Wikimedia Language engineering/Reports/2020/October

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TriangleArrow-Left.svgSeptember 2020 Wikimedia Language engineering monthly report for October 2020 November 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 October 2020 Comments
Articles created (during the month) 21857
Articles created till end of month 753144
Number of new translators (during the month) 1089
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)

10367 es
Highest number of translations last month for a Wikipedia 2008 es
Total number of translators with only 1 published article

(cumulative number till end of the month)

44688
Total number of translators with only 2 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

9949
Total number of translators with only 3 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

4514
Total number of translators with only 4 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2624
Total number of translators with >= 5 and < 20 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

8383
Total number of translators with >= 20 and < 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

3000
Total number of translators with >= 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

1097
Articles deleted (during the month) 597

Other statistics[edit]

Top growing languages
Language Absolute growth Percent of growth
os 45 4500.00%
ce 55 1100.00%
yo 76 1085.71%
gn 16 800.00%
ckb 20 666.67%
lb 12 600.00%
kk 5 500.00%
ig 42 420.00%
rw 45 346.15%
ht 17 340.00%
en 933 339.27%
mk 554 337.80%
sc 8 266.67%
gu 29 263.64%
hy 34 261.54%
lv 28 254.55%
bs 7 233.33%
as 11 220.00%
te 108 203.77%
mt 4 200.00%
tk 2 200.00%
jv 545 197.46%
sco 15 166.67%
co 3 150.00%
km 1 100.00%
mrj 1 100.00%
ps 1 100.00%
tl 154 94.48%
tr 760 93.37%
cy 28 90.32%
fi 15 88.24%
ar 961 87.76%
or 4 80.00%
da 34 70.83%
af 30 66.67%
ms 25 62.50%
ak 7 58.33%
pa 24 54.55%
ne 3 50.00%
bg 15 46.88%
my 13 37.14%
tg 20 33.33%
ca 186 32.63%
nl 21 32.31%
bn 78 31.84%
fr 314 29.62%
es 440 26.27%
eu 19 26.03%
ta 99 24.15%
uk 215 23.04%
Languages with top published translations
Language This month
es 2115
ar 2056
tr 1574
fr 1374
en 1208
uk 1148
fa 1034
he 939
jv 821
ca 756
pt 733
mk 718
ja 519
ta 509
it 490
ru 473
vi 369
bn 323
tl 317
zh 288
gl 262
ba 232
el 224
te 161
cs 157
de 108
eu 92
id 90
ro 87
nl 86
yo 83
da 82
tg 80
ha 78
hr 78
sq 77
af 75
sr 70
pa 68
ms 65
pl 64
ur 62
ko 61
ce 60
cy 59
rw 58
ga 53
ig 52
hi 50
hu 49
Languages that had some translations in the previous month, and no translations this month
Language Previous month
om 10
bar 5
mai 4
ln 2
lo 2
tpi 2
wo 2
an 1
br 1
cv 1
fj 1
fo 1
hsb 1
jam 1
kaa 1
ki 1
mhr 1
mn 1
qu 1
sa 1
ty 1
Languages that had no translations in the previous month, and translations this month
Language This month
min 19
bcl 12
is 11
kab 8
nah 6
ady 3
azb 3
am 2
arz 2
ceb 2
ee 2
eml 2
sh 2
ug 2
xh 2
fy 1
haw 1
ie 1
io 1
iu 1
kbd 1
pms 1
sd 1
so 1
st 1
su 1
tet 1
tn 1
zu 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:

  • Fix "Translation page does not contain the latest translations/last translation" (task T255334)
  • Fix "This namespace is reserved for content page translations" when trying to translate a recently created translation unit" (task T221119)
  • Fix mandatory deletion of sub pages when deleting translatable pages (Gerrit change 636871)
  • Make Language stats appear better on mobile screens and make the header sticky (Gerrit change 631979)

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 5788 (67); MediaWiki.org 5331 (+17); Commons 1460 (+20) [1][2][3]
  • Translate extension is installed on 374 (+3) 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 last month. 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

banana-i18n

  • Introduce option to enable wiki links processing (#39)

jquery.i18n

  • No changes

jquery.uls

  • Maintenance updates only

jquery.webfonts

  • Maintenance updates and bug fixes only

jquery.ime

  • Add middle tone (macron) and fix tests for Igbo - tilde

translatewiki.net[edit]

See also translatewiki.net news page.

  • There was approximately 3 minutes of downtime because of a faulty configuration change.

Stats[edit]

  • About 87 (-12) new users [2]
  • About 379 (+2) translators made about 42.277 (+5.856) edits [3][4]
  • About 85 (-9) translators reviewed about 9.373 (-13.881) translations [5][6]

TwnMainPage[edit]

  • Localisation updates only.

Deployments and other site related updates[edit]

Cross team work/requirements[edit]

Public communication and outreach[edit]

Video presentation: Translatable modules - Better workflows for onwiki developers. Includes extensive Q&A.
Video presentation: The frontend of WikiCite

Team status[edit]