Translation and localisation in 300+ languages ... with volunteers - The best practices

author: Gerard Meijssen, Wikimedia Foundation
recorded by: European Commission
published: June 6, 2012,   recorded: March 2012,   views: 5403

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There are over 270 Wikipedias and over 30 languages are requesting one. These languages represent most scripts and represent small and large populations. The WMF enables the visibility of text with web fonts, it supports input methods, there is a big multi application localisation platform at and we are implementing translation tools for our "pages" for documentation and communication to our communities. To do this, we rely on standards. Standards that get more relevance as they are implemented in more and more places in our software. Some standards are not supporting all the languages that we support.

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