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
The next online office hour session of the Wikimedia Language team is
scheduled for next Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 13:00 UTC. This
session is going to be an online discussion over Google Hangouts/Youtube
with a simultaneous IRC conversation. Due to the limitation of Google
Hangouts, only a limited number of participation slots are available.
Hence, do please let us know if you would like to join in the Hangout.
This time we will be taking questions from youtube viewers, only on the IRC
channel #wikimedia-office. The channel will be open for interactions during
the session. Questions can also be sent ahead of time to us.
Our last online round-table session was held in June 2016. You can watch
the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rANCUuJRTE8
Please read below for the event details, including local time, youtube
session link and do let us know if you have any questions.
== Details ==
# Event: Wikimedia Language team's office hour session
# When: September 21, 2016 (Wednesday) at 13:00 UTC (check local time
# Where: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXgMZ7myEA4 and on IRC
Updates from the Language team and Q & A.
Language Engineering Manager