[Wiki Loves Monuments] How are the adm1 "translated" names obtained?
platonides at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 08:03:43 UTC 2012
On 11/09/12 09:21, Arthur Richards wrote:
> Hi Strainu,
> There is some documentation about this here:
> Briefly, we've taken a datadump of ISO-3166-2 data from
> commondatahub.org <http://commondatahub.org>, which we use to provide
> the mapping from ISO-3166-2 region codes to their English names. We have
> put together a script that then takes all of those names and attempts to
> auto-'translate' them by checking the name against the interwiki
> language links API.
> We can easily override the automatic 'translations' that we have. If
> you'd like to do it yourself, you should fork the repository on github,
> follow the instructions in the readme file, and submit a pull request:
> Alternatively, you can file a bug in bugzilla with a mapping of
> ISO-3166-2 region codes to regional names, and we can get the
> translations added when we are able.
> All of the WMF staff will be busy in our annual all-staff meetings for
> the rest of the week, so forgive us if we are unable to respond as
> quickly as usual.
Oh, cool. I had suspected it was a method like that, from c18707 /
c18708, but had not found the WLM-ISO-3166-2 repo (I looked for it in
WLMMobile and repos of wikimedia). I no longer need to ask you :)
I have some ideas on how to structure them, but didn't build it into a
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