Hi everybody,

Following up on last week's email, the team has made significant improvements to the enhanced search box:
  • We developed a JavaScript-only version of the language picker, on top of the previous patch, so that users who have JS enabled (93% of our traffic) get a nicer version of the language picker.
    • Shorter language code is displayed, allowing more space for text within the search input.
    • Triggers the native selector on mobile devices.
    • The search box looks better overall.
Users who disable JavaScript, or are using old IE versions, get the native selector already presented in last email.  

It's merged into master, and deployed on beta!

Check it out: http://www.wikipedia.beta.wmflabs.org/

Deployment to production 
(Phab ticket for reference: Epic T125472)

The patch has been submitted for Thursday's Evening SWAT (Thu 00:00–01:00 UTC, Wed 16:00–17:00 PST).

Last chance to enjoy the "good old search" https://www.wikipedia.org/ !

Chris and Deborah will answer any question or concern related to this deployment

Some screenshots:

Modern browsers:

Chrome, JS: http://i.imgur.com/Jb8JVbd.png
Chrome, no-JS: http://i.imgur.com/JcBfz2h.png (basic language picker because no JS)

IE browsers:

IE8, JS: http://i.imgur.com/Nef2rn6.png (basic language picker because old IE)
IE9, JS: http://i.imgur.com/o1yrhcA.png (basic language picker because old IE)
IE10, JS: http://i.imgur.com/OY6MVwJ.png
IE11, JS: http://i.imgur.com/nQUk8fg.png
Note: the CSS for the suggestions needs some attention, currently seeing weird padding.

Mobile browsers:

iOS, JS: http://i.imgur.com/7mbCKu6.png
iOS, no-JS: http://i.imgur.com/F2rQpEE.png (basic language picker because no JS)

Note that JS is required for the typeahead/suggestions feature (this is already the case with the current page, no regression).
If you don't have JS, you will have to submit the form in order to get results.

Next A/B test: Use language detection to re-arrange the primary links to suit the user better

Coming soon! 
The team has also made significant progress, stay tuned!

For the Wikipedia.org portal team,