Wikimedia Language engineering/Reports/2020/April

TriangleArrow-Left.svgMarch 2020 Wikimedia Language engineering monthly report for April 2020 May 2020TriangleArrow-Right.svg

Monthly updates from the Wikimedia Language team about changes to internationalization and translation and other language support features. Names of people assumed to contribute as volunteers are in bold text.

HighlightsEdit

Content TranslationEdit

Content Translation allows people to translate Wikipedia articles. Check out also the updates about version 2.

Usage dataEdit

Content Translation monthly data April 2020 Comments
Articles created (during the month) 23060
Articles created till end of month 637224
Number of new translators (during the month) 1632
Highest number of articles created by one user

(cumulative number till end of the month)

10011 vi
Highest number of translators for a Wikipedia

(cumulative number till end of the month)

9626 es
Highest number of translations last month for a Wikipedia 2358 fr
Total number of translators with only 1 published article

(cumulative number till end of the month)

40762
Total number of translators with only 2 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

8814
Total number of translators with only 3 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

4063
Total number of translators with only 4 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2333
Total number of translators with >= 5 and < 20 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

7425
Total number of translators with >= 20 and < 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2620
Total number of translators with >= 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

909
Articles deleted (during the month) 583

Other statisticsEdit

Top growing languages
Language Absolute growth Percent of growth
uz 70 7000.00%
lt 22 2200.00%
mt 21 2100.00%
azb 10 1000.00%
ak 42 525.00%
ckb 89 523.53%
et 36 400.00%
lb 3 300.00%
bg 80 296.30%
ig 8 266.67%
si 8 266.67%
war 5 250.00%
sah 2 200.00%
myv 18 163.64%
jv 19 158.33%
tyv 33 143.48%
ro 295 134.09%
sq 175 132.58%
eu 121 131.52%
lv 24 114.29%
mr 19 111.76%
da 46 102.22%
az 22 100.00%
hy 63 85.14%
fi 28 82.35%
it 382 79.75%
sr 73 77.66%
hu 29 69.05%
be 37 60.66%
la 3 60.00%
te 12 60.00%
ba 133 56.84%
kn 41 55.41%
bjn 12 52.17%
zu 1 50.00%
ur 30 46.15%
de 30 32.97%
tr 215 29.09%
ml 66 28.21%
he 167 25.54%
en 68 25.09%
as 1 25.00%
kk 1 25.00%
mn 1 25.00%
fr 464 23.86%
es 388 23.05%
pt 114 21.39%
cs 45 20.27%
af 10 17.54%
vi 106 16.96%
Languages with top published translations
Language This month
fr 2409
es 2071
ar 2063
uk 1903
fa 1187
tr 954
it 861
he 821
vi 731
pt 647
ca 587
ro 515
bn 450
zh 436
ja 401
ru 376
ba 367
ms 351
en 339
gl 330
ta 318
sq 307
ml 300
cs 267
el 265
eu 213
pa 177
sr 167
mk 146
hy 137
de 121
kn 115
bg 107
ckb 106
hi 104
be 98
ur 95
da 91
ha 89
nl 89
ko 88
pl 88
sv 81
id 76
hu 71
uz 71
af 67
ast 62
fi 62
tyv 56
Languages that had some translations in the previous month, and no translations this month
Language Previous month
am 5
sh 4
mai 3
pnb 3
arz 2
br 2
glk 2
hif 2
ia 2
mwl 2
scn 2
sm 2
ti 2
tt 2
vec 2
ay 1
bpy 1
cv 1
eml 1
fo 1
ks 1
kv 1
lrc 1
new 1
rue 1
ug 1
Languages that had no translations in the previous month, and translations this month
Language This month
qu 8
yi 5
lmo 4
co 2
fy 2
lg 2
ang 1
ch 1
fj 1
gd 1
io 1
kg 1
kw 1
ky 1
mg 1
mi 1
mzn 1
nds 1
ny 1
pag 1
pap 1
pcd 1
pms 1
udm 1
wuu 1


TranslateEdit

Wikimedia's software is translated to hundreds of languages using the Translate extension for MediaWiki. In addition it is used to translate help pages, newsletters, policies, announcements, banners, etc. It is installed on Wikimedia special projects, translatewiki.net and many other sites. Translate is part of MLEB. Improvements made in the last month include,

  • Improve and standardize the options on Translation move and delete pages. (Phab:T168591)
  • SpecialTranslate: Stop processing taction - (Gerrit Patch)
  • Remove $wgPageTranslationNamespace completely (Gerrit Patch)
  • SECURITY FIX: Translate: HTML from messages was not escaped in Special:ManageMessageGroups. If you do not use this page (e.g. only use translatable wiki pages) you are not affected. (Phab:T242115)
  • Support export for offline translation also from command line. (Phab:T248200)
  • Make Special:SupportedLanguages do less work during web requests (Gerrit Patch)
  • Special:ExportTranslations: Disallow exporting huge groups (Gerrit Patch)
  • Remove unused create-language-models.php script (Gerrit Patch)

And a bunch of other behind the scenes improvements. Please follow this link to see a full list of patches submitted to the extension during this month.

Usage dataEdit

  • Translatable pages: Meta 4602 (-268); MediaWiki.org 4939 (161); Commons 1335 (+27) [1][2][3]
  • Translate extension is installed on 306 (0) wikis [1].

Universal Language SelectorEdit

Universal Language Selector provides language selector, list of suggested languages, input methods and web fonts. It is part of MLEB. Notable changes made include,

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only.

Please follow this link to see a full list of patches submitted to the extension during this month.

Other extensionsEdit

Babel (part of MLEB):

  • Localisation, performance and maintenance updates only.

cldr (Common Locale Data Repository) (part of MLEB):

  • Localisation, performance and maintenance updates only.

CleanChanges (part of MLEB):

  • Localisation, performance and maintenance updates only.

LocalisationUpdate (part of MLEB):

  • Localisation, performance and maintenance updates only.

TranslationNotifications:

  • Localisation, performance and maintenance updates only.

MassMessage:

  • Add fallback language support when sending translatable page as message (Phab:T165128)

MediaWiki Language Extension BundleEdit

The MediaWiki language extension bundle (MLEB) provides an easy way to bring ultimate language support to your MediaWiki. The bundle is a collection of a selected few MediaWiki extensions needed by any wiki which desires to be multilingual.

MLEB 2020.04 was released this month. Please see the release notes for a list of changes.

MediaWiki core internationalizationEdit

Changes to translations and equivalent localisation data (magic words, namespace names) are not included in this list. The volunteer translators are updating translations every day to keep up with changes.

Project MilkshakeEdit

Project Milkshake consists of four re-usable jQuery internationalization libraries.

jquery.i18n

jquery.uls

jquery.webfonts

jquery.ime

translatewiki.netEdit

See also translatewiki.net news page.


StatsEdit

  • About 91 (+6) new users [2]
  • About 369 (+41) translators made about 42.300 (-8.700) edits [3][4]
  • About 98 (+11) translators reviewed about 15.000 (+4.900) translations [5][6]

TwnMainPageEdit

Deployments and other site related updatesEdit

  • ContentTranslation now supports Google Translate machine translation in Amharic, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Scots Gaelic and Xhosa languages. (T249852)
  • Default machine translation Chinese is set to Google Translate. (T249469)

Cross team work/requirementsEdit

Public communication and outreachEdit

Team statusEdit