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I would have written a shorter comment, but I did not have the time.

I'm part of the Search Platform team and I spend my time working on search & relevance, trying to better support search in various languages, analyzing queries, and doing random mathy things. I tend to write long, detailed notes about my investigations (so as to improve the bus number of my work).

When I have to work on _GitHub,_ /‍‍/Phab,/‍‍/ and ''MediaWiki'' all on the same day, I sometimes suffer Severe Markup Incongruence Fatigue.

I � Unicode.

Recent Activity

Thu, Sep 12

TJones renamed T232760: Analysis of Method 1 Suggestion results from Analysis of M1 Suggestion results to Analysis of Method 1 Suggestion results.
Thu, Sep 12, 4:51 PM · Discovery-Search
TJones moved T232760: Analysis of Method 1 Suggestion results from needs triage to elastic / cirrus on the Discovery-Search board.
Thu, Sep 12, 4:50 PM · Discovery-Search
TJones renamed T232760: Analysis of Method 1 Suggestion results from Analysis of M1 results to Analysis of M1 Suggestion results.
Thu, Sep 12, 4:50 PM · Discovery-Search
TJones created T232760: Analysis of Method 1 Suggestion results.
Thu, Sep 12, 4:50 PM · Discovery-Search

Thu, Sep 5

TJones added a comment to T185721: Null or inconsistent search results using Khmer script .

Anyone here familiar with Khmer (maybe @Eltimbalino?) who can help me with some of the harder corner cases I'm encountering while trying to normalize Khmer syllables?

Thu, Sep 5, 2:16 AM · Discovery-Search (Current work), Discovery, CirrusSearch

Tue, Sep 3

TJones added a comment to T35242: Search suggestion highlighting does not respect grapheme clusters causing wrong rendering for Arabic and Indic scripts.

If I understand correctly, https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/c/oojs/ui/+/530960 includes the combining marks after the search match to the highlight range, so that we don't add a highlight boundary before combining mark.

Tue, Sep 3, 5:12 PM · OOUI (OOUI-0.34.0), Patch-For-Review, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.21; 2019-09-03), Discovery-Search, Utilities-UnicodeJS, MediaWiki-General, JavaScript, Hindi-Sites, Malayalam-Sites, Tamil-Sites, I18n
TJones added a comment to T35242: Search suggestion highlighting does not respect grapheme clusters causing wrong rendering for Arabic and Indic scripts.

If I understand correctly, https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/c/oojs/ui/+/530960 includes the combining marks after the search match to the highlight range, so that we don't add a highlight boundary before combining mark.

Tue, Sep 3, 4:09 PM · OOUI (OOUI-0.34.0), Patch-For-Review, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.21; 2019-09-03), Discovery-Search, Utilities-UnicodeJS, MediaWiki-General, JavaScript, Hindi-Sites, Malayalam-Sites, Tamil-Sites, I18n

Fri, Aug 30

TJones updated the task description for T231593: Improve Basque language processing for search.
Fri, Aug 30, 6:56 PM · Discovery-Search
TJones added a comment to T35242: Search suggestion highlighting does not respect grapheme clusters causing wrong rendering for Arabic and Indic scripts.

@TJones For future reference, can you share how you created the regexp you used instead of \p{Mark}? I tried replicating it using this tool: https://mothereff.in/regexpu#input=%2F%5Cp%7BM%7D%2Fu&dotAllFlag=1&unicodePropertyEscape=1 and got a different result. (Perhaps this tool and whatever you used generate the regexps from different Unicode versions.)

Fri, Aug 30, 4:03 PM · OOUI (OOUI-0.34.0), Patch-For-Review, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.21; 2019-09-03), Discovery-Search, Utilities-UnicodeJS, MediaWiki-General, JavaScript, Hindi-Sites, Malayalam-Sites, Tamil-Sites, I18n

Thu, Aug 29

TJones moved T231593: Improve Basque language processing for search from needs triage to Language Stuff on the Discovery-Search board.
Thu, Aug 29, 5:31 PM · Discovery-Search
TJones created T231593: Improve Basque language processing for search.
Thu, Aug 29, 5:30 PM · Discovery-Search

Wed, Aug 28

TJones added a comment to P8995 Khmer samples.

BTW, Erik asked today how other search engines handle this kind of variation. Looks like some of the big U.S. ones don't.

Wed, Aug 28, 7:45 PM · Discovery-Search
TJones added a comment to P8995 Khmer samples.

Thanks, gang! These are helpful!

Wed, Aug 28, 7:16 PM · Discovery-Search
TJones added a comment to P8995 Khmer samples.

From Browsershots—and thus a bit lo-res—Windows 2008, Chrome 73

Wed, Aug 28, 2:46 PM · Discovery-Search
TJones added a comment to P8995 Khmer samples.

My screenshot (OSX 10.14 / Chrome 76)

Wed, Aug 28, 2:35 PM · Discovery-Search
TJones edited P8995 Khmer samples.
Wed, Aug 28, 2:33 PM · Discovery-Search
TJones created P8995 Khmer samples.
Wed, Aug 28, 2:32 PM · Discovery-Search

Wed, Aug 21

TJones closed T195042: insource fails to return highlights on some queries as Invalid.

Closing after talking to @EBernhardson a bit more.

Wed, Aug 21, 3:49 PM · Discovery, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search
TJones updated the task description for T195042: insource fails to return highlights on some queries.
Wed, Aug 21, 3:41 PM · Discovery, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search
TJones updated the task description for T195042: insource fails to return highlights on some queries.
Wed, Aug 21, 3:40 PM · Discovery, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search

Tue, Aug 20

TJones moved T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak from Needs review to Waiting on the Discovery-Search (Current work) board.
Tue, Aug 20, 5:24 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones claimed T185721: Null or inconsistent search results using Khmer script .
Tue, Aug 20, 3:24 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work), Discovery, CirrusSearch

Mon, Aug 19

TJones added a comment to T35242: Search suggestion highlighting does not respect grapheme clusters causing wrong rendering for Arabic and Indic scripts.

Patches and Projects

Mon, Aug 19, 8:58 PM · OOUI (OOUI-0.34.0), Patch-For-Review, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.21; 2019-09-03), Discovery-Search, Utilities-UnicodeJS, MediaWiki-General, JavaScript, Hindi-Sites, Malayalam-Sites, Tamil-Sites, I18n
TJones edited projects for T35242: Search suggestion highlighting does not respect grapheme clusters causing wrong rendering for Arabic and Indic scripts, added: OOjs, OOUI, JavaScript, MediaWiki-General; removed Discovery, MediaWiki-Search.
Mon, Aug 19, 8:50 PM · OOUI (OOUI-0.34.0), Patch-For-Review, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.21; 2019-09-03), Discovery-Search, Utilities-UnicodeJS, MediaWiki-General, JavaScript, Hindi-Sites, Malayalam-Sites, Tamil-Sites, I18n
TJones added a comment to T195042: insource fails to return highlights on some queries.

@EBernhardson, I stumbled across this one again while looking at the phab board. Are you sure it is the problem you think it is? I don't think you have the right regex for what you intended. Cirrus doesn't support \w, so \w+ requires one or more literal w's. One hit is highlighted, and it looks like this: "[[freehosting|zdarma hostující]] [[wiki]]weby". It doesn't look like .+? is being respected either. I wonder if the other matches are actually super long or something so there's nothing to highlight in the snippet.

Mon, Aug 19, 6:20 PM · Discovery, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search
TJones updated the task description for T195042: insource fails to return highlights on some queries.
Mon, Aug 19, 6:13 PM · Discovery, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search
TJones updated the task description for T195042: insource fails to return highlights on some queries.
Mon, Aug 19, 6:08 PM · Discovery, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search
TJones added a comment to T204089: CirrusSearch: Add filter for exclusion of redirects or finding only them.

@halfeatenscone, thanks for the API point of view.

Mon, Aug 19, 6:00 PM · Discovery-Search, Advanced-Search, CirrusSearch, TCB-Team
TJones added a comment to T204089: CirrusSearch: Add filter for exclusion of redirects or finding only them.

I think it could be a keyword, preferably one that allows people both to exclude and include redirects from the search (inredirect:true / inredirect:false then?).

Mon, Aug 19, 4:03 PM · Discovery-Search, Advanced-Search, CirrusSearch, TCB-Team
TJones added a comment to T35242: Search suggestion highlighting does not respect grapheme clusters causing wrong rendering for Arabic and Indic scripts.

@debt (or others in Search), please don't close this ticket, just remove our tag. There is still work to be done, I think on the OOUI/OOjs side.

Mon, Aug 19, 2:15 PM · OOUI (OOUI-0.34.0), Patch-For-Review, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.21; 2019-09-03), Discovery-Search, Utilities-UnicodeJS, MediaWiki-General, JavaScript, Hindi-Sites, Malayalam-Sites, Tamil-Sites, I18n
TJones added a comment to T35242: Search suggestion highlighting does not respect grapheme clusters causing wrong rendering for Arabic and Indic scripts.
Mon, Aug 19, 1:55 PM · OOUI (OOUI-0.34.0), Patch-For-Review, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.21; 2019-09-03), Discovery-Search, Utilities-UnicodeJS, MediaWiki-General, JavaScript, Hindi-Sites, Malayalam-Sites, Tamil-Sites, I18n
TJones moved T35242: Search suggestion highlighting does not respect grapheme clusters causing wrong rendering for Arabic and Indic scripts from Needs review to Done on the Discovery-Search (Current work) board.
Mon, Aug 19, 1:20 PM · OOUI (OOUI-0.34.0), Patch-For-Review, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.21; 2019-09-03), Discovery-Search, Utilities-UnicodeJS, MediaWiki-General, JavaScript, Hindi-Sites, Malayalam-Sites, Tamil-Sites, I18n
TJones moved T35242: Search suggestion highlighting does not respect grapheme clusters causing wrong rendering for Arabic and Indic scripts from in progress to Needs review on the Discovery-Search (Current work) board.
Mon, Aug 19, 1:20 PM · OOUI (OOUI-0.34.0), Patch-For-Review, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.21; 2019-09-03), Discovery-Search, Utilities-UnicodeJS, MediaWiki-General, JavaScript, Hindi-Sites, Malayalam-Sites, Tamil-Sites, I18n
TJones added a comment to T204089: CirrusSearch: Add filter for exclusion of redirects or finding only them.

@Speravir, @stjn, @halfeatenscone—quick question for you about this feature. Do you have any thoughts on how it should be exposed? Would you want keywords like intitleonly: and inredirect: (exact names open for discussion) or a checkbox? If a checkbox, should the checkbox only exist on the "Advanced" tab to keep the UI simple for less sophisticated searchers?

Mon, Aug 19, 1:17 PM · Discovery-Search, Advanced-Search, CirrusSearch, TCB-Team
TJones committed rECIR7782449945c8: Rename NormL2 to NormLog2 to avoid confusion with L2 Norm (authored by TJones).
Rename NormL2 to NormLog2 to avoid confusion with L2 Norm
Mon, Aug 19, 7:35 AM

Fri, Aug 16

TJones added a comment to T35242: Search suggestion highlighting does not respect grapheme clusters causing wrong rendering for Arabic and Indic scripts.

Search Snippets

Fri, Aug 16, 5:01 PM · OOUI (OOUI-0.34.0), Patch-For-Review, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.21; 2019-09-03), Discovery-Search, Utilities-UnicodeJS, MediaWiki-General, JavaScript, Hindi-Sites, Malayalam-Sites, Tamil-Sites, I18n

Aug 14 2019

TJones moved T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak from in progress to Needs review on the Discovery-Search (Current work) board.
Aug 14 2019, 2:32 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)

Aug 8 2019

TJones added a comment to T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak.

I got some great feedback from @Jetam2, and everything is looking good. I just need a few clarifications. If everything is still good, then we'll be ready to deploy the new analysis chain and then re-index.

Aug 8 2019, 9:13 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones moved T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak from Waiting to in progress on the Discovery-Search (Current work) board.
Aug 8 2019, 9:06 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones added a comment to T227924: Improve Slovak Stemmer.

Another note from working on T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak: Consider adding (probably hard-coding at first) a short exceptions list to prevent unwanted collisions. The only item to add to the list at the moment would be kedy, to keep it from being stemmed as ked (folded keď).

Aug 8 2019, 8:23 PM · Discovery-Search

Aug 7 2019

TJones moved T228925: Fix documentation of boolean operators from in progress to Done on the Discovery-Search (Current work) board.

I've moved the draft to Help:CirrusSearch/Logical_operators and updated Help:CirrusSearch to link to it. Help:CirrusSearch doesn't mention parens, so nothing to fix there. (I made some other incidental edits, too, particularly changing AND and OR to and and or when used for emphasis rather than as operators.)

Aug 7 2019, 2:22 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones moved T228925: Fix documentation of boolean operators from Needs review to in progress on the Discovery-Search (Current work) board.
Aug 7 2019, 1:36 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)

Aug 6 2019

TJones claimed T35242: Search suggestion highlighting does not respect grapheme clusters causing wrong rendering for Arabic and Indic scripts.
Aug 6 2019, 5:49 PM · OOUI (OOUI-0.34.0), Patch-For-Review, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.21; 2019-09-03), Discovery-Search, Utilities-UnicodeJS, MediaWiki-General, JavaScript, Hindi-Sites, Malayalam-Sites, Tamil-Sites, I18n
TJones added a comment to T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak.

Moving this to "Waiting" for a while, to see if we get any feedback from Slovak speakers. If not, we will consider options for next steps, which include pushing forward with this with non-native speaker review, maintaining the status quo, and rolling back the Slovak stemmer.

Aug 6 2019, 4:07 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones moved T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak from Needs review to Waiting on the Discovery-Search (Current work) board.
Aug 6 2019, 4:05 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones added a comment to T228925: Fix documentation of boolean operators.

Thanks for taking a look, Erik! I've tried to make it a tiny bit scarier by simplifying, bolding, and embiggening the pre-TOC text.

Aug 6 2019, 1:55 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)

Jul 31 2019

TJones added a comment to T228925: Fix documentation of boolean operators.

Isn't the English and canonical documentation on https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:CirrusSearch and translatable there? As I don't see you suddenly maintain 101+ help pages, I'd propose to define one canonical place (usually mediawiki.org, meta, wikitech), and to maintain and update that one single place only...

Jul 31 2019, 9:00 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones added a comment to T228925: Fix documentation of boolean operators.

@TJones: As that covers 1 random Wikimedia site, what's Discovery-Search's plan for updating the approx. 100 other Help:Searching pages on other Wikimedia sites, like https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Википедия:Поиск or https://sd.wikipedia.org/wiki/مدد:وڪيپيڊيا_۾_ڳولها or https://ka.wikipedia.org/wiki/ვიკიპედია:ძიება ?

Jul 31 2019, 8:00 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)

Jul 30 2019

TJones updated subscribers of T228925: Fix documentation of boolean operators.
Jul 30 2019, 8:07 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones added a comment to T228925: Fix documentation of boolean operators.

I added a note on the Talk page for Help:Searching to try to get more feedback.

Jul 30 2019, 8:06 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)

Jul 29 2019

TJones added a comment to T228925: Fix documentation of boolean operators.

I've also sent a message to the Discovery mailing list to encourage additional feedback.

Jul 29 2019, 10:10 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones added a comment to T228925: Fix documentation of boolean operators.

I've written a draft of the longer explanation (~1200 words) of the use of Logical operators in on-wiki search. Comments and suggestions are welcome!

Jul 29 2019, 10:02 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones updated the task description for T228925: Fix documentation of boolean operators.
Jul 29 2019, 5:07 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones claimed T228925: Fix documentation of boolean operators.
Jul 29 2019, 4:37 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones moved T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak from in progress to Needs review on the Discovery-Search (Current work) board.
Jul 29 2019, 4:35 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)

Jul 26 2019

TJones added a comment to T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak.

Okay, I've made the first pass at writing speaker review documentation that can be transcluded into the notes for a particular language.

Jul 26 2019, 10:34 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)

Jul 24 2019

TJones moved T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak from Needs review to in progress on the Discovery-Search (Current work) board.
Jul 24 2019, 7:04 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones moved T228925: Fix documentation of boolean operators from needs triage to elastic / cirrus on the Discovery-Search board.
Jul 24 2019, 7:03 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones updated subscribers of T228925: Fix documentation of boolean operators.

Subscribing @Cpiral and @The_Transhumanist since they edit Help:Searching and it would be great if they could review the documentation we want to add before it goes live. Please subscribe any other contributors to Help:Searching who might be able to provide feedback, too. Thanks!

Jul 24 2019, 7:03 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones created T228925: Fix documentation of boolean operators.
Jul 24 2019, 7:02 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)

Jul 23 2019

TJones added a comment to T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak.

Having some trouble with the speaker review being unclear, so I'm working on better generic documentation I can use for this task and in the future.

Jul 23 2019, 5:24 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)

Jul 18 2019

TJones moved T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak from in progress to Needs review on the Discovery-Search (Current work) board.
Jul 18 2019, 11:29 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones added a comment to T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak.

I've completed my analysis for stemming before folding, and it definitely looks much better. The new, mostly desirable merges are roughly the same, without preventing the stemmer from doing its job. The stemmer still needs an update, though. (T227924: Improve Slovak Stemmer)

Jul 18 2019, 11:09 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)

Jul 17 2019

TJones added a comment to T228226: Evaluate DYM metrics available in current search satisfaction logging.

Looks good.

Jul 17 2019, 2:10 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work), Discovery
TJones updated the task description for T228226: Evaluate DYM metrics available in current search satisfaction logging.
Jul 17 2019, 1:59 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work), Discovery

Jul 15 2019

TJones added a comment to T227781: Make Search Platform metrics available in Druid.

Things that show up as important in our metric-rating spreadsheet that do not seem to be covered by the current list include:

Jul 15 2019, 5:12 PM · Discovery-Search, Product-Analytics

Jul 12 2019

TJones moved T227924: Improve Slovak Stemmer from needs triage to Language Stuff on the Discovery-Search board.
Jul 12 2019, 10:11 PM · Discovery-Search
TJones created T227924: Improve Slovak Stemmer.
Jul 12 2019, 10:09 PM · Discovery-Search

Jul 10 2019

TJones added a comment to T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak.

Sorry for the delay getting back to this. In addition to my planned two weeks away from the office I had another unexpected week away. I've been catching up on everything this week, and I'm back to working on this now.

Jul 10 2019, 7:57 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones added a comment to T186044: [EPIC] Modernize Search Platform dashboarding.

Makes sense to move to Superset and/or Turnilo and eventually move away from the existing Shiny dashboards (RIP).

Jul 10 2019, 3:32 PM · Epic, Discovery-Search, Product-Analytics

Jul 8 2019

TJones added a comment to T226812: de.wikipedia: search for "Bedusz" does not find "Będusz".

Also of note, this is related to T104814: Appropriately ignore diacritics for German-language wikis, though the exact details do not overlap—but it would make sense to work on them together, and maybe bring T87136: ~"daß" should not match "dass" into the mix if it's now fixable.

Jul 8 2019, 8:47 PM · CirrusSearch, TCB-Team, Discovery-Search
TJones moved T226812: de.wikipedia: search for "Bedusz" does not find "Będusz" from needs triage to Language Stuff on the Discovery-Search board.

@JStrodt_WMDE wrote:

Is ICU folding in fact the right approach?

Jul 8 2019, 8:43 PM · CirrusSearch, TCB-Team, Discovery-Search

Jun 14 2019

TJones added a comment to T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak.

This took a little longer than I expected because the changes were much bigger than I expected, and it's been a while since I looked at this kind of relative change (rather than implementing a whole new stemmer, say), so the tools needed a little updating.

Jun 14 2019, 9:14 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)

Jun 4 2019

TJones added a comment to T216055: Move backend for current search dashboard to pull data from Hadoop.

ping @mpopov are all changes done to move dashboard backend? If so, can we close ticket?

Jun 4 2019, 5:19 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work), Patch-For-Review, Product-Analytics, Epic

Jun 3 2019

TJones added a comment to T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak.

A "perfect" solution would be to index folded variants, but to boost rank of exact (unfolded) matches a bit when sorting search results, but I don't know if this is possible in FTI implementation on skwiki MW backend.

Jun 3 2019, 4:13 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)

May 31 2019

TJones added a comment to T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak.

@Jetam2, thanks for starting the Teahouse discussion!

May 31 2019, 8:58 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones added a comment to T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak.

[Ugh. Accidentally saved. Back in a minute with a proper comment.]

May 31 2019, 8:45 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones added a comment to T212888: [EPIC-ish][Milestone 0] Implement NLP Search Suggestion Method 0 for English.

An analysis and comparison of M0 and the current DYM suggester is on Mediawiki.

May 31 2019, 8:42 PM · Patch-For-Review, Discovery-Search, Epic

May 30 2019

TJones updated subscribers of T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak.

I'm still working on gathering data and doing the analysis. I've had some computer problems and I have an end-of-month project I have to focus on this week.

May 30 2019, 2:01 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)

May 28 2019

TJones added a parent task for T117217: Redirect in the search box for Arabic projects: T218613: {EPIC} Search: Local Impact. Making making bigger improvements for smaller (or underrepresented) communities.
May 28 2019, 5:41 PM · MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.7; 2019-05-28), Discovery-Search (Current work), MediaWiki-Search, I18n, Wikimania-Hackathon-2018, MediaWiki-Internationalization
TJones added a subtask for T218613: {EPIC} Search: Local Impact. Making making bigger improvements for smaller (or underrepresented) communities: T117217: Redirect in the search box for Arabic projects.
May 28 2019, 5:41 PM · Discovery-Search

May 24 2019

TJones closed T216740: Advanced search syntax for newbies as Resolved.

The session did take place at the scheduled time, and we had some follow-up conversations over the rest of the hackathon. The one task that came out of those conversations was T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak.

May 24 2019, 12:27 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019

May 23 2019

TJones claimed T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak.
May 23 2019, 5:38 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones edited projects for T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak, added: Discovery-Search (Current work); removed Discovery-Search.
May 23 2019, 5:38 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work)

May 22 2019

TJones closed T140797: Using WikiEditor's Search/replace feature in Arabic Wikipedia does not scroll content area to position of text match as Declined.

I guess I'll un-reopen this ticket while I'm here, too, and put it back in "Declined" status, as @Aklapper had it before.

May 22 2019, 6:43 PM · WikiEditor
TJones created T224175: Visual Editor doesn't scroll/float properly when searching for Arabic text while editing (Chrome/Safari).
May 22 2019, 6:41 PM · VisualEditor-EditingTools, VisualEditor
TJones added a comment to T140797: Using WikiEditor's Search/replace feature in Arabic Wikipedia does not scroll content area to position of text match.

@TheDJ —d'oh, you are right. I'll do that. Thanks.

May 22 2019, 6:39 PM · WikiEditor
TJones updated subscribers of T220212: Wikimedia Technical Conference 2019: Discussion .

These ideas aren't revolutionary or even novel, but I don't see them explicitly mentioned, so here goes...

May 22 2019, 5:00 PM · Wikimedia-Technical-Conference-2019, International-Developer-Events
TJones added a comment to T222669: Normalize homoglyphs in mixed-script tokens when possible.

I made a little progress. I struggled with Java and while I was the underdog, I made a bit of progress. Shifting this to a 10% project now, so I'll work on it in fits and starts in the coming months.

May 22 2019, 1:17 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, I18n, Discovery-Search

May 19 2019

TJones added a comment to T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak.

@Jetam2, also check out the Universal Language Selector. It's not a virtual keyboard, rather it remaps your physical keyboard, so if you can touch type, it should give you access to all the characters you need.

May 19 2019, 11:34 AM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones added a comment to T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak.

FYI: previous Slovak analysis notes: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:TJones_(WMF)/Notes#Slovak_Analysis

May 19 2019, 9:52 AM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones moved T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak from needs triage to Language Stuff on the Discovery-Search board.
May 19 2019, 9:47 AM · Discovery-Search (Current work)
TJones created T223787: Investigate impact of folding diacritics in Slovak.
May 19 2019, 9:47 AM · Discovery-Search (Current work)

May 18 2019

TJones added a comment to T222669: Normalize homoglyphs in mixed-script tokens when possible.

I'll start with Latin/Cyrillic for the hackathon, and then try to add Greek (covering Latin/Greek, Greek/Cyrillic, and maybe all three at once), and then look into other potential homoglyph script pairs.

May 18 2019, 8:41 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, I18n, Discovery-Search
TJones renamed T222669: Normalize homoglyphs in mixed-script tokens when possible from Russian characters not normalized to same form in search to Normalize homoglyphs in mixed-script tokens when possible.
May 18 2019, 8:30 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, I18n, Discovery-Search

May 17 2019

TJones moved T117217: Redirect in the search box for Arabic projects from in progress to Needs review on the Discovery-Search (Current work) board.
May 17 2019, 6:02 PM · MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.7; 2019-05-28), Discovery-Search (Current work), MediaWiki-Search, I18n, Wikimania-Hackathon-2018, MediaWiki-Internationalization
TJones updated the task description for T223220: Juggling and Rubik’s Cubes at the Prague Hackathon.
May 17 2019, 2:29 PM · User-zeljkofilipin, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
TJones reopened T140797: Using WikiEditor's Search/replace feature in Arabic Wikipedia does not scroll content area to position of text match as "Open".

I'm seeing a problem in Chrome (Version 74.0.3729.131 (Official Build) (64-bit) / OS X 10.13.6).

May 17 2019, 2:20 PM · WikiEditor
TJones updated the task description for T216740: Advanced search syntax for newbies.
May 17 2019, 11:29 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019

May 15 2019

TJones updated the task description for T219211: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 volunteer group: Fun!.
May 15 2019, 8:23 PM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019