focus on quality content
  3. Increase Participation
  4. Stabilize and improve the infrastructure
  5. Encourage Innovation


For scripts like the Ge'ez alphabet there is an incomplete font and there are Wikipedias like the Amharic Wikipedia that would benefit from complete support


We either support financially or we support the fundraising needed to build the font. In this way we enable the growth of our projects that rely on these scripts.


When we are serious that our local languages do well (Amharic 17 million people) we have to take care of the technical issues that we can resolve. There may be other reasons why a language is not doing well. We cannot buy everyone a computer, we can find the funds to build a font.

Key Questions

Are we serious that we support other languages.. There are indications that we are, now is this the practical thing we are willing to do?

Potential Costs

No idea.. It does not need to be much, have however no idea..


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