On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 1:38 AM, Mark Williamson <node.ue(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Thu, Aug 5,
2010 at 2:22 PM, Mark Williamson <node.ue(a)gmail.com>
> > 2) Implement spelling and punctuation check automatically within GTTK
> > posting of the articles.
> > There is spell check in Translator Toolkit, although it's not
> > all languages. We don't have any punctuation checks today and I doubt
> > we can release this anytime soon. (If it's not available in Google
> > Gmail, then it's unlikely that we'll have it for Translator Toolkit,
> > well, since we use the same
> > What's the proposal, though - would you like for us to prevent
> > articles if they have too many spelling errors, or simply warn the
there are X spelling errors? Any input you can
provide on preferred
behavior would be great.
I would say to force spellcheck before publication, which does not
seem to be the case currently. I think this would be enough - perhaps
a warning as well. I don't know about preventing publication, although
that might work too.
How about this: we pop up a window that says, "Your translation has
misspelled words: X. Publish anyway?"
Does that work?
That sounds great to me.
OK - I'll file this with engineering. The red links fix is going in the
next release (this month). Not sure if we can rush this through the
current release but we'll shoot for a subsequent release (maybe in
far as Indic languages go, I would ask if there's any chance
you have any Oriya speakers - with 637 articles, the Oriya Wikipedia
is by far the most anemic of Indic-language Wikipedias, in spite of a
speaker population of 31 million.
Oriya is one of the languages we'd love to work on. We don't have any
activity on this today but if you have some Wikipedians who'd like to
us get this off the ground, we'd love to get
their contact info and we
follow up from there.
Unfortunately, there is currently not even an Oriya Wikipedia
community. I think such a project would need to be managed a bit
differently - seeking to either create a community (no reason
participants can't start a community), or to be relatively limited in
scope, or else to have more stringent controls on content quality. I
would love to help with that myself in any way possible.
I spoke with our India team and it looks like Oriya, unfortunately, is not
one of our target languages this year. If you're wiling to help, though,
I'll put you in touch with our project manager in India to see if there's a
way to push this through.
Another option with a bit more community but still very underdeveloped
is the Punjabi Wikipedia, with 1919 pages. I would recommend
contacting Gman124 or Sukh at that project on their user talk pages or
through the e-mail user function.
I'll add this to the thread with the India-based project manager.
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