Sunday, November 27, 2011

Selecting the interface language

OmegaWiki tries to be as multilingual as possible in that its data is multilingual, and its interface can be displayed in any language supported by MediaWiki (more than 300 languages).

I've just added a combobox on the left to change the language of the interface. Previously, you had to create an account and change it in your preferences. Now, anonymous users can also change the language.

A nice feature is that when you set the interface language in your language, the definitions will be shown preferably in your language as well, when available.

I do not speak all languages, so I cannot test everything. Therefore I ask the question:
Is your language displayed correctly?


Sunday, November 06, 2011

The Glosbe dictionary uses our data is a multilingual dictionary where many bilingual translation dictionaries are available. It started earlier this year, and already have an impressive number of translations.

Their data come from several freely available online resources, including OmegaWiki. For example, the many words I have added in Bavarian are there:

It also shows definitions from OmegaWiki, and inflexion tables from Wiktionary.
They have managed somehow to merge all these sources, and present them in an organized manner. For an example of a page with many sources involved, see:

Furthermore, Glosbe is also a translation memory, and they claim to have gathered more than 1 billion sentences already. I think this is a great resource for translators. New features will come in the future, they told me.

It is always nice to learn that someone uses our data. It makes our work meaningful!