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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