[Translators-l] MediaWiki and NASA
asherman at wikimedia.org
Mon May 16 17:51:11 UTC 2016
Both regions related to these languages have ongoing human-space programs.
NASA news and information is relevant to them.
On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 12:18 PM, Philippe Verdy <verdy_p at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> I think that Chinese are Russian may be targetted for ANY translation as
> they are major languages of the world. We could have well targetted
> Japanese (due to the active presence of many Japanese-speaking contributors
> in Wikimedia), jiust like we have French, Spanish, German or (Brasilian)
> Ideally we should also target Hindi (now the only national official
> language of India, English having second rank in this most-populated
> country of the world that also has dozens of regional languages, official
> in some of its states) and Arabic.
> This is not specific to NASA subjects, and we could as well have spoken
> abut some news event about the Russian, European or Chinese space agencies.
> Anyway Russia, Europe and China have also important space programs and
> cooperate with NASA in various projects. They are not really competing in
> many of them, when cooperation is the only way to advance. So there are
> also US astronauts and searchers involved in Russian and European programs,
> and Russians cosmonauts and serchers in US and European programs.
> May be only China is apparently wanting to make its own program (with
> little collaboration with US, Europe or Russia).
> But are space programs in genenal really a major topic for Wikimedia? My
> opinion is that it is still a secondary topic compared to major ones about
> the Earth itself (geography, seas/oceans, geology, nature and life species
> in general) and its population and their languages and cultures... and
> compared to the Wikimedia focus of helping giving access by them to (at
> least basic) education (improving the litetracy levels, education about
> health, environement, economy, professional skills), and to news to better
> understand the world where they live and help organize their own life,
> along with others in a sustainable society where they will cooperate easily
> and safely.
> 2016-05-16 15:33 GMT+02:00 Pols12 <poltron54 at gmail.com>:
>> Out of curiosity, why have Chinese and Russian been targeted ?
>> In a NASA case we think to Cold War (Second World). =)
>> 2016-05-09 20:48 GMT+02:00 Andrew Sherman <asherman at wikimedia.org>:
>>> MediaWiki software is being used by NASA to help gather and access
>>> information more efficiently.
>>> This story is available on the Wikimedia blog and Meta-Wiki for
>>> translation. We would like the story translated into Chinese and Russian,
>>> however all other language translations are encouraged and appreciated.
>>> Thank you in advance for taking the time to consider this message and or
>>> help translate this story.
>>> Andrew Sherman
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