Wikipedia

  1. Confound it!—Supporting languages with multiple writing systems

    Many of the languages of the world use two or more writing systems, like the familiar Arabic, Cyrillic, or Latin scripts. Supporting those languages and those scripts—for reading, editing, and searching—can be a real challenge.... Read more

  2. Ten months later: People of Turkey still denied access to Wikipedia

    All language versions of Wikipedia have been blocked in Turkey since late April 2017.... Read more

  3. On Wikipedia, Black Panther won the Olympic gold

    Black Panther was far and away the most-viewed article on Wikipedia last month. ... Read more

  4. Oscars predictions made easy with Wikipedia

    On how to use Wikipedia’s pageview data to inform your Oscars predictions.... Read more

  5. The Erdős paradox: When a mathematical number and Wikipedia collide

    An interview with the author of a recent Medium piece on mathematician Paul Erdős, the mathematical degree of separation that his collaborations inspired, and Wikipedia’s gender gap.... Read more

  6. You can now translate Wikipedia articles from Spanish into Basque, thanks to an open source machine learning tool

    The Wikimedia Foundation’s Language team worked with a team from the University of the Basque Country and the Elhuyar Foundation to make it easier to translate Wikipedia articles from Spanish into Basque.... Read more

  7. You can now upload 3D models to Wikimedia Commons

    We’ve enabled a new feature that allows you to upload three dimensional (3D) models. ... Read more

  8. “Visual diffs” make it easier to see editing changes on Wikipedia

    The Wikimedia Foundation’s Editing team announces the launch of visual diffs, which will let users visually review the changes made to Wikimedia sites without requiring knowledge of the wikitext markup language.... Read more

  9. The one-man band writing the history of Nigerian cinema into Wikipedia

    Long-time volunteer Wikipedia editor Sam Oyeyele has written a series of articles on the history of Nigerian cinema, from its colonial origins through its distinctly independent present.... Read more

  10. Why the theme for Wikimania 2018 will be “Bridging knowledge gaps—the ubuntu way forward”

    The annual conference will be built around ubuntu, the southern African philosophy, to focus on Wikimedia’s gaps in content and contributors. Here’s why we are doing it, what it means, and why we think it is crucial to the success of this year’s Wikimania.... Read more