[Translators-l] Translations (de, fr, es, ja, pt, ar) wanted for Wikimedia Foundation report Highlights, September 2011

Amir E. Aharoni amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il
Sat Oct 15 09:22:43 UTC 2011

This is curious.

Is the idea to translate it to as few languages as possible and to
make it readable to as many people as possible? It's a good idea from
the practical point of view, but is the languages list based on a
calculation or just on a guess?

I don't have precise data either, but my guess would be that adding
Chinese, Russian and Indonesian would fulfill the idea better. But
again, basing it on data about the number of people who can *read*
these languages is the right thing to do.

2011/10/15 Tilman Bayer <tbayer at wikimedia.org>:
> Hi,
> as many of you might be aware, the Wikimedia Foundation publishes
> regular monthly reports about its work
> (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Foundation_reports,
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:Wikimedia_engineering_reports
> ). Translations of the entire reports do not seem feasible, but we
> would like to try this with an "Highlights" excerpt consisting of
> basic financial and traffic data, together with a combined selection
> from the most notable activities of both the general and the technical
> report about September.
> Please consider helping non-English-language Wikimedia communities to
> stay updated on the most important WMF activities and MediaWiki
> development work of the past month, by providing a translation into
> German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese or Arabic at
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Highlights,_September_2011
> It would be great if it were possible to send a posting announcing
> completed translations on Wednesday (October 19).
> Many thanks!
> --
> Tilman Bayer
> Movement Communications
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