Saturday, April 26, 2014

Tatoeba update (April 26, 2014): speed improvements and 7 new languages

The Tatoeba website now runs much faster, thanks to a language list caching improvement by gillux and migration from Apache to nginx by lool0.

Email notifications have been restored.

Display of furigana for Japanese languages has been restored.

In addition, we have 7 new languages:
  • Cherokee
  • Crimean Tatar
  • Chinyanja
  • Kumyk
  • Livonian
  • Navajo
  • Udmurt

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tatoeba update (April 20th, 2014)

New fonts

We tried using new embedded fonts (Oxygen and Amaranth) as the main default fonts for Tatoeba, but after the demand of several users, the font was reverted back to Trebuchet MS.
Oxygen and Amaranth are closer to the look and feel that I wish for Tatoeba, but the limitation to Latin letters for these fonts creates a discrepancy that is indeed problematic, since Tatoeba is a linguistic platform and needs to handle uniformly a wide variety of characters.
I wouldn't have a proper reply to this issue so I've reverted back to Trebuchet MS. The website however uses only 1 font overall. For people who enjoyed the previous fonts, this is my Stylish for it (that is on Firefox, you'd have to modify it slightly for Chrome).
Upgrade of CakePHP

Tatoeba is based on the CakePHP framework. We upgraded it from version 1.2.6 to 1.2.12. An upgrade to version 1.3 is on the way.
This is not going to have any significant impact for users right now, but in the longer term, upgrading towards more recent versions of CakePHP can result in better performances (in other words, making the website overall faster).

  • Fixed a bug where admins could not change the status of a user if their interface was not in English.

New languages
  1. Abkhaz
  2. Tetun
  3. Tamil
Renamed languages
  • Teochew -> Min Nan Chinese
  • Wallon -> Walloon
  • Piemontese -> Piedmontese
  • Standard Tibetan -> Tibetan

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Tatoeba update (April 6, 2014): Chinese converter fixes and 21 new languages

What's new
  • The logo no longer says "beta", nor does our discussion of the list feature.
  • The pinyin converter now works again.
  • The Chinese traditional/simplified converter now works again.
  • Updated icons for Kurdish and Telugu.
  • The Spanish user interface is now fully translated.
  • When editing a comment using the German interface, the text for the "Abbruch" link no longer overlaps the "absenden" button.

New languages
  • Bashkir
  • Chuvash
  • Hausa
  • Hawaiian
  • Hill Mari
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Kyrgyz
  • Lakota
  • Luxembourgish
  • Macedonian
  • Mambae
  • Mon
  • Nogai
  • Ottoman Turkish
  • Pipil
  • Shona
  • Shuswap
  • Somali
  • Yakut
  • Yoruba
  • Zulu
These 21 new languages, added to the 146 we had previously, give us a total of 167.