Wikimedia Language engineering/Reports/2020/July

TriangleArrow-Left.svgJune 2020 Wikimedia Language engineering monthly report for July 2020 August 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 July 2020 Comments
Articles created (during the month) 18849
Articles created till end of month 695224
Number of new translators (during the month) 1130
Highest number of articles created by one user

(cumulative number till end of the month)

10012
Highest number of translators for a Wikipedia

(cumulative number till end of the month)

10056 es
Highest number of translations last month for a Wikipedia 1872 ar
Total number of translators with only 1 published article

(cumulative number till end of the month)

43026
Total number of translators with only 2 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

9462
Total number of translators with only 3 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

4318
Total number of translators with only 4 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2508
Total number of translators with >= 5 and < 20 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

7999
Total number of translators with >= 20 and < 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2800
Total number of translators with >= 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

1007
Articles deleted (during the month) 450

Other statisticsEdit

Top growing languages
Language Absolute growth Percent of growth
my 25 500.00%
th 55 458.33%
tl 72 400.00%
kn 120 218.18%
ku 6 200.00%
mr 72 160.00%
ja 617 129.08%
ne 16 114.29%
bg 41 110.81%
ig 2 100.00%
min 1 100.00%
myv 1 100.00%
pnb 1 100.00%
uz 2 100.00%
cy 24 96.00%
ur 204 93.58%
ml 54 85.71%
el 89 80.18%
pa 58 74.36%
hi 37 72.55%
ky 4 66.67%
ar 734 58.35%
de 47 52.81%
fa 527 52.39%
kk 2 50.00%
la 2 50.00%
lb 1 50.00%
sv 20 42.55%
ta 60 40.82%
bjn 9 34.62%
be 21 34.43%
da 10 25.64%
ga 6 24.00%
jv 9 22.50%
gl 54 19.29%
bn 73 16.94%
en 43 14.29%
simple 1 9.09%
zh 25 7.72%
he 37 6.83%
eo 2 6.25%
es 83 5.28%
az 1 3.57%
vi 15 1.53%
Languages with top published translations
Language This month
ar 1992
es 1656
fa 1533
fr 1280
ja 1095
vi 996
uk 905
pt 825
tr 690
ca 682
he 579
bn 504
it 422
ur 422
zh 349
en 344
gl 334
ru 266
cs 207
ta 207
el 200
ms 192
nl 189
kn 175
ro 145
sr 140
de 136
pa 136
ml 117
mr 117
id 100
sq 96
tl 90
hi 88
pl 86
be 82
ko 82
bg 78
mk 77
eu 71
nn 69
sv 67
th 67
af 52
cy 49
da 49
jv 49
hr 45
bjn 35
eo 34
Languages that had some translations in the previous month, and no translations this month
Language Previous month
sah 230
kab 11
si 7
dv 3
fy 3
am 2
an 2
vec 2
zea 2
ang 1
bi 1
bpy 1
chr 1
co 1
dsb 1
eml 1
frr 1
got 1
hsb 1
lij 1
lo 1
mai 1
mg 1
mwl 1
ss 1
szl 1
vls 1
wa 1
Languages that had no translations in the previous month, and translations this month
Language This month
kw 13
mt 7
yo 6
azb 3
br 3
mn 3
wuu 3
wo 2
xh 2
bar 1
bcl 1
ff 1
gd 1
gn 1
hif 1
mi 1
nap 1
udm 1
ug 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:

  • Extend page translation syntax by adding instruction to disable wrapping (Phab:T256625)
  • Simplify the output for the Special:PageTranslation (Gerrit Patch)
  • Convert special page translation marking form to OOUI (Gerrit Patch)
  • Display help message when editing a translatable page source (Phab:T192052)
  • Merge and bundle various scripts and styles together to reduce network requests.
  • SearchTranslations: Fix display of message groups in facet sidebar (Phab:T257268)
  • PageTranslation: Update the multiple language selector to OOUI
  • Remove various features from the legacy fallback editor to reduce code debt
    • Remove the custom edit buttons
    • Remove the translation in other language infobox

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 5645 (+985); MediaWiki.org 5273 (+138); Commons 1362 (+5) [1][2][3]
  • Translate extension is installed on 313 (+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,

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):

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only.
  • Localisation, performance 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 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 2020.07 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.

Reusable JavaScript libraries for language supportEdit

language-data

  • Released version 1.0.2 and 1.0.1. See changelog.

banana-i18n

jquery.i18n

jquery.uls

  • Update language-data version

jquery.webfonts

jquery.ime

  • Various maintenance fixes
  • Fix Devanagiri Danda (PR: #605)
  • Drop IE8 selection support (PR: #607)

translatewiki.netEdit

See also translatewiki.net news page.

  • 2020-07-29: There was approximately 6 minutes of downtime because of an incorrect configuration change.

StatsEdit

  • About 91 (-6) new users [2]
  • About 395 (+25) translators made about 35.900 (+1.800) edits [3][4]
  • About 105 (+5) translators reviewed about 17.500 (+4.900) translations [5][6]

TwnMainPageEdit

  • Localisation and maintenance updates.

Deployments and other site related updatesEdit

Cross team work/requirementsEdit

Public communication and outreachEdit

Wikimedia Language showcase July 2020
  • Language showcase July 2020, presented by Abijeet Patro, Niklas Laxström, and Amir E. Aharoni, on the topic of translatewiki.net and recent updates in it.

Team statusEdit