Monday, March 23, 2020

What's New on Tatoeba? - Your weekly recap #9

UPDATES

  • From the Downloads page, it is now possible to downlad only sentences in a specific language. Have a look at it, that's very cool! Thanks to AndiPersti for implementing this.
  • There was a bug causing the displayed number of sentences in a list to be different on the "Browse by list" page (wrong number) and the page of the list itself (good number). This has been fixed, and from now on both numbers should be equal. Thanks to CK for reporting and Aiji for fixing it.
  • gillux did some optimization work in order to lighten some things here and there. As often, that's almost invisible work for most of us, but it's a good thing that it's done!

ON THE WALL

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LANGUAGES

This week, we can have a look at sharptoothed's details stats :) https://tatoeba.j-langtools.com/allstats/

This week, two languages were added, bringing the number of languages on Tatoeba to 353! Thanks to Ricardo14 and gillux for coordinating this.
On AqQoyriq_1's request, Evenki has been added https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evenki_language

On Balamax's request, Okinawan has been added
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okinawan_language



If you'd like to help to the development of Tatoeba, report issues, or are just curious, have a look at the GitHub repository

If you want to help us translate the website to your language, you can join us on Transifex: https://www.transifex.com/tatoeba/tatoeba_website/dashboard/ and check this article on the wiki https://en.wiki.tatoeba.org/articles/show/interface-translation

If you're especially happy with one of the updates, don't hesitate to personally thank our developers :) They're working in the shadow but they'll be glad to hear your feedback.



Fun fact: German is the most widely spoken language in the European Union. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_language


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Monday, March 16, 2020

What’s New on Tatoeba? - Your weekly recap #8

UPDATES

The highlight of this update is about the new design. What we call the "new design" is an ongoing project that aims to make Tatoeba usable on mobile, generally more attractive and to solve a number of bugs inherent to the current design. We thought this new design is getting mature enough to be used by a broader audience, and we’d like to gather more real-life feedback from our community. That’s why this update introduces a message over the random sentence block to more proactively suggest trying it out.

Over the last months, Trang has been working very hard on porting features from the old design to the new design, including the "Add a translation" and "Add to list" sentence buttons, and individual lists pages. Thanks to her for the implementation, to gillux and rumpelstilzchen for code reviewing, to everyone who have been testing and sending us feedback, and to Mozilla for financing us. Constructive feedback about the new design is very welcome.

Other than that:
  • Every wall post now have a "Send message" button to easily send a private message to the poster. Thanks to Aiji for the suggestion and implementation.
  • The default sort order of the "View all tags" page has been fixed. Thanks to CK for reporting the problem and gillux for fixing it.
  • A bug that prevented guests from playing audio on indirect translations has been discovered and fixed by gillux.
  • rumpelstilzchen and gillux did some cleanup in the code base. This maintenance work is invisible to users, but it always feels nice for current and future developers to work in a clean place, doesn’t it?

ON THE WALL

  • CK started a discussion about translations in the same language as original, which turned into a debate about corpus diversity.
  • Thanuir posted a proposal about reviewing sentences in a way that would allow regular members to better contribute to the proofreading effort.

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LANGUAGES

  • 12,207 sentences have been contributed last week. You can check daily activity.
  • A new language was added: Jewish Babylonian Aramaic. This brings the number of supported languages to 351! Thanks to shekitten for requesting the language and providing the flag, gillux for reviewing and Ricardo14 for coordinating.
  • Some of our members helped translating the website (crediting using Transifex usernames):
    • In Swedish: ajje
    • In Norwegian: vikvaering
    • In Kirundi: dorée
    • In French: Rockaround, RyckRichards, gillux and sacredceltic
    • In Spanish: arh
    • In Gronings: MarijnKp
    • In Portuguese: RyckRichards
    • In Russian: fjay69 and sharptoothed
    • In Turkish: Gulo_Luscus
    • In German: Pfirsichbäumchen
    • In Breton: Iriep
    • In Esperanto: PaulP
    • In Finnish: Silja and Thanuir
    • In Italian: Guybrush88
    • In Dutch: 58karel and michel.smts2
    • In Interligua: shekitten
    • In Hungarian: Wydy99
    • In Marathi: sabretou
    • In Japanese: small_snow
Thank you very much everybody! You too can help us translate the website to your language by joining us on Transifex (check our article on the wiki).



If you’d like to help to the development of Tatoeba, report issues, or are just curious, have a look at the GitHub repository.

If you’re especially happy with something, don’t hesitate to personally thank people who participated in this update. Most of us are working in the shadow but we are always glad to hear your feedback.



Fun fact: if we compress the history of the universe (from the big bang to now) into one year, the History as we know it spans for less than 30 seconds.

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

What's New on Tatoeba? - Your weekly recap #7

UPDATES

  • Moved the copy button out of "experimental options". It's now a full feature in its own.
  • Corrected searches using the "owned by a self-identified native speaker". Thanks to TRANG for reporting and AndiPersti (on GitHub) and gillux for solving the issue.
  • Corrected a bug where encoding of CSS files were wrongly interpreted. Thanks to Pandaa and Yorwba for reporting and AndiPersti for the fix.
  • Modified the informative message on the downloads page. It now displays the correct time at which files are available (6:30 a.m. UTC)

ON THE WALL

CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Added stemming to Greek, Tamil, Basque, Hindi, Arabic, Catalan, Nepali, Irish and Lithuanian. See gillux's explanation for more details https://tatoeba.org/fra/wall/show_message/34326
  • On conlangbecca's request (on GitHub), Ladino sentences written in Hebrew are now displayed from right to left.
15 372 sentences added this week (from one export to another). You can check daily activity on this page https://tatoeba.org/eng/contributions/activity_timeline



If you'd like to help to the development of Tatoeba, report issues, or are just curious, have a look at the GitHub repository

If you want to help us translate the website to your language, you can join us on Transifex: https://www.transifex.com/tatoeba/tatoeba_website/dashboard/ and check this article on the wiki https://en.wiki.tatoeba.org/articles/show/interface-translation

If you're especially happy with one of the updates, don't hesitate to personally thank our developers :) They're working in the shadow but they'll be glad to hear your feedback.



Fun fact: False cognates are pairs of words that seem to be related, because of similar sounds and meaning, but have different etymologies. For example, the English "much" and Spanish "mucho" come from completely different Proto-Indo-European roots.


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Monday, March 2, 2020

What's New on Tatoeba? - Your weekly recap #6

UPDATES

  • The implementation of the new design continues, this time with the addition of the "Add to list" functionality. Thanks to TRANG for her work.
  • Improved the way to add languages on the profile page. The addition of a new language has been made more dynamic and it should now be easier to use and understand. Thanks to Ricardo14 for reporting the issue and gillux for the improvement.
  • The terms of use are now displayed in the selected interface language if their translation is available. This is part of a more global improvement on how we deal with Transifex. Thanks to gillux for his work.
  • Fixed an error occurring when checking "Owned by a self-identified native" for English sentences. Thanks to CK and others who reported the issue and gillux for fixing it.

ON THE WALL

CONTRIBUTIONS

14 804 sentences added this week (from one export to another). You can check daily activity on this page https://tatoeba.org/eng/contributions/activity_timeline



If you'd like to help to the development of Tatoeba, report issues, or are just curious, have a look at the GitHub repository

If you want to help us translate the website to your language, you can join us on Transifex: https://www.transifex.com/tatoeba/tatoeba_website/dashboard/ and check this article on the wiki https://en.wiki.tatoeba.org/articles/show/interface-translation

If you're especially happy with one of the updates, don't hesitate to personally thank our developers :) They're working in the shadow but they'll be glad to hear your feedback.



Fun fact: Rotokas, a language spoken in Papua New Guinea, has an alphabet consisting of only twelve letters, representing eleven phonemes, making it perhaps the smallest modern alphabet.


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Sunday, February 23, 2020

What's New on Tatoeba? - Your weekly recap #5

UPDATES

  • Correct red warning icon position so it doesn't overlap with the copy icon. Thanks to gillux for reporting and Aiji for the correction.
  • Added an arrow on the side of sort criteria to indicate in what order sentences are displayed. This is the first step to a bigger redesign of the sort criteria. Expect more in the future :) Thanks to AlanF_US for reporting and AndiPersti for the implementation.
  • Following last week update about cleaning Unicode characters, sentences are now normalized in a better way. Sentences already in the corpus were also normalized. Thanks to CK and TRANG for noticing the problem and AndiPersti (on GitHub) for the fix.
  • Improved Pinyin transcriptions. Thanks to Yorwba for his work.
  • Improved the flow between Transifex and the dev website. Following the huge contributions in translating the U.I. the last few weeks, thank you all for that, some problems have been taken care of. Thanks to small_snow, Aiji, TRANG, AndiPersti, and gillux for their contribution at some point (if I forgot someone, my apologies!)

ON THE WALL

CONTRIBUTIONS

16 203 sentences added this week (from one export to another). You can check daily activity on this page https://tatoeba.org/eng/contributions/activity_timeline



If you'd like to help to the development of Tatoeba, report issues, or are just curious, have a look at the GitHub repository

If you want to help us translate the website to your language, you can join us on Transifex: https://www.transifex.com/tatoeba/tatoeba_website/dashboard/ and check this article on the wiki https://en.wiki.tatoeba.org/articles/show/interface-translation

If you're especially happy with one of the updates, don't hesitate to personally thank our developers :) They're working in the shadow but they'll be glad to hear your feedback.



Fun fact: Some languages have more than three genders. Masculine, feminine, neuter, animate, inanimate, etc. According to Wikipedia, Tuyuca, a language spoken by an ethnic group in South America, counts between 50 and 140 noun classes.


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Sunday, February 16, 2020

What's New on Tatoeba? - Your weekly recap #4

UPDATES

  • The implementation of the new design continues, this time with the favorites and adoption features! Thanks to TRANG for her work.
  • Improved cleaning of contributions by removing all Unicode whitespaces. Various Unicode characters are being used in contributions, posing unnecessary issues to duplicate detection and other potential script-oriented applications. Thanks to TRANG and CK for first reporting and to AndiPersti (on GitHub) for implementing the cleaning method.
  • Improved consistency of settings and tooltips strings. Thanks to Aiji for the modifications.
  • gillux implemented some optimization and correction of the code at the back of Tatoeba. Among other things, you may see the homepage load faster than before! Thanks to him for the work.
  • gillux also improved the way furigana are generated and displayed on Japanese sentences.
  • Yorwba wrote a script to have language names displayed in the interface language even if they are not translated on Transifex yet! Thanks to him for the work.

ON THE WALL

CONTRIBUTIONS

20 218 sentences added this week (from one export to another). You can check daily activity on this page https://tatoeba.org/eng/contributions/activity_timeline



If you'd like to help to the development of Tatoeba, report issues, or are just curious, have a look at the GitHub repository

If you want to help us translate the website to your language, you can join us on Transifex: https://www.transifex.com/tatoeba/tatoeba_website/dashboard/ and check this article on the wiki https://en.wiki.tatoeba.org/articles/show/interface-translation



Fun fact: In the Oxford English Dictionary, the letter "E" accounts for about 11% of the letters. The least frequent one is "Q".


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Sunday, February 9, 2020

What's New on Tatoeba? - Your weekly recap #3

UPDATES

    • Renamed the "Collection" feature to "Review". The feature doesn't change, but as discussed on this Wall, that name should give a better feeling of what the feature is really about. Thanks to everybody who participated in the discussion and Aiji for the modifications.
    • Following the return of the "native" indicator last week, the page for orphan sentences became inaccessible. Thanks to Guybrush88 for reporting and AndiPersti (on GitHub) for fixing the issue.
    • Corrected the fact that some strings reserved to the admin were not translatable. Thanks to Guybrush88 for reporting and Aiji for adding them.
    • Yorwba implemented a solution to stop furigana from interfering with copying (Japanese sentences). Thanks to him for the work.
    • Set the number of sentences displayed on the user's sentences page to the number decided in your settings. 100 sentences used to be displayed, ignoring the "Number of sentences per page" setting. Thanks to AlanF_US for reporting and Aiji for correcting the problem.
    • Modified "Hide random sentence on the homepage" setting to "Show random sentence on the homepage". This is part of changes to increase consistency on the website. Expect some more changes of the sort in the following updates. Thanks to declanmalone (on GitHub), TRANG, and CK for discussing the issue and Aiji for implementing the modification. 
    • AndiPersti did some cleaning in the code, preventing future possible errors. He also worked on improving the way Google returns localized versions of the site, making it so that English versions are not always returned first. Thanks to him for the work.

    ON THE WALL

    CONTRIBUTIONS

    29 178 sentences added this week (from one export to another). You can check daily activity on this page https://tatoeba.org/eng/contributions/activity_timeline

    Gillux performed another UX test. You can have a look and give us your opinion :) Also, don't hesitate to perform similar experiment on your friends or other persons you know! https://en.wiki.tatoeba.org/articles/show/ux-test-3 



    If you'd like to help to the development of Tatoeba, or are just curious, have a look at the GitHub repository

    If you want to help us translate the website to your language, you can join us on Transifex: https://www.transifex.com/tatoeba/tatoeba_website/dashboard/ and check this article on the wiki https://en.wiki.tatoeba.org/articles/show/interface-translation



    Fun fact: In Papua New Guinea, there are 851 known languages, of which 11 now have no speakers. That's still 840 languages, and that's more than 10% of the languages spoken in the world.


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    Sunday, February 2, 2020

    What's New on Tatoeba? - Your weekly recap

    UPDATES

    • The "native" information is back! Sentences owned by users with a native-like level are once again identifiable. In the old design "(native)" is displayed next to the username. In the new design a star is displayed next to the sentence. You can activate the option from your Settings page. Thanks to Guybrush88 for the original report and to AndiPersti (on GitHub) for fixing the issue and adding the functionality to the new design.
    • Corrected a problem when "An internal error has occurred" was thrown on pages listing sentences in Kirundi, Yiddish, Luxembourgish, and maybe other languages. Thanks to drinii and Luiaard for reporting the issue, and AndiPersti for fixing it. 
    • TRANG did some tuning inside the code. We won't see a difference in our experience this time, but anyway, thanks to her for the work. 
    • AndiPersti provided some optimization to the code, reducing the number of queries needed for some database access as well as their complexity. Thanks to him for the work.
    • Added a check to prevent errors in the "Latest contributions" page in a fresh developer environment. Thanks to AlanF_US for reporting and danail-georgiev (on GitHub) for the implementation.

    ON THE WALL

    CONTRIBUTIONS

    Thanks to sabretou, soliloquist, and Ricardo14 for taking care of these requests.

    15 667 sentences added this week (from one export to another). You can check daily activity on this page https://tatoeba.org/eng/contributions/activity_timeline/2020/02



    If you'd like to help to the development of Tatoeba, or are just curious, have a look at the GitHub repository

    If you want to help us translate the website to your language, you can join us on Transifex: https://www.transifex.com/tatoeba/tatoeba_website/dashboard/ and check this article on the wiki https://en.wiki.tatoeba.org/articles/show/interface-translation



    Fun fact: Did you know that the unicorn is the national animal of Scotland?


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    Wednesday, January 29, 2020

    What's New on Tatoeba? - A weekly recap

    UPDATES

    • The implementation of the new design continues, with the addition of the "edit" and "delete" functions. Thanks to TRANG for the implementation.
    • Added an icon to directly send a private message to the author of a comment. You don't have to go to his or her profile and click the "Contact" link anymore. Now, you can directly contact the author of the comment by clicking the mail icon. Thanks to Ricardo14 for reporting and danail-georgiev (on Github) for the implementation.
    • Improved the detection of duplicates when adding sentences. Spacing and change of flag were causing problems to the detection of duplicates. Thanks to CK and gillux for reporting and AndiPersti (on github) for the correction.
    • Modified the setting "Set your profile public?" to "Set your profile public". Thanks to Aiji for reporting and correcting.
    • Corrected the display of the Latin flag. Thanks to alexmarcelo for reporting and Ricardo14 for the correction.

    ON THE WALL


    CONTRIBUTIONS

    24 792 sentences added this week (from one export to another). You can check daily activity on this page https://tatoeba.org/eng/contributions/activity_timeline/


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