Logo of Hindi wikipedia (http://hi.wikipedia.org)  is also updated.

Shiju Alex

On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 9:25 AM, Shiju Alex <shijualexonline@gmail.com> wrote:
Dear Indic language wikipedians,

The logos of some of the Indic language wikipedias are updated recently. Following are those wikipedias:
Among this, the Odia wikipedia logo is updated yesterday and is done by a new wikipedian. Thanks to Subhashish who started editing in Odia wikipedia recently. He had done a wonderful job.

The logos for the following language wikipedias still need to be updated.
Hope the logos will be updated soon by the respective language community.

Kindly create a new logo, upload it to commons, and log a bug in bugzilla. In case you require any assistance please contact me.

Shiju Alex

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From: Shiju Alex <shijualexonline@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 10:32 AM
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Updating the logo of Indian Language Wikipedias
To: "Discussion list on Indian language projects of Wikimedia." <wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>

Dear Indic language wikipedians,

As many of you know the default skin of wikipedias (including that of all Indic language wikipedias) is moved to the new Vector skin some time back. Please see the below mail that I sent to this list regrading this on 2010 July 1.

As some of you know, along with this update, the logo of wikipedia is also updated. The current logo is available here.

But even though almost 6 months had passed after this major update, only Bengali, Malayalam, Urdu, and Telugu wiki communities had took initiatives to update the logo. The logo update is still pending for the following Indian language wikis.
Carry Bass (User:Bastique) has took initiative to create the new logo for some of the Indian language wikis. But for languages like Kannada, Oriya, and so on even that is pending. Even if the new logo is created a bug needs to be filed by the respective wiki community to change the logo. So for most of the Indian wikis both these tasks are pending now.

I request the respective language  communities to take initiatives to create the new logo and file a bug for this update. The guidelines for creating the new logo is listed at http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikimedia_official_marks/Word_mark_creation

Please write to me if any of the language communities require any type of support regarding this.

Shiju Alex




Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 06:43:08 +0200
From: shijualexonline@gmail.com
To: wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Updating the default skin of Indian Language Wikipedias

Hi All,

As some of you already know, Usability Team is driving the task of updating the default skin of all WikiMedia Foundation wikis to a skin called Vector. English Wikipedia and some other big wikis have already moved to Vector skin some time back. Apart from the UI, the logo of Wikipedia is also updated.

Yesterday (2010 June 30) at 10:30 PM IST, some other wikis (that have carried out the formalities required for the UI change) are also moved to the new UI. Among this, 3 Indian Language Wikipedias are also there. Following are those Indian Language wikipedias:
Please note the new default skin and the new logo that are appearing on these wikis. (You may need to clear the cache to see the changes. )

Now to move your language wiki to Vector, you have to perform the following two major operations:
  1. Update the logo of your wiki
  2. Localize the Vector skin system messages
Logo update

For some languages, logo is already updated. See the list here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia/2.0

If your wiki's logo is missing from this list, then you need to create the new logo based on the instructions listed on this page. http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikimedia_official_marks/About_the_official_Marks

Localizing the Vector skin System messages

For the current update, you need to localize the Vector skin system messages. To localize the system messages, use Translate wiki - http://translatewiki.net/wiki/Main_Page

The current Localization statistics of Vector skin system messages is available here. http://translatewiki.net/wiki/User:GerardM/usability-stats

You can see that many Indian languages (for example, Tamil) are missing from this list. The reason is, none of the Vector skin system messages are localized for those languages. Even for the big Languages like Hindi and Marathi the percentage of localized messages is very low.

So I request the respective Indian Language Wikipedia communities to take required initiative to switch over to the new Skin. Usability team is planning  for next set of switch over  by the end of July. So you have almost one month to finish these tasks.

Once you finish the above tasks you need to:
  • Let the community know about this upcoming update (Use the village pump, Site Notice, Mailing list, and so on)
  • Appoint some volunteers to answer the questions related to this
  • Appoint an ambassador to collect the feedback/issues/bugs and report it to the Usability Team.
Please let me know in case you require any support regarding this.

Shiju Alex

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