VisualEditor

VisualEditor gadgets

This post was written by two recipients of Individual Engagement Grants. These grants are awarded by the Wikimedia Foundation and aim to support Wikimedians in completing projects that benefit the Wikimedia movement. The grantees of this project work independently from the Foundation in the creation of their project. Directionality tool. An…

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Language Engineering Events – Language Summit, Fall 2013

The Wikimedia Language Engineering team, along with Red Hat, organised the Fall edition of the Open Source Language Summit in Pune, India on November 18 and 19, 2013. Members from the Language Engineering, Mobile, VisualEditor, and Design teams of the Wikimedia Foundation joined participants from Red Hat, Google, Adobe, Microsoft…

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Introducing Beta Features

We’re pleased to announce Beta Features, a way you can try out new features on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia sites before they are released for everyone. Beta Features lets developers roll out new software in an environment where lots of users can use these features, then give feedback to help…

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Translate the user interface of Wikipedia’s new VisualEditor

The VisualEditor beta release is being gradually rolled out to all Wikipedia editors in all languages. This is one the most exciting developments in the history of Wikipedia, because it will make editing the site accessible to the general public, rather than just to the people who have the patience to…

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Updates from the Language Engineering Google Summer of Code projects

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2013 is well underway on the coding phase. Four projects this year are related to various aspects of MediaWiki and Wikimedia internationalization initiatives. On completion of these 4 projects, we expect to present: an Android app for MediaWiki translation, browser extensions for the input methods…

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Wikipedians: Meet VisualEditor and help with the rollout

Today, the Wikimedia Foundation enabled VisualEditor–the visual interface to edit wiki pages–for all logged-in users on the English Wikipedia. Now, we need your help to ensure that editors are informed about how VisualEditor works, and that they can find help if they need it. There are various reasons that lead…

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Preparing for VisualEditor on all Wikipedias

This post is available in 5 languages: English • Bangla • Deutsch • español • français   After several years of development and testing, VisualEditor, the new visual interface to edit Wikipedia pages, will soon be available in “beta” form for all users. This lets Wikipedia editors create and modify…

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The alpha version of the VisualEditor is now in 15 languages

Today the Wikimedia Foundation launched an alpha, opt-in version of the VisualEditor to fourteen Wikipedias, which follows our release to the English Wikipedia in December. The VisualEditor lets editors create and modify real articles visually, using a new system where the articles they edit will look the same as when one reads them —…

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Parsoid: How Wikipedia catches up with the web

Wikitext, as a Wikipedia editor has to type it in (above), and the resulting rendered HTML that a reader sees in her browser (below) When the first wiki saw the light of the world in 1995, it simplified HTML syntax in a revolutionary way, and its inventor Ward Cunningham chose…

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Help us test and investigate VisualEditor

One of the most important and challenging software development projects at the Wikimedia Foundation right now is VisualEditor: a rich-text editor for Wikipedia that does not require users to learn MediaWiki’s markup syntax. Today, we need your help to make it more robust and reliable.

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