Wikimedia Language engineering/Reports/2020/January

TriangleArrow-Left.svgDecember 2019 Wikimedia Language engineering monthly report for January 2020 February 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 January 2020 Comments
Articles created (during the month) 14971
Articles created till end of month 582019
Number of new translators (during the month) 1222
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)

9143 es
Highest number of translations last month for a Wikipedia 1229 es
Total number of translators with only 1 published article

(cumulative number till end of the month)

38353
Total number of translators with only 2 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

8263
Total number of translators with only 3 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

3708
Total number of translators with only 4 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2170
Total number of translators with >= 5 and < 20 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

6917
Total number of translators with >= 20 and < 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2397
Total number of translators with >= 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

840
Articles deleted (during the month) 409

Other statisticsEdit

Top growing languages
Language Absolute growth Percent of growth
ak 246 24600.00%
hy 62 885.71%
ky 7 700.00%
af 42 350.00%
tr 465 344.44%
arz 3 300.00%
si 3 300.00%
min 22 244.44%
be 57 178.13%
th 33 143.48%
simple 4 133.33%
az 15 125.00%
eo 51 108.51%
bg 14 100.00%
tt 1 100.00%
war 2 100.00%
pl 47 95.92%
ms 234 92.86%
as 4 80.00%
de 36 80.00%
hr 10 66.67%
kn 31 64.58%
my 9 64.29%
yo 3 60.00%
sco 11 52.38%
zh 149 51.03%
an 1 50.00%
vi 158 48.62%
gl 74 38.34%
ku 3 33.33%
nn 12 31.58%
bs 6 30.00%
uk 268 29.29%
el 56 27.86%
ro 36 24.16%
hu 7 20.00%
ne 1 20.00%
ru 58 17.11%
sl 5 16.13%
he 58 15.89%
ca 79 15.31%
fi 4 12.12%
eu 1 4.35%
id 1 2.08%
ja 7 2.01%
ur 1 0.68%
Languages with top published translations
Language This month
es 1269
ar 1196
fr 1193
uk 1183
fa 658
tr 600
ca 595
ta 551
pt 494
ms 486
vi 483
zh 441
he 423
ru 397
it 386
ja 355
pa 271
bn 268
gl 267
el 257
en 249
ak 247
ro 185
cs 149
ur 148
tg 107
eo 98
pl 96
ml 92
be 89
nl 88
de 81
kn 79
ba 72
hy 69
sr 62
ko 58
th 56
af 54
ckb 54
nn 50
id 49
mk 49
sv 45
hu 42
fi 37
sl 36
hi 34
da 33
sco 32
Languages that had some translations in the previous month, and no translations this month
Language Previous month
ig 13
ny 12
wo 11
os 6
tw 6
am 5
st 5
fj 4
mi 4
ts 4
glk 2
myv 2
av 1
bi 1
cv 1
ee 1
fy 1
io 1
km 1
kw 1
lb 1
mt 1
new 1
ps 1
sah 1
sd 1
sh 1
zu 1
Languages that had no translations in the previous month, and translations this month
Language This month
eml 24
la 6
vec 4
is 3
nov 2
sm 2
bar 1
ceb 1
gom 1
pih 1
rn 1
sa 1
so 1
to 1
vls 1
wu 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,

  • Translate extension now requires PHP 7.2.x and MediaWiki 1.33 or above.
  • Improve performance with large message groups by implement maximum query size in MessageCollection. (Phab:T230100)

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 4766 (+80); MediaWiki.org 4717 (+299); Commons 1290 (+24) [1][2][3]
  • Translate extension is installed on 305 (+5) 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,

  • Add support for keyboard events for the setlang dialog (Gerrit Patch)
  • Remove setlang URL parameter on dialog close (Gerrit Patch)

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 and maintenance updates only.

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

  • Updated to cldr 36.

CleanChanges (part of MLEB):

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only.

LocalisationUpdate (part of MLEB):

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only.

TranslationNotifications:

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only.

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 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 translatewiki.net news page.

StatsEdit

  • About 66 (+7) new users [2]
  • About 312 (+8) translators made about 42.000 (-200) edits [3][4]
  • About 78 (-2) translators reviewed about 32.700 (+24.650) translations[5][6]

TwnMainPageEdit

  • Localisation updates only.

Deployments and other site related updatesEdit

Cross team work/requirementsEdit

Public communication and outreachEdit

Team statusEdit

  • Petar Petković, Software Engineer on the Language team for more than 2 years left the team in January 2020. He had been instrumental in many of the feature updates for Content Translation. The Language team thanks him for his service and for being a valuable colleague.