[Foundation-l] English language dominationism is striking again

John Doe phoenixoverride at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 14:46:08 UTC 2010

Like I said before, If I can get some template support on commons, Ive got a
translation tool that uses one of googles APIs for translating. I just need
some assistance with figuring out how to best integrate it into commons. But
I do have a on demand mass translation tool.


On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 10:17 AM, Tisza Gergo <gtisza at gmail.com> wrote:

> Magnus Manske <magnusmanske at ...> writes:
> > Basically, this will (on the search page only!) look at the last query
> > run (the one currently in the edit box), check several language
> > editions of Wikipedia for articles from the individual words (in this
> > case, "Pferd" and "Schach"), count how many exist, pick the language
> > with the most hits (in this case, German), and put a link to link to
> > Nikola's tool under the search box. The link pre-fills the source
> > language and query in the tool, which automatically opens the
> > appropriate search page.
> Again, I would suggest using Google (or an alternative with open data, if
> one
> exists) instead of trying to reinvent the wheel:
> http://translate.google.com/#auto|en|Pferd%20Schach<http://translate.google.com/#auto%7Cen%7CPferd%20Schach>
> http://code.google.com/apis/ajaxlanguage/documentation/#Detect
> It might support less languages then we have wikipedias for, but I'm pretty
> sure
> it would give better results for the major ones.
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