Sunday, April 26, 2009

New functionality on translatewiki.net

When people take the time to help out with the localisation at translatewiki.net, it is really important for us that this time is spend has a high impact. The other day Siebrand was happy to tell me that when you are localising a message, you can go to the messages for a particular extension. I did not get it. Now I do.

When you start from the language stats for a language like in this example for Welsh, you can select the "MediaWiki extensions used by Wikimedia". This gives you a list of messages that are not sorted in any way and consequently the localisations do not have the impact they could have.

The novelty is that once a message is selected, it is now possible to continue with the other messages for the same extension. Localising messages for the same extension has a much higher impact because a user is likely to find them together.
Thanks,
GerardM
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