Internationalization and localization

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Check out these new features and extensions kicked off at Google Summer of Code 2015

The last Google Summer of Code and Outreachy rounds are over. Take a look to the awesome projects completed and the the new features that you should keep an eye out for! For the first time, all Wikimedia projects that passed the evaluation were immediately deployed in production or Wikimedia Labs.

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Over 5,000 new articles created with the Content Translation tool

The Content Translation Tool makes it easier to create new new Wikipedia articles from other languages. It is now available as a beta-feature in 148 Wikipedias — and was used to create more than 5,000 new articles since January 2015. Learn more in this update from the Wikimedia Foundation’s Language Engineering team.

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A translation rally invites volunteers to localize technical messages for MediaWiki software

Volunteers from around the world localized tens of thousands of technical messages for open source software, in a translation rally hosted by Wikimedia Sverige during nine days in May. This triggered a four-fold increase in activity on the translation platform

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The new Content Translation tool is now used on 22 Wikipedias

The Content Translation tool makes it easier to create new Wikipedia articles from other languages. In the past three months, this tool has been used by over 260 editors to create more than 850 articles in 22 Wikipedias.

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How content translation improved my wiki edits

The Content Translation tool has made it a lot easier for Catalan Wikimedians to quickly translate existing Wikipedia articles to and from their mother language.

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Try Content Translation: A quick way to create new articles from other languages

Try Content Translation: A quick way to create new articles from other languages. This new tool makes it easy to translate articles from one language to another. It is now available as a beta feature in 8 different languages. (…)

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Content Translation is coming soon as a beta feature

The Wikimedia Foundation’s Language Engineering team is happy to announce a new beta version of its Content Translation tool, which aims to make it easier to translate Wikipedia articles. (…)

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Content Translation: Announcing Version 3

Exciting new features are now available in the third version of the Content Translation tool. Development of the new version was recently completed and the newly added features can be used in Wikimedia’s beta environment. To use it, you first need to enable the Content Translation beta-feature in the wiki,…

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Apertium and Wikimedia: A collaboration that powers the Content Translation tool

Many readers of this blog know about the Content Translation initiative. This project, developed by the Language Engineering team of the Wikimedia Foundation, brings together machine translation and rich text editing to provide a quick method to create Wikipedia articles by translating them from another language. Content Translation uses Apertium…

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Updates in MediaWiki internationalization reflect changes from CLDR

CLDR, the Common Locale Data Repository project from the Unicode Consortium, provides translated locale-specific information like language names, country names, currency, date/time etc. that can be used in various applications. This library, used across several platforms, is particularly useful in maintaining parity of locale information in internationalized applications. In MediaWiki,…

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