Forwarded from another list. Announcement for a new extension the Language
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De : "Niklas Laxström" <niklas.laxstrom(a)gmail.com>
Date : 28 nov. 2012 04:17
Objet : [Mediawiki-i18n] MediaWiki Language Extension Bundle launches
À : "MediaWiki internationalisation" <mediawiki-i18n(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, <
The Wikimedia Language Engineering team is pleased to announce the
first release of the MediaWiki Language Extension Bundle. The bundle
is a collection of selected MediaWiki extensions needed by any wiki
which desires to be multilingual.
This first bundle release (2012.11) is compatible with MediaWiki 1.19,
1.20 and 1.21alpha.
Get it from https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MLEB
The Universal Language Selector is a must have, because it provides an
essential functionality for any user regardless on the number of
languages he/she speaks: language selection, font support for
displaying scripts badly supported by operating systems and input
methods for typing languages that don't use Latin (a-z) alphabet.
Maintaining multilingual content in a wiki is a mess without the
Translate extension, which is used by Wikimedia, KDE and
translatewiki.net, where hundreds of pieces of documentation and
interface translations are updated every day; with Localisation Update
your users will always have the latest translations freshly out of the
oven. The Clean Changes extension keeps your recent changes page
uncluttered from translation activity and other distractions.
Don't miss the chance to practice your rusty language skills and use
the Babel extension to mark the languages you speak and to find other
speakers of the same language in your wiki. And finally the cldr
extension is a database of language and country translations.
We are aiming to make new releases every month, so that you can easily
stay on the cutting edge with the constantly improving language
support. The bundle comes with clear installation and upgrade
installations. The bundle is tested against MediaWiki release
versions, so you can avoid most of the temporary breaks that would
happen if you were using the latest development versions instead.
Because this is our first release, there can be some rough edges.
Please provide us a lot of feedback so that we can improve for the
Mediawiki-i18n mailing list
We have a workshop at Jakarta to look at Indonesian language incubator
Currently is unaffiliated with the unaffiliated WIL ;)
But we can change that.. ;)
I read the second WIL meeting was cancelled. Any one interested in running
the second meeting during the afternoon or evening of Thursday, or Friday
sent from Galaxy Note
When the Universal Language Selector goes live, it will go live with
support for the "Open-Dyslexic" font . This font supports the Latin
An initial list of some 25 languages has been identified that will be
supported. It includes English, Portueguese, Icelandic to name a few. It
does not support Indonesian, Dutch or Tagalog to name a few others.
I am sure that at least 50 more languages can be supported by the
characters already supported by this font. I understand that the developer
of the font is quite happy to consider for additional characters that will
complete the support for "your" language.
The question is, is your language on the list or can your language be added
to the list . It will be great because it will open up such a treasure
trove of information to dyslectic people. ... ahum the Wikipedia in your
When your language cannot be added to the list at this time, it will be
important to identify the missing characters.
PS I blogged about the subject the last few days ...  In my opinion this
is one very important improvement in the usability of MediaWiki.
Hopefully some of you already know about the help page framework that
we have worked on to increase editor engagement in Bangla Wikipedia, a
small Wikipedia. The project report about this help page framework is
now available on Meta so you can now take a look and give us feedback.
You are also encouraged to ask for clarifications if you don't
understand anything clearly.
Here is the link to the report:
For your information, we are now done with the help page framework
pilot and the pilot report is under-way.
Looking forward to your feedback. It is more important than you think.
This framework is designed for small Wikipeidas only, so in future,
this may get implemented on other interested small projects too.
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