Wikimedia Language engineering/Reports/2020/February

TriangleArrow-Left.svgJanuary 2020 Wikimedia Language engineering monthly report for February 2020 March 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 February 2020 Comments
Articles created (during the month) 12632
Articles created till end of month 594358
Number of new translators (during the month) 1065
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)

9279 es
Highest number of translations last month for a Wikipedia 1284 fr
Total number of translators with only 1 published article

(cumulative number till end of the month)

38964
Total number of translators with only 2 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

8429
Total number of translators with only 3 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

3791
Total number of translators with only 4 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2200
Total number of translators with >= 5 and < 20 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

7034
Total number of translators with >= 20 and < 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2450
Total number of translators with >= 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

857
Articles deleted (during the month) 321

Other statisticsEdit

Top growing languages
Language Absolute growth Percent of growth
ast 27 2700.00%
bar 9 900.00%
ceb 8 800.00%
mr 14 700.00%
ka 17 566.67%
or 22 550.00%
is 16 533.33%
sq 93 516.67%
bcl 5 500.00%
diq 36 450.00%
su 17 425.00%
mk 139 283.67%
ha 12 240.00%
hi 68 200.00%
so 2 200.00%
sr 78 125.81%
oc 10 100.00%
sc 5 100.00%
gu 7 58.33%
simple 4 57.14%
te 9 52.94%
ko 25 43.86%
sv 17 37.78%
lv 1 20.00%
tr 119 19.93%
sl 7 19.44%
tg 18 16.82%
eu 4 16.67%
et 1 14.29%
he 56 13.27%
de 9 11.69%
it 42 10.91%
fr 122 10.29%
ckb 3 5.56%
gl 13 4.87%
id 2 4.08%
vi 16 3.33%
bn 7 2.61%
es 4 0.32%
Languages with top published translations
Language This month
fr 1308
es 1269
ar 840
tr 716
uk 702
vi 496
he 478
fa 461
it 427
pt 375
ca 358
zh 336
ru 328
ms 294
ta 281
gl 280
bn 275
ja 256
en 236
mk 188
el 174
sr 140
tg 125
cs 119
ro 116
sq 111
hi 102
pa 89
de 86
ko 82
be 75
nl 72
ml 62
sv 62
ckb 57
ba 56
kn 54
id 51
ur 51
pl 47
diq 44
sl 43
ak 41
eo 41
af 32
bjn 32
hu 30
ast 28
eu 28
or 26
Languages that had some translations in the previous month, and no translations this month
Language Previous month
eml 24
ne 6
tyv 5
nov 2
tt 2
gom 1
pih 1
pnb 1
rn 1
rue 1
sa 1
to 1
vls 1
Languages that had no translations in the previous month, and translations this month
Language This month
bjn 32
co 7
km 6
sh 4
ts 3
zu 3
br 2
glk 2
ig 2
lb 2
frp 1
gag 1
gd 1
lg 1
lmo 1
lrc 1
nds 1
om 1
tn 1
tw 1
ug 1
zea 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,

  • Removed old MessageChecker code. This has been replaced by the new validator framework. (Phab:T241465)

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 4796 (+30); MediaWiki.org 4731 (+14); Commons 1304 (+14) [1][2][3]
  • Translate extension is installed on 306 (+1) 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 and maintenance updates only.

CleanChanges (part of MLEB):

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only.

LocalisationUpdate (part of MLEB):

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only.

TranslationNotifications:

  • Localisation and maintenance updates.
  • Improvements to the earlier changes made for sending user's message. (Phab:T144780)

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 2020.01 was released last month. Please see the release notes for a list of changes. Next release will be in April, 2020.

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 translatewiki.net news page.

StatsEdit

  • About 71 (+5) new users [2]
  • About 297 (-15) translators made about 42.100 (+100) edits [3][4]
  • About 75 (-3) translators reviewed about 16.300 (-16.400) translations[5][6]

TwnMainPageEdit

  • Localisation updates only.

Deployments and other site related updatesEdit

  • OpusMT machine translation support has been added for English->Assamese (as) language pair.
  • Added Yandex MT support for Chuvash (cv) language.

Cross team work/requirementsEdit

Public communication and outreachEdit

Team statusEdit

  • Chelsea Riley joined the Technical Program Management team in the Product department. She will be the Program Manager for the Inuka and Language teams.