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.