Wikimedia Language engineering/Reports/2020/November

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TriangleArrow-Left.svgOctober 2020 Wikimedia Language engineering monthly report for November 2020 December 2020TriangleArrow-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. Check out also the updates about version 3.

Usage data[edit]

Content Translation monthly data November 2020 Comments
Articles created (during the month) 23882
Articles created till end of month 776601
Number of new translators (during the month) 1253
Highest number of articles created by one user

(cumulative number till end of the month)

10012 vi
Highest number of translators for a Wikipedia

(cumulative number till end of the month)

10538 es
Highest number of translations last month for a Wikipedia 1943 es
Total number of translators with only 1 published article

(cumulative number till end of the month)

45446
Total number of translators with only 2 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

10067
Total number of translators with only 3 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

4621
Total number of translators with only 4 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2647
Total number of translators with >= 5 and < 20 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

8553
Total number of translators with >= 20 and < 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

3057
Total number of translators with >= 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

1139
Articles deleted (during the month) 413

Other statistics[edit]

Top growing languages
Language Absolute growth Percent of growth
ka 210 5250.00%
kw 50 5000.00%
ha 978 1253.85%
lg 10 1000.00%
sd 9 900.00%
ig 424 831.37%
az 61 435.71%
arz 7 350.00%
lmo 3 300.00%
my 126 300.00%
kk 17 283.33%
ne 25 277.78%
tl 698 221.59%
ml 93 193.75%
or 15 166.67%
gu 66 165.00%
et 6 150.00%
ba 335 144.40%
ur 88 141.94%
yo 112 136.59%
el 294 131.84%
bn 414 130.19%
bjn 6 120.00%
fy 1 100.00%
ug 2 100.00%
yi 5 100.00%
ro 76 87.36%
ast 5 83.33%
ht 18 81.82%
cs 122 77.71%
tt 9 75.00%
nn 32 74.42%
sr 48 73.85%
jv 526 64.46%
ko 31 53.45%
mrj 1 50.00%
uz 1 50.00%
mr 9 42.86%
it 200 41.67%
hu 17 36.17%
lt 3 33.33%
mt 2 33.33%
ms 15 23.44%
fr 319 23.27%
eo 10 23.26%
hi 9 18.37%
sc 2 18.18%
pa 11 16.18%
eu 9 9.78%
ckb 2 8.70%
Languages with top published translations
Language This month
es 2021
fr 1690
ar 1479
jv 1342
uk 1221
tr 1085
fa 1068
ha 1056
tl 1013
he 911
bn 732
pt 724
ca 686
it 680
ba 567
ja 543
el 517
mk 505
ig 475
ru 410
en 319
cs 279
zh 275
gl 260
ta 234
vi 222
ka 214
yo 194
te 173
my 168
ro 163
ur 150
ml 141
sr 113
gu 106
eu 101
ko 89
de 87
ms 79
pa 79
tg 77
az 75
id 75
nn 75
nl 68
hu 64
af 62
hi 58
eo 53
kw 51
Languages that had some translations in the previous month, and no translations this month
Language Previous month
ce 60
as 16
si 11
oc 7
ady 3
am 2
ee 2
km 2
ky 2
ps 2
xh 2
haw 1
ie 1
io 1
iu 1
kbd 1
mi 1
ny 1
pms 1
pnb 1
sm 1
sn 1
so 1
st 1
su 1
tet 1
tn 1
to 1
zu 1
Languages that had no translations in the previous month, and translations this month
Language This month
cv 4
bar 3
new 3
ace 1
fj 1
glk 1
gom 1
hsb 1
kg 1
lad 1
lij 1
mai 1
mn 1
sah 1
scn 1
vec 1
vo 1


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. Improvements made in the last month include:

  • Replace usage of jQuery show / hide in various pages
  • Remove FCFontFinder (Gerrit change 641189)
  • Various code improvements to ManageTranslatorSandboxSpecialPage & TranslationStashSpecialPage
  • export.php: remove Gettext post processing support (Gerrit change 641385)

And a bunch of other behind-the-scenes improvements. Please follow this link to see a full list of patches submitted to the extension during this month.

Usage data[edit]

  • Translatable pages: Meta 6116 (+328); MediaWiki.org 5400 (+69); Commons 1477 (+17) [1][2][3]
  • Translate extension is installed on 379 (+5) wikis [1].

Universal Language Selector[edit]

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

Please follow this link to see a full list of patches submitted to the extension during this month.

Other extensions[edit]

Babel (part of MLEB):

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only.

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

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only.

CleanChanges (part of MLEB):

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only.

LocalisationUpdate (part of MLEB):

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only.

TranslationNotifications:

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only.

MediaWiki Language Extension Bundle[edit]

The MediaWiki language extension bundle (MLEB) provides an easy way to bring ultimate language support to your MediaWiki. The bundle is a collection of a selected few MediaWiki extensions needed by any wiki which desires to be multilingual.

MLEB 2020.10 was released in October. Please see the release notes for a list of changes. Next MLEB release will be in 2021.01

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.

Reusable JavaScript libraries for language support[edit]

language-data

  • No updates

banana-i18n

  • No updates

jquery.i18n

  • No updates

jquery.uls

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only.

jquery.webfonts

  • No updates

jquery.ime

  • Add Obolo tilde keyboard

translatewiki.net[edit]

See translatewiki.net news page.

Stats[edit]

  • About 90 (+3) new users [2]
  • About 372 (-7) translators made about 38.843 (-3.434) edits [3][4]
  • About 100 (+15) translators reviewed about 9.843 (+470) translations [5][6]

TwnMainPage[edit]

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only.

Deployments and other site related updates[edit]

Cross team work/requirements[edit]

Public communication and outreach[edit]

Slides for the presentation at the Catalan wiki meeting (Viquitrobada), in English and Catalan
  • Amir Aharoni: A presentation on Global templates at the online Catalan wiki meeting (speech mostly in English, slides in English and Catalan).
Video of the presentation "Global templates, now" in the Catalan wiki meeting (Viquitrobada), in English and Catalan.

Team status[edit]