Another extra edition of i18n software news for today :)

Wikimedia Foundation's Language team, in which I am the product manager, maintains the jquery.ime library, which provides typing solution for wikis in languages that may have lacking keyboard support [1]

Over the years people sent as many additions with new keyboards. Some of them were reviewed, merged, and deployed, but a few others somehow got forgotten and got stuck in the review queue.

Over the last few weeks I went over many old patches, and got them updated, fixed, and merged, so now it's possible to type in the following languages without installing any extra software:
* Tibetan ("Sambhota" input method by Elie Roux)
* Lushotseed (by Joshua Crowgey)
* Several vertical Mongolian and Phags Pa input methods (Feilong Huang)
* Piedmontese and Venetian (these are actually fairly simple European languages with common Latin diacritics that are available on Italian keyboards, but the communities wanted an input method)

Two more are still in the queue, as I'm waiting for some clarifications: Gothic and Ho. The Gothic one [2] is awaiting clarifications from the people who are interested in it. As for Ho, I asked the Language committee about it a few days ago. I generally support merging the keyboard layout, but I need to know which default script to define when I add the language code.

[1] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension:UniversalLanguageSelector/Input_methods
[2] https://github.com/wikimedia/jquery.ime/pull/494

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