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Seeking Burmese Language Contributors[ပြင်ဆင်ရန်]

Hi

It's really nice to finally read some articles in Burmese on Wikipedia - great work!

I'm a media and communications researcher from Australia, and at the moment I'm writing about the Burmese language and globalisation. I'd really like to talk to the Burmese contributors to Wikipedia, to ask them about the possibilities and challenges faced in developing these kinds of resources and programs in Burmese.

Look forward to speaking to you soon.

Yours

Ko Zaw

If you really like to talk to Burmese contributors, you have to go wikimyanmar.org, a going wrong Myanmar wiki community. Okisan ၀၅:၄၁၊ ၁၂ ဩ​ဂုတ်​ ၂၀၀၈ (UTC)
စိတ်ဝင်စားစရာပါပဲ။ --mm thinker ၁၄
၅၃၊ ၁၈ ဇန်​န​ဝါ​ရီ​ ၂၀၁၀ (UTC)

Vote for Administrators[ပြင်ဆင်ရန်]

If you want someone to become an administrator or you wish to become an administrator, then please place your name Here. --Jose77 22:18, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Administrators' reading list[ပြင်ဆင်ရန်]

standard for Mywikipedia[ပြင်ဆင်ရန်]

Hi,

As a reader I'm still confuse what font you are using for MyWikipedia. Though there is a little problem in Myanmar Unicode. Even in our country we don't have an official standard coding. I know for an admin like you picking one of many coding system for Mywikipedia is hard. Because once you have chosen one it's not easy to change again. But as for me there is a lot of Myanmar internet user is using ZawGyi coding system. And a lot of user can type in ZawGyi very well so it will be helpful to MyWikipedia. Since MyWikipedia need user all over the world to come and edit.

So please state clear that which Unicoding system will we use on the main page.(If it's already been stated on the main page, state it more clearer because I'm still confuse which font you are using.)

ps: a little idea about the Unicode we just have to set a standard and attract some professional to Mywikipedia and they can give us advice then.

Good luck,

James(Username:Myanmar)

Hi James,

Zawgyi is a pseudo font, a spoiler for Burmese Unicode font development.Just Use one of these Myanmar 2, Padauk ver 2.2.2 and Parabaik Sans.

Then you are not CONFUSED anymore.

Thade

Hi James,
I am 100% agree with Thade. I encourage you not to use Zawgyi and any other pseudo font. This can lead the real one very hard to adapt in the future. အတုတွေကြားအစစ်ကပျောက်နေမယ်။ First of all you need to download special Firefox browser form [၁]. Then download unicode font (or the whole system) from [၂], [၃]. After installation you will understand what is real unicode. Don't forget to view this page with Deer Park web browser (Special version of firefox for Myanmar unicode).
Yours
Liu

(Addendum - Firefox ver 2 can display Burmese characters correctly with little configuration and a new version Firefox ver 3 (ready for show time)and latest Opera [၄] needs only one of Myanmar 2, Padauk 2.2.2 or Parabaik Sans font in the font folder.You also need to make your computer (Windows) to supportBurmese characters - explanations and font inside font download

rgds

Thade (May 31, 2008)

Betawiki: better support for your language in MediaWiki[ပြင်ဆင်ရန်]

Dear community. I am writing to you to promote a special wiki called Betawiki. This wiki facilitates the localisation (l10n) of the MediaWiki interface. You may have changed many messages here to use your language in the interface, but if you would log in to for example the Japanese language Wiktionary, you would not be able to use the interface as well translated as here. In fact, of 1,736 messages in the core of MediaWiki, 3.05% of the messages have been translated. Betawiki also supports the translation of messages for 126 extensions, with 2,174 messages. Many of them are used in WMF projects and they are vital for understanding the wiki. Currently none of the WMF extension messages have been translated. Translators for over 90 languages contribute their work to MediaWiki this way every month.

If you wish to contribute to better support of your language in MediaWiki, as well as for many MediaWiki extensions, please visit Betawiki, create an account and request translator privileges. You can see the current status of localisation of your language on MediaWiki.org and do not forget to get in touch with others that may already be working on your language on Betawiki.

If you have any further questions, please let me know on my talk page on Betawiki. We will try and assist you as much as possible, for example by importing all messages from a local wiki for you to start with, if you so desire.

You can also find us on the Freenode IRC network in the channel #mediawiki-i18n where we will be happy to help you get started.

Thank you very much for your attention and I do hope to see some of you on Betawiki soon! Thanks, GerardM@Betawiki

  • Currently 7.72% of the messages have been localised. This is a nice improvement, but more work needs to be done if Commons for instance is to be usable. Please help us help your language by localising at betawiki. There is a bonus program available that pays up to EUR 200,- (for details check out BetaWiki). GerardM 08:09, 9 မတ်​ 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 7.57% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.00% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 11:39, 12 ဧ​ပြီ​ 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 9.17% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.00% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 07:06, 7 ဇူ​လိုင်​ 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 12.83% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.29% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ၀၇:၃၈၊ ၈ ဩ​ဂုတ်​ ၂၀၀၈ (UTC)
I am offline translating Betawiki. MyMyanmar ၁၇:၀၀၊ ၁၃ ဩ​ဂုတ်​ ၂၀၀၈ (UTC)
  • Currently 12.15% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.26% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ၁၀:၅၈၊ ၁၀ စက်​တင်​ဘာ​ ၂၀၀၈ (UTC)
  • Currently 11.78% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.26% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ၁၃:၃၆၊ ၁၅ အောက်​တို​ဘာ​ ၂၀၀၈ (UTC)
  • Currently 11.83% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.19% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ၁၂:၅၀၊ ၁၀ နို​ဝင်​ဘာ​ ၂၀၀၈ (UTC)
  • Currently 11.62% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.19% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 10:05, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 11.55% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.19% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ၁၈:၁၉၊ ၁၁ ဇန်​န​ဝါ​ရီ​ ၂၀၀၉ (UTC)
PS Please help us complete the most wanted messages..

The village pump[ပြင်ဆင်ရန်]

Could someome be so kind and move my contribution to your "village pump" and also, could someone please add a link to your village pump on meta ? Thanks, GerardM 12:22, 20 ဇန်​န​ဝါ​ရီ​ 2008 (UTC)

Bounty on working on the localisation[ပြင်ဆင်ရန်]

There is a bounty available for the localisation of languages like from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Check out the details at BetaWiki:Translating:Language_project the language project If your language is not in the list of languages, do ask if your language can be considered. Thanks, GerardM 12:22, 20 ဇန်​န​ဝါ​ရီ​ 2008 (UTC)

Username blacklist[ပြင်ဆင်ရန်]

The local page, MediaWiki:Usernameblacklist (only editable by admins) is currently blank: This wouldn't be a problem, except that this project is being abused by internet trolls to create global accounts with which to assault users on other projects.

I'd like to propose adopting the blacklist from Meta (m:MediaWiki:Usernameblacklist) and simply copying it here to help prevent future abuse. Thanks! Kylu 02:00, 27 ဇူ​လိုင်​ 2008 (UTC)

ဆိုက်​မြေ​ပုံ​[ပြင်ဆင်ရန်]

Website တိုင်း​မှာ​ မြေ​ပုံ​ ဆို​တာ​ရှိ​​တယ်၊​ ဒီ​ဝီ​ကီ​ပိ​ဒိ​ယ​ မှာ​ဘာ​လို့​ မြေ​ပုံ​(Sitemap) မ​ရှိ​တာ​လဲ​ သိ​ချင်​ပါ​တယ်​

The LocalisationUpdate extension has gone live[ပြင်ဆင်ရန်]

The LocalisationUpdate extension is now enabled for all Wikimedia projects. From now on new localisations that become available in SVN will become available to your project within 24 hours. Your localisations get into SVN from translatewiki.net typically within a day and at worst in two days. This is a huge improvement from the old practice where the localisations became available with new software. This could take weeks, even months.

The localisations done by our community at translatewiki.net are committed to SVN typically every day. When the system messages in English are the same as the local messages, they will now be inserted in a file and are available for use in all our projects in a timely manner

What this means for you[ပြင်ဆင်ရန်]

Local messages have an impact on the performance of our system. It is best when messages are as much as possible part of the system messages. In order to remove unnecessary duplication, all the messages that have a local localisation and are exactly the same as the system message will be removed. What we ask you to do is to compare and proof read the messages in translatewiki.net and the local messages. You can then either remove local messages when the translatewiki.net message is to be preferred or, you can update the message at translatewiki.net.

Messages that are specific to your project will have to stay as they are. You do want to check if the format and the variables of the message are still the same.

Why localise at translatewiki.net[ပြင်ဆင်ရန်]

When you localise at translatewiki.net, your messages will be used in all Wikimedia projects and eventually in all MediaWiki based projects. This is how we provide the standard support for your language. When messages change, at translatewiki.net you will be prompted to revisit your translations. Localising is more efficient because we have innovated the process to make you more efficient; there is text explaining about messages and we have applied AJAX technology to reduce the number of clicks you have to make.

Translatewiki.net update[ပြင်ဆင်ရန်]

  • Currently 10.34% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.07% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ၁၂:၄၁၊ ၃၀ စက်​တင်​ဘာ​ ၂၀၀၉ (UTC)
  • Currently 10.27% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.07% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ၁၃:၃၃၊ ၁ နို​ဝင်​ဘာ​ ၂၀၀၉ (UTC)
  • Currently 10.50% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.07% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ၁၆:၄၂၊ ၇ ဒီ​ဇင်​ဘာ​ ၂၀၀၉ (UTC)
  • Currently 10.47% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.07% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ၁၃:၄၂၊ ၁၈ ဇန်​န​ဝါ​ရီ​ ၂၀၁၀ (UTC)

How can we improve the usability for your language[ပြင်ဆင်ရန်]

We expect that with the implementation of LocalisationUpdate the usability of MediaWiki for your language will improve. We are now ready to look at other aspects of usability for your language as well. There are two questions we would like you to answer: Are there issues with the new functionality of the Usability Initiative Does MediaWiki support your language properly

The best way to answer the first question is to visit the translatewiki.net. Change the language to your language, select the “vector” skin and add the advanced tool bar in in the preferences and check out the new functionality. And make some changes in your user page. When there is a need to improve on the localisation, please make the necessary changess . It should update your localisation straight away. We would like you to report each issue individually at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Usability_issues.

When there are problems with the support of MediaWiki for your language, we really want to know about this. It is best to report each issue separately. In this way there will be no large mass of issues to resolve but we can address each issue on its own. Consider issues with the display of characters, the presentation of your script, the position of the side bar, the combination of text with other languages, scripts. It is best to try this in an environment like the prototype wiki as it provides you with a clean, basic and up to date environment. The prototype wiki is available for five languages but you can select any of them, change the preferences to your language and test out MediaWiki for your language.

We would like you to report each issue individually at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Language_issues. The issues you raise will all be assessed. It is important to keep each issue separate, because this will make it easier to understand the issues and find solutions.

PS This text has been approved by Naoko, Brion and Siebrand. Thanks, GerardM ၁၂:၄၁၊ ၃၀ စက်​တင်​ဘာ​ ၂၀၀၉ (UTC)

Language support group for Myanmar / Burmese[ပြင်ဆင်ရန်]

The Wikimedia Foundation has brought together a new team of developers who are dedicated to language support. This team is to support all the languages and consequently it is not realistic to expect that the team members can provide proper support for your language. It is for this reason that we are looking for volunteers who will make up a language support team.

This language support team will be asked to provide us with information about their language. Such information may need to be provided either to us or on a website that we will indicate to you. Another activity will be to test software that will likely have an effect on the running of the MediaWiki software. We are looking for people who clearly identify their ability. Formal knowledge is definitely appreciated.

As much of the activity will be concentrated on translatewiki.net, it will be a plus when team members know how to localise at translatewiki.net. Thanks, Gmeijssen ၁၄:၁၁၊ ၄ အောက်​တို​ဘာ​ ၂၀၁၁ (UTC)

Count me in though I am not very active recently. @=={Lionslayer> ၁၀:၅၇၊ ၅ အောက်​တို​ဘာ​ ၂၀၁၁ (UTC)