Translating talk:WikiReader



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About WikiReader:Guten:license text/en115:22, 24 February 2013
About WikiReader:Guten:license text/en020:42, 23 December 2012
About WikiReader:How:license text/en115:23, 24 February 2013
Tagalog521:12, 24 April 2011
WikiReader message 215:23, 24 February 2013
WikiReader:Pedia:wiki name/en821:45, 13 June 2010
WikiReader514:19, 10 June 2010
Available in English only?322:23, 13 March 2010
WikiReader:R/en215:23, 24 February 2013

"(They may still be copyrighted in other countries)." should be "... in other countries.)"

  • Guten:license text ("See also: [Alphabetical list of authors], [List of bookshelves]. Copyright for most of these books has expired in the United States. (They may still be copyrighted in other countries.) So anybody may make verbatim or non-verbatim copies of those works. For details, see:")
Shirayuki (talk)06:46, 23 February 2013

Fixed. Fixed. Thanks for the report.

Siebrand15:21, 24 February 2013

(forgot it, only the pt-br translation was bougus; fixed)

555 (talk)16:48, 20 December 2012

Typo in original, there is a missing space after the 1st colon in: "at:http://www.wi..."

Purodha Blissenbach (talk)13:10, 4 June 2012

Fixed in source. Should be updated soonish. Thanks for reporting.

Siebrand14:02, 4 June 2012

Can someone please provide a link to the tl version of this website?

AnakngAraw20:28, 22 April 2011

Hoi, what website ? Thanks,

GerardM20:49, 22 April 2011


AnakngAraw20:57, 22 April 2011

As a result of your question I blogged about the subject. Getting the results of our work into production is very important.

GerardM06:39, 24 April 2011

There are other projects whose "finished products" I can't find the Tagalog version of at the moment. So far the respondents (developers) are from iHRIS and FUDforum only. Don't know about the rest. I really would like to see the tl versions of other projects, at least through links presented to us by their developers. Thanks.

AnakngAraw16:28, 24 April 2011

Please send me a mail with the projects that should support Tagalog. I will see what I can do. Thanks,

GerardM21:12, 24 April 2011

WikiReader message

WikiReader has Wiki name ("English...") which as far as I can understand refers to "English... [books:wiki_name ("Books")/quote:wiki_name ("Quotes")/dict:wiki_name ("Dictionary")". In many languages, including Arabic, this doesn't work and the best way is to translate "English Books", "English Quotes", ""English Dictionary" all in different massages.

OsamaK13:24, 23 June 2010

It could be translated as '[undefined] "in the <your language> language". Just beware that there isn't a lot of space in the WikiReader interface...

Siebrand17:31, 25 June 2010

If the language name is at the top of a list of project names, then there might be room for '<your language> version...' if '<your language> on its own doesn't work.

To Wikireader staff - Can we have a screenshot of these messages in action? That might make the whole thing obvious. Regards,

Lloffiwr11:28, 26 June 2010

What does "Wikipedia English" mean here. Is it the English language Wikipedia?

The Evil IP address17:43, 29 May 2010

I suspect that this message is like WikiReader:Wiki name/en, where the documentation says you have to change "English" to the name of the language you're translating into. If that is the case, then about half of the existing translations are wrong. (If not, the other half is wrong.)

McDutchie15:58, 5 June 2010

This thread should be moved to Translating_talk:WikiReader but I have no idea how to move threads.

Lloffiwr16:59, 5 June 2010

I tried the link "Move" next to the subject header. It worked. :)

McDutchie18:31, 5 June 2010

We would like it to be Wikipedia <Language name>. Where the language name is written in native spelling / characters. Just like the language bar on the left side of wikipedia.

Moskovich08:14, 10 June 2010

There are a few languages where "Wikipedia" is spelt differently to the English form. Is it correct that you want the whole of the message localised, for example to "Wicipedia Cymraeg" in Welsh?

Lloffiwr09:05, 13 June 2010


Since you're responsible for the localization, I was wondering if you're able to help me. Some German messages of WikiReader use personal speech, and I wanted to know if WikiReader supports "de-formal" or if there's solely "de"? This would be a good information for translation work.

The Evil IP address14:17, 2 June 2010

I think they won't be supporting de-formal, but to be sure I'll move this thread the Translating_talk:WikiReader so an OpenMoko developer can respond.

Siebrand14:32, 2 June 2010

I'm not exactly sure what the question is. We are only aware of one type of German wikipedia. Namely So could you clarify what this de-formal stuff is?

Moskovich08:10, 10 June 2010

In German, there are two different ways of calling a person. There's a formal one, which you commonly do with persons who you don't know that much or not at all. The other is more relaxed, which you do with young persons, with adults that you know or family members. In the MediaWiki localization, the usual "de" uses the non-formal form, and the specific language "de-formal" uses the formal form. There's nothing gramatically comparable like this in English, but of course, the English that you talk with your friends is a different one than the one that you speak with your customers.

Now, it's the question how you want that with WikiReader. We can use the polite or unpolite form only in our translation or separate it into two "languages" as we do it with MediaWiki. As I read some of your messages, I think it would be better to only use the formal German for the translation, but of course, that's just me.

The Evil IP address08:25, 10 June 2010

I see. Yes we should use formal then. Thanks for clarifying!

Moskovich08:37, 10 June 2010

Available in English only?

I have had a look at the web home page for Wikireader and also the messages to be translated. From that it appears that Wikireader is using only the English version of Wikipedia. Is this correct? If so, then are there plans to use other language versions of Wikipedia on Wikireader? If not, then I can't see that there is much point in translating these messages. Or am I missing something?

Lloffiwr12:07, 9 March 2010

As far as I know this is not true, but I am not a product specialist. You can tweet them at @wikireader for a quick answer, I guess.

Siebrand13:56, 9 March 2010

The following are extracts of e-mails between myself and, who produce Wikireader:

Lloffiwr: I am a translator at, where wikireader messages are being translated. I am not sure in how many languages wikireader is available. I have found a website selling a Japanese version. Could you let me know in which languages the Wikireader is currently available and what your plans are for the future. I do not want to spend a lot of time on translating this if it is not likely to be available for a long time to come.

Wikireader: Thanks a lot for writing us and a big thanks for helping with translations. We can build just about any language at this point and formal support for latin languages will be made public this month.

Lloffiwr: If you look on the Wikireader project page at - - you will see that there is a link to the home page of the English language Wikireader. I would quite like to add a link to information on what languages the Wikireader is available in, or is planned to be available in, to the project page - for example the information on the latin languages, when that is published. Is a link to the 'News' page on your website - - the best thing?

Wikireader: Yes we'll do something like this for sure. We hope to formally launch multi-lingual support later this month. There's still a lot of details (sales, marketing, engineering....) that aren't finished yet.

Lloffiwr: I am also not sure that I understand how the Wikireader works as far as many languages are concerned. Do you buy the Wikireader for one specific language only? Or can you choose to read Wikipedia in more than one language at no additional cost, regardless of which language version you bought?

Wikireader: The WikiReader works by reading a filesystem off of an SD card. Therefore the only thing that is needed is enough space and you can have as many different wikis as you like.

If you're technical, feel free to browse our code at We're super close to full support.

Lloffiwr13:00, 13 March 2010

Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Siebrand22:23, 13 March 2010

What does this message stand for?

OsamaK07:10, 5 March 2010

I have asked the question to an OpenMoco developer. Hope to get an answer soon.

Siebrand23:12, 5 March 2010

The "r" stands for restricted. This message must be very short, as it is shown in the top right hand corner of the page.

The restricted property is added to a page in the compilation stage if it detects certain worlds in a page.

Siebrand20:13, 8 March 2010