Wikimedia Language engineering/Reports/2015-September

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Monthly updates from WMF Editing - Language team

Content Translation[edit]

Updates from the ongoing development and deployment for Content Translation. (Newsletter)

Development update[edit]

  • Content translation has suggestions feature now. The initial version comes from Featured articles present in one wiki and not in another. This feature is being iteratively deployed to wikis.
  • Content translation stats page improved to show weekly trends, translations in progress, deletion rates.
  • Several small UI bugs were fixed and some code cleanup activity was done at the end of quarter to take care of tech debts.

Usage data[edit]

Details Numbers
Articles created (during the month) 5153
Articles created till end of month 22928
Number of new translators (during the month) 809
Highest number of articles created by one user

(cumulative number till end of the month)

463
Highest number of translators for a Wikipedia

(cumulative number till end of the month)

1011 (es)
Total number of translators with only 1 published article

(cumulative number till end of the month)

4296
Total number of translators with only 2 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

841
Total number of translators with only 3 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

364
Total number of translators with only 4 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

208
Total number of translators with >= 5 and <= 20 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

566
Total number of translators with >20 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

167
Articles deleted (during the month) 341

Comparisons[edit]

Other projects[edit]

Updates from Translate, Universal Language Selector, MLEB and other projects.

Development update[edit]

Lots of maintenance for our extensions by various people. This includes but is not limited to the on-going work to add support for extension registration and convert continuous integration jobs to use composer and npm.

Highlights for Translate:

  • Compatibility with MediaWiki 1.23 was dropped.
  • Fixed flash of unstyled content (FOUC) issues on many special pages.
  • Support for wikimedia-extra ElasticSearch plugin which allows to run translation memory on ElasticSearch with dynamic scripting disabled.

Universal Language Selector is no longer using setlang URL parameter. Instead it uses the api options module. It also supports one new language: Livvi-Karelian (olo).

An issue in converting Babel to extension registration triggered a backporting of many extension registration fixes to MediaWiki 1.25 branch.

Usage data[edit]

  • Translatable pages: Meta 2197 (+195); MediaWiki.org 2627 (+98); Commons 410 (+18)
  • Translate extension is installed on 200 wikis (+4), according to Wikiapiary

Deployments and other site related updates[edit]

Machine Translation[edit]

New language pairs for Apertium Machine Translation were added:

  • Catalan -> Esperanto
  • Catalan <-> French
  • French -> Esperanto
  • Italian -> Catalan
  • Spanish -> Esperanto

Cross team work/requirements[edit]

Team status[edit]

  • No changes