- ༡ ཨ་རྟག་ར་ལག་ལེན་འཐབ་སྟེ་ཡོད་པའི་ ཝི་ཀིའི་བརྡ་བརྒྱུད།
- ༢ The LocalisationUpdate extension has gone live
- ༣ Translatewiki.net update
- ༤ How can we improve the usability for your language
- ༥ Language support group for Dzongkha
- ༦ Babel extension
- ༧ WebFonts
- ༨ Help for translate
- ༩ The visual editor will be enabled on this wiki in some days
ཕྲལ་ཕྲལ་རང་ལག་་ལེན་འཐབ་སྟེ་ཡོད་པའི་ ཝི་ཀིའི་བརྡ་འཕྲིན་འདི་(less than 25% of all MediaWiki messages)མང་ཤོས་ཀྱིས་མཐོང་ཚུགས་པའི་བརྡ་འཕྲིན་ཅིག་ཨིན། དེ་གིས་རྩོམ་ཡིག་ལྷག་མི་དང་ རྩོམ་སྒྲིག་པ་ལུ་ཕན་ཐོགས་ཚུགས། ང་བཅས་ཀྱི་དམིགས་ཡུལ་འདི་ ལོ་འདི་མཇུག་བསྡུཝ་ད་ བརྡ་ཕྲིན་འདི་ཚུ་གེ་ར་ རང་རང་སོ་སོའི་ཁ་སྐད་ནང་བསྒྱུར་ཚུགས་པའི་རེ་བ་ཨིན། ཁྱོད་ཀྱིས་ཁྱོད་རང་དང་ ང་བཅས་ལུ་ཕན་ཐབས་ཀྱི་དོན་ལུ་ རང་གི་ཁ་སྐད་ནང་སྐད་སྒྱུར་འབད་གནང། these messages. Thanks, GerardM ༡༣:༠༡, ༡༧ སྤྱི་ཟླ་བཅུ་གཅིག་པ། ༢༠༠༨ (UTC)
The LocalisationUpdate extension has gone live[ཞུན་དག།]
The LocalisationUpdate extension is now enabled for all Wikimedia projects. From now on new localisations that become available in SVN will become available to your project within 24 hours. Your localisations get into SVN from translatewiki.net typically within a day and at worst in two days. This is a huge improvement from the old practice where the localisations became available with new software. This could take weeks, even months.
The localisations done by our community at translatewiki.net are committed to SVN typically every day. When the system messages in English are the same as the local messages, they will now be inserted in a file and are available for use in all our projects in a timely manner
What this means for you[ཞུན་དག།]
Local messages have an impact on the performance of our system. It is best when messages are as much as possible part of the system messages. In order to remove unnecessary duplication, all the messages that have a local localisation and are exactly the same as the system message will be removed. What we ask you to do is to compare and proof read the messages in translatewiki.net and the local messages. You can then either remove local messages when the translatewiki.net message is to be preferred or, you can update the message at translatewiki.net.
Messages that are specific to your project will have to stay as they are. You do want to check if the format and the variables of the message are still the same.
Why localise at translatewiki.net[ཞུན་དག།]
When you localise at translatewiki.net, your messages will be used in all Wikimedia projects and eventually in all MediaWiki based projects. This is how we provide the standard support for your language. When messages change, at translatewiki.net you will be prompted to revisit your translations. Localising is more efficient because we have innovated the process to make you more efficient; there is text explaining about messages and we have applied AJAX technology to reduce the number of clicks you have to make.
- Currently 19.13% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.07% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ༡༨:༢༢, ༢༨ སྤྱི་ཟླ་དགུ་པ། ༢༠༠༩ (UTC)
- Currently 18.88% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.07% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ༡༠:༤༤, ༡ སྤྱི་ཟླ་བཅུ་གཅིག་པ། ༢༠༠༩ (UTC)
- Currently 19.42% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.07% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ༡༦:༣༥, ༣༠ སྤྱི་ཟླ་བཅུ་གཅིག་པ། ༢༠༠༩ (UTC)
- Currently 19.38% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.07% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ༡༤:༤༨, ༤ སྤྱི་ཟླ་དང་པ། ༢༠༡༠ (UTC)
- PS Please help us complete the most wanted messages..
How can we improve the usability for your language[ཞུན་དག།]
We expect that with the implementation of LocalisationUpdate the usability of MediaWiki for your language will improve. We are now ready to look at other aspects of usability for your language as well. There are two questions we would like you to answer: Are there issues with the new functionality of the Usability Initiative Does MediaWiki support your language properly
The best way to answer the first question is to visit the translatewiki.net. Change the language to your language, select the “vector” skin and add the advanced tool bar in in the preferences and check out the new functionality. And make some changes in your user page. When there is a need to improve on the localisation, please make the necessary changess . It should update your localisation straight away. We would like you to report each issue individually at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Usability_issues.
When there are problems with the support of MediaWiki for your language, we really want to know about this. It is best to report each issue separately. In this way there will be no large mass of issues to resolve but we can address each issue on its own. Consider issues with the display of characters, the presentation of your script, the position of the side bar, the combination of text with other languages, scripts. It is best to try this in an environment like the prototype wiki as it provides you with a clean, basic and up to date environment. The prototype wiki is available for five languages but you can select any of them, change the preferences to your language and test out MediaWiki for your language.
We would like you to report each issue individually at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Language issues. The issues you raise will all be assessed. It is important to keep each issue separate, because this will make it easier to understand the issues and find solutions.
PS This text has been approved by Naoko, Brion and Siebrand. Thanks, GerardM ༡༨:༢༢, ༢༨ སྤྱི་ཟླ་དགུ་པ། ༢༠༠༩ (UTC)
Language support group for Dzongkha[ཞུན་དག།]
The Wikimedia Foundation has brought together a new team of developers who are dedicated to language support. This team is to support all the languages and consequently it is not realistic to expect that the team members can provide proper support for your language. It is for this reason that we are looking for volunteers who will make up a language support team.
This language support team will be asked to provide us with information about their language. Such information may need to be provided either to us or on a website that we will indicate to you. Another activity will be to test software that will likely have an effect on the running of the MediaWiki software. We are looking for people who clearly identify their ability. Formal knowledge is definitely appreciated.
Please help by localising the Babel extension. It allows people to identify their ability to understand Dzonghka on all WMF projects. Thanks, Gmeijssen ༠༤:༠༤, ༢༢ སྤྱི་ཟླ་བཅུ་པ། ༢༠༡༡ (UTC)people to
At translatewiki.net we have installed webfonts for the Tibetan script. We would like to implement this for the Dzongkha Wikipedia. This will provide everyone who comes to the Tibetan Wikipedia with a screen that will properly show the characters used for the Dzongkha language.
Help for translate[ཞུན་དག།]
Hello and sorry for writing in English. Can anyone help me translate a small article (2 paragraphs) from English to your language and create the article in your wiki? Please, fell free to answer in my talk page in your wiki anytime. Thanks! Xaris333 (talk) ༠༠:༡༨, ༡༤ སྤྱི་ཟླ་བརྒྱད་པ། ༢༠༡༤ (UTC)
The visual editor will be enabled on this wiki in some days[ཞུན་དག།]
Hello again. Please excuse the English. Please help translate to your language. Thank you!
As per previous announcements earlier this year, the visual editor (VisualEditor) will be enabled at this Wikipedia in some days. It allows people to edit articles as if they were using a typical word processor. Here's a quick explanation of what is going to happen: you can find a more detailed one, with pictures, at mediawiki.org.
- What's changing?
- In the new system, you get a single edit tab which follows your preferences, and that therefore will launch the wikitext editor or the visual editor depending on which one you opened the last (Remember my last editor).
This applies to everyone who edited recently, including anonymous users.
- How do I switch to the other editor then?
- Buttons on the toolbars of both editors were added months ago so that you can switch from one to the other every time you want to, without losing your changes and without having to save first.
The button, located on the right side of the toolbar, looks like square brackets ([[ ]]) in the visual editor, and like a pencil () in the wikitext editor.
- Are there other options available?
- Yes. You can choose whether you want:
- Always give me the visual editor if possible (if you temporarily switch to the wikitext editor through the button on the toolbar, the system won't remember it; also, it only applies to namespaces where the visual editor is available).
- Always give me the source editor (if you temporarily switch to the visual editor through the button on the toolbar, the system won't remember it)
- Show me both editor tabs (a system in place at multiple wikis since 2013. You are familiar with this option if you have been using the visual editor here.)
- Please note: all the users will always have the opportunity to switch to the other editor via buttons on the toolbars, for occasional edits.
- How do I set my preference?
- If you want to try or to stay in the new system: you don't need to do anything.
- If you had explicitly disabled the visual editor in the past and want to keep it disabled: you don't need to do anything.
- All the registered users have a dropdown menu in the Editing tab of their Preferences (Editing --> Editing mode:), where they can choose from. This only needs to be done once. Don't forget to save ;)
- Users with the visual editor disabled need to re-enable it if they're interested in accessing that menu!
- People who use the visual editor regularly will see a pop-up (only once after the single edit tab system is introduced), and they can choose their favorite setting there. Of course, they can change their mind at any time just like the others, and pick a different setting from their Preferences.
- Anonymous users who have used the visual editor recently will also be able to choose which editor they want to edit with.
- Reminder: all the users will always have the opportunity to switch to the other editor via buttons on the toolbars, for occasional edits.
- Final remarks
- Please spread the word about this major change in any way that you deem appropriate for this community, by linking to this announcement elsewhere, putting up a site notice, etc. Please note it will affect all the registered users at first, and after some days it will reach logged-out contributors as well if no major technical issues have arisen.
- Please do let us know about any anomalies you think you're experiencing, and do post any other feedback below. I'd like to thank everyone who works to make the transition easier for this community, and whoever will help me processing feedback in your language.
- You can learn more about optimizing the visual editor experience here by reading a guide on mediawiki.org.