Wikimedia Language engineering/Reports/2021/July

TriangleArrow-Left.svgJune 2021 Wikimedia Language engineering monthly report for July 2021 August 2021TriangleArrow-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 July 2021 Comments
Articles created (during the month) 24,600
Articles created till end of month 948,982
Number of new translators (during the month) 892
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)

11714 es
Highest number of translations last month for a Wikipedia 7233 tr
Total number of translators with only 1 published article

(cumulative number till end of the month)

51543
Total number of translators with only 2 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

11541
Total number of translators with only 3 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

5484
Total number of translators with only 4 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

3048
Total number of translators with >= 5 and < 20 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

9888
Total number of translators with >= 20 and < 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

3512
Total number of translators with >= 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

1256
Total number of translators with >= 1000 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

124
Section translation revisions 17
Section translation unique pages 9
Section translation unique users 5
Articles deleted (during the month) 404

Other statisticsEdit

Top growing languages
Language Absolute growth Percent of growth
zu 262 6550.00%
tw 28 2800.00%
tt 372 2480.00%
ba 65 722.22%
yo 7 700.00%
tyv 13 650.00%
sw 44 628.57%
arz 6 600.00%
as 6 600.00%
io 5 500.00%
ak 14 466.67%
tr 5672 350.99%
az 147 277.36%
ur 163 226.39%
haw 2 200.00%
ia 2 200.00%
mni 2 200.00%
la 11 122.22%
ckb 13 118.18%
cy 27 117.39%
ca 512 100.79%
mk 77 85.56%
be 24 82.76%
simple 8 80.00%
gu 6 75.00%
id 34 68.00%
ar 422 65.83%
ms 32 64.00%
lt 3 60.00%
pl 14 48.28%
nn 19 44.19%
tg 23 38.98%
sv 14 26.92%
ro 24 26.37%
zh 99 26.33%
ne 13 25.49%
azb 1 25.00%
he 119 24.64%
de 13 21.31%
ary 1 20.00%
hi 15 17.44%
ta 85 15.32%
eu 27 13.64%
hr 3 13.64%
ja 48 9.74%
tl 2 8.70%
lv 1 7.69%
fr 56 4.81%
Languages with top published translations
Language This month
tr 7288
es 1482
fr 1221
ar 1063
pt 1047
ca 1020
uk 865
bn 708
ta 640
he 602
ja 541
fa 506
ha 498
zh 475
it 400
el 387
tt 387
ru 358
en 306
zu 266
cs 245
ur 235
eu 225
az 200
gl 179
eo 176
mk 167
vi 159
ko 155
ml 144
te 126
ro 115
jv 102
hi 101
sr 100
nl 89
id 84
ms 82
tg 82
ba 74
de 74
sq 68
sv 66
ne 64
nn 62
be 53
sw 51
cy 50
pl 43
bg 33
Languages that had some translations in the previous month, and no translations this month
Language Previous month
an 1
ast 2
av 5
chy 2
co 1
fo 1
frp 1
gd 1
hsb 1
ie 3
kk 3
lad 1
lfn 1
lmo 1
min 7
nds 1
scn 1
smn 1
wo 4
Languages that had no translations in the previous month, and translations this month
Language This month
ks 21
lg 6
wa 3
dag 2
ext 2
ny 2
pnb 2
qu 2
sn 2
bo 1
cdo 1
fur 1
hif 1
ik 1
kl 1
lld 1
lo 1
mnw 1
mzn 1
os 1
sah 1
sh 1
shi 1
so 1
tcy 1
war 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 "When translating in Page mode, modifying and publishing a message causes its to become empty" ({{phab:T270819}})
  • Fix fatal on Special:ImportTranslations during import (Gerrit change 704546)
  • Fix "Moving a translatable page makes all translation units no longer outdated" (task T275327)
  • Fix "A translatable page should not be considered as broken when last change in history is a log entry" (task T241980)
  • Fix "Translation units to be deleted appear with unit ID -1 on Special:PageTranslation" (task T283971)
  • Show correct number of units marked for translation on SpecialPageTranslation (Gerrit change 705885)
  • Extended export.php's capabilities to allow exporting everything with a single invocation (task T287476)
  • BREAKING CHANGE: export.php: remove --hours argument (Gerrit change 705677)
  • Fix "Discouraged translatable page is no longer discouraged after move" (task T287373)

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 6.758 (+109); MediaWiki.org 5.725 (+72); Commons 1.616 (+34) [1][2][3]
  • Translate extension is installed on 432 (+9) 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):

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 2021.07 was released this month, July, 2021. Please see the release notes for a list of changes. Next release will be in October, 2021.

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.

  • Languages added:
    • Baoule (bci)
    • Gun (guw)

Reusable JavaScript libraries for language supportEdit

language-data

  • Language added: Levantine Arabic (ajp)
  • Work is underway to make library updating more automatic

banana-i18n

  • Add support for formatnum with digit grouping transformation (PR)
  • New version released: 2.2.0

jquery.i18n

  • No updates

jquery.uls

  • Localisation updates

jquery.webfonts

  • Maintenance updates

jquery.ime

  • No updates

translatewiki.netEdit

See also translatewiki.net news page.

  • Exports for non-mediawiki projects has now been automated (task T103258)

Language configuration updatesEdit

  • None

StatsEdit

  • About 85 (+24) new users [2]
  • About 376 (+34) translators made about 39.038 (+4.083) edits [3][4]
  • About 83 (+4) translators reviewed about 22.728 (+17.417) translations [5][6]

TwnMainPageEdit

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only.

Deployments and other site related updatesEdit

Cross team work/requirementsEdit

Public communication and outreachEdit

Team statusEdit

  • Chelsea Riley, Program Manager for the Language team for 1 and half years left the team in July 2021.