Friday, March 12, 2010

WikiReader update

WikiReader, the gizmo that allows you to read Wikipedia off line, is being localised at It is doing really well with 17 languages completely localised and 8 more localisations under way.

On the WikiReader website, there is nothing yet about the product being available for other languages, for other Wikipedias. This had people of the translatewiki community asking the question: "What is the point.."

It turns out that as WikiReader is a physical product, it needs proper preparation and testing. It turns out that existing customers are using beta software for French, Spanish, German. They are working hard to launch multi-language support and they hope to roll it out by the end of the month.

At we are ready with 17 languages. The question is how many languages will be ready at the end of the month ...

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