Wikimedia Language engineering/Reports/2020/March

TriangleArrow-Left.svgFebruary 2020 Wikimedia Language engineering monthly report for March 2020 April 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 March 2020 Comments
Articles created (during the month) 20704
Articles created till end of month 614666
Number of new translators (during the month) 1484
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)

9418 vi
Highest number of translations last month for a Wikipedia 2149 ar
Total number of translators with only 1 published article

(cumulative number till end of the month)

39862
Total number of translators with only 2 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

8633
Total number of translators with only 3 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

3919
Total number of translators with only 4 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2258
Total number of translators with >= 5 and < 20 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

7193
Total number of translators with >= 20 and < 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2536
Total number of translators with >= 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

878
Articles deleted (during the month) 495

Other statisticsEdit

Top growing languages
Language Absolute growth Percent of growth
bcl 65 1083.33%
cy 28 933.33%
ku 22 550.00%
min 11 550.00%
sw 26 433.33%
hy 60 428.57%
ha 61 381.25%
my 47 361.54%
ht 35 318.18%
ba 178 317.86%
mn 3 300.00%
ml 175 282.26%
lv 15 250.00%
eu 66 244.44%
tl 34 226.67%
id 113 221.57%
yo 6 200.00%
fa 903 196.73%
simple 19 172.73%
ar 1406 168.99%
an 3 150.00%
oc 30 150.00%
uk 1030 147.56%
ceb 13 144.44%
ast 40 142.86%
ga 17 130.77%
hi 132 129.41%
pa 112 127.27%
da 25 125.00%
bs 17 113.33%
sk 10 111.11%
pl 50 106.38%
jv 6 100.00%
ti 1 100.00%
ro 104 89.66%
cs 103 86.55%
ta 239 85.36%
bn 225 81.82%
af 26 81.25%
sl 33 76.74%
hu 17 60.71%
sc 6 60.00%
gl 154 55.00%
ka 11 55.00%
fi 12 54.55%
sv 33 53.23%
hr 9 52.94%
ja 129 50.99%
ig 1 50.00%
si 1 50.00%
Languages with top published translations
Language This month
ar 2238
fr 1951
uk 1728
es 1690
fa 1362
tr 744
he 657
vi 627
pt 533
ca 522
ta 519
bn 500
it 480
ru 477
gl 434
zh 404
ja 382
ms 329
en 280
el 246
ml 237
ba 234
hi 234
cs 222
ro 220
pa 200
id 164
tg 149
mk 140
sq 133
ko 103
pl 97
sv 95
sr 94
eu 93
de 92
nl 80
ha 77
sl 76
hy 74
kn 74
bcl 71
ast 68
ur 65
be 61
my 60
af 58
eo 50
oc 50
tl 49
Languages that had some translations in the previous month, and no translations this month
Language Previous month
co 7
ts 3
yi 2
frp 1
gag 1
gd 1
ky 1
lg 1
lmo 1
nds 1
om 1
ss 1
tn 1
tw 1
wuu 1
zea 1
Languages that had no translations in the previous month, and translations this month
Language This month
ne 25
tyv 23
sd 21
myv 11
am 5
haw 4
lij 3
mai 3
pnb 3
se 3
got 2
hif 2
ia 2
mwl 2
scn 2
st 2
tt 2
ay 1
azb 1
bpy 1
cv 1
eml 1
ext 1
fo 1
ks 1
kv 1
li 1
mt 1
new 1
rue 1
sah 1
tk 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,

  • Show assistant languages in the order defined - (Gerrit Patch)
  • Expand toggles in message documentation are inactive when linking to a message directly (Phab:T248265)
  • Test and add support for PHP 7.4 (Phab:T247657)
  • Remove PHP entry point (Phab:T228055)

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 4870 (+74); MediaWiki.org 4778 (+47); Commons 1308 (+4) [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:

  • Added support for sending a normal page / translation page as message. (Phab:T165128)
  • Count on Special:Statistics is less useful due to MassMessageSubmitJob. (Phab:T58878)

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.

There will be an MLEB release this month. Once the release happens, we will update this section with the relevant information.

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 85 (+14) new users [2]
  • About 328 (+31) translators made about 51.000 (+8.900) edits [3][4]
  • About 87 (+12) translators reviewed about 10.100 (-6.200) translations [5][6]

TwnMainPageEdit

  • Localisation updates only.

Deployments and other site related updatesEdit

  • New API for finding missing sections in an article pair has been added (/suggest/sections/title/from/to) in cxserver.

Cross team work/requirementsEdit

Public communication and outreachEdit

Team statusEdit