On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 2:56 PM, Trevor Parscal <tparscal(a)wikimedia.org>wrote;wrote:
Some nice thoughts; I definitely like having a more compact trigger at the
top of the page (see page 4 of the annotated PDF).
Another thing to consider is making input methods available separately from
content or UI language: we have a lot of mixed-language wikis, and not
everybody's going to want to switch their preferences (or figure out
'uselang=' URL magic) just to type a little bit. Even for single-language
wikis like the Wikipedias, you might want to say type a name in a language
you know, on a wiki that's in another language you know.
This could be a case for a user preference, like enabling of additional
input methods in full-blown operating systems: usually if you're typing in a
language that doesn't use input methods, they'll never get in your way but
you can select some languages and now you get a status bar icon or such
where you can pick from your options. Would benefit from global preferences,
While we're in there, I've added Esperanto conversion rules to Narayam
(trunk r85504) -- it seems to work really nice! I'd strongly consider
dropping the old server-side conversion system for this if it's ready to
roll by 1.18.
(Making quick notes on bugs 3615 and 21781 to this effect.)