[Translators-l] Wikimedia Foundation

Cary Bass cbass at wikimedia.org
Tue Oct 2 16:24:54 UTC 2007

Aphaia wrote:
> On 10/2/07, Juan David Ruiz <zuirdj at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 10/2/07, Cary Bass <cbass at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>> I changed
>>> http://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki%3ASitesupport&diff=22362&oldid=9935.
>>> This will need to be reflected for all languages on the website.
>> MediaWiki messages can be edited only by sysops.
> Besides that,
> * I'm not sure there was any particular localization attempt for
> MediaWiki:Supportus on the foundation website. Maybe it relies on
> default settings.
It's all under MediaWiki:Sitesupport, so it has been localised.
> * I am not sure either if it is wise to reflect the change for all
> languages on the website: for example, in case of Japanese: a
> superative may sounds too much offensive. It doesn't sound begging,
> just demanding.   I would like to know what you mean here with "need
> to be reflected".
> * "Be reflected for all languages" is ideal but tough request. Around
> 30 languages are used, if we include  Fundraising pages themselves. I
> am not sure if it makes a sense the toolbox begs when the potential
> donor has already found the form for donation though. Could you please
> refine your requests, Cary?
Thoughtful consideration, but no.  I was ambiguous in my request 
precisely because of the varying needs of different languages.  If a 
superlative is not acceptable in Japanese, then perhaps an alternative 
can be made, or keep it the same.  I believe my request adequately 
covered this.
> ** Other concerns ... about fundarising pages.
>     There are around 30 fundraising pages, and they are not in a same
> style. Due to the last year renewal, some were changed, some were not.
> And I think I heard there would be another renewal ... will it happen?
> If so, I think it isn't nice for translators to be asked to catch the
> trend now (just before it'll be cast away again). If not ... we need
> to call for translators to catch up changes.
>      Also I would like to note there were requests to retrieve
> "monthly donation" button via PayPal. It was removed in the last year
> renewal. I have no idea how it can be back, though.
> Sabine, Cary, is there any update about fundarising page re-design?
Regarding the Fundraising page redesign: That's what this request was 
all about.  It is Item 1 of the fundraising page redesign.  The rest 
will follow.

>> http://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AListusers&username=&group=sysop&limit=50
>> In spanish, "donate" can be translated as "dona", but I feel it's not
>> very used, I prefer "realiza una donación", but may be long for a
>> message.
>> Drini?
>> --
>> Juan David Ruiz
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Cary Bass
Volunteer Coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
Phone: 727.231.0101
Fax: 727.258.0207
E-Mail: cbass at wikimedia.org

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