[Mediawiki-i18n] Internationalisation news 2006-05-14
niklas.laxstrom at gmail.com
Sun May 14 20:18:53 UTC 2006
It has been a busy week again. No new messages got added this week,
but there were some changes. I got most of the plural support done and
renamed members to nmembers for consistency.
I started writing some maintenance scripts I mentioned shortly in the
last news posting. I made an ignore list of messages that should not
be translated. Currently it has the messages shown below, which I
quickly gathered some evening. Suggestions for messages to be added or
removed are welcome.
Latest translation statistics at  are created using this ignore
list. Looking at the stats, languages translated over 90% are Id, Cs,
Fi, Ru, De, Pt, Es and Hr. These numbers however don't tell much about
quality. I hope you keep up good quality too!
I also made some scripts to check up for some common problems in
translated messages. Results are at . Currently it lists three
types of problems.
First problem is pretty obvious: missing parameters like $1, $2 and so
on. All of these should be looked carefully and fixed.
Second type of problem is messages translated to empty string or dash
('' or '-'). This may mean (1) missing functionality, (2) that a
message that is in ignore list below is translated, (3) or just
Third type of problem is trailing whitespace in messages. All messages
can be edited trough Mediawiki-namespace as wiki pages, and wiki pages
can't have trailing whitespace. Trailing whitespace in messages
confuses Mediawiki software, and should be removed.
Changes to messages in period of 2005-05-08 to 2005-05-14
'exif-pixelxdimension' (spelling mistake)
'filewasdeleted' (now wikitext instead of plaintext)
'members' to 'nmembers' (see above)
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