Wikimedia Language engineering/Reports/2021/September

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TriangleArrow-Left.svgAugust 2021 Wikimedia Language engineering monthly report for September 2021 October 2021TriangleArrow-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 September 2021 Comments
Articles created (during the month) 17389
Articles created till end of month 987899
Number of new translators (during the month) 914
Highest number of articles created by one user

(cumulative number till end of the month)

11122 tr
Highest number of translators for a Wikipedia

(cumulative number till end of the month)

11937 es
Highest number of translations last month for a Wikipedia 1644 es
Total number of translators with only 1 published article

(cumulative number till end of the month)

52505
Total number of translators with only 2 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

11761
Total number of translators with only 3 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

5635
Total number of translators with only 4 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

3129
Total number of translators with >= 5 and < 20 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

10152
Total number of translators with >= 20 and < 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

3590
Total number of translators with >= 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

1303
Total number of translators with >= 1000 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

128
Articles deleted (during the month) 345

Other statistics[edit]

Section translation
Language Revisions Unique pages Unique users
bn 13 8 5
th 1 1 1
Top growing languages
Language Absolute growth Percent of growth
sd 27 2700.00%
tt 224 1317.65%
lo 15 750.00%
gu 39 650.00%
ka 60 600.00%
nah 6 600.00%
ceb 4 400.00%
sco 4 400.00%
as 14 350.00%
mr 34 340.00%
hr 33 300.00%
smn 3 300.00%
vec 3 300.00%
uz 8 266.67%
yo 9 225.00%
bn 682 217.20%
te 157 176.40%
bs 25 166.67%
ckb 73 162.22%
si 22 157.14%
ta 533 152.29%
simple 29 120.83%
sq 74 119.35%
da 60 117.65%
ba 37 112.12%
is 1 100.00%
lb 1 100.00%
lt 3 100.00%
mn 1 100.00%
sr 40 100.00%
wa 1 100.00%
my 8 88.89%
af 9 75.00%
la 3 60.00%
kn 10 55.56%
jv 1 50.00%
tl 129 49.81%
pt 286 49.65%
tyv 3 42.86%
sw 7 41.18%
pnb 2 40.00%
ku 2 28.57%
sv 16 26.23%
sk 3 25.00%
fi 3 23.08%
es 296 20.46%
sc 1 20.00%
be 9 18.75%
fr 174 17.81%
it 73 15.77%
Languages with top published translations
Language This month
es 1743
fr 1151
bn 996
tr 902
ta 883
pt 862
ar 852
ha 657
ca 651
uk 588
ja 548
it 536
zh 504
he 500
fa 443
tl 388
gl 358
ru 308
en 294
te 246
tt 241
el 185
mk 173
zu 166
eu 154
vi 140
sq 136
ro 132
cs 125
ckb 118
da 111
ml 103
nl 102
hi 80
sr 80
sv 77
pa 74
ko 72
ba 70
id 70
ka 70
de 63
ms 63
bg 60
ur 60
hu 59
be 57
nn 57
simple 53
eo 46
Languages that had some translations in the previous month, and no translations this month
Language Previous month
ast 9
bxr 1
ce 1
dag 2
ee 2
eml 1
fo 1
gan 1
gom 1
jam 1
kk 1
kw 12
lld 1
mhr 1
mi 1
mni 10
nds 1
new 1
nv 1
olo 1
pap 1
pdc 1
rue 2
scn 2
sn 1
so 2
st 1
tpi 1
tw 15
ty 1
war 1
wo 1
xh 1
Languages that had no translations in the previous month, and translations this month
Language This month
cv 3
haw 3
mai 3
arz 2
awa 2
hif 2
rn 2
am 1
ay 1
ban 1
bm 1
bug 1
cu 1
gor 1
ki 1
ksh 1
lad 1
min 1
nia 1
nso 1
os 1
pfl 1
rm 1
sg 1
srn 1
su 1
tcy 1
tet 1
za 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:

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 6.985 (+1); MediaWiki.org 5.826 (+76); Commons 1.594 (-12) [1][2][3]
  • Translate extension is installed on 435 (+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 2021.07 was released in July, 2021. Please see the release notes for a list of changes. Next release will be in October, 2021.

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.

  • Languages added:
    • Xiang Chinese (hsn)
    • Kildin Sami (sjd)
    • Pite Sami (sje)
  • Language configuration changes:
    • Updated namespaces for Lombard

Reusable JavaScript libraries for language support[edit]

language-data

  • Add the Pa'O language (PR)
  • Update blk autonym (PR)

banana-i18n

  • gender: when gender not passed, avoid error, fallback to neutral (PR)
  • Avoid parser fail on html content with / and > (Commit)
  • Dependency updates

jquery.i18n

  • No changes

jquery.uls

  • ULS LCD: Check if region exists before adding languages (PR)
  • Localisation updates

jquery.webfonts

  • No changes

jquery.ime

  • Security fix for path-parse (PR)

translatewiki.net[edit]

See also translatewiki.net news page.

  • Server was updated to Debian 11

Language configuration updates[edit]

  • None

Stats[edit]

  • About 96 (+9) new users [2]
  • About 376 (-25) translators made about 46.332 (-67) edits [3][4]
  • About 90 (-3) translators reviewed about 15.076 (-20.823) 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]

Team status[edit]

  • Mary Munyoki joined the Inuka and Language teams as a Senior Technical Program Manager.