This month's subject: Mobile app and Wikia sponsoring
Hello, dear friend.
This is the translatewiki.net email newsletter for July 2013. A brand new mobile app has been developed for reviewing translations, Wikia will sponsor translatewiki.net for up to 2000 US dollar in 2013, FUEL is ramping up to be more influential, and Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong will feature a Wikimedia translation sprint. Continue reading for more information!
Thank you for supporting translatewiki.net. The success of open source software localisation relies on your continued involvement and enthusiasm. Please try and dedicate 15 minutes a week – preferably do more and bring your friends! – to updating and reviewing translations for your favourite project.
translatewiki.net app for Apple iPhone and iPod
The translatewiki.net app for iOS helps you translate software and wiki pages into your own language. It offers an optimized interface and special features for mobile view, such as showing short messages only, quick proofreading and easy-to-use translation suggestion tool. Try it out!
This application was developed over the past few months by Or Sagi and Tomer Tuchner, two computer science students from Israel. Or is now working on an Android version of the app in a Google Summer of Code project. Drop Or a message and tell him you want to beta test!
Don't tell anyone, because the signatures are not dry yet. Starting in 2013, Wikia, Inc. will sponsor translatewiki.net annually with 2,000 US dollars as prize money for translation rallies. We'll do our best to give you some interesting challenges to maximise your time and efforts on translatewiki.net. Thank you, Wikia!
Since February 2013, translatewiki.net supports FUEL, a Fedora hosted project that aims to solve inconsistency and lack of standardization in software translation across platforms and applications. The first FUEL newsletter revealed exciting project activities. On September 6th and 7th, Red Hat and C-DAC GIST will organize the
FUEL GILT Conference 2013 to establish a common and universal platform to support continued development and adherence of GILT standards by building the consensus for its development, establishment and promotion with the help of community and organizations working towards the aim of democratization of content and wider awareness and acceptance of these standards.
Yes, that's ambitious, and it's something that free and open source communities have always walked away from so far.
Make sure you join the mailing list if you want to stay updated on the latest developments regarding FUEL.
Translation sprint at Wikimania Hong Kong
At Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong, the annual international conference for users of the Wikimedia projects, there will be a translation sprint on all things Wikimedia (software, help documents, announcements and so forth). We know that unfortunately not all of you will be able to join us there in person. If you're not there, we will be thinking of you, and we will surely try to organise something online to allow you to be with all of us in spirit. We hope you will join us!
If you are a developer of a promising Free or Open Source Software product and you are looking for a great community to localise your product, please get in touch with us! The same goes for those that wish to aid in developing the Translate extension further. We really need you as staff volunteer, as we are very keen to increase our staff capacity at the moment to support more projects and get support requests out of the way more quickly.
Finally, if you are not a translator yet, please complete the steps that will get you the status of translatewiki.net translator and allow you to be a localisation hero!
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