Wikimedia Language engineering/Reports/2020/September

TriangleArrow-Left.svgAugust 2020 Wikimedia Language engineering monthly report for September 2020 October 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 3.

Usage dataEdit

Content Translation monthly data September 2020 Comments
Articles created (during the month) 17297
Articles created till end of month 731589
Number of new translators (during the month) 941
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)

10267 es
Highest number of translations last month for a Wikipedia 1635 es
Total number of translators with only 1 published article

(cumulative number till end of the month)

44114
Total number of translators with only 2 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

9722
Total number of translators with only 3 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

4426
Total number of translators with only 4 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2589
Total number of translators with >= 5 and < 20 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

8239
Total number of translators with >= 20 and < 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2938
Total number of translators with >= 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

1064
Articles deleted (during the month) 338

Other statisticsEdit

Top growing languages
Language Absolute growth Percent of growth
tyv 23 2300.00%
rw 12 1200.00%
ka 95 452.38%
lv 9 450.00%
ce 4 400.00%
ba 622 287.96%
cy 23 287.50%
sl 29 263.64%
sco 6 200.00%
tg 37 160.87%
bar 3 150.00%
ht 3 150.00%
ha 43 143.33%
yo 4 133.33%
hr 40 125.00%
jv 147 113.08%
af 24 104.35%
lb 1 100.00%
mi 1 100.00%
mt 1 100.00%
sn 1 100.00%
my 16 84.21%
la 5 83.33%
simple 7 77.78%
mk 67 69.07%
lt 8 61.54%
sk 8 61.54%
sr 48 57.14%
he 270 50.75%
ckb 1 50.00%
ta 134 48.55%
be 16 47.06%
om 3 42.86%
ms 12 41.38%
diq 10 40.00%
bg 9 37.50%
el 61 34.46%
et 1 33.33%
th 7 28.00%
bjn 3 27.27%
ru 92 26.98%
ro 32 26.89%
te 11 26.19%
sv 7 17.07%
tr 97 13.49%
de 11 12.79%
ur 25 11.90%
oc 2 11.11%
gl 21 9.68%
ku 13 8.97%
Languages with top published translations
Language This month
es 1681
fa 1184
ar 1100
fr 1063
uk 938
ba 838
tr 816
he 802
pt 658
ca 570
ja 569
it 547
vi 504
ru 433
ta 410
en 282
jv 277
bn 246
zh 245
el 238
gl 238
ur 235
mk 164
tl 164
ku 158
ro 151
cs 149
sr 132
sq 124
ka 116
hi 107
ml 104
de 97
id 82
pl 81
ko 74
eu 73
ha 73
hr 72
nl 65
tt 63
nn 61
tg 60
te 53
ga 52
kn 51
be 50
da 48
sv 48
af 47
Languages that had some translations in the previous month, and no translations this month
Language Previous month
ie 8
ff 5
is 5
arz 2
ceb 2
chr 2
sh 2
am 1
av 1
bo 1
hak 1
kab 1
ksh 1
min 1
nap 1
pfl 1
rm 1
sah 1
st 1
su 1
ts 1
vec 1
Languages that had no translations in the previous month, and translations this month
Language This month
co 2
fj 2
gn 2
ln 2
lo 2
to 2
tpi 2
an 1
cv 1
fo 1
hsb 1
jam 1
kaa 1
ki 1
lmo 1
mhr 1
mrj 1
ny 1
os 1
pnb 1
qu 1
sm 1
tk 1
ty 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:

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 5721 (+4); MediaWiki.org 5314 (+26); Commons 1440 (+82) [1][2][3]
  • Translate extension is installed on 371 (+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,

  • Fixed bug in Compact Languages Links: the Chavacano language was not shown. (task T263717)
  • Add GochiHand font. (task T258839)

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 broken language selector on the Special:NotifyTranslator page (task T262188)
  • 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 2020.10 was released last month. Please see the release notes for a list of changes. Next MLEB release will be in 2021.01

MediaWiki core internationalizationEdit

Translatable modulesEdit

The Translatable modules consultation was done during September. The next stage will be writing a development plan based on the community feedback.

Reusable JavaScript libraries for language supportEdit

language-data

  • changed cbk-zam to redirect to cbk.
  • updated autonyms for the two Altai languages.

banana-i18n

  • Introduce option to enable wiki links processing (#39)

jquery.i18n

  • No changes

jquery.uls

  • Remove png icons and use svg icons
  • Update language-data from upstream

jquery.webfonts

  • No changes

jquery.ime

  • Add middle tone (macron) and fix tests for Igbo - tilde

translatewiki.netEdit

See also translatewiki.net news page.

StatsEdit

  • About 99 (+28) new users [2]
  • About 377 (+13) translators made about 36.421 (-3879) edits [3][4]
  • About 94 (+8) translators reviewed about 23.254 (-2546) translations [5][6]

TwnMainPageEdit

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only.

Deployments and other site related updatesEdit

Cross team work/requirementsEdit

Public communication and outreachEdit

Wikimedia Language showcase September 2020
A presentation by Amir E. Aharoni on the topic of Section translation at Wikimedia Conference Russia 2020 (translated to English)
  • Language showcase September 2020, presented by Amir E. Aharoni, on the topic of Translatable modules.
  • At Wikimedia Conference Russia 2020, Saint Petersburg: A presentation by Amir E. Aharoni on the topic of Section translation (in Russian; English interpretation is available)

Team statusEdit