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Nov 1 2015

Halibutt added a comment to T52474: In VisualEditor, references in templates cannot be reused and are numbered separately from references in the text..

Since T114105 was merged into this ticket, is there anything I could do to help solve this issue?

Nov 1 2015, 11:33 PM · Epic, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-DataModel

Sep 30 2015

Halibutt added a comment to T114105: Oxford/Harvard style citations don't work well with VE.

Related - perhaps, but not a duplicate. I don't see any problems with the numbering (which is what the other issue is about), sfn-style refs do not appear in re-use menu anyway, so no, this is not a duplicate.

Sep 30 2015, 8:41 AM · VisualEditor

Sep 29 2015

Halibutt created T114105: Oxford/Harvard style citations don't work well with VE.
Sep 29 2015, 1:08 PM · VisualEditor

Sep 23 2015

Halibutt added a comment to T108772: Citoid scrapes error page for Encore.

In this GitHub thread one of the guys suggested there is a workaround solution. Could anyone code-literate (Mvolz ?) take a look at the proposed solution? It seems relatively easy (as in: setting boolean value to "yes"), but is it working?
Cheers

Sep 23 2015, 1:50 PM · VisualEditor, Citoid

Aug 30 2015

Halibutt added a comment to T108772: Citoid scrapes error page for Encore.

Thanks. Sadly it seems filing this at translation-server Github was a dead-end, apparently there's noone working on it. If only I paid more attention at my programming classes...

Aug 30 2015, 6:55 PM · VisualEditor, Citoid

Aug 12 2015

Halibutt added a comment to T108772: Citoid scrapes error page for Encore.

Thanks for letting me know. I filed a new issue at GitHub, perhaps the Zotero guys could shed some light on this problem.

Aug 12 2015, 10:03 AM · VisualEditor, Citoid
Halibutt added a comment to T108772: Citoid scrapes error page for Encore.

Weird as it is, the very same links I checked a couple of minutes before (1, 2) now work - but they are interpreted as web pages (cite web) and not as books, even though Zotero interprets them as such correctly. The link I posted in the issue description above still does not work. I'm at a loss now...

Aug 12 2015, 12:31 AM · VisualEditor, Citoid
Halibutt updated the task description for T108772: Citoid scrapes error page for Encore.
Aug 12 2015, 12:13 AM · VisualEditor, Citoid
Halibutt created T108772: Citoid scrapes error page for Encore.
Aug 12 2015, 12:09 AM · VisualEditor, Citoid

Aug 3 2015

Halibutt added a comment to T93800: Messages randomly missing in some languages when populating MessageBlobStore.

Yesterday evening (CET) we had a citoid outage at Polish Wikipedia. No idea what went wrong, citoid window was simply not there in VE when you clicked on "Przypis" (Polish for "Reference"). I reported it at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:Sgikbv81nxsv7oy6, but it seems the problems disappeared on their own this morning.

Aug 3 2015, 10:51 AM · MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2015-11-10_(1.27.0-wmf.6)), MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2015-11-17_(1.27.0-wmf.7)), MW-1.27-release-notes, Patch-For-Review, Contributors-Team, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader

May 29 2015

Halibutt added a comment to T100781: Wikimetrics crashes when cohort description has special characters {dove} [5pts].

Just to make it clear, "special characters" means most likely any non-Latin 1 character.

May 29 2015, 8:20 PM · Patch-For-Review, Analytics-Kanban, Analytics-Wikimetrics

Feb 19 2015

Halibutt added a comment to T88030: Deploy Content Translation tool to CEE language Wikipedias for regional project this spring.

@Halibutt @tarlocesilion Thank you. This is very helpful. Unfortunately, Polish is not supported through Apertium presently and due to this the benefit of machine translation will be lacking for Polish users. However, the tool is useful without MT as well and if it helps for you to assess how good/bad the usability is in its current state, we will be happy to set up Polish on the beta environment for testing.

Feb 19 2015, 5:58 AM · LE-Sprint-87, ContentTranslation-Release5, ContentTranslation-Deployments, Language-Team, ContentTranslation

Feb 18 2015

Halibutt added a comment to T88030: Deploy Content Translation tool to CEE language Wikipedias for regional project this spring.
Feb 18 2015, 11:19 PM · LE-Sprint-87, ContentTranslation-Release5, ContentTranslation-Deployments, Language-Team, ContentTranslation

Feb 11 2015

Halibutt added a comment to T88218: New Language pairs candidates.

Well, most definitely English <=> all languages listed would be beneficial as English wiki has often the most referenced info even on CEE topics. But it all depends on whether such translation would actually be helpful. If it's anything near Google Translate, then I believe it's easier to copy the text and translate it by hand than to use some machine assistance.

Feb 11 2015, 2:21 PM · ContentTranslation-Deployments, ContentTranslation

Feb 2 2015

Halibutt added a comment to T88218: New Language pairs candidates.

Judging from my experience with Slavic languages, the following could work quite nicely, provided the translation is direct and not through English or any other "middleman" language:

Feb 2 2015, 1:49 PM · ContentTranslation-Deployments, ContentTranslation
Halibutt added a comment to T88030: Deploy Content Translation tool to CEE language Wikipedias for regional project this spring.

+1 to that. The basic problem with machine-assisted translations is that current systems too often employ English as a middleman (translate from Czech to English, and then from English to Polish). Such translations are mostly useless and even if the resulting text resembles the target language, it is often filled with erroneous statements resulting from such Chinese whispers. A prime example of that is Google translate: it works pretty well for translations within the Germanic group of languages (i.e. between Dutch and English), but is a waste of time in case of most other languages and at best gives some approximation of what the original text is about. We'd have to check if this tool works any better.

Feb 2 2015, 1:35 PM · LE-Sprint-87, ContentTranslation-Release5, ContentTranslation-Deployments, Language-Team, ContentTranslation
Halibutt added a comment to T88030: Deploy Content Translation tool to CEE language Wikipedias for regional project this spring.

Just a quick note on "related languages": the easiest way would be to group the Slavic languages by their branches: Western Slavic (PL, SK, CZ, CSB), Eastern (BE, BE-X-OLD, UK, RU) and Southern (BS, SL, SH and so on). However, all Slavic languages are mutually intelligible to certain extent and the only major problem is transliteration to and from cyrillic (in case of, say, RU-PL translation). Other than that, we could definitely benefit from some machine-assisted translation tool. Let me know how can I help.

Feb 2 2015, 1:34 AM · LE-Sprint-87, ContentTranslation-Release5, ContentTranslation-Deployments, Language-Team, ContentTranslation