Hello. I'm an Italian user, on meta I have helpted with some translations into
the Italian language. I noticed that the translations-related pages on meta
are confusing and contain old and obsolete stuff. So, I tried to draft a
report of the most important pages, with use, status and suggestions for each
You can find the report here:
Then, I wrote a proposal to restructuring some of that pages, in order to make
them most clear and to archiving/deleting some old stuff.
You can find the proposal at Meta:Babel:
I ask everyone to review and comment the proposal on Meta:Babel. Thank you and
excuse me for my English.
Dear list members.
I am writing to you to promote a special wiki called Betawik. This wiki
facilitates the localisation (l10n) and internationalisation (i18n) of the
MediaWiki interface. You may have changed many messages on your Wikipedia to
use your language for your language profile, but if you would log in to for
example the English language Wiktionary, you would not be able to use the
interface as well translated as at the Wikipedia of your native language.
If you wish to contribute to better support of your language in MediaWiki,
as well as for many MediaWiki extensions, please visit Betawiki, create
an account and request translator priviledges. You can see the current
status of localisation of your language on [[Localization_statistics|meta]]
and do not forget to get in touch with others that may already be working on
your language on Betawiki.
If you have any further questions, please let me know. We will try and
assist you as much as possible, for example by importing all messages from a
local wiki for you to start with.
You can also find us on the Freenode IRC network in the channel
#mediawiki-i18n where we would be happy to help you get started.
Obviously we need people from the smaller communities and I have posted this
message at the village pumps that I know of, i.e. that are in a list on
meta. If you are a native writer of a smaller language, or know any that
worked on, or are working on translation of the MediaWiki interface, please
do not hesitatie to refer people to Betawiki. This message, as posted at
Village Pumps, can be copied from Betawiki.
Thank you very much for your attention and I do hope to see some of you on
Oh, apologies for the spam. I'm trying to get more traffic for Nikerabbit's
excellent service *and* have you make a better MediaWiki.
P.s. Some of us at Betawiki would like to have the Translator extension
integrated into Incubator, which would give the i18n of MediaWiki related
messages even more momentum. If you have any control over what the Wikimedia
devs do with their time, please try and get adding Translator functionality
to Incubator wiki higher on their list of priorities. ;)
Please consider this an announcement that formal bidding has begun today
for Wikimania 2008 host city. Bids can be placed on
Also, the candidate city selection jury has been announced, the names
can be found here: <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2008/Jury>
Please share this information with any local mailing lists, and
translate where applicable.
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
I noticed today that the IRC Guidelines (
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_guidelines) weren't translated into other
languages even though they supposedly apply to all. This isn't very good
practice. Do you think it should be translated?
This also applis to the #wikipedia guidelines, but it looks someone beat me
to that! (http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_guidelines/wikipedia) However,
I'm not sure if they are done arguing on that page, so it may be best to
wait a little bit before you being translating.
Thanks, and looking forward to comments!
Note: This e-mail address is used for mailing lists. Personal emails sent
this address will probably get lost.
A formal annoucement of call for applications. Please let your
community share this information. Put it on your language mailinglist
or Village pump, Bistro, Bar ... The deadline comes soon, tomorrow.
Cheers from Taipei
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Hsiang-Tai (Ted) Chien <hsiangtai.chien(a)gmail.com>
Date: Aug 1, 2007 4:02 PM
Subject: [Wikimania-planning-l] Wikimania Golden Awards
To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List
<foundation-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, "Wikimania general list (open
Cc: wm07prepare(a)googlegroups.com, wikimania-planning-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org
We will have a Wikimania Golden Awards activity from now to August 4,
2007. You will have a chance to win a prize cup and a WikiStick USB
device which contains local Wikipedia database and context search
software for free. For more information, you may refer to the
Wikimania Golden Awards page on the Wikimania website this year:
The winners will be announced in the Award Session of Wikimania in
August 5, 2007.
Want to win the prize? Submit your best graphics and join the contest!
Wikimania Organization Team
Wikimania-planning-l mailing list
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