Hi, normally I copy and paste myself as many translations as I can find
on a wish ... but I have a real problem here: my laptop is giving up ...
it overheats more and more frequently and I just made it to transfer my
due to delivery work to my other computer (where working is ... ehmmm
...) - so I am late with everything.
Now tomorrow is Easter - and of course I'd like to complete "Happy
Easter" and send it to as many firends/customers/people I know as
possible - and of course to the "word of the day"-list as well (they are
waiting for some days for their word of the day now, but I must do
urgent things first. This is one of those unique occasions when you
really can indirectly make "marketing".
So please could you go here and add your Easter wishes?
we already have: fi, fur, en, de, scn
Just klick on "modifica", add your language code and the translation.
And thanks to all who helped me with the Happy New Year!
p.s. if there's another place where this can be posted: just do it :-)
I've changed the date format framework so that languages other than
English can now have multiple date formats to be displayed in the user
interface, I've gone ahead and implemented this in the Icelandic and
Frysk language files, although the is. one is probably better for a
reference implementation. This is a call for patches against HEAD to
implement this in other languages.
To get an idea of how it works here's the $wgDateFormats array from
the LanguageIs.php file:
$wgDateFormatsIs = array(
'Sjálfgefið', <-- this means 'default' in Icelandic -->
'15. janúar 2001 kl. 16:12',
'15. jan. 2001 kl. 16:12',
'16:12, 15. janúar 2001',
'16:12, 15. jan. 2001',
'ISO 8601' => '2001-01-15 16:12:34'
The first option (number zero) should be the "default", and that one
should then be handled by the time(), date() and timeanddate()
functions as an alias for the second option (number one), other
options should then come after that and there's no (sane) limit to how
many one can specify, the last one should then be the special ISO 8601
date identified by the array key 'ISO 8601', having this key
consistant across language files ensures that a user that chooses an
ISO date in one language will have that respected when sie changes
What happened to robots.txt?
Why is this happening?
$ lynx -dump http://en.wikipedia.org/robots.txt
# Special robots.txt for nl.wikimedia.org
# No crawlers
No google, no Wayback Machine, no nothing... )-:
Weather in Twenthe, Netherlands 25/03 19:25:
9.0°C wind 0.0 m/s None (57 m above NAP)
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of
unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the
military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of
misplaced power exists and will persist.
-Dwight David Eisenhower, January 17, 1961
( Cc:ing wikipedia-l, since it is important to have broad community feedback.
Also the translators list, because the sidebar of the open-questions
page should be translated. )
That's a great page of questions, Angela. It is a *long* page, but I
hope many people will chime in with their thoughts, particularly
people who do not usually contribute their ideas on meta.
Let me add that our community has an untapped depth of talent in
fields where we currently "need" skilled help. I hope that we work to
find better ways to ask our community of active editors and readers
for help, before deciding that any particular problem cannot be solved
through distributed effort and broad collaboration.
On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 12:30:21 +0100, Angela <beesley(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> There are a lot of unanswered questions and issues currently facing
> the board, and I would appreciate your help with these.
> If you have any thoughts on the following topics, please see
> <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Board_agenda/Open_questions> and give
> your answers and suggestions, either on that page, or by email to me
> if you would prefer to reply privately.
> 1 Hosting
> 2 Trademarks
> 3 Membership
> 4 Money
> 5 Developers
> 6 Communication
> If you feel there are further questions that need to be addressed,
> please add those to the page.
> Thank you.
> Angela Beesley
> Not necessarily reflecting the views of the Wikimedia Foundation.
> foundation-l mailing list
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With all the hype about English hitting 500k, I just want to point out
another milestone that is being overlooked.
A while back, Amikeco and some others began pressing for an Ossetian
Wikipedia. It took a while, but they finally got it, and in a very short time, they
passed the 100 article mark. This is especially impressive for a language
that few people have heard of. Great work for a small group of committed
I just want to congratulate them on this achievement, and hope that it
inspires some of the other small Wikis to pick up speed and grow.
[cc to wikipedia-l]
Poor, Edmund W wrote:
> Will Wikipedia fit on a CD or DVD?
> How big is the "current article" database? (Excluding the text
> of all previous versions, because some articles have been
> modified over 500 times!)
The en: SQL dump is over 500MB compressed (.bz2) - that'd be well
over a gig uncompressed.
> What are Wikipedia's plans to move toward 1.0 and issue a Disk,
> Book, or Multi-volume set?
So far my plan [[User:David Gerard/1.0]] appears to be the closest
to a coherent plan. It relies on [[m:Article validation feature]],
which Magnus has decided will be polished up for inclusion in
This plan is so far a way to produce a 1.0-ready distribution.
We have a paper publisher who might be interested, but it would
have to be a CONSIDERABLY cut down version - think single-volume
encyclopedia, because the current en: text would be bigger than
Britannica if printed in full ...
> How far has anyone looked into delivering copies of Wikipedia
> (in any medium) to third-world schools, as in Africa or
> Indonesia? (To show my level of ignorance: Are there even any
> public libraries in Africa?)
> If Wikipedia received a donation of $100,000 - specifically earmarked
> for CD distribution to Africa, COULD it do anything?
We can do a dump to DVD very easily ;-) en: and fr: would at least
make a start on covering Africa. We could probably include *all* the
local languages with that, as their Wikipedias are much smaller.
(There are small considerations like copyright liability in an
environment where you can't just remove violations from the online
history ... but never mind that for the moment.)
I have no idea if anyone's investigated the practicalities of
distribution in Africa. However, I can guess that Africa is blanketed
in minute detail by other charities, and I have no doubt we could
hitch a ride with several, which would get a DVD into every school.
Possibly even something to run the DVD on, and something to power the
thing to run the DVD on ;-) (Or just a cheap PC with a hard disk
full of Wikipedia and a DVD for backup.)
Finally, new wikistats.
It took a couple of weekends to get the scripts up to date for the new
You may have to refresh the page in your browser to see new stats (Ctrl-F5)
Stats are generated from newest dump (March 9)
The layout has been improved in some places (newest stats on top, language
names in comparison tables).
Records counts per namespace:
Percentage categorised articles (same url as above)
Hierarchical category trees per Wikipedia (some are huge!):
Not entirely new but not yet advertised here:
EasyTimeline charts are collected per Wikipedia and listed together with the
script code. This may serve as a source of inspiration and help to learn the
syntax. Also this can help to find real gems on other Wikipedias that
deserve to be translated. Although starting a timeline from scratch is not
completely trivial, expanding, correcting or certainly translating an
existing chart is really where the plug-in earns its name.
Tech notes on script update:
Decipering the serialized compressed info was not a major hurdle, although
the Perl equivalent (http://hurring.com/code/perl/serialize/ )was unusable,
way too slow (goes through a state machine for each character), so I had to
cook something myself.
Keeping everything within reasonable memory boundaries was more difficult,
wherever possible data are written to disk in several bins (e.g. one
intermediate file per month history), sorted per bin, then merged before
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . till we *) . . .
to whom it may concern:
I think this isn't the right list, but the only one I'm subscribed to:
the http://www.wiktionary.org search field links to wikipedia.org
entries, not to the wiktionary.org ones.
>> Can I simply use the accented
>> characters, or must I use the html or numerical equivalents?
> I believe he means for a translation of the Wikistats interface.
Html characters are acceptable in α or Ӓ format,
but you can also use utf-8 encoded texts, no problem.
Wikimania is looking for speakers, workshop/tutorial proposals, and
suggestions for discussion panels. If you don't want to speak
yourself, but there is someone you would really like to see speak or
present at Wikimania, you can suggest this as well.
Send abstracts or suggestions to : cfp(a)wikimedia.org
Please distribute the call for papers widely :
On a separate note, SurfWax, a metasearchenging, released a
Wikipedia-index tool this week with some cute autocompletion features: