[Mediawiki-i18n] [Localisation-team] i18n triage report

Alolita Sharma asharma at wikimedia.org
Mon Jan 23 17:23:30 UTC 2012


Thanks for this very helpful bug triage report and conducting the session
last week.

Look forward to the next one (next month).


On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 5:33 AM, Siebrand Mazeland (WMF) <
smazeland at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Please find the report on the latest[1] i18n triage below. The rough
> notes are on etherpad:
> http://etherpad.wikimedia.org/BugTriage-i18n-2012-01.
> Thanks go to the participants liangent, Nemo_bis, srikanthlogic,
> OrenBo, ^demon, aharoni, Nikerabbit, santhosh and hexmode.
> We covered three main topics: WebFonts, Narayam and Translate.
> WebFonts
> --------------
> Support WebFonts for Chinese -- This topic does not yet have a
> bugzilla entry. Because of the complexity, it was agreed that Liangent
> and Santhosh would discuss firther. Availability of fonts for Chinese
> and their potential large size is an issue. This will require some
> more discussion to understand the issue more clearly and to think
> about solutions -- there are more than 47.000 characters involved.
> Liangent suggested Font Subsetting -- creating downloadable fonts
> tailored for a pageon the fly -- but there are multiple issues with
> that.
> Narayam input methods
> --------------------------------
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/31904 -- Bamini keyboard map needs fix:
> We are looking for a community member to validate the mapping.
> srikanthlogic volunteered to track somebody down.
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/32029 -- Some vowel combination in
> Sinhala Wijesekara need to be corrected: We are looking for a
> community member to validate the mapping.
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/33243 -- Narayam IME on fails to
> replace English characters on mobile: This report contains at least
> two separate issues. For tracking purposes, that's not great; one
> should be split off. Because of the multitude of mobile and tablet
> devices, each with their own resolution, screen dimension and aspect
> ratio, something like "Narayam on mobile" will probably not be a one
> size fits all solution, like it is implemented on desktop browsers.
> Siebrand will open a discussion with the mobile team on what we think
> we can do with input methods on mobile devices.
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/33300 -- Unwanted activation which
> disables user's ability to type: It's unclear how to proceed with
> this. We are  thinking about something visual in the proximity of the
> text area or input field. This needs to be discussed with UI/UX
> people. Siebrand will follow up, and UI/UX designers have been CC-ed
> on the issue, but have not yet added their thoughts.
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/33480 -- Add Telugu Transliteration
> input method to Narayam: A Telugu community member/developers is
> needed to port the existing input method gadget to Narayam. Hexmode
> will chase down a tewiki user/dev.
> Script to automate transliteration help maps -- This topic does not
> yet have a bugzilla entry. srikanthlogic suggested this for
> transliteration tables liike
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension:Narayam/Tamil/Transliteration
> .
> Opinions differ on if this would contribute anything valuable, as
> each transliteration schema is different, and these tables may always
> need to be created manually. Siebrand to schedule a session to discuss
>  this further.
> Translate
> ------------
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/31632 -- When re-marking translatable
> page for translation, old version of the pages might be shown: It
> looks like this behaviour is no longer observed. The issue was closed.
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/31695 -- Support Google Translate V2
> API: Google has deprecated and limited use of the Translate V1 API.
> We're looking for a volunteer to update the interface, but one has not
> been found yet.
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/32983 -- Page protection leads to issue
> in translatable pages: It looks like Translate may be missing a hook
> or it might be using the wrong hook. We're planning on asking Roan for
> help.
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/33647 -- Translate popups with
> insufficient height: This appears to be an intermittent, but annoying
> issue. During the triage no additional understanding has arisen.
> Anyone with information that may reliably reproduce this issue is
> requested to please add steps and details in bugzilla.
> Cheers! In February, there will be another Localisation and
> internationalisation bug triage.
> [1]
> http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-i18n/2012-January/000383.html
> --
> Siebrand Mazeland
> Product Manager Localisation
> Wikimedia Foundation
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Alolita Sharma
Features Engineering
Wikimedia Foundation
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