Wikimedia Language engineering/Reports/2021/May

TriangleArrow-Left.svgApril 2021 Wikimedia Language engineering monthly report for May 2021 June 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 May 2021 Comments
Articles created (during the month) 22074
Articles created till end of month 906105
Number of new translators (during the month) 1369
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)

11498 es
Highest number of translations last month for a Wikipedia 1972
Total number of translators with only 1 published article

(cumulative number till end of the month)

50411
Total number of translators with only 2 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

11246
Total number of translators with only 3 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

5365
Total number of translators with only 4 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

2975
Total number of translators with >= 5 and < 20 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

9613
Total number of translators with >= 20 and < 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

3418
Total number of translators with >= 100 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

1213
Total number of translators with >= 1000 published articles

(cumulative number till end of the month)

118
Section translation revisions 19
Section translation unique pages 16
Section translation unique users 17
Articles deleted (during the month) 452

Other statisticsEdit

Top growing languages
Language Absolute growth Percent of growth
myv 7 700.00%
as 18 600.00%
ku 12 600.00%
sd 5 500.00%
or 19 475.00%
ml 644 456.74%
eml 4 400.00%
kn 28 400.00%
rw 8 400.00%
jv 501 397.62%
kk 11 366.67%
ky 7 350.00%
br 17 340.00%
hi 182 280.00%
sco 5 250.00%
bcl 57 237.50%
ne 30 230.77%
te 105 228.26%
et 22 220.00%
diq 2 200.00%
ps 6 200.00%
az 40 153.85%
lv 45 150.00%
cs 242 124.10%
eo 77 102.67%
gd 1 100.00%
la 8 100.00%
lb 1 100.00%
lij 1 100.00%
simple 17 94.44%
sw 23 67.65%
pnb 2 66.67%
lt 5 62.50%
my 4 57.14%
gu 2 50.00%
mt 4 50.00%
tr 522 42.37%
ast 6 40.00%
sv 20 35.71%
bn 147 33.87%
am 1 33.33%
th 1 33.33%
ig 9 29.03%
ms 21 25.61%
ary 2 25.00%
sk 4 22.22%
it 90 16.79%
ru 61 15.64%
hu 9 13.43%
el 97 12.63%
Languages with top published translations
Language This month
es 2216
tr 1754
fr 1582
uk 1037
pt 967
el 865
ar 843
ml 785
ca 727
fa 686
jv 627
it 626
bn 581
ja 565
he 530
ta 519
zh 508
ru 451
cs 437
tt 436
gl 403
vi 380
en 378
hi 247
mk 227
ro 218
eu 205
sr 164
eo 152
te 151
ba 127
ha 118
sl 109
bg 104
ms 103
tg 99
de 98
bcl 81
hu 76
sv 76
lv 75
id 74
nl 73
cy 72
az 66
hy 66
pa 66
pl 61
sw 57
be 56
Languages that had some translations in the previous month, and no translations this month
Language Previous month
ace 1
alt 2
ce 4
cr 1
cu 1
frr 1
fy 2
gn 1
haw 5
hif 2
hyw 3
ia 2
ie 1
ilo 2
inh 1
io 3
jbo 1
ki 1
koi 3
lez 1
lg 40
lo 2
mg 3
mi 2
min 1
mni 2
nap 1
nia 1
nov 1
oc 3
om 4
os 1
pms 1
rm 2
rn 1
sa 1
sm 3
sn 1
st 1
szl 1
tk 3
tw 3
tyv 1
Languages that had no translations in the previous month, and translations this month
Language This month
arz 9
iu 9
ang 2
sat 2
ay 1
cv 1
gag 1
glk 1
ik 1
kab 1
lmo 1
mai 1
nah 1
scn 1
sh 1
ug 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 6.555 (+46); MediaWiki.org 5.593 (+39); Commons 1.540 (-11) [1][2][3]
  • Translate extension is installed on 423 (+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,

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.
  • Add Northwestern Ojibwa (ojb) (task T283053)

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 2021.06 was released in June, 2021. This was a bugfix release. Please see the release notes for a list of changes. Next release will be in July, 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:
    • Malay in Arabic script (Jawi, ms-arab; for UI language and Wikibase values)
    • Ojibwe (ojb)
    • Wallisian (Faka‘uvea, wls)
    • Paiwan (pwn)
  • Language configuration changes:
    • Namespaces for Dagbani (dag) and Kinyarwanda (rw)
    • Autonym of Lombard (lmo)

Reusable JavaScript libraries for language supportEdit

language-data

  • Change lmo language name
  • Add Rohingya as a language of Bangladesh and Burma
  • Add the Paiwan language (pwn)
  • Make 'ha' the primary code for Hausa
  • Localisation and maintenance updates

banana-i18n

  • build: Reduce the bundle size by using terser plugin with rollup
  • Allow empty strings as messages
  • Localisation and maintenance updates

jquery.i18n

  • Maintenance, security and localization updates

jquery.uls

  • Localisation and maintenance updates only

jquery.webfonts

  • No updates

jquery.ime

  • Security and lint updates
  • Fix a rule in Urdu-phonetic and add tests and comments

translatewiki.netEdit

See translatewiki.net news page.

  • We've moved to LiberaChat (irc.libera.chat); channel name: #translatewiki

Language configuration updatesEdit

  • Added: Paiwan (pwn), Malay in Arabic script
  • Fix the Fon language autonym (Gerrit change 690333)
  • Removed languages that appear in core:
    • es-formal
    • hu-formal
    • kjp
    • mad
    • mnw
    • mrh
    • nys
    • shn
    • sty

StatsEdit

  • About 97 (+6) new users [2]
  • About 398 (-16) translators made about 53.238 (+12.042) edits [3][4]
  • About 107 (+7) translators reviewed about 13.135 (+631) 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