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  • 2014-12-monthly:
  • UniversalLanguageSelector:
    • Made the width of the ULS panel configurable according to the number of languages.
    • Removed the map. The analytics showed that very few people click it.
    • Improve the visual design of the Compact Language Links beta feature (done by Niharika Kohli, design and review by Pau Giner and Santhosh Thottingal)
    • Improve the performance of language search (done by Thiemo Mättig, review by Santhosh Thottingal)
    • Add ability to rely on default configuration when loading messages in jquery.i18n.
    • Positioning fixes for the Input Method selector.
  • Translate
    • Multiple fixes to translation memory

Rationale[edit | edit source]

If you can't type in your language, or if your operating system doesn't natively have the ability to display your language on the web, you are impeded from reading or editing Wikimedia projects. As Wikimedia reaches into strategic priority regions like India, ensuring that we eliminate all barriers to access and participation is escalating in priority.

Key deliverables[edit | edit source]

Deliverables of this project will likely include:

  • Consistent support for web fonts as needed, building on the web fonts extension
  • Consistent availability of input methods for all supported languages in any Wikimedia projects (e.g. it should be possible to type in Hindi on the English Wikipedia), building on the Narayam extension
  • Support for new input methods (including potentially on-screen keyboards) and new character sets
  • Porting/implementing relevant support on mobile devices
  • Improvement of RTL support, especially in a bidirectional context
  • Resolution of other critical issues, e.g. resolve encoding conflicts with search engines

Timeline[edit | edit source]

  • The team formed in July/August 2011, at which point requirements gathering, prioritization and development began to officially kick off.
  • You can access the full list of the team's todos for this sprint (two weeks period) on Mingle.

Additional documents[edit | edit source]

Impact Measurement and Metrics[edit | edit source]

Communications[edit | edit source]