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Wikimedia Foundation projects are multilingual, with wikis in hundreds of languages being actively worked on and plenty more ready to go. The Wikipedia Embassy is a central place for resources to help with cross-language issues — site-wide policy and software decisions that affect all of us and interlanguage linking. The Malayalam wikipedia embassy has been started for communication between Malayalam wikipedia, and other language wikipedias.
|Welcome to the embassy of the Malayalam-language Wikipedia! This page is for discussing Wikipedia-related multilingual coordination. If you have any announcements or questions regarding international issues or the Malayalam Wikipedia, you are invited to post them here .
- 1 Media Viewer
- 2 Media Viewer is now live on this wiki
- 3 How to write കാഞ്ഞങ്ങാട് in Devnagari Marathi accurately
- 4 Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decisions
- 5 Process ideas for software development
- 6 Grants to improve your project
- 7 Ten years of Wikipedia in Asturian language
- 8 Change in renaming process
- 9 VisualEditor available on Internet Explorer 11
- 10 Monuments of Spain Challenge
- 11 Request for suggessions and openion
- 12 Meta RfCs on two new global groups
- 13 New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (November 2014)
- 14 Global AbuseFilter
Greetings, my apologies for writing in English.
I wanted to let you know that Media Viewer will be released to this wiki in the coming weeks. Media Viewer allows readers of Wikimedia projects to have an enhanced view of files without having to visit the file page, but with more detail than a thumbnail. You can try Media Viewer out now by turning it on in your Beta Features. If you do not enjoy Media Viewer or if it interferes with your work after it is turned on you will be able to disable Media Viewer as well in your preferences. I invite you to share what you think about Media Viewer and how it can be made better in the future.
Thank you for your time. - Keegan (WMF) 21:29, 23 മേയ് 2014 (UTC)
Media Viewer is now live on this wiki[തിരുത്തുക]
Greetings— and sorry for writing in English, please translate if it will help your community,
Media Viewer displays images in larger size when you click on their thumbnails, to provide a better viewing experience. Users can now view images faster and more clearly, without having to jump to separate pages — and its user interface is more intuitive, offering easy access to full-resolution images and information, with links to the file repository for editing. The tool has been tested extensively across all Wikimedia wikis over the past six months as a Beta Feature and has been released to the largest Wikipedias, all language Wikisources, and the English Wikivoyage already.
If you do not like this feature, you can easily turn it off by clicking on "Disable Media Viewer" at the bottom of the screen, pulling up the information panel (or in your your preferences) whether you have an account or not. Learn more in this Media Viewer Help page.
Please let us know if you have any questions or comments about Media Viewer. You are invited to share your feedback in this discussion on MediaWiki.org in any language, to help improve this feature. You are also welcome to take this quick survey in English, en français, o español.
How to write കാഞ്ഞങ്ങാട് in Devnagari Marathi accurately[തിരുത്തുക]
this edit change on Marathi language wikipedia probably by a Tamil Wikipedian was an effort to write കാഞ്ഞങ്ങാട് name correctly in Devanagari script for Marathi language, but probablly still he was not accurate enough.
Secondly in first Malyalam ULS option typing T gives ട് but in help image shown on Meta for the same T gives ട് is shown as just ട. ട് this alphabate I could not search in Malayalam language article on english wikipedia.
- ഉ:Mahitgar : for കാഞ്ഞങ്ങാട് (kaanjnjangngaat) - काञ्ञङ्ङाट् seems the correct trans litteration. ക - क, കാ - का, ഞ - ञ, ഞ്ഞ - ञ्ञ, ങ - ङ, ങ്ങ - ङ्ङ, ങ്ങാ - ङ्ङा, ട - ट, ട് - ट्. it must definitely not कान्हागड - which is sort of kanhagad. --:- എന്ന് - അരയശ്ശേരിൽ സുബ്രഹ്മണ്യപ്പണിക്കർ മനു✆ 18:02, 16 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് 2014 (UTC)
- It was me who did that change. :) Aksharamukha is a tool which can help transliterate between south asian scripts. That website is under maintenance. :( I will post the link here after it comes into existence again. Vinod, the author of the tool has explained about 10+ scripts. :) Correct me whenever I am wrong. -തമിഴ്ക്കുരിചില് தமிழ்க்குரிசில் (സംവാദം) 19:18, 16 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് 2014 (UTC)
Thanks to both of you. I also tried to learn a little Malyalam alphabates and കാഞ്ഞങ്ങാട് (kaanjnjangngaat) - काञ्ञङ्ङाट् seems to be more accurate.
One more request would like to know any similler other Malyalam word and its Devanagari representation, since in Marathi and probabaly in north too usually ञ and ङ pronounciations do not come indipendantly but those come with some other consonant, so if not impossible Marathi people will find it difficult to pronounce ञ्ञङ्ङा part of the word.
@ ഉപയോക്താവ്:தமிழ்க்குரிசில் please do share Aksharamukha link will be waiting for the same.
Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decisions[തിരുത്തുക]
The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.
If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on change.org.
Process ideas for software development[തിരുത്തുക]
’’My apologies for writing in English.’’
I am notifying you that a brainstorming session has been started on Meta to help the Wikimedia Foundation increase and better affect community participation in software development across all wiki projects. Basically, how can you be more involved in helping to create features on Wikimedia projects? We are inviting all interested users to voice their ideas on how communities can be more involved and informed in the product development process at the Wikimedia Foundation. It would be very appreciated if you could translate this message to help inform your local communities as well.
I and the rest of my team welcome you to participate. We hope to see you on Meta.
Grants to improve your project[തിരുത്തുക]
- Apologies for English. Please help translate this message.
Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants program is accepting proposals for funding new experiments from September 1st to 30th. Your idea could improve Wikimedia projects with a new tool or gadget, a better process to support community-building on your wiki, research on an important issue, or something else we haven't thought of yet. Whether you need $200 or $30,000 USD, Individual Engagement Grants can cover your own project development time in addition to hiring others to help you.
- Submit your proposal
- Get help: In IdeaLab or an upcoming Hangout session MediaWiki message delivery (സംവാദം) 16:52, 2 സെപ്റ്റംബർ 2014 (UTC)
Ten years of Wikipedia in Asturian language[തിരുത്തുക]
Excuse me for not speaking Malayalam yet.
Oviedo, September 8, 2014
Next September 12 and 13, the Asturian Wikipedia community of users will celebrate with the support of Wikimedia España Chapter the tenth anniversary of Uiquipedia, the free encyclopedia in Asturian. The events will take place in Auditorio Príncipe Felipe (Plaza La Gesta, Oviedo).
The first article in Asturian was «Zazaki», a minority language spoken in Turkey. That first edit was in July 26, 2004. Ten years later, more than 800 000 edits have been made on almost 20 000 articles, and numbers are growing every day with the work of tens of volunteers. And it doesn’t stop there: other Wikimedia projects in Asturian have developed, such as Wikicionary, Wikisource and Wikiquote. Managed by Wikimedia Foundation, all of them make part of a global movement that started in 2001 when Wikipedia started with the goal of delivering freely all human knowledge.
To commemorate this date, Uiquipedia and Wikimedia España are carrying out two days of celebration events so that the projects in Asturian are better known. Literature, poetry music and traditions in Asturian will be present. It’s free and everybody is welcome. In addition, Wikimedia España will have its annual General Assembly in Oviedo.
Change in renaming process[തിരുത്തുക]
Part or all of this message may be in English. Please help translate if possible.
VisualEditor available on Internet Explorer 11[തിരുത്തുക]
VisualEditor will become available to users of Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 during today's regular software update. Support for some earlier versions of Internet Explorer is being worked on. If you encounter problems with VisualEditor on Internet Explorer, please contact the Editing team by leaving a message at VisualEditor/Feedback on Mediawiki.org. Happy editing, Elitre (WMF) 07:29, 11 സെപ്റ്റംബർ 2014 (UTC).
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Monuments of Spain Challenge[തിരുത്തുക]
Excuse me for not speaking Malayalam yet.
Wikimedia España invites you to join the Monuments of Spain Challenge. And what’s that? It’s a contest. You have to edit, translate or expand articles about the Spanish monuments and you will be granted points. So you’re not just writing about wonderful buildings: you can get prizes!
The time of the contest will include all October and any information you may need is right here.
Join in and good luck!
PS: We would be grateful if you could translate this note into Malayalam.
B25es on behalf of Wikimedia España.
Request for suggessions and openion[തിരുത്തുക]
Before couple of weeks undersigned did small effort to study new users list at Special:Log/newusers for some languages (a chart is shown below). was created automatically (I dont know if correct Malyalam translation is എന്ന ഉപയോക്തൃ അംഗത്വം സ്വയം സൃഷ്ടിക്കപ്പെട്ടിരിക്കുന്നു ) category is much more for Indic language wikipedias (ref: a chart is shown below). The reson behind this is majority of people use english search engine versions (like as of google) there they naturally first reach to english wikipedia and they create account at english wikipedia then there after these people reach to their own mother tongue destination wikipedias. If search engines and keyboard languages as default would have been their mother tongues these people would have reached their own language wiki's faster. When a person reaches to this Special:UserLogin/signup new account opening form neither his mother tongue is asked on that form nor Universal language support is provided at Special:UserLogin/signup.
If you see at en wiki template https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Not_English english wikipedia also has avoidable issues with unncessary non english use on en wikipedia.
When I studied Special:Log/newusers (new users list) for some of the language wikis from http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wikipedias on wikis where was created automatically percentage is less and more account names are created in thier own languages progress and development of those wikis is likely to be better. What I wish to propose is even if some one is opening new account at en wikipedia new account opening form Special:UserLogin/signup on the basis of IP location identification these new account opening people should be asked for their language and supported with apropriate Universala Language input tools. If some one is from Chennai or Benglore they should be shown south Indian language options on priority where as if some one is from north indian platue they should be shown Marathi Hindi and other options based on the IP location. The whole purpose is to provide righ facility at the right time.
Additional reasons are a) When some one sees a language s/he usually starts thinking in that language, the people usually opening account at english wikipedia and then reaching to mother tongue end up using english even at their mother tongue wikis, a proper support to users may improve their participation in wikipedia movement b) For a novice activating their own mother tongue at english wikipedia does not ocur naturally because it is not default c) even on local language wikis where ULS is available as default the small activation sign keeps apearing and disapearing in a distant corner and is not easy to understand for a novice I intend to ask for even video clip support in apropriate language be provided at Special:UserLogin/signup.
And also an option to reach to their own language wikipedia directly after registration of the new account.
I am just in process of consultation with indic wikipedian after their suggessions and openions I propose to open RFC may be at Meta and/or discuss the issue at apropriate forum.
|मथळा मजकूर||Name of language wikipedia||Aprox percentage of Accounts created automatically per 250 new users
i.e. most likely opening account at en wiki first
|1||Swedish||40 %||Roman/ latin||उदाहरण|
Your suggessions and openions are most welcome.
Meta RfCs on two new global groups[തിരുത്തുക]
There are currently requests for comment open on meta to create two new global groups. The first is a group for members of the OTRS permissions queue, which would grant them autopatrolled rights on all wikis except those who opt-out. That proposal can be found at m:Requests for comment/Creation of a global OTRS-permissions user group. The second is a group for Wikimedia Commons admins and OTRS agents to view deleted file pages through the 'viewdeletedfile' right on all wikis except those who opt-out. The second proposal can be found at m:Requests for comment/Global file deletion review.
We would like to hear what you think on both proposals. Both are in English; if you wanted to translate them into your native language that would also be appreciated.
It is possible for individual projects to opt-out, so that users in those groups do not have any additional rights on those projects. To do this please start a local discussion, and if there is consensus you can request to opt-out of either or both at m:Stewards' noticeboard.Thanks and regards, Ajraddatz (talk) 18:05, 26 ഒക്ടോബർ 2014 (UTC)
New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (November 2014)[തിരുത്തുക]
Apologies for writing in English, please help translate this into your local language. Hello Wikimedians!
- DeGruyter: 1000 new accounts for English and German-language research. Sign up on one of two language Wikipedias:
- Fold3: 100 new accounts for American history and military archives
- Scotland's People: 100 new accounts for Scottish genealogy database
- British Newspaper Archive: expanded by 100+ accounts for British newspapers
- Highbeam: 100+ remaining accounts for newspaper and magazine archives
- Questia: 100+ remaining accounts for journal and social science articles
- JSTOR: 100+ remaining accounts for journal archives
Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team.23:20, 5 നവംബർ 2014 (UTC)
AbuseFilter is a MediaWiki extension used to detect likely abusive behavior patterns, like pattern vandalism and spam. In 2013, Global AbuseFilters were enabled on a limited set of wikis including Meta-Wiki, MediaWiki.org, Wikispecies and (in early 2014) all the "small wikis". Recently, global abuse filters were enabled on "medium sized wikis" as well. These filters are currently managed by stewards on Meta-Wiki and have shown to be very effective in preventing mass spam attacks across Wikimedia projects. However, there is currently no policy on how the global AbuseFilters will be managed although there are proposals. There is an ongoing request for comment on policy governing the use of the global AbuseFilters. In the meantime, specific wikis can opt out of using the global AbuseFilter. These wikis can simply add a request to this list on Meta-Wiki. More details can be found on this page at Meta-Wiki. If you have any questions, feel free to ask on m:Talk:Global AbuseFilter.
— 17:34, 14 നവംബർ 2014 (UTC)