Wikimedia Language engineering/Reports/2018-December

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TriangleArrow-Left.svgNovember 2018 Wikimedia language engineering monthly report for December 2018 January 2019TriangleArrow-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 December 2018
Articles created (during the month) 9990
Articles created till end of month 395189
Number of new translators (during the month) 945
Highest number of articles created by one user

(cumulative number till end of the month)

5646
Highest number of translators for a Wikipedia

(cumulative number till end of the month)

7534
Total number of translators with only 1 published article

(cumulative number till end of the month)

30326
Total number of translators with only 2 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

6477
Total number of translators with only 3 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2923
Total number of translators with only 4 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

1692
Total number of translators with >= 5 and < 20 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

5317
Total number of translators with >= 20 and < 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

1836
Total number of translators with >= 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

565
Articles deleted (during the month) 597

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]

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]

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

jquery.webfonts

jquery.ime

  • Added new keyboard layouts for several languages of Western Africa: Ewe, Hausa, Igbo. (Amir. This fulfills a community wishlist item. The one for Hausa was already used in the outreach project in Nigeria.)
  • Improved layouts for Yoruba and Fon languages. (Amir, Mah3110)
  • Merged community-contributed new layouts for Santali (hpnrt) and Ho (Singkiring57) languages, as well as for several languages of Ethiopia (fgaim).

translatewiki.net[edit]

See also translatewiki.net news page.

  • As part of Google Code-In, the translatewiki configuration of several extensions was updated to split API messages (10 patches by Zoranzoki, 6 patches by rafidaslam; mentored by Amir, review help from Raymond Spekking and Niklas)

Stats[edit]


TwnMainPage[edit]

Deployments and other site related updates[edit]

Cross team work/requirements[edit]

Team status[edit]