Wikimedia Language engineering/Reports/2018-August

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TriangleArrow-Left.svgJuly 2018 Wikimedia language engineering monthly report for August 2018 September 2018TriangleArrow-Right.svg

Monthly updates from the Wikimedia Language team about changes to internationalization and translation and other language support features. Names of people assumed to contribute as volunteers are in bold text.

Highlights[edit]

Content Translation[edit]

Content Translation allows people to translate Wikipedia articles. Also check out out the newsletter and updates about version 2.

Usage data[edit]

Content Translation monthly data August 2018
Articles created (during the month) 10,133
Articles created till end of month 355,113
Number of new translators (during the month) 875
Highest number of articles created by one user

(cumulative number till end of the month)

4613
Highest number of translators for a Wikipedia

(cumulative number till end of the month)

6950
Total number of translators with only 1 published article

(cumulative number till end of the month)

27,853
Total number of translators with only 2 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

5972
Total number of translators with only 3 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2681
Total number of translators with only 4 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

1574
Total number of translators with >= 5 and < 20 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

4876
Total number of translators with >= 20 and < 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

1719
Total number of translators with >= 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

507
Articles deleted (during the month) 524

Translate[edit]

Wikimedia's software is translated to hundreds of languages using the Translate extension for MediaWiki. In addition it is used to translate help pages, newsletters, policies, announcements, banners, etc. It is installed on Wikimedia special projects, translatewiki.net and many other sites. Translate is part of MLEB.

Usage data[edit]

  • Translatable pages: Meta 4491; MediaWiki.org 3690; Commons 809 [1][2][3]
  • Translate extension is installed on 217 wikis Wikiapiary

Universal Language Selector[edit]

Universal Language Selector provides language selector, list of suggested languages, input methods and web fonts. It is part of MLEB.

Other extensions[edit]

Babel (part of MLEB):

cldr (Common Locale Data Repository) (part of MLEB):

CleanChanges (part of MLEB):

LocalisationUpdate (part of MLEB):

TranslationNotifications:

MediaWiki Language Extension Bundle[edit]

  • No release this month.

MediaWiki core internationalization[edit]

Changes to translations and equivalent localisation data (magic words, namespace names) are not included in this list. The volunteer translators are updating translations every day to keep up with changes.

Project Milkshake[edit]

Project Milkshake consists of four re-usable jquery internationalization libraries.

jquery.i18n

jquery.uls

  • No changes.

jquery.webfonts

  • No changes.

jquery.ime

  • No changes.

translatewiki.net[edit]

See also translatewiki.net news page.

  • MediaWiki extension used on Wikimedia sites are now reorganized. Until recently it was divided into "Main" (most common extensions) and everything else. It is now divided into several more groups by themes: Main, Fundraising, Media, Wikivoyage, Technical (API, Ops), etc. The intention is to helping volunteer translators prioritize their work more efficiently. See Phabricator task.

Stats[edit]

  • About 85 (=) new users
  • About 400 (+30) translators made about 63k (+13k) edits
  • About 110 (+40) translators reviewed about 15k (+8k) translations

Sources: [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

TwnMainPage[edit]

Deployments and other site related updates[edit]

  • Added support for LingoCloud Machine Translation service in ContentTranslation. (task T186715)

Cross team work/requirements[edit]

Team news[edit]