Wikimedia Language engineering/Reports/2021/March

TriangleArrow-Left.svgFebruary 2021 Wikimedia Language engineering monthly report for March 2021 April 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 Translation had 6000 translations per week, mostly driven by Hausa and Arabic.
  • Work has begun on implementing Translatable modules.

Content TranslationEdit

Content Translation allows people to translate Wikipedia articles. Check out also the updates about version 3.

Usage dataEdit

Content Translation monthly data March 2021 Comments
Articles created (during the month) 25607
Articles created till end of month 863694
Number of new translators (during the month) 1801
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)

11186 es
Highest number of translations last month for a Wikipedia 1595 uk
Total number of translators with only 1 published article

(cumulative number till end of the month)

48882
Total number of translators with only 2 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

10818
Total number of translators with only 3 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

5133
Total number of translators with only 4 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2882
Total number of translators with >= 5 and < 20 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

9239
Total number of translators with >= 20 and < 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

3298
Total number of translators with >= 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

1149
Total number of translators with >= 1000 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

113
Section translation revisions 47
Section translation unique pages 29
Section translation unique users 16
Articles deleted (during the month) 660

Other statisticsEdit

Top growing languages
Language Absolute growth Percent of growth
lo 64 2133.33%
tt 241 2008.33%
ha 1262 1467.44%
arz 75 1250.00%
ba 527 1097.92%
mt 9 900.00%
ks 21 700.00%
ckb 279 547.06%
tw 5 500.00%
or 9 450.00%
bcl 74 435.29%
ceb 4 400.00%
simple 22 366.67%
bjn 3 300.00%
gag 3 300.00%
kab 3 300.00%
myv 3 300.00%
el 603 258.80%
ka 54 257.14%
sq 102 212.50%
az 75 208.33%
is 4 200.00%
kw 2 200.00%
sc 8 200.00%
sco 7 175.00%
ne 5 166.67%
nn 47 138.24%
la 5 125.00%
pl 58 118.37%
hy 72 110.77%
sr 65 103.17%
bg 46 102.22%
ak 2 100.00%
azb 1 100.00%
ce 1 100.00%
km 2 100.00%
ky 1 100.00%
oc 3 100.00%
sl 31 100.00%
pa 141 93.38%
sv 24 85.71%
be 62 78.48%
fi 18 75.00%
et 10 66.67%
si 2 66.67%
da 41 62.12%
bar 9 60.00%
jv 234 54.42%
eu 124 52.10%
de 50 49.50%
Languages with top published translations
Language This month
es 1791
uk 1642
pt 1597
fr 1563
ha 1348
ar 1346
tr 1087
fa 841
ca 836
el 836
bn 831
he 684
jv 664
it 602
ru 588
ja 576
ba 575
ta 550
ur 546
en 506
zh 429
gl 398
eu 362
ckb 330
pa 292
mk 261
tt 253
ro 223
vi 200
cs 192
tl 161
ml 152
de 151
sq 150
be 141
hy 137
sr 128
hi 113
az 111
id 109
da 107
pl 107
nl 104
tg 104
bcl 91
bg 91
arz 81
nn 81
ka 75
te 73
Languages that had some translations in the previous month, and no translations this month
Language Previous month
ab 1
am 4
diq 3
gd 1
gn 1
got 1
ht 4
io 1
os 1
pag 1
pms 3
sah 3
se 9
ti 1
Languages that had no translations in the previous month, and translations this month
Language This month
ast 34
ig 24
lg 20
min 7
stq 5
vo 5
nap 4
ady 3
hyw 3
lad 3
mni 3
szl 3
yi 3
an 2
br 2
lez 2
mi 2
pdc 2
rmy 2
war 2
zea 2
fur 1
fy 1
glk 1
ie 1
kaa 1
kbd 1
kl 1
ksh 1
kv 1
li 1
lmo 1
ltg 1
mhr 1
mzn 1
nah 1
ny 1
om 1
pfl 1
pnt 1
qu 1
rm 1
rn 1
sa 1
sat 1
sm 1
srn 1
wuu 1
xal 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 6.505 (+164); MediaWiki.org 5.521 (+45); Commons 1.525 (+4) [1][2][3]
  • Translate extension is installed on 410 (+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,

  • Changes related to positioning of language menu below language button for new Vector (task T276248)

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 2021.01 was released in Jan, 2021. Please see the release notes for a list of changes. Next release will be in April, 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.

Reusable JavaScript libraries for language supportEdit

language-data

  • Cleanup autonyms in the Chinese script to use consistent parentheses
  • Add languages: Belizean Creole, Basaa, Kom, and the Chinese-script variant of Min Nan

banana-i18n

  • No updates

jquery.i18n

  • No updates

jquery.uls

  • Add options.onPosition and deprecate top and left (GitHub PR)

jquery.webfonts

  • No updates

jquery.ime

  • Add keyboards for Basaa and Kom languages

translatewiki.netEdit

See also translatewiki.net news page.

  • Added languages: Kom, Basaa, Belizean Creole
  • Wayuu language graduated to core MediaWiki

StatsEdit

  • About 99 (+15) new users [2]
  • About 426 (+30) translators made about 50.980 (+7.308) edits [3][4]
  • About 105 (+6) translators reviewed about 11.916 (-6956) translations [5][6]

TwnMainPageEdit

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only.

Deployments and other site related updatesEdit

Cross team work/requirementsEdit

Public communication and outreachEdit

Workshop video recording
  • Workshop: "Translatewiki for beginners - Make Wikipedia fully usable in your language!" for the translators into the Dagbani language, but applicable to all languages

Team statusEdit