Srikanth Lakshmanan

  1. OpenSource Language Summit

    The Wikimedia Foundation and Red Hat co-organized an Open Source Language Summit in Pune, India on November 6-7, 2012. The summit focused on language tools and technology development to support languages on Wikipedia, the Web, Linux and other Open Source platforms. In total, 45 core language technology developers, open source contributors, typographers and technology evangelists from the Wikimedia... Read more

  2. Universal Language Selector now has Input Methods

    The Language Engineering team at the Wikimedia Foundation works on a set of tasks every two weeks. This post is about the team’s accomplishment over the past two weeks.  Have you ever sat at a computer in a foreign country, and wondered how you were going to enter text in your language using a keyboard with a different alphabet? “Input methods” are interfaces that allow users to ent... Read more

  3. Designing for the multilingual web

    User testing is essential for designing multilingual interfaces, even though it can be a time-consuming process: it ensures that the community of users are part of the design process. In this article, we share lessons learned by the Language Engineering team while designing features and interfaces that empower users to read and edit Wikipedia and its sister sites in many languages.... Read more

  4. Language Engineering: Input methods and Visual Editor

    The Language Engineering team at the Wikimedia Foundation works on a set of tasks every two weeks. This post is about the team’s accomplishment over the past two weeks. You can also check the slides of our demonstration. jQuery.ime: Wikimedia wikis use Extension:Narayam to support input of non-Latin text. As part of Project Milkshake, jQuery.ime is a generic input method tool ported from ... Read more

  5. Translating Central Notices easily, and other Language engineering news

    The Language Engineering team at the Wikimedia Foundation works on a new set of tasks every two weeks. The following describes the work we have done over the past month. Language Engineering Team: We have renamed our team from “Internationalization & localization” to “Language Engineering”. The terminology we previously used did not illustrate our goals very clearly. We... Read more

  6. Internationalisation team introduces translation memory and plan for language teams

    The Internationalisation/Localisation (i18n/l10n) team at the Wikimedia Foundation works on a set of tasks every two weeks. This post is about the team’s accomplishment over the past two weeks. You can also watch the 15 minute demonstration and check the slides. Language Teams Mediawiki supports over 350 languages. Supporting languages goes far beyond providing a localised interface. It includes... Read more

  7. WebFonts in Universal Language Selector, Translation rally

    The Internationalisation/Localisation (i18n/l10n) team at the Wikimedia Foundation works on a set of tasks every two weeks. This post is about the team’s accomplishment over the past two weeks. The Universal Language Selector(ULS) is designed to not only change the user interface language, but also to help the user set other language settings. ULS will contain input method and font settings ... Read more

  8. Internationalisation team updates on Universal Language Selector and Project Milkshake

    The Internationalisation/Localisation (i18n/l10n) team at the Wikimedia Foundation works on a set of tasks every two weeks. The following describes the work we’ve done over the past month. We’ve worked on making the Universal Language Selector (ULS) functional according to the design prototypes, and it is now available for alpha testing on http://translatewiki.net. Please help us test ... Read more