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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