Wikimedia Language engineering/Reports/2020/May

TriangleArrow-Left.svgApril 2020 Wikimedia Language engineering monthly report for May 2020 June 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 May 2020 Comments
Articles created (during the month) 21900
Articles created till end of month 658861
Number of new translators (during the month) 1570
Highest number of articles created by one user

(cumulative number till end of the month)

10012 vi
Highest number of translators for a Wikipedia

(cumulative number till end of the month)

9290 es
Highest number of translations last month for a Wikipedia 2252 fr
Total number of translators with only 1 published article

(cumulative number till end of the month)

41633
Total number of translators with only 2 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

9087
Total number of translators with only 3 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

4163
Total number of translators with only 4 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2419
Total number of translators with >= 5 and < 20 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

7643
Total number of translators with >= 20 and < 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2680
Total number of translators with >= 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

952
Articles deleted (during the month) 520

Other statisticsEdit

Top growing languages
Language Absolute growth Percent of growth
as 61 1220.00%
sco 9 450.00%
nn 83 415.00%
ka 89 404.55%
an 3 300.00%
bar 3 300.00%
lij 6 300.00%
kk 13 260.00%
min 2 200.00%
st 2 200.00%
tl 53 196.30%
id 130 175.68%
gu 11 157.14%
ig 16 145.45%
myv 34 117.24%
mr 35 102.94%
ceb 1 100.00%
co 2 100.00%
ext 1 100.00%
io 1 100.00%
kw 1 100.00%
mzn 1 100.00%
pms 1 100.00%
sah 3 100.00%
su 1 100.00%
ga 12 85.71%
mt 17 77.27%
af 48 71.64%
hr 17 65.38%
tr 596 62.54%
yi 3 60.00%
nl 51 57.30%
bjn 20 57.14%
tyv 29 51.79%
fy 1 50.00%
simple 14 46.67%
bn 171 38.08%
mk 50 34.25%
sr 56 33.73%
eo 10 33.33%
ko 29 33.33%
cy 9 29.03%
th 4 26.67%
la 2 25.00%
de 29 24.37%
hu 16 22.86%
te 6 20.69%
gl 68 20.61%
ca 119 20.31%
ku 1 20.00%
Languages with top published translations
Language This month
fr 2325
uk 1993
tr 1549
ar 1461
es 1439
fa 1126
it 844
ca 705
vi 699
pt 677
bn 620
he 603
ru 428
ro 415
gl 398
en 378
ja 362
sq 357
zh 314
ba 261
ms 234
cs 222
sr 222
el 216
id 204
mk 196
ml 170
de 148
nl 140
pa 124
ko 116
ta 116
af 115
ka 111
eu 103
ha 103
nn 103
pl 93
kn 92
sv 87
hu 86
be 85
tyv 85
tl 80
hi 73
mr 69
as 66
myv 63
ckb 58
sl 58
Languages that had some translations in the previous month, and no translations this month
Language Previous month
azb 11
war 7
lmo 4
lg 2
ang 1
ch 1
fj 1
gd 1
got 1
li 1
mg 1
pag 1
pap 1
se 1
tk 1
udm 1
Languages that had no translations in the previous month, and translations this month
Language This month
nah 15
os 5
kab 4
am 2
arz 2
km 2
pfl 2
pnb 2
sh 2
ts 2
tt 2
ug 2
br 1
ff 1
fo 1
gan 1
glk 1
ia 1
pdc 1
ps 1
rmy 1
rn 1
rue 1
rw 1
sn 1
tw 1
xh 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:

  • Fix Translation memory suggestion page sources are sometimes duplicated. (Phab:T249906)
  • Fix "nothing to translate" error on moving from review to page mode. (Phab:T49986)
  • Split Message index rebuild into a separate job, and deduplicate the job to improve performance. (Phab:T221119)
  • MovePage: update help link to point to Move translatable page doc
  • Fix PageMigration not showing field for first translation unit. (Phab:T139456)
  • Move/Delete pages: Only display the other subpages section if the namespace supports subpages. (Gerrit Patch)
  • Allow patrolling edits to translation pages. (Phab:T151172)

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 4600 (-2); MediaWiki.org 5049 (+110); Commons 1343 (+8) [1][2][3]
  • Translate extension is installed on 310 (+4) 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,

  • Remove jQuery 3 migration warnings. (Phab:T175236)
  • Localisation and maintenance updates.

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.

CleanChanges (part of MLEB):

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only.

LocalisationUpdate (part of MLEB):

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only.

TranslationNotifications:

  • Fix issues associated with the previously implemented bug-fix for Translation Notification Bot sending the same message multiple times. (Phab:T144780)
  • Localisation and maintenance updates.

MassMessage:

  • Fix incorrect namespace usage when building the title when sending translatable page (Phab:T165128)
  • Localisation and maintenance updates.

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 in April, 2020. Please see the release notes for a list of changes. Next release will be in July, 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 also translatewiki.net news page.

StatsEdit

  • About 86 (-5) new users [2]
  • About 349 (-20) translators made about 33.500 (-8.800) edits [3][4]
  • About 97 (-1) translators reviewed about 11.700 (-3.300) translations [5][6]

TwnMainPageEdit

  • MainPage: Do not display subgroups after selecting projects. (Phab:T184162)
  • Localisation and maintenance updates.

Deployments and other site related updatesEdit

  • Added support for Awadhi (awa) language. (T252871)
  • Added support for Sakha language machine translation for Yandex. (T250004)

Cross team work/requirementsEdit

Public communication and outreachEdit

Language showcase 2020, part 1
Language showcase 2020, part 2

Team statusEdit