Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The 50 most spoken languages

At #translatewiki.net localisers for all languages are welcome. The 50 most spoken languages however provides a benchmark that indicates to what extend we are reaching the people of the world. Such statistics are used to report to the Wikimedia Foundation about how well we are doing with the localisation of MediaWiki.

Recently the first localisers for the Oriya language have surfaced and in a few days, the score for the Oriya localisation has gone up from 3 to 12. This is a happy occasion because the user experience of the Oriya Wikipedia has already improved as a consequence.

This new activity is the result of the close cooperation that exists between the Indian language projects. One of the newbie localisers was introduced in the vagaries of translatewiki by an experienced localiser and he is clearly finding his feet.

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