On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Guillaume Paumier
* Google custom search: Waldir recently used Google Custom Search to
created a search tool to find technical information across many pages
and sites where information is currently fragmented:
. We could set up a similar tool (or a floss alternative) that would
include all glossaries. By advertising the tool prominently on
existing glossary pages (so that users know it exists), this could
allow us to curate more specific glossaries, while keeping them all
searchable with one tool.
Just a quick note to let people know that this is now up and running:
(Note to Ghostery users: you'll have to enable "Google AJAX Search
API" to see search results.)
I'm slightly annoyed that this is a third-party tool and I'd much
prefer a floss alternative running on Tool Labs or something, but
until that happens, we have a working tool we can use to search a term
across scattered Wikimedia-related glossaries.
I'd like to find people to help maintain the URL list (right now
there's a version at
) so if you'd
like to help, contact me offlist and I'll give you access.
The next step is to better organize the glossaries, and actually add
definitions; I'll start another thread later about this.
Technical Communications Manager — Wikimedia Foundation