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Three years ago, the Wikimedia Foundation's Parsing Team decided to replace Tidy, a tool to fix HTML errors, with a HTML5-based tool. Here's what we did in that time period, and what kind of complexities we faced in changing pieces of the technical infrastructure powering Wikimedia wikis.
Newly available on all Wikimedia wikis: embeddable maps that make the world a little easier to understand.
Enter Kiwix, the offline Wikipedia reader.
Users on both apps can now bookmark articles, organize them into lists of articles, and share those lists across devices.
We wanted to learn more.
As an open and transparent organization, most of our documentation is placed online, able to be viewed and emulated by anyone. Here's a list of the documentation for one of our recently released features.
Names can be surprisingly complicated. What you think of as “your name” is probably a constellation of variations on a theme—possibly with a few random bits and bobs mixed in for good measure. Names that travel across cultures, languages, or writing systems cause all sorts of additional complications.
To better serve the needs of users in the Asia-Pacific region, the Wikimedia Foundation has launched a new data center site deployment in Singapore.
Volunteer community members have used our content translation tool to create over 300,000 articles, thereby spreading knowledge across language barriers. The tool has had already a positive impact in many Wikipedia communities, and now the Wikimedia Foundation's Language team is working on a new and improved version.