Tuesday, August 4, 2020

What's New on Tatoeba? - Your biweekly recap #22

What's New on Tatoeba will be published biweekly until the end of August.

KODOEBA EVENT

  • We are in the last week of Kodoeba and we have five new issues solved on internal code since last time.
    • It is now possible to remove a sentence from a list from the sentence page. Thanks to Ricardo14 for reporting the issue and nummer_001 for implementing it.
    • There is a new visibility option for lists, in case you want your list to be shown on the sentence page to every user (and not just to yourself). Thanks to soliloquist for raising the issue and nummer_001 for working on it.
    • Unicode characters are now showing up properly in list names. Thanks to soliloquist for reporting the issue and ftumsh for fixing it.
    • You can now save create URL for templates from the advanced search. Thanks to Ricardo14 for triggering the idea and jpear1 for implementing it.
    • The sort options have been redesigned. Thanks to Trang for the design suggestion, AlanF_US for the help with the wording and Roverandom789133 for the implementation.

UPDATES

  • Mobile users can now change the position of the cursor in text inputs. Thanks to rumpelstilzchen for reporting this bug and Trang for fixing it.
  • When searching sentences sorted randomly, the results are no longer re-randomized when going back to a previous page. Thanks to AlanF_US for reporting the issue and gillux for fixing it.

ON THE WALL

LANGUAGES

  • Tatoeba is supporting one new language: Karakhanid.
  • Slovak has been enabled on production as a UI language.
As usual, thanks to all the members who helped to translate the website!



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.




Last recap: https://tatoeba.org/eng/wall/show_message/35658
See this recap on the blog:

Monday, July 20, 2020

What's New on Tatoeba? - Your biweekly recap #21

What's New on Tatoeba will be published biweekly until the end of August.

KODOEBA EVENT

  • We have two new issues solved on internal code since last time.
  •  Information about original sentences is now available in the "Base of Sentences" section of the Downloads page. Thanks to ftumsh.
  •  All the export files are split by language. Thanks to lbdx for the scripts that splits our exports, and to gillux and rumpelstilzchen for helping to optimize the solution.
  •  A few external projects are now ready to receive feedback. You are kindly invited to check them out and share your thoughts!

UPDATES

  • The vocabulary count has been fixed. Thanks to AlanF_US for reporting the issue and rumpelstilzchen for fixing it.
  • Searching sentences with a question mark at the end no longer returns an error page. Thanks to CK for reporting this and gillux for fixing it.
  • rumpelstilzchen solved a bug where the search was returning sentences in the wrong language. Thanks to him for the fix and to brauchinet for reporting it.
  • The landing page is now responsive. Thanks to Trang for implementing this and to everyone for testing.
  • Logs on our servers are now a bit less cluttered. Thanks to rumpelstilzchen for taking care of this, and to gillux for suggesting it.

ON THE WALL

LANGUAGES

  • Tatoeba is supporting eight new languages: Chinook Jargon, Southern Subanen, Ancient Hebrew, Pali, Baluchi, South Levantine Arabic, Southern Haida and Northern Haida.
  • Serbian has been enabled on production as a UI language.
  • Several other UI languages have been enabled on dev: Bulgarian, Filipino, Turkmen, Croatian, Slovak and Balushi.
As usual, thanks to all the members who helped to translate the website!



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.




Tuesday, June 30, 2020

What's New on Tatoeba? - Your biweekly recap #20

What's New on Tatoeba will be published biweekly until the end of August.


EVENT


It's been now one month since our Kodoeba event started.


  • As far as the internal code goes:
    • Our participants have solved five issues, and seven others are on their way. You can find the details on GitHub.
    • Alexs has asked for feedback about the tags: https://tatoeba.org/eng/wall/show_message/35555. Be sure to share your thoughts if you'd like to see the tags in Tatoeba become more useful!
  • As for the external projects:
    • The other projects are starting to take shape, it's still too early to showcase anything. We'll have to wait until mid or end of July.


UPDATES

  • The search has been improved for languages using Arabic scripts, Indonesian and Tagalog. Many thanks to Yorwba.
  • The number of messages in the private messages has been localized, thanks to Ricardo14.
  • There's now a reset icon in the inputs of the advanced search. Thanks to Roverandom789133 for adding this.
  • We no longer unnecessarily store IPs in our contributions logs. Thanks to jpear1 for cleaning this up.

ON THE WALL



LANGUAGES

  • Rircardo14 posted some updatea about the progress of the translation of our UI: https://tatoeba.org/eng/wall/show_message/35518.
  • A new UI language has been enabled on the dev website: Serbian.
  • As usual, thanks to all the members who helped to translate the website!


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.



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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

What's New on Tatoeba? - Your biweekly recap #19

What's New on Tatoeba will be published biweekly until the end of August

EVENT

Kodoeba, Tatoeba's first coding event, has started at the beginning of June! 27 participants joined us to improve Tatoeba in one or another way. A big thank you and a warm welcome to all of them! We will regularly hear of their work in this column.

UPDATES

  • The way to add tag has been modified to include the number of tagged sentences and make the suggestions case-insensitive. This was one of many issues related to tags that we want to take care of in the more or less near future. Thanks to alexs, rumpelstilzchen, and all the people who helped solving this.
  • Using a single quote in the search input used to make the search string disappeared. Thanks to gillux for correcting this bug.
  • The pages showing sentences using a specific tag now display the most-recently tagged sentences first. Thanks to bakananbanjin (a participant of Kodoeba) for taking care of this.

ON THE WALL

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LANGUAGES




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: Emojicode is a programming language using emojis as its syntax.


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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Tatoeba scheduled maintenance on Sunday June 7, 2am to 5am UTC

This Sunday (June 7) at 2am UTC, there will be scheduled maintenance for a maximum of 3 hours. Tatoeba will be unavailable during this time. We will be using this time to upgrade our systems, which will allow us to implement new features in the future. For what it’s worth, Tatodev will remain online.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Kodoeba #1 - Participants

Kodoeba is about to start and we are happy to present you our 27 participants!

We have 13 participants who will be working on an external project, that is a project which will be using Tatoeba's data.

We have 14 participants who working on internal code, which means they will be contributing the source code of the tatoeba.org website.

External projects

  • arademaker and CristianancExploring Tatoeba for wordnet expansion and evaluation.
  • diegohn - Flashcard app with Tatoeba sentences.
  • hugokawamata - Native mobile app that teaches Japanese holistically by providing context at every stage of learning and by teaching multiple aspects of the language at once.
  • jacopofar - Online cloze deletion tool focused on grammar.
  • jjmountain - Translation game for Japanese students learning English.
  • jonnyk - Web app to create flashcards in bulk using Tatoeba sentences.
  • Jpec - Implementation of exercise with dialogs in mobile app for learning Japanese.
  • lbdx - Improve tool listing unrepresented words in Tatoeba and develop Python library to easily download and process the Tatoeba corpus.
  • quielin and adaycito - Mobile Tatoeba Viewer.
  • sideral - Multilingual semantic sentence search.
  • xiuyuan - Web app for searching Chinese sentences via hanzi, pinyin or English.
We will try to update you weekly on the progress of the various projects.

Internal code

You can follow the the internal code activity by checking our pull requests as each participant will be solving issues by submitting pull requests.

We wish everyone happy coding!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

What's New on Tatoeba? - Your weekly recap #18

UPDATES

  • gillux reworked and improved the code related to the search feature. You want see any difference but it will allow developers to more easily improve the search feature, something I'm sure a lot of people can't wait to see happening. That's a huge work so let's give a warm round of applause to gillux. 
  • The space to type a sentence is now multiline on all designs, making it easier to contribute long sentences. Thanks to Ricardo14 for adding this.
  • A settings allowing users that can choose the license of their contributions to choose the default license has been added. If you'd like to contribute under CC0, you can refer to this article https://en.wiki.tatoeba.org/articles/show/cc0-contributions

ON THE WALL

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LANGUAGES

  • 18 424 sentences have been added this week.
  • On Kimogol's request, Rendille has been added to Tatoeba, bringing the number of supported languages to 365 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendille_language
  • As usual, thanks to all the members who helped translating the website.



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: Lake Malawi, located between Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique, has more fish species than any other freshwater system on earth.


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Monday, May 18, 2020

What's New on Tatoeba? - Your weekly recap #17

UPDATES

  • Thanks to Trang, and everyone's feedback, the review feature is now available on the new sentence design. Cheers to her!
  • The wiki now have a Turkish version. At this time, it only has one article, the quick start guide. Feel free to expand it if you can write Turkish!
  • rumpelstilzchen did some minor optimizations to make hopefully Tatoeba run a little bit faster. Let us know if you feel the difference!
  • The language "Chinese (Jin)" has been renamed to "Jin Chinese" for consistency with other Chinese languages. (It was already translated like that in some languages.) Thanks to Yorwba for reporting the issue.
  • The shadow behind non-rectangular flags now correctly follows the shape of the flag instead. This improvement makes flags like Marathi look much better. Thanks to sabretou for the suggestion and speedysera (a new contributor on Github) for the implementation.
  • Yorwba significantly improved the tool that converts between traditional and simplified characters and Pinyin.

ON THE WALL

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LANGUAGES

  • 19 369 sentences have been added this week.
  • On shekitten's request, Phoenician and Jewish Palestinian Aramaic have been added to Tatoeba, bringing the number of supported languages to 364!
  • As usual, thanks to all the members who helped translating the website. 



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 and check the instructions on the wiki.



Fun fact: there are many more children throughout the world who have been and continue to be educated through a second or a later-acquired language than there are children educated exclusively via the first language.

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

What's New on Tatoeba? - Your weekly recap #16

UPDATES

  • This week, several issues have been discussed and regular updates will come again next week.

ON THE WALL

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LANGUAGES

  • 16 923 sentences have been added this week.
  • On bhupendergiri's request, Newari has been added to Tatoeba, bringing the number of supported languages to 362 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newar_language
  • As usual, thanks to all the members who helped translating the website.



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: South Africa has 11 official languages.


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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

What's New on Tatoeba? - Your weekly recap #15

UPDATES

  • This week, gillux and rumpelstilzchen have been working in the back to improve security on the website. Thanks to them for the hard work.

ON THE WALL

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LANGUAGES

  • 16 613 sentences have been added this week.
  • The flags of the following languages have been modified: Gulf Arabic (afb), Arabic (ara), Cayuga (cay), Lower Sorbian (dsb), Dutton World Speedwords (dws), Scots (sco), Scottish Gaelic (gla), Kamba (kam), Naga (Tangshang) (nst), Old Spanish (osp), , Sanskrit (san), Tahaggart Tamahaq (thv), Old Turkic (otk).
  • And as usual, thanks to all the members who helped translating the website.



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: Most of the world’s languages are spoken in Asia and Africa.


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Sunday, May 3, 2020

Announcing Kodoeba #1

What is Kodoeba?

Kodoeba is a coding event where people contribute to the development of Tatoeba or the development of a project using Tatoeba’s data. The event takes place online and will last a couple of months.

At the end of the event, everyone will receive a small reward for their participation. This year, participants will get to choose between a Tatoeba T-shirt or a Tatoeba mug.

You don’t have to be an experienced programmer. Beginners are welcome too!

Why this event?

We would like to raise awareness about the fact that Tatoeba is an open source and non-profit project. To ensure that Tatoeba continues to grow and prosper, we need more developers to join us.

While anyone can start getting involved at any time, we know that the first steps can be difficult. We hope that this event can provide a less intimidating and more engaging onboarding experience for new developers to dive into the dev side of Tatoeba.

Timeline

  • May 4th - Applications open. 
  • May 24th - Applications end. 
  • May 31st - Announcement of accepted participants. 
  • June 1st - Event starts. 
  • August 10th - Event ends.

Application

To apply, please fill up the Kodoeba application form.

We expect around 20 participants but we could accept up to 30 participants if the interest in this event goes beyond our expectations.

Type of participation

There are three ways in which you can participate:
  • External project - You would like to work on a project that uses Tatoeba's data. In this case, we will not be involved in the development of your project but we will ensure you can access the data you need and that this data is easy to use for your project.
  • Internal project - You would like to work on implementing something in Tatoeba's codebase. This is not limited to the tatoeba2 repository. It could be a project in one of the other repositories (imouto or tatowiki for instance).
  • No project - You don’t have a project in mind and would prefer that we define tasks for you to complete.

Schedule

The event itself will last 10 weeks but this doesn’t mean everyone must be coding for 10 weeks.

We expect participants to spend on average 40 hours coding. You can spend this time all in a single week, or you can spread this time through 10 weeks. It’s up to you to manage your time based on your personal schedule.

In the end, whether you spend 20 or 80 hours coding, the point is that you are doing something that is meaningful to you and can feel proud of.

Questions?

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

What's New on Tatoeba? - Your weekly recap #14

UPDATES

  • The (un)linking feature has been added to the new design. Thanks to TRANG for the implementation and to everyone who gave their feedback.
  • The "Activity timeline" has been moved from the "Contribute" menu to the stats block. Thanks to gillux for the modification and to all the people who discussed the reorganization of the stats block. 
  • The language level bars displayed on the "Languages of members" page have been fixed. Thanks to sabretou for reporting the issue and to rumpelstilzchen for fixing it.

ON THE WALL

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LANGUAGES

  • 19 400 sentences have been added this week.
  • On pastelite's request, Isan has been added to the list of supported languages https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isan_language
  • On fj_nambala's request, Tonga (Zambezi) has been added to the list of supported languages https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonga_language_(Zambia_and_Zimbabwe)
  • Thanks to MarijnKP's efforts, Gronings is now available as a U.I. language.
  • And as usual, thanks to all the members who helped translating the website.



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: With around 10 to 12 million native speakers, Haitian Creole is the most-widely spoken creole language in terms of native speakers, and is recognized as an official language of Haiti.


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Monday, April 20, 2020

What's New on Tatoeba? - Your weekly recap #13

UPDATES

  • gillux has been working on helping translators better translate the website interface. Notes giving context have been added, and ambiguous strings split in order to more easily identify where and how string are used on the website. Thanks to him for this huge work.
  • A bug preventing the removal of a sentence from the favorites list has been corrected. Thanks to deniko for reporting and gillux for fixing it.
  • Thanks to rumpelstilzchen for addressing an issue with overly long tag names, preventing warning messages to be displayed when they shouldn't.
  • gillux did a lot of code cleaning this week. It will be invisible to most of us, but it's always good for developers, new and old, to work in a clean environment. Thanks to him for all that.

ON THE WALL

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LANGUAGES

  • 18 808 sentences have been added this week.
  • On shekitten's request, Nyungar has been added, bringing the number of supported languages to 359 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyungar_language
  • Kurdish (Kurdî) is now available as interface language.
  • And as usual, thanks to all the members who helped translating the website.



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: "Pteronophobia" is the fear of feathers. Some people are afraid of heights, some of being tickled by feathers. That's a tough world.


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Monday, April 13, 2020

What's New on Tatoeba? - Your weekly recap #12

UPDATES

  • It is now possible to download transcriptions. Similarly to other downloads, you can choose to export only the language you're interested in, among those available (Cantonese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Uzbek). Thanks to gillux for implementing this feature asked by Lemmi (on GitHub).
  • Lists can now be downloaded into three different formats: raw text (.txt), the default, Tab-separated (.tsv), and as a file that can directly be used with the Shtooka recorder. This should give more liberty to all users that use lists for offline work :) Thanks to gillux for implementing the feature.
  • The "Contribute Menu" now has a "Add vocabulary request" submenu. Thanks to danail-georgiev (on GitHub) for adding it, on AlanF_US's suggestion.
  • The "Delete" and "Download" actions of a list page have been moved to the header, where the name of the list is written (only in the new design). Thanks to gillux for the modification.
  • rumpelstilzchen added some admin feature to deal with licensing issues. Thanks to him for the work.

ON THE WALL

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LANGUAGES




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: Trying to find interesting, not commonly known, fun facts is difficult.


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Monday, April 6, 2020

What's New on Tatoeba? - Your weekly recap #11

UPDATES

  • Transcriptions have been added to the new design. Thanks to TRANG for her work. 
  • The "Contact user" button has been moved out the side menu of profile pages. Those pages will be reworked, but until then, that should help us to contact each other more easily. Thanks to Ricardo14 for the idea and gillux for the modification.
  • AndiPersti continued his work to properly sanitize characters in Tatoeba's contributions, solving some issues due to special characters (or more precisely, prevent these issues from happening). Thanks to him for his work. 
  • A bug where a reply to a message on the wall wasn't nested to the correct level until we refreshed the page has been corrected. Thanks to AlanF_US for reporting and Aiji for solving the issue. 
  • And as usual, thanks to all our developers who added some correction, optimization and all the little things that we don't see but have their importance :)

ON THE WALL

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LANGUAGES

  • 16 048 sentences have been added this week.
  • On Julien_PDC's request, Old French has been added to Tatoeba, bringing the number of languages to 356! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_French
    As usual, thanks to Ricardo14 and gillux for coordinating this.
  • And as usual, thanks to all the members who helped translating the website.



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: JoMo, Esperantist and polyglot, accomplished the first Guiness Record for a multilingual concert, where he sang 22 songs in 22 languages.


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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

What's New on Tatoeba? - Your weekly recap #10

UPDATES

A small week it was. Some discussions here, some updates of code there, everybody needs a rest sometimes. Stay tuned next week for nice new features! 

ON THE WALL

CONTRIBUTIONS AND LANGUAGES

  • 15 689 sentences added this week. You can check daily activity on this page https://tatoeba.org/eng/contributions/activity_timeline
  • This week, two languages were added, bringing the number of languages on Tatoeba to 355! Thanks to Ricardo14 and gillux for coordinating this.
    On zorgzikhnit's request, Bislama has been added https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bislama
    On MarijnKp's request, Saterland Frisian has been added https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saterland_Frisian 
  • Some of our members helped translating the website (crediting using Transifex usernames). In arbitrary order:
    gorkaazk, elenacristina260, herrsilen, SAmiri, Les90, yanis.batura, Aiji, gillux, arh, MarijnKp, RyckRichards, fjay69, Gulo_Luscus, robin0van0der0vliet, shekitten, Mohsin_Ali, Yorwba, easononizuka, maxine22zhang, Silja, Thanuir, Guybrush88, 58karel, michel.smts2, robin0van0der0vliet, sabretou, small_snow



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: Mary Poppins’ “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” actually appears in some dictionaries.


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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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