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Mon, Jun 27

mxn added a comment to T180345: Add monolingual language code vi-hani.

Wikidata’s Vietnamese-language lexemes are currently using vi-x-Q8201 as the language code for chữ Nôm, as a workaround for this issue:

phở: 𬖾, 頗
râu: 鬍, 𩅺, 𩭶, 𩯁

Mon, Jun 27, 11:00 AM · Language codes, Wikidata
mxn added a comment to T236593: Cannot enter multiple forms for the same language variant.

If it is so important that forms not be used for orthographic variants of a non-alphabetic writing system, then the alternative approach would be to store the quốc ngữ and chữ Nôm representations in separate lexemes, as though they’re different languages. We could link individual quốc ngữ and chữ Nôm senses together as translations. This would be broadly consistent with the approach taken on every Wiktionary and render this ticket moot for Vietnamese, but it bends the definition of a language quite a bit.

Mon, Jun 27, 10:51 AM · Wikidata Lexicographical data, Wikidata

Fri, Jun 24

mxn added a comment to T236593: Cannot enter multiple forms for the same language variant.

@mxn If these are purely orthographic variants (i.e. the pronunciation is the same) I would list them under a single lexeme. And in that case, the most natural way would be to list them as spelling variants rather than distinct forms.

Fri, Jun 24, 7:08 PM · Wikidata Lexicographical data, Wikidata
mxn added a comment to T236593: Cannot enter multiple forms for the same language variant.

The ideal solution would be to allow (in the language code validator) arbitrary language codes including a rank identifier. For instance, for Viatnamese one should be able to use codes such as vi-x-Q8201-1, vi-x-Q8201-2 etc. Currently this doesn't pass the validation as one gets the error Invalid Item ID "Q8201-1".

It sounds like representations need the ability to have qualifiers…

Fri, Jun 24, 7:56 AM · Wikidata Lexicographical data, Wikidata

Tue, Jun 21

mxn added a comment to T236593: Cannot enter multiple forms for the same language variant.

The ideal solution would be to allow (in the language code validator) arbitrary language codes including a rank identifier. For instance, for Viatnamese one should be able to use codes such as vi-x-Q8201-1, vi-x-Q8201-2 etc. Currently this doesn't pass the validation as one gets the error Invalid Item ID "Q8201-1".

Tue, Jun 21, 4:20 PM · Wikidata Lexicographical data, Wikidata
mxn added a comment to T236593: Cannot enter multiple forms for the same language variant.

Nearly Vietnamese lexeme would be affected by this issue, because one of the two writing systems for the language is phonetic while the other is phonosemantic, resulting in a many-to-many relationship between the two writing systems.

Tue, Jun 21, 8:44 AM · Wikidata Lexicographical data, Wikidata

May 10 2022

mxn added a comment to T180345: Add monolingual language code vi-hani.

So what is the font to be
used?

Please see this list of fonts: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Vi-nom/fonts.css

May 10 2022, 11:07 PM · Language codes, Wikidata
mxn added a comment to T180345: Add monolingual language code vi-hani.

In other words, "vi-Hani" should refer to Hán tự/Hanzi. A person reading Classical Chinese should be able to discern its meaning and not really notice the source is from Vietnam.

May 10 2022, 3:03 AM · Language codes, Wikidata

Apr 30 2022

mxn added a comment to T171647: Wikipedia portal: adjust the languages used for Chinese translations.

I agree that zh-classical shouldn’t be included in the conversion feature, since no browser or operating system would come with a Classical Chinese localization anyways.

Apr 30 2022, 5:31 PM · Chinese-Sites, Patch-For-Review, Discovery-Portal-Backlog, Wikimedia-Portals, Discovery

Apr 14 2022

mxn added a comment to T251850: Duplicate entry error in LocalisationCache.

The OpenStreetMap Wiki possibly saw this issue as well at one point, but then it went away. It was only affecting the mr, pam, and tl localizations there.

Apr 14 2022, 9:10 PM · MediaWiki-Internationalization

Mar 25 2022

mxn added a comment to T304629: Deploy updated www.wiktionary.org page.

This change should be communicated on wiktionary village pump

Mar 25 2022, 3:42 AM · Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-Portals
mxn awarded T304629: Deploy updated www.wiktionary.org page a Love token.
Mar 25 2022, 3:19 AM · Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-Portals

Mar 18 2022

mxn added a comment to T181319: Support external tabular datasets in WDQS.

Note from Wikidata Data Re-use Days: @Mike_Peel Q says some Items are huge (e.g. 4.3MB for Q87483673). This is problematic! @Mahir256 noted that this task might be a solution.

Mar 18 2022, 7:59 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2020, patch-welcome, Discovery, Commons-Datasets, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Mar 5 2022

mxn added a comment to T289972: Santali language is not included in Wikipedia.org Home Page .

There are only search options for wikis with 100,000+ articles, of which Santali is not one yet. This range is somewhat arbitrary and I think it can be changed, maybe to include wikis with 10,000+ articles instead.

Mar 5 2022, 12:09 AM · Wikimedia-Portals

Feb 7 2022

mxn placed T139052: Portal Page Update: wiktionary.org up for grabs.

Belatedly unassigning myself, since I got distracted away from this task a long, long time ago. But the good news is that @Bharatkhatri351 is actively working on modernizing this portal as part of T286437 and related tasks. (Feel free to claim this task if you think everything it covers is within the scope of your project.)

Feb 7 2022, 6:48 AM · Patch-Needs-Improvement, Discovery-Portal-Backlog, Wikimedia-Portals, Discovery
mxn added a watcher for Wikimedia-Portals: mxn.
Feb 7 2022, 6:44 AM

Jan 16 2022

mxn changed the status of T180345: Add monolingual language code vi-hani from Stalled to Open.
Jan 16 2022, 7:53 AM · Language codes, Wikidata
mxn added a comment to T180345: Add monolingual language code vi-hani.

Wikidata’s Vietnamese-language lexemes are currently using vi-x-Q8201 as the language code for chữ Nôm, as a workaround for this issue:

Jan 16 2022, 7:52 AM · Language codes, Wikidata

Dec 17 2021

mxn added a comment to T290091: Create logos and prepare new set of pilot wikis for deployment.

Future deployments based on the table above should note that there’s a potential for naming conflicts that is already causing some wikis to be branded with the wrong site’s wordmark: T296501.

Dec 17 2021, 8:03 PM · Desktop Improvements, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2021-22)
mxn added a comment to T296501: Fix wordmark for viwikibooks, strategy.

This affects the logo at the top of every page at the Vietnamese Wikibooks, either when using the mobile interface or when using the new Vector skin. It’s very confusing for readers to see the site branded with another site’s wordmark.

Dec 17 2021, 8:00 PM · Desktop Improvements

Dec 9 2021

mxn updated subscribers of T296501: Fix wordmark for viwikibooks, strategy.
Dec 9 2021, 6:16 AM · Desktop Improvements
mxn renamed T296501: Fix wordmark for viwikibooks, strategy from Fix wordmark for Outreach-wiki to Fix wordmark for Outreach-wiki, viwikibooks, strategy.
Dec 9 2021, 6:12 AM · Desktop Improvements
mxn added a comment to T296501: Fix wordmark for viwikibooks, strategy.

This is also affecting the Vietnamese Wikibooks. Contrary to the table in T290091, rOMWCbf82bfb3ddcaff04a1e90abc435ccb26f792780c uploaded only a single en-wordmark.svg and used it for the French Wikiquote, Vietnamese Wikibooks, Outreach, and Strategy wikis.

Dec 9 2021, 6:11 AM · Desktop Improvements

Nov 16 2021

mxn added a comment to T32215: Not possible to use \overarc.

This template implements a workaround using the CSS border-radius property, though built-in support would be much more semantically correct.

Nov 16 2021, 2:24 AM · Math-Macro-Proposals, Upstream, Math

Sep 22 2021

mxn updated the task description for T291597: DiscussionTools inserts HTML paragraphs into MediaSearch filter combo boxes.
Sep 22 2021, 10:42 PM · SDAW-MediaSearch, Structured-Data-Backlog, DiscussionTools
mxn created T291597: DiscussionTools inserts HTML paragraphs into MediaSearch filter combo boxes.
Sep 22 2021, 10:39 PM · SDAW-MediaSearch, Structured-Data-Backlog, DiscussionTools

Aug 31 2021

mxn added a comment to T289837: Set $wgRestrictDisplayTitle to false on Vietnamese Wikibooks.

See step 4 on https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requesting_wiki_configuration_changes#How_to_request_a_change :-)

Aug 31 2021, 11:39 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests
mxn updated mxn.
Aug 31 2021, 4:14 AM
mxn added a comment to T238417: Structured localization framework for Scribunto modules.

Disadvantages:

  • each tweek of one of the languages is a code change. If a function is used on 70M pages (as some did) than 70M pages need to be updated.
  • moving the code to different wiki requires you to also copy i18n tables, resulting in dozens of out of synch translation tables.
Aug 31 2021, 4:08 AM · Technical-Debt, MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto, MediaWiki-extensions-Translate, I18n, Language-strategy, Epic, WMF-General-or-Unknown

Aug 27 2021

mxn created T289837: Set $wgRestrictDisplayTitle to false on Vietnamese Wikibooks.
Aug 27 2021, 7:41 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests

Aug 21 2021

mxn added a comment to T276317: WMF Map WebGL style - Specification.
Aug 21 2021, 12:40 AM · Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Maps (Map-Styles)

Aug 17 2021

mxn updated subscribers of T65465: Add Vietnamese (vi) input method.

As noted in T286863#7287345, @MikePlantilla has begun work on a jquery.ime-based reimplementation of Vietnamese IME.

Aug 17 2021, 5:24 AM · UniversalLanguageSelector
mxn added a comment to T286863: Error with Vietnamese input when using search bar in new Vector (due to local AVIM gadget).

Thanks @MikePlantilla, that looks promising indeed! I look forward to taking the implementation for a spin. Let’s continue the conversation over in T65465.

Aug 17 2021, 5:23 AM · Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues, Desktop Improvements
mxn added a comment to T286863: Error with Vietnamese input when using search bar in new Vector (due to local AVIM gadget).

This change fixes the errors reported above by synthesizing an input method, based on this change in an old version of the AVIM Firefox extension. I tested it in Firefox 56, Firefox 91, Chrome 94, and Safari 13.1 while logged in. (I don’t know of a way to test the new Vector improvements while logged out.)

Aug 17 2021, 1:17 AM · Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues, Desktop Improvements

Aug 16 2021

mxn added a comment to T286863: Error with Vietnamese input when using search bar in new Vector (due to local AVIM gadget).

Looking at https://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Đặc_biệt:GadgetUsage , this seems to be a default gadget (so we have no idea how many people use it?).
https://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Gadget-AVIM.js and https://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Gadget-AVIM_portlet.js imply it is some 13 year old "Vietnamese Input Method". It would help a lot to know/understand if modern operating systems have solved some/most/all of what this gadget offers, and potentially disable it?

Aug 16 2021, 11:42 PM · Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues, Desktop Improvements

Aug 5 2021

mxn added a comment to T76844: Deploy DynamicPageListEngine extension to Vietnamese Wiktionary.

That’s fair. The main thing we miss out on with the existing DPL extension is the ability to apply styling per language, since each link title could be in a different language with different font needs. But we’ve been making do for years, so it isn’t a huge issue for us.

Aug 5 2021, 1:45 AM · Wikimedia-Extension-setup

Dec 26 2020

mxn added a comment to T218097: [Bug] OSM DB degradation during sync as a result of missing features.

Hi
I've found a link without data https://maps.wikimedia.org/geoline?getgeojson=1&ids=Q34600 despite https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/357794 have been tagged more than 3 years ago https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/357794 ¿I don't undertand?

Dec 26 2020, 6:42 AM · Patch-For-Review, Maps (Maps-data)

Dec 24 2020

mxn added a comment to T180345: Add monolingual language code vi-hani.

I think it would be useful to see some examples of how these would be used/what they would be used for.

I'm not sure that ko-kore (or ko-hani) would be the best way to add text containing hanja because wouldn't we want it to be linked to the corresponding hangul? Years ago, I proposed a "hanja" property for Korean (proposal here) . It was rejected at the time but I still think that would be the best way to do it and perhaps it would be a good idea to revisit it.

I imagine it's a similar situation for vi-hani.

Dec 24 2020, 1:28 AM · Language codes, Wikidata

Dec 22 2020

mxn updated the task description for T180345: Add monolingual language code vi-hani.
Dec 22 2020, 10:08 PM · Language codes, Wikidata
mxn added a comment to T180345: Add monolingual language code vi-hani.

Adding chữ Nôm would be a nice improvement for Vietnamese-language Wikimedia projects as well as for federated projects. For example, an infobox at the Vietnamese Wikipedia could display the historical chữ Nôm name of a place or person. OpenStreetMap currently has a nonnegligible number of chữ Nôm names, even though the project is supposed to focus on current details rather than historical details. It’s likely that the people who contributed these names would be less likely to add them to OSM if they were able to add them to Wikidata, where historical nuances could be better accounted for (like the distinction between Ho Chi Minh City and Saigon).

Dec 22 2020, 10:07 PM · Language codes, Wikidata

Dec 9 2020

mxn added a comment to T249896: Allow /doc subpages for documentation of pages in Data namespace.

This would also be useful for adding a basic visualization of the data for some kinds of tabular data. For example, many of the Data talk: pages in https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Tabular_data_of_COVID-19_cases contain time series graphs of the case tables.

Dec 9 2020, 8:10 AM · Commons-Datasets
mxn added a comment to T242596: Allow .tab and .map files to be added to categories.

As an example of how this feature would be useful on Wikimedia wikis, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Tabular_data_of_COVID-19_cases is populated entirely by pages in the Data talk: namespace because it isn’t possible to add the data tables directly to the category.

Dec 9 2020, 8:09 AM · Commons-Datasets

Oct 31 2020

mxn added a comment to T243609: Maps master servers running out of space.

Wikimedia Maps appears to be pretty much caught up now, based on some spot checks of recent edits I’ve made to OpenStreetMap. For example, https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/93204365 added a covered bridge and creek that show up in https://maps.wikimedia.org/#19/39.71640/-81.61655.

Oct 31 2020, 9:43 PM · Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog (Kanban), Maps
mxn added a comment to T218097: [Bug] OSM DB degradation during sync as a result of missing features.
Oct 31 2020, 9:37 PM · Patch-For-Review, Maps (Maps-data)
mxn added a comment to T243609: Maps master servers running out of space.

For what it’s worth, the relation I reported in https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T218097#6007413 has begun showing up in mapframes, so something has begun moving, though I don’t know if Wikimedia Maps is fully caught up.

Oct 31 2020, 9:37 PM · Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog (Kanban), Maps

May 25 2020

mxn added a comment to T173052: Show OpenStreetMap features associated with Wikidata items.

We could significantly reduce the number of API calls by not having the script query overpass for certain classes of item (instances of human, taxon, academic paper, astronomical object, language, genome, chemical compound, etc.)

If the map display could also not appear for those classes, so much the better.

I think that would require a WDS query on every page load, which would spare one API by hammering another.

Would it? I'm no coder, but I would have thought the script can read the content of the page on which it occurs.

May 25 2020, 4:36 AM · Wikidata, Maps (Kartographer), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017

May 21 2020

mxn added a comment to T173052: Show OpenStreetMap features associated with Wikidata items.

I think that would require a WDS query on every page load, which would spare one API by hammering another. 😉

May 21 2020, 8:13 AM · Wikidata, Maps (Kartographer), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
Pigsonthewing awarded T173052: Show OpenStreetMap features associated with Wikidata items a Love token.
May 21 2020, 8:08 AM · Wikidata, Maps (Kartographer), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
mxn placed T173052: Show OpenStreetMap features associated with Wikidata items up for grabs.

While not perfect, the Overpass user script does enable users to see which OpenStreetMap features are linked to the Wikidata item. (This is distinct from P625, which is about coordinates rather than OSM features.) The original idea at the hackathon was to have this functionality incorporated into Wikidata as a gadget, so I’ll leave this issue open.

May 21 2020, 7:28 AM · Wikidata, Maps (Kartographer), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017

May 11 2020

mxn added a comment to T252456: Handle large datasets in JSON edit dialog for tabular data pages.

One strategy I often see in table editors (both on the Web and on native platforms) is to maintain only a single input field and move it around to cover the selected cell. (On Apple platforms, this is called the “field editor”.) Unselected cells are otherwise just plain text. That keeps things lightweight even for large tables and makes it more straightforward to swap in other kinds of input fields depending on the data type.

May 11 2020, 8:35 PM · covid-19, Commons-Datasets, JsonConfig

May 10 2020

mxn added a comment to T248897: Create an easy-to-use editing interface for JSON tabular data pages.

T63989 implemented an editing interface for PageForms using jsGrid, which seems suitable for editing the data inside tabular data inline, if not the structure too.

May 10 2020, 5:04 PM · covid-19, Commons-Datasets, JsonConfig, Epic
mxn added a comment to T252307: Create a Lua module that converts tabular data to a wiki table.

Should we try to unify the functionality in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Json2table and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Module:Tabular_data? Or maybe it’s better to have one focus on “raw” output and the other focus on polished formatting?

May 10 2020, 4:21 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2020, covid-19, Commons-Datasets
mxn updated subscribers of T252307: Create a Lua module that converts tabular data to a wiki table.

@eprodromou had a similar idea with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Module:Covid19Data, which is specific to COVID-19 case count tables. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Medical_cases_chart can also display such a table as a bar chart.)

May 10 2020, 12:37 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2020, covid-19, Commons-Datasets
mxn added a comment to T252307: Create a Lua module that converts tabular data to a wiki table.

This is now one of the functions in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Module:Tabular_data. For this function to be useful to articles that currently hardcode tabular data, there will probably need to be styling and data formatting options, and the sources should probably go in <ref>.

May 10 2020, 12:32 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2020, covid-19, Commons-Datasets

May 9 2020

mxn added a comment to T252307: Create a Lua module that converts tabular data to a wiki table.

An attempt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Module:Sandbox/Mxn/Tabular_data

May 9 2020, 10:28 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2020, covid-19, Commons-Datasets
mxn added a comment to T252307: Create a Lua module that converts tabular data to a wiki table.

mw.ext.data.get() returns the tabular data for a page as a Lua table. A starting point would be to output a wikitable that formats the tabular data exactly as on Commons.

May 9 2020, 9:25 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2020, covid-19, Commons-Datasets

Mar 28 2020

mxn added a comment to T218097: [Bug] OSM DB degradation during sync as a result of missing features.

https://maps.wikimedia.org/geoshape?getgeojson=1&ids=Q1783171 returns nothing despite https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/9795457 having been tagged a few days ago in https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/82619979 .

Mar 28 2020, 5:10 PM · Patch-For-Review, Maps (Maps-data)

Jan 31 2020

mxn added a comment to T230593: Unify the display of all Wikimedia portals.

When the Wikipedia portal was modernized in 2016, the intent was that all the sister portals would get a similar facelift and upgrade. However, the Foundation could only commit resources to modernizing the Wikipedia portal, and there didn’t seem to be much traction on the rest.

Jan 31 2020, 9:41 AM · Epic, Discovery-Portal-Sprint, Design, Wikimedia-Portals

Nov 2 2019

Arjunaraoc awarded T173052: Show OpenStreetMap features associated with Wikidata items a Like token.
Nov 2 2019, 5:09 AM · Wikidata, Maps (Kartographer), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017

Jan 2 2019

mxn added a comment to T212750: Unable to upload specific JPEG using Upload Wizard in Firefox.

What is the exact failure? At which exact step?

Jan 2 2019, 9:19 PM · Multimedia, UploadWizard

Jan 1 2019

mxn created T212750: Unable to upload specific JPEG using Upload Wizard in Firefox.
Jan 1 2019, 10:41 PM · Multimedia, UploadWizard

Nov 28 2018

mxn created T210587: Donation leads to missing Thank you/vi page.
Nov 28 2018, 9:10 AM · donate.wikimedia.org

Aug 18 2018

mxn created T202207: Create eliminator group at Vietnamese Wikibooks.
Aug 18 2018, 10:39 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Site-requests
mxn updated the task description for T202201: Stale z9 map tile in Vietnamese.
Aug 18 2018, 5:48 PM · Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog (Kanban), Patch-For-Review, Maps (Kartotherian)
mxn created T202201: Stale z9 map tile in Vietnamese.
Aug 18 2018, 5:47 PM · Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog (Kanban), Patch-For-Review, Maps (Kartotherian)

Aug 2 2018

mxn updated subscribers of T200977: iOS app store keywords cannot contain compound words.
Aug 2 2018, 7:44 AM · Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog
mxn updated the task description for T200977: iOS app store keywords cannot contain compound words.
Aug 2 2018, 7:42 AM · Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog
mxn created T200977: iOS app store keywords cannot contain compound words.
Aug 2 2018, 7:41 AM · Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog

Jun 26 2018

mxn created T198166: [[Wikimedia:Wikipedia-ios-appearance-settings-text-sizing-example-text/en]] refers to slider at incorrect position.
Jun 26 2018, 5:35 AM · iOS-app-Bugs, I18n, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog

May 8 2018

mxn added a comment to T171374: Make CodeMirror support IME functionality.

I'm going to take another stab at this tomorrow. I still think it's a race condition, where CodeMirror's keypress event is getting fired first. Maybe we could introduce a "hook", so to speak, that IME could use? This would mean modifying the core codemirror.js, but it seems something like this might be worth committing upstream anyway. Other editing libraries that work off of keypress might have the same issue.

May 8 2018, 6:34 AM · UniversalLanguageSelector, MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror

Jan 10 2018

mxn added a comment to T173017: [Hackathon doc sprint] Add Wikidata link to more OpenStreetMap Wiki pages.

This proposal would add Wikidata links to taginfo pages as well, based on the links in the infoboxes on the OSM Wiki.

Jan 10 2018, 8:49 AM · Wikidata, Wikimania-Hackathon-2017

Oct 11 2017

mxn added a comment to T171647: Wikipedia portal: adjust the languages used for Chinese translations.

We created the JSON files in l10n from Module:Project portal/wikis, naming the files based on wiki subdomains (e.g., zh-yue.json). Meanwhile, translatewiki.net lays down JSON files named for ISO 639 codes (hence yue.json). So for some languages, we have some properties in one file and some in another. Had anyone translated the strings into Literary Chinese (lzh) at translatewiki.net, we would’ve had both zh-classical.json and lzh.json for the same wiki.

Oct 11 2017, 5:47 AM · Chinese-Sites, Patch-For-Review, Discovery-Portal-Backlog, Wikimedia-Portals, Discovery
mxn added a comment to T171647: Wikipedia portal: adjust the languages used for Chinese translations.

The way wm-portal.js handled the Chinese localization was by baking the Traditional Chinese strings into the page, along with Simplified Chinese versions in data-convert-hans and data-converttitle-hans attributes; [convertChinese()](https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/diffusion/WPOR/browse/master/dev/wikipedia.org/assets/js/wm-portal.js;66831d2a556c51b52344454108129c8bcf286829$116) would then swap in the Simplified Chinese strings if the browser’s language was zh-hans, zh-cn, zh-sg, or zh-my.

Oct 11 2017, 5:12 AM · Chinese-Sites, Patch-For-Review, Discovery-Portal-Backlog, Wikimedia-Portals, Discovery

Sep 28 2017

mxn created T176979: Create rollbacker group at viwiktionary.
Sep 28 2017, 3:31 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests

Sep 10 2017

mxn added a comment to T173052: Show OpenStreetMap features associated with Wikidata items.

@debt, that message means nothing in OpenStreetMap is tagged with the current item’s QID. The map and its overlays are provided by overpass turbo, so the gadget is unable to customize that particular message or add an edit link. It might be a different story if an overpass turbo instance were to run on Toolforge I suppose. ;-)

Sep 10 2017, 12:53 AM · Wikidata, Maps (Kartographer), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017

Sep 4 2017

mxn renamed T174961: [[MediaWiki:Pagedata-text]] typo: “based on you client's Accept header.” from [[MediaWiki:Pagedata-text/vi]] i18n issue to [[MediaWiki:Pagedata-text]] i18n issue.
Sep 4 2017, 4:22 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-09-05 (1.30.0-wmf.17)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-General, I18n
mxn created T174961: [[MediaWiki:Pagedata-text]] typo: “based on you client's Accept header.”.
Sep 4 2017, 4:22 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-09-05 (1.30.0-wmf.17)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-General, I18n

Aug 17 2017

mxn added a comment to T163928: Explore OSM integration for ORES.

At Wikimania, @Halfak wrote up some notes about revscoring’s current architecture and how it could be modified to accommodate OpenStreetMap changesets and features.

Aug 17 2017, 3:40 PM · artificial-intelligence, revscoring, ORES, Machine-Learning-Team
Restricted Application added a project to T163928: Explore OSM integration for ORES: artificial-intelligence.
Aug 17 2017, 3:08 PM · artificial-intelligence, revscoring, ORES, Machine-Learning-Team

Aug 12 2017

mxn added a comment to T139052: Portal Page Update: wiktionary.org .

Change 371656 is a work in progress. In the spirit of the hackathon, I just took the quickest, hackiest path to a mostly working portal. Still to do:

Aug 12 2017, 9:27 PM · Patch-Needs-Improvement, Discovery-Portal-Backlog, Wikimedia-Portals, Discovery

Aug 10 2017

mxn added a comment to T173052: Show OpenStreetMap features associated with Wikidata items.

For now, I’ve implemented this feature as a user script:

Aug 10 2017, 8:23 PM · Wikidata, Maps (Kartographer), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
mxn added a parent task for T173052: Show OpenStreetMap features associated with Wikidata items: T145688: [epic] Improve OSM-Wikipedia collaboration.
Aug 10 2017, 8:21 PM · Wikidata, Maps (Kartographer), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
mxn added a subtask for T145688: [epic] Improve OSM-Wikipedia collaboration: T173052: Show OpenStreetMap features associated with Wikidata items.
Aug 10 2017, 8:21 PM · Epic, Maps (Kartographer)
mxn updated the task description for T173052: Show OpenStreetMap features associated with Wikidata items.
Aug 10 2017, 8:20 PM · Wikidata, Maps (Kartographer), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
mxn created T173052: Show OpenStreetMap features associated with Wikidata items.
Aug 10 2017, 8:18 PM · Wikidata, Maps (Kartographer), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
mxn added a parent task for T173017: [Hackathon doc sprint] Add Wikidata link to more OpenStreetMap Wiki pages: T145688: [epic] Improve OSM-Wikipedia collaboration.
Aug 10 2017, 7:05 PM · Wikidata, Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
mxn added a subtask for T145688: [epic] Improve OSM-Wikipedia collaboration: T173017: [Hackathon doc sprint] Add Wikidata link to more OpenStreetMap Wiki pages.
Aug 10 2017, 7:05 PM · Epic, Maps (Kartographer)
mxn added a comment to T173017: [Hackathon doc sprint] Add Wikidata link to more OpenStreetMap Wiki pages.

Revision 1498164 adds a link to the Wikidata Query Service as a fallback:

Aug 10 2017, 4:18 PM · Wikidata, Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
mxn added a parent task for T173017: [Hackathon doc sprint] Add Wikidata link to more OpenStreetMap Wiki pages: T170071: Documentation sprint @ Wikimania hackathon 2017.
Aug 10 2017, 4:15 PM · Wikidata, Wikimania-Hackathon-2017
mxn created T173017: [Hackathon doc sprint] Add Wikidata link to more OpenStreetMap Wiki pages.
Aug 10 2017, 4:14 PM · Wikidata, Wikimania-Hackathon-2017

Jun 13 2017

mxn awarded T166898: Create macro to enable MapBox based build a Love token.
Jun 13 2017, 12:13 AM · iOS-app-v5.5.0-Snake-On-A-Magic-Towel, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, iOS-app-feature-Places

Apr 10 2017

mxn added a comment to T162334: VisualEditor does not respect custom accesskey accelerator key.

Yeah, I think the only way to respect the setting would be to use the accesskey HTML attribute or DOM property, as most of MediaWiki does. (Manually binding to hardcoded key combinations using event listeners would lead to this issue, for example.)

Apr 10 2017, 5:27 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor, Accessibility

Apr 6 2017

mxn created T162334: VisualEditor does not respect custom accesskey accelerator key.
Apr 6 2017, 7:03 AM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor, Accessibility

Mar 21 2017

mxn added a comment to T154513: Investigate Apple Maps and WMF OSM implementations.

The Mapbox framework is 38MB - more than twice as large as our next largest framework - HockeySDK at 17MB.

Mar 21 2017, 8:55 PM · iOS-app-feature-Places, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, iOS-app-v5.4.0-Hiking-Boot, Spike

Feb 23 2017

mxn added a comment to T158808: Use a query param for cache-busting instead of suffixing the filename.

A query parameter would also make changes easier to review in gerrit, if I'm not mistaken.

Feb 23 2017, 12:40 AM · Wikimedia-Portals, Discovery, Discovery-Portal-Sprint

Feb 13 2017

mxn added a comment to T7309: Localize captcha images.

Words with ŠĐŽČĆ characters should be excluded. This ensures that even users who have only English keyboard can easily type the captcha.

Feb 13 2017, 4:21 AM · Patch-For-Review, I18n, ConfirmEdit (CAPTCHA extension)

Jan 12 2017

GitHub <noreply@github.com> committed rXT5db82547ff34: Merge a6ebc1be6e82de5e50a9724e7e477799be61114f into… (authored by mxn).
Merge a6ebc1be6e82de5e50a9724e7e477799be61114f into…
Jan 12 2017, 12:52 PM

Oct 19 2016

mxn added a comment to T147656: Overwriting and suppressing interwiki links also for Wiktionary?.

Will it be all interwiki links, including for Example translations section, or only mostly identical lexemes (or any other identification unit set)?

Can you show me an example of a translation section?

Oct 19 2016, 3:20 PM · Wikidata Lexicographical data, All-and-every-Wiktionary, Wikidata

Sep 26 2016

mxn added a comment to T140152: [EPIC] Wikipedia.org A/B Test: add display of languages by region.

OK, that sounds reasonable. I wonder if we should try to make this new section consistent with the browser-based recommendation that goes in the top 10 ring – maybe include both browser-based and region-based languages in the new section for good measure.

Sep 26 2016, 11:56 PM · Epic, Wikimedia-Portals, Discovery-Portal-Backlog, Discovery

Sep 23 2016

mxn added a comment to T122053: Wikipedia.org Portal: links around globe need to respect right-to-left language rules.

Just to be clear, T143126 was about the direction within an RTL link box, regardless of the user's language, whereas this task was originally about the orientation of all the link boxes when the user's language is RTL. The two could of course be taken care of together, one with CSS and the other with JavaScript.

Sep 23 2016, 11:51 PM · Patch-For-Review, Discovery-Portal-Sprint, I18n, RTL, Wikimedia-Portals, Discovery