Request 10 languages of Indigenous Taiwanese
Hello, I'm Vicky, assistant of Center for Aboriginal Studies(ALCD). Now we are incubating some Wikipedia for languages of Indigenous Taiwanese. The page on incubator says that we need to localize into our language.
Indigenous Taiwanese have 16 ethnic groups, 15 languages. Now we are going to localize 10 languages. They areː
Bunun - isoːbnn Hla'alua - isoːsxr Kavalan - isoːckv Kanakanavu - isoːxnb Paiwan - iso:pwn Puyuma - iso:pyu Rukai - iso:dru Tao - iso:tao Thao - iso:ssf Tsou - iso:tsu Please help us. Thank you.
When you say "we are going to localize 10 languages", do you mean you already have translators and resources to translate MediaWiki core fully?
I suggest that you start by making your translators register here and help them translate the existing supported languages. Despite being added months ago they all have zero or near-zero translations, except tay which has a small amount of translations (about 300, compared to ~3000 in MediaWiki core).
We organized three-day workshops several times in July and August for translating Wikipedia pages, and there are two reasons why we edit pages slowly: First, editors are not good at using computer, most of them are elders. Second, many words or terminologies do not have translation in indigenous languages, editors need to discuss with their tribal members or need to come up with translation. Generally, the work is in progress.
Sure. Translating MediaWiki should be easier (at least for the least technical terms), because the interface is more friendly and there are no special policies to take into account. So I encourage you to make them try translatewiki.net in the next workshops you have (on the languages which are already enabled).