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
Hello, language engineers and friends of languages!
There's a session proposed for the Wikimania Dev Summit on
LanguageConverter and ContentTranslation. It is currently scheduled for
11:30AM on Tuesday of the WikiDev'16 summit (2015-01-05).
How many of your language folks are going to attend the developer summit
this year? Will we have enough to make this a useful conversation?
There seems to be some concern that the discussion will not be productive
and thus we should not schedule the session. Please respond in the phab
task (https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T113002) if you are interested and
plan to attend. Thanks!
ps. For background reading, you might check out my note to the language
committee earlier this year (
and the RFC for "Scoped Language Converter" (T484). I also led a
discussion at last year's dev summit (
Dear language engineering team,
I am writing to you all to request for pushing the pull request that was
created in this August (https://github.com/wikimedia/jquery.ime/pull/408)
There was a request to create a new IME OdiScript for the same language
July this year (https://github.com/wikimedia/jquery.ime/pull/403). This was
done as advised by you all to ensure there is no violation of any
An email was sent to Amir by the Assamese Wikimedia community to create the
Assame Rodali IME as the creator of this IME, Gunadeep Chetia was facing
problem to update (https://github.com/wikimedia/jquery.ime/pull/353).
I do understand you all must be quite occupied with many requests from many
language communities but would greatly appreciate if these three requests
could be added to the upcoming batch.