Moriel Schottlender
Moriel Schottlender
Moriel Schottlender
Principal Systems Architect, Architecture Team, Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Foundation
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About me

I'm a Physicist-turned-Computer Scientist from New York, originally from Israel, and I speak and think right to left.

I'm a firm believer in free access and open source tools. My personal website is also available, and contains some web and programming projects I've done lately.

My work

I am currently the Tech Lead for Community Tech and Anti Harassment Teams.

Previously on Collaboration team and VisualEditor teams.

I've worked on VisualEditor all summer through the Google Summer of Code 2013 internship, and joined the Wikimedia Foundation in October 2013.

My Google Summer of Code project focused on providing better right-to-left language support in VisualEditor, with Amir Aharoni and Inez Korczynski as my mentors.

I focus mainly on right-to-left and media editing support and language features in VisualEditor.

Take a look at the full full Google Summer of Code 2013 proposal here.

Disclaimer: I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I intend to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • IRC: / mooeypoo
  • Email:

Language and Right-to-Left support for VisualEditor Project Updates

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Related blog posts[edit]

I wrote a couple of blogs posts explaining some of the challenges of finding proper support for right-to-left languages: