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𐌷𐌰𐌹𐌻𐌰 𐌰𐌻𐌻𐌰 𐌰𐌽𐌰 πŒ±πŒ°πŒΏπ‚πŒ²πƒ πŒ±π‚πŒΏπŒ½πŒ½πŒΉπŒ½

πŒ±πŒ°πŒΏπ‚πŒ²πƒπŒ±π‚πŒΏπŒ½πŒ½πŒ° πŒΉπƒπ„ πƒπ„πŒ°πŒΈπƒ 𐌹𐌽 𐌸𐌰𐌼𐌼𐌴𐌹 𐌱𐌹 πŒΈπ‰ πŒ²πŒΏπ„πŒΉπƒπŒΊπ‰πŒ½ π…πŒΉπŒΊπŒΉπ€πŒ°πŒΉπŒ³πŒΎπŒ° π‚π‰πŒ³πŒΎπŒ°πŒΉπŒΌπŒ°.

πŒ²πŒ°π…πŒ°πŒΏπ‚πŒ³πŒΎπŒ°Edit

connectivity projectEdit

Hallo, my name is Anastasiya Lvova, I'm "duty" in Connectivity project. The essence of the "Connectivity" project is to study and enhance the coherence of Wikipedia, or, in other words, to improve hypertext navigation between articles. The project deals with deadends, isolated articles, non-categorized articles, transitivity of the category tree, etc.

We want to work with your language version, but we need configured MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage for it (with direct links to template namespace pages, for example, ru:MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage/de:MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage/fr:MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage). Is it possible to set it up for our usage?

thanks in advance, Lvova 18:52, 12 WarmmenoΓΎs 2010 (UTC)

Betawiki: better support for your language in MediaWikiEdit

Dear community. I am writing to you to promote a special wiki called Betawiki. This wiki facilitates the localisation (l10n) of the MediaWiki interface. You may have changed many messages here to use your language in the interface, but if you would log in to for example the English language Wiktionary, you would not be able to use the interface as well translated as here. Infact, of the 1798 messages in the core of MediaWiki, 0 messages have been translated. Betawiki also supports the translation of messages of about 80 extensions, with almost 1000 messages.

If you wish to contribute to better support of your language in MediaWiki, as well as for many MediaWiki extensions, please visit Betawiki, create an account and request translator priviledges. You can see the current status of localisation of your language on meta and do not forget to get in touch with others that may already be working on your language on Betawiki.

If you have any further questions, please let me know on my talk page on Betawiki. We will try and assist you as much as possible, for example by importing all messages from a local wiki for you to start with, if you so desire.

You can also find us on the Freenode IRC network in the channel #mediawiki-i18n where we would be happy to help you get started.

Thank you very much for your attention and I do hope to see some of you on Betawiki soon! Cheers! Siebrand@Betawiki 09:29, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

"𐌺𐌰𐌽𐌽 𐌸𐌿 πŒΈπŒ°π„πŒ°" 𐌰𐌽𐌰 πŒ·πŒ°πŒΏπŒ±πŒΉπŒ³πŒ°πƒπŒ΄πŒΉπŒ³π‰Edit

  • πŒΏπƒπŒ»πŒ°πŒΏπŒ±πŒΎπŒ°πŒ½ 𐌹𐌺? --Jacques Pirat 05:37, 2 September 2007 (UTC)


πƒπŒΉπŒ΄πŒ±π‰π„ πŒ±π‰π„-𐌼𐌴𐌻𐌾𐌰𐌽Edit

Hey guys, we need more votes to have this bot approved... Thanks in advance. nl:User:Siebrand 09:23, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

  • 𐌱𐌹𐌽𐌰𐌷 --Jacques Pirat 20:01, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
  • 𐌱𐌹𐌽𐌰𐌷 --Ooswesthoesbes 15:12, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
  • 𐌱𐌹𐌽𐌰𐌷 --Alexander Gerashchenko 16:59, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Done. β€”Pathoschild 19:45, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

πŒΎπŒ°πŒ³πŒ°πŒ½πŒ°π€πŒΎπŒ° πŒ²πŒ°πŒΉπ‚πŒ½πŒ΄πŒΉπŒΈ π…πŒ°πŒ»πŒ³πŒΏπ†πŒ½πŒΎπŒΉπƒπŒΌπŒ°πŒ½πŒ½πŒ° π…πŒ°πŒΉπ‚πŒΈπŒ°πŒ½Edit

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𐌾𐌰𐌺 π€πŒΉπ‚πŒ°π„ πŒ²πŒ°πŒΉπ‚πŒ½πŒ΄πŒΉπŒΈ π…πŒ°πŒ»πŒ³πŒΏπ†πŒ½πŒΎπŒΉπƒπŒΌπŒ°πŒ½πŒ½πŒ° π…πŒ°πŒΉπ‚πŒΈπŒ°πŒ½Edit

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34yEdit

Please delete it. --Flrn 17:41, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

DoneΒ ! -- YadΓΆnapya 10:07, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

SpBotEdit

Hello. I would like to get a bot-flag on this wiki.

  • Operator: de:User:Euku
  • Purpose: Interwiki links: It adds/modifies/deletes interwiki links.
  • Software: pywikipediabot framework via SVN
  • Already has bot flag on: >74 Wikipedias, for example: ar, bn, ca, cs, de, en, es, eu, da, fr, he, hu, it, pl, ro, ru, sq, tr. (Since 2006 on German Wikipedia, with >69.000 edits), look at details
Thank you! --Euku 08:23, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

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SpaceBirdyBotEdit

Hello, I would like to replace the wrong i here with the correct version β€Ž ο˜ͺ to 𐌹̈
I did that already in the Afrikaan Wiktionary (there was not as much to replace as here, but searching for the wrong character in all entries by hand would have been insane).

  • operator:: m:User:Spacebirdy
  • purpose:: correct ο˜ͺ to 𐌹̈ in all entries
  • software:: pywikipediabot (modified replace.py, working expamples: [1], [2], [3]...)
  • already botflag on: 115 Wiktionaries, mostly working as replacebot(correcting errors/templates/etc.)/interwikibot there; see also vvv's sul-tool

Best regards, --π†πŒΏπŒ²πŒ»πƒ (:>Β )=| 18:24, 18 AsanmenoΓΎs 2008 (UTC)

This bot is fine to run on this wiki. Jacques Pirat 20:20, 18 AsanmenoΓΎs 2008 (UTC)

proEdit

  1. --Manie 22:35, 18 AsanmenoΓΎs 2008 (UTC)

contraEdit

commentsEdit

Ok, I have set it to run already, I throttled it to 60seconds between page savings, if You think it spams the recentchanges too much please let me know, I will turn it off then again, best regards, --π†πŒΏπŒ²πŒ»πƒ (:>Β )=| 23:57, 18 AsanmenoΓΎs 2008 (UTC)

Ok, I think I am through.
Please delete [4], [5], [6], and [7], nothing links to them anymore. Best regards, --π†πŒΏπŒ²πŒ»πƒ (:>Β )=| 00:31, 19 AsanmenoΓΎs 2008 (UTC)


AccentsEdit

Do we use accents in the Latin alphabet pages or not? I see inconsistency here; the title of the editing page is "MΓ‘idjan af...", but on πŒ²πŒΏπ„πŒ°π‚πŒ°πŒΆπŒ³πŒ°/Gutarazda there are no accents. Which do we go with? I personally think the accents make it easier to read, but it's not impossible without them.

Also, hyphenation: I prefer not to hyphenate, for example, "gameljan" ("ga-meljan"), but I wasn't sure if there was a definite policy on this; it can lead to some slightly ugly words sometimes (my latest update of Gutarazda includes the word "gaainaida" ("isolated"), which is pretty hideous, especially without accents..."gaΓ‘inΓ‘ida" is an improvement).

Just some thoughts. I know the English version has some standards of usage; it would probably be a good idea to have some here. Sectori 23:22, 21 AkranmenoΓΎs 2008 (UTC)

Also, 𐍈 or 𐌸? The front page uses both: it might be more sensible to just choose one. Sectori 13:18, 25 Akranmenoþs 2008 (UTC)
𐌸 of course; 𐍈 is wrong. πŒ·π‚π‰πŒΈπŒ±πŒ°πŒΉπ‚πŒ·π„ 10:14, 2 BlomamenoΓΎs 2009 (UTC)

Bot policyEdit

Hello. To facilitate steward granting of bot access, I suggest implementing the standard bot policy on this wiki. In particular, this policy allows stewards to automatically flag known interlanguage linking bots (if this page says that is acceptable), which form the vast majority of such requests. The policy also enables global bots on this wiki (if this page says that is acceptable), which are trusted bots that will be given bot access on every wiki that allows global bots.

This policy makes bot access requesting much easier for local users, operators, and stewards. To implement it we only need to create a redirect to this page from Project:Bot policy, and add a line at the top noting that it is used here. Please read the text at m:Bot policy before commenting. If you object, please say so; I hope to implement in one week if there is no objection, since it is particularly written to streamline bot requests on wikis with little or no community interested in bot access requests. Malafaya 09:50, 9 WeinmenoΓΎs 2008 (UTC)

Implemented. Malafaya 14:57, 22 WeinmenoΓΎs 2008 (UTC)

I'd like to learn GothicEdit

Hallo there, gothicspeakers. I bought a Gothic bible in summer and I understand quite a bit of it. I spend most of my free time learning latin. If I had someone who learns gothic too, that would motivate me. Do you know any beginners who would join me? Thanks a load. - Capsicaciolum, friday, jannuary 16, 2009, 21:22 (CET)

- Sean (sjheiss@comcast.net) I'm learning Gothic, but I think it's too late, seeing as this was posted almost 5 months ago, but if you or anyone else learning Gothic happen to see this, and would like someone to practice with, contact me through my e-mail, and put Gothic somewhere in the subject so I know what it's for.Β ;)

-No, it is deffinitely not to late. I am glad finally someone answered. I just starded to learn more Gothic again some days ago and I am sending you an e-mail before you read this post. - Capsicaciolum 17:36, 20 HawimenoΓΎs 2009 (UTC)

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π†πŒ°πŒ²πŒΉπŒ½π‰πŒΈ!

I have now finished the "flagship" of my fonts, the new version of Ulfilas. It is available for download at my site.

Further, I have created a new version of the Wikipedia logo using Ulfilas. I have made the suggestion to use it towards Jaques Pirat, but as he seems to be away for a while, I'd like to advise the rest of the community of this suggestion.

Best regards, πŒ·π‚π‰πŒΈπŒ±πŒ°πŒΉπ‚πŒ·π„ 19:54, 13 BlomamenoΓΎs 2009 (UTC)

2010 Fundraising Is Almost HereEdit

Hello Wikipedians, I am Theo and I am working for the Wikimedia Foundation during the 2010 Fundraiser. My job is to be the liaison between your community and the Foundation. This year's fundraiser is intended to be a collaborative and global effort; we recognize that banner messages which may perform well in the United States don't necessarily translate well, or appeal to international audiences.

I'm contacting you as I am currently looking for translators who are willing to contribute to this project by helping translate and localize messages into different languages and suggesting messages that would appeal to your readers on the Fundraising Meta Page. We've started the setup on meta for both banner submission, statistical analysis, and grouping volunteers together.
Use the talk pages on meta, talk to your local communities, talk to others, talk to us, and add your feedback to the proposed messages as well! I look forward to working with you during this year's fundraiser. If someone could translate this message I would really appreciate it so that everyone is able to understand our goals and contribute to this year's campaign.
Theo (WMF) 20:12, 20 π…πŒ΄πŒΉπŒ½πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2010 (UTC)

Survey on this wikipediaEdit

Hails, I am from Germany, Bremen, and I am studying linguistics and I have a seminar on language ausbau. This is, when a language doesn't have enough words to express all the modern things and it gets then upgrated with new expressions to fulfill it. And I want to study how Wikipedia can help on that and this is why I am doing those surveys. I have two questions for you: 1. What do you think is the contribution of Wikipedia that your languages gets beter developped and gets new expressions for modern things, 2. How do you build new words, are there certain patterns or methods? I would be really thankful, if there came some meanings and answers together. Thank you very much, Sincerely Liufos goleineis, Zylbath 07:20, 14 πŒ°πŒΊπ‚πŒ°πŒ½πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2011 (UTC)

The prospects of a revival may be doubtful, since the Goths did not hold onto their ethnic self-consciousness and assimilated into the local populations (the last holdouts being in the Crimea). Perhaps one day modern admirers of Gothic fashion might become interested in the ancient language. Although the ancient Goths have nothing to do with the modern fashion-Goths except in name, there's no reason they couldn't adopt the old language. That may be unlikely, but no more unusual than people learning Klingon or Elvish. To answer your question, there probably aren't very many projects involved in creating new texts in Gothic, so this site may end up being influential if there ever is a revival. One thing in particular to look for here is that this site has standardized for its own uses the names of the days and months (see the entries for πŒΎπŒ΄π‚ and π…πŒΉπŒΊπ‰). We have only fragmentary original information of what these actually were. There are other interpretations (such as http://www.oe.eclipse.co.uk/nom/calendar.htm); so one sign would be to see if, after a revival takes place and usages become more or less standard, the month and day names given here prevail. In the unlikely event of a major resurgence, this will lead to a divergence into ancient Gothic and modern Gothic (perhaps the old could be called "gutisk" and the new "gutarazda"), and expect a lot of pedantic discussion about what is authentic versus made-up, and what new word is most faithful to the old language. I would imagine a similar process has happened for Modern Hebrew and Katharevouza.
As for how new words may be created, loan words are one possibility; the ancient Goths themselves did this sometimes, typically from Greek or Latin; a contemporary example you can see used here is "seido" for web page, after "site". Or new words can be built from cognates in other languages, such as "Banda-reikja" for United States, after the Icelandic "BandarΓ­kin". And I feel that any deduced word, such as "gutarazda", is fair game (though I wouldn't personally include the * in front of it as is done in academic usage). Or, one could break down the word into its roots and translate them directly, for instance, "in-de-pend-ence" means "not hang from condition" and in German becomes Un-ab-hΓ€ngig-keit. A new Gothic example would be "kΓ‘uli-blΓ³ma" for "cauliflower" (Blumenkohl). Or the meaning could be translated into a new compound, such as "witirahnjands" for computer (I believe this would be something like "knowledge reckoner") or -- as I have done -- "fair-weitl-waurstwa" for "actor". Also, look for the entries on Wikipedia:Razdagaruni and Wikipedia:𐌽𐌹𐌿𐌾𐌰_π…πŒ°πŒ΅π‚πŒ³πŒ° -- you may find these informative. Allsbairhts 10:32, 18 πŒΎπŒΉπŒΏπŒ»πŒ΄πŒΉπƒ 2011 (UTC)
I really thank you for that interesting introduction. Unfortunately the paper I hold in this is already over, but still, this was very interesting. But for further things on Wikipedia's influence this could be very useful. It seems that you are quite often here in the last time, which is very good. And BTW, the pages in wikipedia you posted were created by me.Β ;) Liubos goleineis, Zylbath 10:52, 18 πŒΎπŒΉπŒΏπŒ»πŒ΄πŒΉπƒ 2011 (UTC)
Well, silly me, I didn't see that. Anyway, that was some good work! Allsbairhts 10:20, 21 πŒΎπŒΉπŒΏπŒ»πŒ΄πŒΉπƒ 2011 (UTC)
No need to excuseΒ ;) I think that was overdue. Liubos goleineis, Zylbath 11:54, 21 πŒΎπŒΉπŒΏπŒ»πŒ΄πŒΉπƒ 2011 (UTC)

HiW-BotEdit

  • Operator Β : Hedwig in Washington
  • Automatic or Manually AssistedΒ : automatic
  • Programming Language(s) Β : Python (pywikipedia), daily update
  • Function Summary Β : Interwiki, Internationalization by removing chaos in Babel-Category so it can be used properly and easy. Double redirects will be added shortly
  • Already has a bot flag (Y/N) Β : Yes: 31 Wikis so far, others pending. see here
  • Function Details Β : just using the standard interwiki.py; parameters: -auto -all - log -catr

I humbly request bot status on this wiki in order to update Interwiki, and improve Internationalization by removing chaos in Babel so it can be used properly and easy by everyone.

Thank you for consideration! --Hedwig in Washington 20:44, 15 πŒ°πŒΊπ‚πŒ°πŒ½πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2011 (UTC)

Admin candidatureEdit

Hello, please vote for me on this page: Admin candidatures so that this page gets an admin, that is really present. Thank you. Liubos goleineis, Zylbath 11:24, 18 πŒΎπŒΉπŒΏπŒ»πŒ΄πŒΉπƒ 2011 (UTC)

πŒ»πŒΉπƒπ„πŒ° πƒπŒ΄πŒΉπŒ³π‰ πŒΈπ‰πŒΆπŒ΄πŒΉ πŒ°πŒ»πŒ»π‰πƒ π…πŒΉπŒΊπŒΉπ€πŒ°πŒΉπŒ³πŒΎπ‰πƒ πƒπŒΊπŒΏπŒ»πŒΏπŒ½ 𐌷𐌰𐌱𐌰𐌽Edit

Please help to fulfill this list: πŒ»πŒΉπƒπ„πŒ° πƒπŒ΄πŒΉπŒ³π‰ πŒΈπ‰πŒΆπŒ΄πŒΉ πŒ°πŒ»πŒ»π‰πƒ π…πŒΉπŒΊπŒΉπ€πŒ°πŒΉπŒ³πŒΎπ‰πƒ πƒπŒΊπŒΏπŒ»πŒΏπŒ½ 𐌷𐌰𐌱𐌰𐌽 Zylbath 15:02, 30 πŒΎπŒΉπŒΏπŒ»πŒ΄πŒΉπƒ 2011 (UTC)

300Edit

𐌾𐌹𐌷𐌰!!! π…πŒ΄πŒΉπƒ 𐌷𐌰𐌱𐌰𐌼 𐌽𐌿 πŒ°πŒ½πŒ³πŒ°πŒ»πŒ΄πŒΉπŒΊπƒ 300 πƒπŒ΄πŒΉπŒ³π‰πƒ 𐌰𐌽𐌰 π…πŒΉπŒΊπŒΉπ€πŒ°πŒΉπŒ³πŒΎπŒ°πŒΉ! =) 𐍃𐍉 πŒΈπ‚πŒ΄πŒΉπƒ 𐌷𐌿𐌽𐌳𐌰 πƒπŒ΄πŒΉπŒ³π‰ πŒΉπƒπ„ π†πŒ°πŒΉπŒ·πŒΏπŒΊπŒΉπŒ½πŒ³πƒ. Zylbath 18:38, 3 πŒ°π†π„πŒΏπŒΌπŒ° πŒΎπŒΉπŒΏπŒ»πŒ΄πŒΉπƒ 2012 (UTC)

The double art of scriptEdit

Hello, I would like to here your opinions to whether the articles should be in both versions the latin and the gothic one or just in gothic. I personally prefer to keep it all in gothic or as a minority runic, since the original scripture is gothic (or runic) and not latin. Sure, it's easier to read espacially for those without the font. But even if they don't have it, on the main page there is a box in English which tells which font to install and where to find it. Furthermore the gothic alphabet isn't that hard to read and it is kind of a gothic culture. And I don't find it helpfully or beautiful when there are both versions at once. If both versions should be kept, I would be totally agreeing if we do it with those links at the bottom of an article which says to let the text appear in latin alphabet even if the version might be not up to date. What do you think of all this? Zylbath 00:49, 25 πŒ°π†π„πŒΏπŒΌπŒ° πŒΎπŒΉπŒΏπŒ»πŒ΄πŒΉπƒ 2012 (UTC)

I'm in favor of having both versions in parallel, if possible. The Wulfilas script is pretty, and it's traditional, but there are some drawbacks. It's easier to learn than (for instance) Arabic, but even so, transliterated text will make it a lot easier for newcomers. Speaking for myself, I haven't been able to get it to display in MSIE. Firefox works, but the font I'm using (skeirs) is rather small, which makes it tougher to read. There are some other fonts I could try, but they're rather more ornate, so they probably won't be any more "skeirs" than that! Also, I don't have a way of typing in it, so I have to copy and paste the tiny letters. I'm sure there are some solutions out there, which I may research some time, but for now creating text is fairly painstaking as it is. Allsbairhts 11:14, 26 πŒ°π†π„πŒΏπŒΌπŒ° πŒΎπŒΉπŒΏπŒ»πŒ΄πŒΉπƒ 2012 (UTC)
So, when thinking of having both the gothic and latin alphabet, what would you think of displaying the gothic alphabet as default and having a link under or above (which I'd prefer) the article where you can click on to have the latin text? That would destroy the asthetic of the article, because in my opinion the same version of an article with pictures, cards, tablets etc. twice isn't that asthetic.
I guess I should write a tutorial here to install the fonts that way, one can use them for writing. Actually, it isn't very difficult. =) Zylbath 23:18, 26 πŒ°π†π„πŒΏπŒΌπŒ° πŒΎπŒΉπŒΏπŒ»πŒ΄πŒΉπƒ 2012 (UTC)
What I envision is that in each section, the Wulfilas script would be first, followed by the Latin version. There's no need for duplicate graphics; they would just appear once. How about that? Also, if both scripts are visible at once, then it would be helpful for learners. Allsbairhts 06:06, 28 πŒ°π†π„πŒΏπŒΌπŒ° πŒΎπŒΉπŒΏπŒ»πŒ΄πŒΉπƒ 2012 (UTC)
But wikipedia shouldn't be a place where to learn an alphabet, at least not in the articles. In most wikipedias different dialects or scriptures are always seperated by own links or sections and not written under each other, that's the standard. I would actually like to follow that here, too. But for learning the language or even the alphabet we can create an own section, where a tutorial or guide explains how to read it etc. We can link that to the main page. I still would propose a link at the top of an article which is written in latin alphabet to get to the latin version. I'm going to make a first version for you to see. And for the main page I thought of something like that: PlattdΓΌΓΌtsch Wiktionary. There the dialects are seperated in own pages, we can do that with our page aswell in gothic and latin alphabet. What do you think? Zylbath 11:06, 28 πŒ°π†π„πŒΏπŒΌπŒ° πŒΎπŒΉπŒΏπŒ»πŒ΄πŒΉπƒ 2012 (UTC)
Regarding the first point, generally speaking, this is so. But, Gothic has a unique situation, and the fussy Wiki way isn't an ideal one-size-fits-all solution. If we wish to breathe a little life into a dead language, then it makes sense to help newcomers past hurdles in comprehension and technology. Given that the Wulfilas alphabet has less common use than Elvish and (until they invent time travel) no native speakers are going to be scratching their heads wondering why we wrote the encyclopedia this way, then parallel transliterated text as an aid to newcomers to Gothic (pretty much everybody besides a few professors and grad students) might not be such a bad thing. That being said, I would like to see an example of what you had in mind as a proof of concept. The "Namne tala" article is one of the few articles long enough to be unwieldy, and it would benefit from this approach. Allsbairhts 09:03, 3 π†πŒ°πŒ½πŒΉπŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2012 (UTC)
Well, the problem is, Gothic is closed for translations. I am trying since some days to talk to the responsables, because there is still so much english text on the side of wikipedia. The reason for the closing is, that the translators used the latin script, albeit they were supposed to use the gothic one, since that's the genuin one. Having the same text on the same page in both writings is really not like wikipedia and might help to close this whole gothic wikipedia. Either we really use only the Gothic alphabet or we try to find a way, to have Gothic as default but an extra box or so where the latin script is in. Do you know the english side of wiktionary? Do you know the translation boxes? I want these ones for the latin script, either at the top or at the bottom of a page. Then a user can click on it and the latin text appears. This is maybe the best solution we have for a double script, since it's really not recommended to have two own pages for the same article but in different scripts, which would be the only way when working with an link to click on to get to the latin scripted article.
I really hope, they are going to open the translation function. Otherwise I guess I am going to start a subscribing petition and alarming the gothic mailing list.Β ;) This side is more like a construction side, we need more articles, a better translated page and more users.
And by the way, the gothic alphabet is really not that hard to read, even the Ulfila font which might be harder to read then others, is fast to learn. For some learners (me included) the stranger script is another reason to learn the language. We should stick to that how gothic is traditionally, otherwise this wikipedia would not try its best to document the oldest germanic language, which we know of.
If I weren't be so dumb for computational things I would have already made that box I am talking of. But I really don't succeed, but I am already talking which some people from the english wiktionary about how that template is working. Some day I will bring it to start.Β ;) Zylbath 13:12, 5 π†πŒ°πŒ½πŒΉπŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2012 (UTC)
YEAH!! I got it, finally. With the big help of some people from the English wiktionary. π†πŒΉπŒ»πŒΏ πŒΈπŒ°πŒ²πŒΊπ‰πƒ!!! =) So, now I can show you, how I ment it with the dropdownmenubox. See the article πŒ²πŒΏπ„πŒ°π‚πŒ°πŒΆπŒ³πŒ°. There is a box at the top where you can click on and then the latin scripted text appears. I think it is kind of cool and way more asthetic then before. What do you think of it? The handling is quite easy:
{{πŒ»πŒ°π„πŒΉπŒ½πƒπŒΊπŒ° πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ»πŒ΄πŒΉπŒ½πƒ}}
BLABLABLABLATEXTBLABLABLA
{{𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌰}}

Or with latin skript:
{{latinska meleins}}
TEEEEEEEEXT
{{anda}}

This way it wouldn't take to much space of the gothic written text, the gothic text is still default and it is easy to get to the latin text without having an extra link and so double articles for each script, which would be totally not worth it.

Zylbath 15:03, 6 π†πŒ°πŒ½πŒΉπŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2012 (UTC)

AWESOME, even templates, graphics and all other stuff work in that box. Zylbath 15:19, 6 π†πŒ°πŒ½πŒΉπŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2012 (UTC)

OK, looks good. I tried it out on the article for dearest Amy. One suggestion I have would be to make the instructions on the home page (Haubdiseido) of where to go to install the fonts more prominent. Any newcomer to the site is going to see a bunch of tiny squares at first, after all, and the instructions are in small text. Perhaps the "Gutans" box could stretch across the whole page horizontally, and the text be made larger and vertically centered on the right of Gizur's picture. It might also mention that some articles will have drop down boxes for convenience. Allsbairhts 12:20, 10 π†πŒ°πŒ½πŒΉπŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2012 (UTC)

Hello. Yes, I already thought of that. I guess I will make a little box at the very top of the page with an english text or so, where to install the fonts. And I wanted to make the main page also in a latin version. A link or so should be above then. But I would always recommend the Ulfila font. I know Robert Pfeffer made another font for the wikipedia (Skeirs) and for electronic things, but that font didn't really work here. The wikipedia logo is made with Ulfila and it is by far the most beautiful font in gothic. So, I would recommend that if we have the chance, we should tell the people to download that font. Which one are you using? BTW: Please step by to the discussion side of amy winehouse, if you have some time.Β ;) Thank you very much for you dedication here. Zylbath 13:54, 11 π†πŒ°πŒ½πŒΉπŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2012 (UTC)

Suggestions for improvementEdit

Hello, do you have any suggestions for improvement on this wikipedia? I can change now many things here, and most of the things here are pretty antiqued. So if you have any ideas for a better wikipedia, anyhow, tell me!Β ;) Zylbath 02:40, 26 πŒ°π†π„πŒΏπŒΌπŒ° πŒΎπŒΉπŒΏπŒ»πŒ΄πŒΉπƒ 2012 (UTC)

πŒ·πŒ°πŒΏπŒ±πŒΉπŒ³πŒ°πƒπŒ΄πŒΉπŒ³π‰ 𐌽𐌿 𐌰𐌿𐌺 πŒΉπƒπ„ 𐌹𐌽 πŒ»πŒ°π„πŒΉπŒ½πƒπŒΊπŒ° πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ»πŒ΄πŒΉπŒ½πƒEdit

πŒ·πŒ°πŒΉπŒ»πƒ, 𐌹𐌺 𐌲𐌰𐌼𐌰𐌹𐌳𐌹𐌳𐌰 πŒΈπ‰ πŒ·πŒ°πŒΏπŒ±πŒΉπŒ³πŒ°πƒπŒ΄πŒΉπŒ³π‰πŒ½ 𐌾𐌰𐌷 πƒπŒΉ πŒΉπƒπ„ 𐌽𐌿 𐌰𐌿𐌺 𐌹𐌽 πŒ»πŒ°π„πŒΉπŒ½πƒπŒΊπŒ° πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ»πŒ΄πŒΉπŒ½πƒ πŒΈπŒ°πŒΉπ‚πŒ· 𐌸𐌰𐌼𐌼𐌰 𐌽𐌹𐌿𐌾𐌹𐌽 π†πŒ°πŒΏπ‚πŒ°πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ»πŒ΄πŒΉπŒ½πŒ°. Zylbath (talk) 11:58, 20 πŒΊπŒ°πŒ»πŒ³πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2012 (UTC)

Call for Papers - Gothic book projectEdit

Hello, I'm writing as the leader of the association of the gothic language (www.vereindergotischensprache.de) to inform you about our book project. We want to publish a scientific work on Neogothic, sprachausbau and revitalisation. Here you have the Call for Papers:

Call for Papers

As we discussed in our member meeting, it is our goal to establish a book project. We are searching for authors to write this book, as it will to become an anthology. There is already a potential publisher (Verlag Inspiration Un Limited) who is interested in publishing such.

About the project:

There are many previously-available works on historical Gothic. Therein the traditional text material and the grammar and lexicon that arise from it are dealt with. But there are topics similar to β€œSprachausbau” and β€œRevitalisation” for which almost nothing has been published as of yet. This is where our work comes to fruition; these will be our main topics that will be put to the fore of our work. Besides contributions on newer developments in the research of Gothic, we would like to see topics that outrun the manner(s) with which Gothic has been treated so far. This means that all handlings on modern Gothic, often called Neogothic, are possible. We would like to see contributions that give an overview on the current efforts to the revitalisation of Gothic and inform about the methods, problems, motivation, status, network of these projects and/or about similarities or differences to other projects of the sprachausbau and revitalisation. A contribution could also be to inform about the Gothic Wikipedia. Especially desired are articles that make a contribution to the sprachausbau itself on their own. You can always deliberate with us about topic(s) that would be acceptable and possible.

Every author can submit several articles, in either German or English.

We have in principle a scientific demand for the contributions. It is not a prerequisite for authors to have a previous knowledge in the topic of linguistics; but have to be able to argue seriously, and to stick to the usual rules of scientific writing and citing. If there are problems or questions while writing, just contact us. We can certainly help you.

Dates: Individual topics must be submitted by no later than the 31th of August 2012.

(The term for the submission of your articles will be given later; it will be most likely at the end of this year.)

For questions, consultation and submissions; please use this e-mail address: kontakt@vereindergotischensprache.de

Take pleasure in finding a topic and writing: The team of the β€œassociation of the gothic language”. Zylbath (talk) 21:46, 4 πŒ·πŒ°π…πŒΉπŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2012 (UTC)

Survey on "Language Skills of the Gothic LanguageEdit

The association of the gothic language is asking people to fill out a survey they created. We want to find out how many people there are that have any noteworthy skills in Gothic. So, please follow the link, the survey won't take more than 1 minute, it's just four questions long. We thank you a lot!
Survey on "Language Skills of the Gothic Language"
Zylbath (talk) 13:43, 24 πŒ°πŒΊπ‚πŒ°πŒ½πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2012 (UTC)

How to deal with transcription of foreign names? A poll.Edit

Hello. As Wikipedia let us know recently (espacially by closing the translation function for us because of using Latin script in articles in the past) we need to have every article in Gothic script, espacially the article's name. Well, but coming to foreign names this is quite a problem as we haven't agreed on a way to transcript them. There have been several attempts. One of them was to analyse the names morpho-semantically, like Allsbairhts tried to do; see discussion on 𐌰𐌼𐌹 π…πŒ°πŒΉπŒ½πŒ·πŒ°πŒΏπƒ. I must say I don't agree with that manner because transcripting every foreign name by its morpho-semantic and translating it to Gothic is really not an accurate way; actually no language with a different script is doing it at that extent. Two other possibilities I see and about which we should vote are either: Keeping the shape of foreign names as much as possible but using some special transcription patterns when a letter doesn't exist in Gothic or is pronounced in a total different way (i. e. "Dixie Carter" πŒ³πŒΉπŒΊπƒπŒΉπŒ΄ πŒΊπŒ°π‚π„πŒ΄π‚: "x" would be 𐍇 but has a different pronounciation, so πŒΊπƒ seems to be more appropriate, and "c" doesn't exist in Gothic. So, for the pronounciation of [k] 𐌺 should be used); or: We don't try to keep the shape of foreign names but transcript them totally after a Gothic shape and pattern like "Jonathan Winters" or "Douglas Engelbart" -> πŒ³πƒπŒΎπŒ°πŒΏπŒ½πŒ°πŒΈπŒ°πŒ½ π…πŒΉπŒ½π„πŒ°πŒΉπ‚πƒ and πŒ³πŒ°πŒ²πŒ»πŒ΄πƒ πŒ°πŒΉπŒ²πŒ²πŒ΄πŒ»πŒ±πŒ°π‚π„. (But then it might get hard to get the equivalent of a name [but anyway having the English name in brackets after it and redirects might be a helpful way and should be advisable]) For so far I don't see other solution and of course we would have to discuss in detail the exact rules of both of these ways. I would therefore ask you to vote and/or add another serious alternative if you have one. Thanks a lot! Zylbath (talk) 20:33, 10 πŒΊπŒ°πŒ»πŒ³πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2014 (UTC)

Transcription way 1: keep the shape, only different letters if neededEdit

In favour:

Comments:

Transcription way 2: always use Gothic patternsEdit

In favour: Gadrauhts (talk) 17:49, 13 πŒΊπŒ°πŒ»πŒ³πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2014 (UTC)

Comments: Of the existing suggestions I vote for number 2. But I have a third suggestion. Gadrauhts (talk) 17:49, 13 πŒΊπŒ°πŒ»πŒ³πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2014 (UTC)

Transcription way 3: Use gothic versions of the names (both first and last name). Translate of necessary and decline all namesEdit

In favour:

Comments:

  • Could you please define that more? So you mean that names should indeed rather transcripted and translated by their semantic-morphological structure like proposed as for Amy Winehouse -> Ami Wainahus? Zylbath (talk) 19:32, 14 πŒΊπŒ°πŒ»πŒ³πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2014 (UTC)

Bad articlesEdit

Hey. I created some new templates to put some order in this wikipedia which is quite a mess and construction site. I would ask you to pay attention to bad articles as well and put those templates in those pages. They get into special categories where I can handle them alltogether.
To do so please write {{π„πŒ°πŒΉπ‚πŒ°πŒ½}} at the beginning of an article that should be deleted. (When there are doublets, vandalism or those articles with / in its name.) But don't delete the content, only put the template code in the beginning. If there is a bad article that should be written over urgently please write {{𐌽𐌹𐌿𐌾𐌰𐌽}} at the beginning. That appeals to articles who are only written in Latin script, have a Latin script name or have hardly a layout that looks really bad. When there are articles that are very short but seem alright so far, please put the template {{π†π‚πŒΏπŒΌ}} at the end of the article. They are okay so far but should be get more content soon, but they won't be deleted in the future. And if an article contains unattested words that aren't in any dictionary, not even ours, than write {{πŒΏπŒ½π…πŒ΄πŒΉπ„π…π‰πŒ³πŒΉπŒΈπƒ}} at the beginning and write the unattested words on the discussion page.
All those articles appear in the respective category where could be taken care of individually. Thank you. Kevin Behrens (talk) 20:57, 9 π…πŒ΄πŒΉπŒ½πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2014 (UTC)

Latin script titlesEdit

As far as I can see now I have deleted or changed all the titles that were only written in Latin script. Some of them still exist but with the note for speedy deletion which will happen soon. The next will it be to change all the titles that contain both Gothic and Latin script divided by a / into Gothic only titles, as well as deleting all the catogories that contain any Latin script and expand the network of categories so that they relate to each other and are a helpful guide through this wikipedia. Feels like sysiphos work.Β ;) Kevin Behrens (talk) 13:50, 10 π…πŒ΄πŒΉπŒ½πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2014 (UTC)

The transliterator should work everywhere, not just for displaying the article content, but also in the page title displayed (HTML1 h1 tag), the navigation bar, the search input bar, the wiki editor, the Visual Editor, and the code editor, as well as in the edit comment input box, possibly as well in the preferences page for its own input boxes. Unfortunately this is not the case.
Additionally the site still suggests using a font (in the preferences of Universal Language selector) that is actually NOT encoded with Unicode, but is a hack of the Latin script to show the Gothic script instead.
A better font is now available: "Noto" (unfortunately it has only one style "Noto Sans Regular"; the absence of a monospaced version is not really a problem, (for a serif version, you have "Roboto") but absence of bold and italic styles is a problem for the UI. Noto has the enormous advantage of playing in harmony with all other fonts in the Noto family for all scripts supported by Unicode; additionally it is freely available (offered by Google, developped for Android but in fact widely used elsewhere). Microsoft also released as "Segoe UI Gothic" font for Windows but also only in regular style (no bold and no italic).
There are other good quality fonts, well hinted, but unfortunately not encoded with Unicode in Plane 1 but still using the Latin-hack override.
Various articles on this wiki have been created with the Latin-hack, they are not compatible and will need to be converted (I suggest using the Latin-Gothic transliterator for that). Verdy p (talk) 05:43, 25 πŒΌπŒ°πŒΎπŒΏπƒ 2016 (UTC)

Co-AdminshipEdit

Hello there. I have asked at the Steward Requests if I could become a co-admin. According to one user who replied it might be possible, but the stewards first need to see that there is support.

I would like to ask here if it's ok if I become a co-admin together with Zylbath? I will mostly use my admin-function to correct mistakes in Gothic and before I change things like certain words I will first discuss it with Zylbath. I will also be able to look at some implementations to improve this Wikipedia.

An advantage is that if Zylbath is away I can deal with some of the things here. Bokareis (talk) 21:44, 21 π…πŒ΄πŒΉπŒ½πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2014 (UTC)

I don't really see an implication for that since most of the pages are editable for everybody except for the dictionary, which will get only updated after discussions on the page. (And for I am online almost every day there won't be much delay in that.) And javascript could be always added after conferring with me. But if you think it's neccessary that you have admin rights, too, I am fine with it. But then you really have to pay more attention to your tone or change it towards others, learn more about the basics of creating new articles and learn more about the rules and policies made on this Wikipedia. Kevin Behrens (talk) 12:31, 22 π…πŒ΄πŒΉπŒ½πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2014 (UTC)
I sometimes get annoyed of inconsistencies and some mistakes in articles, therefore my tone can be a bit hard sometimes because this is wikipedia. he problem is that since I joined this wikipedia it's completely unclear where to find the rules and policies, in hilpa you can find help with creating articles but it isn't clear to me where it is. One of the main reasons for the Admin application is this: Above here you see "utgaggan", while you keep your mouse over it it changes into "leithan", which is a much better alternative. The word next to it has "tala af thein", which should be "tala af theinamma" or the female form, as "af" gives a dative. Meina brukeins and meinos maidjabrukeineis, I 'm not sure if this can be correct, because that would mean that the singular is female and the plural changes to masculine. And I sometimes see "seida" and "seido" used both, while as far as I know "seido" is the correct one. Bokareis (talk) 22:18, 22 π…πŒ΄πŒΉπŒ½πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2014 (UTC)
I am also speaking of your general defient tone when it comes to neologisms and discussions on them. It can be hard sometimes to keep being neutral. But don't get me wrong, I am really impressed of your motivation and I am happy that you write articles here.
To the translations: I know, there are a lot of things wrong on here. But the translation function for the Gothic wikipedia has been closed so we cannot really work on it. That's a shame and it's ridiculous. I argued so often about that on the translatewiki where the translation has to be done, but they always argued that there is no point in having a Wikipedia in a dead language. But someone is already notified who might help in that. So, maybe in the near future you can work on the translation on the translatewiki.
To the rules: The general rules of building articles etc. can be found on the English, Dutch or German Wikipedia. But the special rules on Gothic reconstruction here is something you'll get to know rather after dealing with it for a long time and reading through this Wikipedia. I am not following those instructions blindly, but I agree with them in most points. (Especially as most of the rules are also in use outside of this Wikipedia.) Kevin Behrens (talk) 08:51, 23 π…πŒ΄πŒΉπŒ½πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2014 (UTC)
You have to understand that if you have translated 50% of a website, and you have used a wrong neologism everywhere, you indeed become "defiant" if the neologism suddenly changes and you need to change the word everywhere again, which wasn't needed in the first place. I wouldn't be "defiant" if I wouldn't do these translations, because in that case it wouldn't really matter for me, but if you have been using a word a lot it's not fun if someone comes and tell you that a word which is written down as a neologism is actually wrong afterwards. I hope the translation wiki get's open. I also started a wordpress blog to submit our neologisms, I gave you rights to it too. I hope that you will use it. I put all the neologisms there which we agreed upon. Bokareis (talk) 21:39, 23 π…πŒ΄πŒΉπŒ½πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2014 (UTC)

IMPORTANT: Admin activity reviewEdit

Hello. A new policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc) was adopted by global community consensus in 2013. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on smaller wikis. To the best of our knowledge, your wiki does not have a formal process for removing "advanced rights" from inactive accounts. This means that the stewards will take care of this according to the admin activity review.

We have determined that the following users meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for more than 2 years):

  1. Node ue (administrator)

These users will receive a notification soon, asking them to start a community discussion if they want to retain some or all of their rights. If the users do not respond, then their advanced rights will be removed by the stewards.

However, if you as a community would like to create your own activity review process superseding the global one, want to make another decision about these inactive rights holders, or already have a policy that we missed, then please notify the stewards on Meta-Wiki so that we know not to proceed with the rights review on your wiki. Thanks, Rschen7754 04:12, 13 πŒ°π†π„πŒΏπŒΌπŒ° πŒΎπŒΉπŒΏπŒ»πŒ΄πŒΉπƒ 2015 (UTC)

IMPORTANT: Admin activity reviewEdit

Hello. A new policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc) was adopted by global community consensus in 2013. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on smaller wikis. To the best of our knowledge, your wiki does not have a formal process for removing "advanced rights" from inactive accounts. This means that the stewards will take care of this according to the admin activity review.

We have determined that the following users meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for more than 2 years):

  1. Jacques Pirat (administrator)

These users will receive a notification soon, asking them to start a community discussion if they want to retain some or all of their rights. If the users do not respond, then their advanced rights will be removed by the stewards.

However, if you as a community would like to create your own activity review process superseding the global one, want to make another decision about these inactive rights holders, or already have a policy that we missed, then please notify the stewards on Meta-Wiki so that we know not to proceed with the rights review on your wiki. Thanks, Rschen7754 06:00, 9 πŒ·πŒ°π…πŒΉπŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2016 (UTC)

The visual editor will be enabled on this wiki in some daysEdit

Hello again. Please excuse the English. Please help translate to your language. Thank you!

As per previous announcements earlier this year, the visual editor (VisualEditor) will be enabled at this Wikipedia in some days. It allows people to edit articles as if they were using a typical word processor. Here's a quick explanation of what is going to happen: you can find a more detailed one, with pictures, at mediawiki.org.

What's changing?
In the new system, you get a single edit tab which follows your preferences, and that therefore will launch the wikitext editor or the visual editor depending on which one you opened the last (Remember my last editor).
This applies to everyone who edited recently, including anonymous users.
How do I switch to the other editor then?
Buttons on the toolbars of both editors were added months ago so that you can switch from one to the other every time you want to, without losing your changes and without having to save first.
The button, located on the right side of the toolbar, looks like square brackets ([[ ]]) in the visual editor, and like a pencil (Β ) in the wikitext editor.
Are there other options available?
Yes. You can choose whether you want:
  • Always give me the visual editor if possible (if you temporarily switch to the wikitext editor through the button on the toolbar, the system won't remember it; also, it only applies to namespaces where the visual editor is available).
  • Always give me the source editor (if you temporarily switch to the visual editor through the button on the toolbar, the system won't remember it)
  • Show me both editor tabs (a system in place at multiple wikis since 2013. You are familiar with this option if you have been using the visual editor here.)
    • Please note: all the users will always have the opportunity to switch to the other editor via buttons on the toolbars, for occasional edits.
How do I set my preference?
  • If you want to try or to stay in the new system: you don't need to do anything.
  • If you had explicitly disabled the visual editor in the past and want to keep it disabled: you don't need to do anything.
  • All the registered users have a dropdown menu in the Editing tab of their Preferences (Editing --> Editing mode:), where they can choose from. This only needs to be done once. Don't forget to saveΒ ;)
    • Users with the visual editor disabled need to re-enable it if they're interested in accessing that menu!
  • People who use the visual editor regularly will see a pop-up (only once after the single edit tab system is introduced), and they can choose their favorite setting there. Of course, they can change their mind at any time just like the others, and pick a different setting from their Preferences.
    • Anonymous users who have used the visual editor recently will also be able to choose which editor they want to edit with.
    • Reminder: all the users will always have the opportunity to switch to the other editor via buttons on the toolbars, for occasional edits.
Final remarks
  • Please spread the word about this major change in any way that you deem appropriate for this community, by linking to this announcement elsewhere, putting up a site notice, etc. Please note it will affect all the registered users at first, and after some days it will reach logged-out contributors as well if no major technical issues have arisen. Don't hesitate to ask questions, I'll be around for a while to help!
  • Please do let us know about any anomalies you think you're experiencing, and do post any other feedback below. I'd like to thank everyone who works to make the transition easier for this community, and whoever will help me processing feedback in your language.
  • You can learn more about optimizing the visual editor experience here by reading a guide on mediawiki.org.

Thank you! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 08:22, 4 π…πŒ΄πŒΉπŒ½πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2016 (UTC)

The visual editor is now active hereEdit

Hello again. This message is only available in English at this time: Please help translate to your language. Thank you!

As some of you have noticed, this Wikipedia now has the visual editor (VisualEditor) enabled for all registered users. The rollout to logged-out users will likely happen in a week or so.

For an explanation of how the editing system now works and how to choose/go back to your favorite setting, please see my previous announcement above. If you wish to change your editing system preferences now, this can be done from this link to your Preferences --> Editing --> Editing mode:.

All edits using the visual editor will be tagged with "Visual edit" in recent changes, watchlists, and page histories. To access the User Guide for the visual editor, click on the "(?)" icon in its toolbar.

Please let us know if you find any problems. You can report issues directly in Phabricator, the new bug tracking system or on at mw:VisualEditor/Feedback; by all means, feel free to also ping or contact me directly if you prefer. In case of emergency (like an unexpected bug causing widespread problems), please contact James Forrester, the product manager, at jforrester@wikimedia.org or on IRC in the #mediawiki-visualeditor channel.

Happy editing! Respectfully, Elitre (WMF) --18:55, 11 π…πŒ΄πŒΉπŒ½πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2016 (UTC)

PS: Are you seeing interface messages that are not in this wiki's language? Please fix this by providing translations here. Translations may be also provided for the user guide. Please contact me if you want guidance in contributing translations!

Just a heads-up that rollout of the visual editor on this wiki is now complete. Please refer to my previous messages for details. You can read the "checklist" that was written to help communities like yours in their process of adapting the visual editor to their customs and needs. Best, Elitre (WMF) 18:22, 20 π…πŒ΄πŒΉπŒ½πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2016 (UTC)

Editing News #3β€”2016Edit

17:49, 15 π…πŒ΄πŒΉπŒ½πŒΌπŒ΄πŒ½π‰πŒΈπƒ 2016 (UTC)

Editing News #1β€”2017Edit

18:05, 12 πŒΌπŒ°πŒΎπŒΏπƒ 2017 (UTC)

presenting the project Wikipedia Cultural Diversity Observatory and asking for a vounteer in Gothic WikipediaEdit

Hello everyone, My name is Marc Miquel and I am a researcher from Barcelona (Universitat Pompeu Fabra).Β While I was doing my PhD I studied whether an identity-based motivation could be important for editor participation and I analyzed content representing the editors' cultural context in 40 Wikipedia language editions. Few months later, I propose creating theΒ Wikipedia Cultural Diversity ObservatoryΒ in order to raise awareness on Wikipedia’s current state of cultural diversity, providing datasets, visualizations and statistics, and pointing out solutions to improve intercultural coverage.

I am presenting this project to a grant and I expect that the site becomes a useful tool to help communities create more multicultural encyclopaedias and bridge the content culture gap that exists across language editions (one particular type of systemic bias). For instance, this would help spreading cultural content local to Gothic Wikipedia into the rest of Wikipedia language editions, and viceversa, make Gothic Wikipedia much more multicultural. Here is the link of the project proposal: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Wikipedia_Cultural_Diversity_Observatory_(WCDO)

I am searching for a volunteer in each language community: I still need one for the Gothic Wikipedia. If you feel like it, you can contact me at: marcmiquel *at* gmail.com I need a contact in your every community who can (1) check the quality of the cultural context article list I generate to be imported-exported to other language editions, (2) test the interface/data visualizations in their language, and (3) communicate the existance of the tool/site when ready to the language community and especially to those editors involved in projects which could use it or be aligned with it. Communicating it might not be a lot of work, but it will surely have a greater impact if done in native language!Β :). If you like the project, I'd ask you to endorse it in the page I provided. In any case, I will appreciate any feedback, comments,... Thanks in advance for your time! Best regards, --Marcmiquel (πŒ²πŒ°π…πŒ°πŒΏπ‚πŒ³πŒΎπŒ°) 08:04, 11 πŒ°πŒΏπŒΊπ„π‰πŒ±πŒ°πŒΉπ‚ 2017 (UTC) Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona