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Untagged image on commons[edit]

commons:Image:1579 Union d'Utrecht.png has no copyright tags. If you made it yourself or the authour put it under an acceptable license please tag it. If not then please put tag it for deletion.

Mbote![edit]

Good work on Lingala language — thanks for adding the phoneme inventory. mark 10:15, 12 Mar 2005 (UTC)

What are the copyright to Image:Edificios3.jpg?[edit]

I own the copyright and want to release it to the public domain. not sure how to do that here.

thanks gusperta@yahoo.com

Culture of DRC[edit]

I'm guessing you might have the expertise in improving the Culture of DRC article. Any suitable photos would be great too. - Xed 22:47, 3 September 2005 (UTC)

AfricaW / AfricaC[edit]

If the need should arise because of a future revision of the what goes where, a mention on WP:WSS/P would be appropriate. The resorting has already been done for this change, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a future revision as opinions change, since there isn't such an obvious boundary as is the case with South Asia for instance. Caerwine 13:41, 1 October 2005 (UTC)

Digraphs & trigraphs[edit]

IMO it would be better to keep digraphs and trigraphs separate from single letters, regardless of whether they're treated as single letters in a given language, because there's interlanguage variation. There's already a category Category:Latin digraphs, we could perhaps rename it Category:Latin multigraphs.

Or do you think that wouldn't be a good idea? --Ptcamn 10:01, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

I don't know. I didn't notice there was a Ng (digraph) when I created Ng (letter), they should probably be merged . For the categories a Category:Latin trigraphs could be created, but I have nothing against renaming Category:Latin digraphs instead. ---moyogo 10:08, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

DRC portal[edit]

Okay, I started a DRC portal, but I am having a bit of a hard time (I should be ashamed) finding appropriate material for it. Please help. And let me in on the "Parliament" joke... Themalau 07:34, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Eek..[edit]

Sorry about that. Didn't know about the Congolese surnames. I put it back to the original title. The King of Kings 00:10, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

No prob ;-) --moyogo 00:13, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Kinshasa History[edit]

I see your comment on the Kinshasa talk page about the history section. If you know of any online sources with the info you have, I don't mind fixing up the history section to reflect the fact that the area was populated prior to the foundation of the city. A lot of African articles seem to be under-written in this way so any help would be greatly appreciated! Nach0king 18:48, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for your swift response. I'll try to get some of this done over the weekend. Nach0king 11:57, 29 August 2006 (UTC)


to Moyogo, from a reader====about names or brandnames ,about the article of gang of Nijvel[edit]

Moyogo, Please,could you help me please?

What is the real meaning of the word irrelevant? An exemple:

If y write: "a gang made a hold up in a shop."

and if y write

"a gang made a hold up in a Delhaize

or Colruyt shop."

Do you know if it is relevant or not

to write the names(brandnames?)"Delhaize"or

"Colruyt"in such a case?Y don't know.

Maybe you do know?

A reader.22:28.13/10/2006 Belgium.


WikiProject Belgium[edit]

Hi,

I noted your contributions, you might be interested in this WikiProject?

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 21:57, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Images on commons[edit]

Absolutely! Not sure how to do this, but had no idea I ws uploading in an English-centric manner. Sorry. CApitol3 22:52, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

P.S. Thesis page looks great! Excellent face. Jim CApitol3 22:53, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Hi Moyogo, i've uploaded the Requiem specimen. CApitol3 22:37, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

DRC[edit]

Moyogo - I only have province-level boundary data (or 1st level administrative) for DRC. I am always looking and expanding my dataset, so if I run across more I will let you know! :) Rarelibra 14:54, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

I just noticed [this web site] - if these are the 2nd level administrative zones, let me know and I will work on getting them digital. Rarelibra 14:58, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Hey Moyogo - I digitized the zones, and started the article HERE. If you need this layer in a digital file, contact me via email on wiki. Rarelibra 19:55, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

DIN specimen[edit]

Hi. Thank you for catching my error in the specimen for DIN 1451. CApitol3 16:25, 15 December 2006 (UTC) Hi Moyogo, that wrong face was DIN-Neuzeit Grotesk Light, I think a part of 1451 but not one of the two more recognized weights.CApitol3 16:39, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

DR Congo name - thanks![edit]

Thanks for clearing up the names of DR Congo at talk:Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo#History_of_the_country.27s_official_name!. Since 1997, it's been a confusing issue. - Thanks, Hoshie 11:01, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

French categories[edit]

Bonjour, Moyogo. I cannot think of another way to solve this - 45 categories is crazy, so some have to be removed. Not all of Canada is French speaking, but we put Canada. Categorise as a language of Africa (as many countries in Africa have French as a language), and Europe the same. Include France seperately and as well, as France is where French is from. For North America, there is no 'Languages of North America' category, and it's only spoken in Canada, so stick with 'languages of Canada'. Then the other countries which are in neither Africa, Europe or North America, add separately as they are few. I don't see any anti-African bias. Proto:: 15:43, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

I've made a suggestion on Talk:French language asking for comments, yours would be very helpful. Thanks, Proto:: 16:02, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Voiceless alveolar affricate[edit]

Actually, on my computer t͡s looks better than ts͡. I understand that there's something wrong with it. --Al-Bargit 14:14, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

I downloaded Mozilla and now my comp displays ts͡ correctly--Al-Bargit 17:28, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

African French[edit]

Hello! The article about "African French" does not say anything about the African dialects of French but just about where it is spoken. Maybe you, as a native French speaker could add something?? My native language is Swedish and unfortunately I don't know enough about the subject to be able to contribute. So if you can, Please help! Aaker 00:09, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Mobutu[edit]

thanks for the article. Quite neutral, considering he has fallen from grace...Galf 08:10, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:Unicode Latin[edit]

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Didier Mbenga[edit]

Bonjour Moyogo. Awhile back (June 2006) you moved D. J. Mbenga from "Didier Ilunga-Mbenga" to "Didier Ilunga Mbenga. When I recently proposed to move the page to "D. J. Mbenga", some questions arose about his full name. My main question is whether "Ilunga" is his middle name, or his surname. Does he have two surnames? There was some debate about it here, and I was hoping that you could fill me in. NBA.com calls him Didier Ilunga-Mbenga, but I am confused why the hyphen is used sometimes, and other times it is not used at all. Thanks in advance. Bash Kash (talk) 18:26, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Ah, so he has two given names? Why do they use the hyphen? Perhaps the "Didier" was added when he came to Belgium. Bash Kash (talk) 05:19, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
Interesting. Ok, thanks again! Bash Kash (talk) 19:41, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Help on Lingala Wikipedia[edit]

Hi! I've seen that you can speak Lingala and I want to ask you for help on that Wikipedia. Nowadays it's without people working there and, if you help translating some phrases, we can improve that Wikipedia. Could you help me there, please? --Jeneme (talk) 07:06, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

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IMDb[edit]

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sp[edit]

It is pertinent; in all other words where there would be an s in front of a consonant at the beginning of a word (thus pronounced ʃ), it is written sch (as in Schnee, German for snow). And there are quite a few words where st is pronounced as st (even in the same syllable) like in selbst [zɛlpst] (self). --PeterTrompeter (talk) 17:09, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Yup, sorry. I wrote before I thoroughly thought. --Mᴏʏᴏɢᴏ/ ⁽ᵗᵃˡᵏ⁾

moving Mandombe alphabet[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Kinshasa Highway[edit]

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Merry Christmas![edit]

SantasOnSteps.jpg Happy new year!
We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year! Pass a Method talk 20:38, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

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Inchi ya Katanga[edit]

Do you know what "Inchi ya" means? That seems to be name of the State of Katanga in a native language.--Antemister (talk) 20:51, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I don't speak Swahili but that seems to be what "Inchi ya Katanga" means. Inchi is "State", and ya is "of". See for example on the stamp [1] where Inchi ya Katanga is next to État du Katanga in French. But of course it is not the only translation, inchi can mean depending on the context republic, country or nation [2]. See its entry on Kamusi.org which says nchi is the more standard form. --Moyogo/ (talk) 08:47, 3 March 2012 (UTC)
Ok, thank you. I typed sw:Inchi at the Swahili WP and the result was the word for Inch...--Antemister (talk) 19:36, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Mbayi Kafwemb  : Can you save it from deletion?[edit]

Hello Moyogo, I am trying to save this Congo related article from being deleted but I am not having any luck finding reliable sources in order to stop the deletion process. I've post a message at DR congo's talk page with the relevant links here. Do you know anything about this subject? Is his name transcribed in error hence why I can't find reliable sources? If so what is the common name and what other names are he known by? Thanks. Best regards. Tamsier (talk) 07:42, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

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{{Free and open source typography}}[edit]

Thanks for adding BT Vera and DejaVu to the list of Free OS fonts in the template! I thought about it but wasn't bold enough :) --Kakurady (talk) 00:05, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

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eng[edit]

Eng was used by Alexander Gill the Elder, per the ref in that article. Don't know if we can trace it back further than that; I'll take a look at Crystal to see if he says anything. — kwami (talk) 01:19, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. I’ve already checked Gill’s Logonomia Anglica. See Talk:Eng (letter)#Invented by Benjamin Franklin?. No mention of Old Icelandic in it (I might double check). I couldn’t find any reference to ŋ in Crystal’s encyclopedia. --Moyogo/ (talk) 01:32, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

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Language-population update project[edit]

Hi. The 18th edition of Ethnologue just came out, and if we divide up our language articles among us, it won't take long to update them. I would appreciate it if you could help out, even if it's just a few articles (5,000 articles is a lot for just me), but I won't be insulted if you delete this request.

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The articles in the categories linked above are over 90% of the job. There are probably also articles that do not currently cite Ethnologue, but which we might want to update with the 18th edition. I'll need to generate another category to capture those, probably after most of the Ethnologue 17 citations are taken care of.

Jump in at the WP:LANG talk page if you have any comments or concerns. Thanks for any help you can give!

kwami (talk) 02:39, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

2015-06 Bembe language[edit]

d:Q3196320, d:Q4885023 and d:Q11051704 are about some "Bembe language". Do you think that d:Q4885023 and d:Q11051704 should be merged? Visite fortuitement prolongée (talk) 20:25, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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VisualEditor News #6—2015[edit]

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A new, simpler system for editing will offer a single Edit button. Once the page has opened, you can switch back and forth between visual and wikitext editing.

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If you prefer having separate edit buttons, then you can set that option in your preferences, either in a pop-up dialog the next time you open the visual editor, or by going to Special:Preferences and choosing the setting that you want:
Screenshot showing a drop-down menu in Special:Preferences

The current plan is for the default setting to have the Edit button open the editing environment you used most recently.

You can read and help translate the user guide, which has more information about how to use the visual editor.

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor Team has fixed many bugs and expanded the mathematics formula tool. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. Their current priorities are improving support for languages such as Japanese and Arabic, and providing rich-media tools for formulæ, charts, galleries and uploading.

Recent improvements[edit]

You can switch from the wikitext editor to the visual editor after you start editing.

The LaTeX mathematics formula editor has been significantly expanded. (T118616) You can see the formula as you change the LaTeX code. You can click buttons to insert the correct LaTeX code for many symbols.

Future changes[edit]

The single edit tab project will combine the "Edit" and "Edit source" tabs into a single "Edit" tab, like the system already used on the mobile website. (T102398) Initially, the "Edit" tab will open whichever editing environment you used last time. Your last editing choice will be stored as a cookie for logged-out users and as an account preference for logged-in editors. Logged-in editors will be able to set a default editor in the Editing tab of Special:Preferences in the drop-down menu about "Editing mode:".

The visual editor will be offered to all editors at the following Wikipedias in early 2016: Amharic, Buginese, Min Dong, Cree, Manx, Hakka, Armenian, Georgian, Pontic, Serbo-Croatian, Tigrinya, Mingrelian, Zhuang, and Min Nan. (T116523) Please post your comments and the language(s) that you tested at the feedback thread on mediawiki.org. The developers would like to know how well it works. Please tell them what kind of computer, web browser, and keyboard you are using.

In 2016, the feedback pages for the visual editor on many Wikipedias will be redirected to mediawiki.org. (T92661)

Testing opportunities[edit]

  • Please try the new system for the single edit tab on test2.wikipedia.org. You can edit while logged out to see how it works for logged-out editors, or you can create a separate account to be able to set your account's preferences. Please share your thoughts about the single edit tab system at the feedback topic on mediawiki.org or sign up for formal user research (type "single edit tab" in the question about other areas you're interested in). The new system has not been finalized, and your feedback can affect the outcome. The team particularly wants your thoughts about the options in Special:Preferences. The current choices in Special:Preferences are:
    • Remember my last editor,
    • Always give me the visual editor if possible, 
    • Always give me the source editor, and 
    • Show me both editor tabs.  (This is the current state for people using the visual editor. None of these options will be visible if you have disabled the visual editor in your preferences at that wiki.)
  • Can you read and type in Korean or Japanese? Language engineer David Chan needs people who know which tools people use to type in some languages. If you speak Japanese or Korean, you can help him test support for these languages. Please see the instructions at mw:VisualEditor/IME Testing#What to test if you can help, and report it on Phabricator (Korean - Japanese) or on Wikipedia (Korean - Japanese).

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A page you started (SST (typeface)) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating SST (typeface), Moyogo!

Wikipedia editor Blythwood just reviewed your page, and wrote this note for you:

Added an extra cite. I wouldn't add this to the Monotype typefaces navbox since it's a private font.

To reply, leave a comment on Blythwood's talk page.

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VisualEditor News #1—2016[edit]

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Among experienced editors, the visual editor's table editing is one of the most popular features.
Screenshot showing a pop-up menu for column operations in a table
If you select the top of a column or the end of a row, you can quickly insert and remove columns and rows.

Now, you can also rearrange columns and rows. Click "Move before" or "Move after" to swap the column or row with its neighbor.

You can read and help translate the user guide, which has more information about how to use the visual editor.

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor Team has fixed many bugs. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. Their current priorities are improving support for Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Indic, and Han scripts, and improving the single edit tab interface.

Recent changes[edit]

You can switch from the wikitext editor to the visual editor after you start editing. This function is available to nearly all editors at most wikis except the Wiktionaries and Wikisources.

Many local feedback pages for the visual editor have been redirected to mw:VisualEditor/Feedback.

You can now re-arrange columns and rows in tables, as well as copying a row, column or any other selection of cells and pasting it in a new location.

The formula editor has two options: you can choose "Quick edit" to see and change only the LaTeX code, or "Edit" to use the full tool. The full tool offers immediate preview and an extensive list of symbols.

Future changes[edit]

The single edit tab project will combine the "Edit" and "Edit source" tabs into a single "Edit" tab. This is similar to the system already used on the mobile website. (T102398) Initially, the "Edit" tab will open whichever editing environment you used last time. Your last editing choice will be stored as an account preference for logged-in editors, and as a cookie for logged-out users. Logged-in editors will have these options in the Editing tab of Special:Preferences:

  • Remember my last editor,
  • Always give me the visual editor if possible,
  • Always give me the source editor, and
  • Show me both editor tabs.  (This is the state for people using the visual editor now.)

The visual editor uses the same search engine as Special:Search to find links and files. This search will get better at detecting typos and spelling mistakes soon. These improvements to search will appear in the visual editor as well.

The visual editor will be offered to all editors at most "Phase 6" Wikipedias during the next few months. The developers would like to know how well the visual editor works in your language. They particularly want to know whether typing in your language feels natural in the visual editor. Please post your comments and the language(s) that you tested at the feedback thread on mediawiki.org. This will affect the following languages: Japanese, Korean, Urdu, Persian, Arabic, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Thai, Aramaic and others.

Let's work together[edit]

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Do you want one Edit tab, or two? It's your choice[edit]

How to switch between editing environments
Part of the toolbar in the visual editor
Click the [[ ]] to switch to the wikitext editor.
Part of the toolbar in the wikitext editor
Click the pencil icon to switch to the visual editor.

The editing interface will be changed soon. When that happens, editors who currently see two editing tabs – "Edit" and "Edit source" – will start seeing one edit tab instead. The single edit tab has been popular at other Wikipedias. When this is deployed here, you may be offered the opportunity to choose your preferred appearance and behavior the next time you click the Edit button. You will also be able to change your settings in the Editing section of Special:Preferences.

You can choose one or two edit tabs. If you chose one edit tab, then you can switch between the two editing environments by clicking the buttons in the toolbar (shown in the screenshots). See Help:VisualEditor/User guide#Switching between the visual and wikitext editors for more information and screenshots.

There is more information about this interface change at mw:VisualEditor/Single edit tab. If you have questions, suggestions, or problems to report, then please leave a note at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback.

Whatamidoing (WMF) 19:22, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Editing News #2—2016[edit]

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It's quick and easy to insert a references list.

Screenshot showing a dropdown menu with many items

Place the cursor where you want to display the references list (usually at the bottom of the page). Open the "Insert" menu and click the "References list" icon (three books).

If you are using several groups of references, which is relatively rare, you will have the opportunity to specify the group. If you do that, then only the references that belong to the specified group will be displayed in this list of references.

Finally, click "Insert" in the dialog to insert the References list. This list will change as you add more footnotes to the page.

You can read and help translate the user guide, which has more information about how to use the visual editor.

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has fixed many bugs. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. Their current priorities are improving support for Arabic and Indic scripts, and adapting the visual editor to the needs of the Wikivoyages and Wikisources.

Recent changes[edit]

The visual editor is now available to all users at most Wikivoyages. It was also enabled for all contributors at the French Wikinews.

The single edit tab feature combines the "Edit" and "Edit source" tabs into a single "Edit" tab. It has been deployed to several Wikipedias, including Hungarian, Polish, English and Japanese Wikipedias, as well as to all Wikivoyages. At these wikis, you can change your settings for this feature in the "Editing" tab of Special:Preferences. The team is now reviewing the feedback and considering ways to improve the design before rolling it out to more people.

Future changes[edit]

The "Save page" button will say "Publish page". This will affect both the visual and wikitext editing systems. More information is available on Meta.

The visual editor will be offered to all editors at the remaining "Phase 6" Wikipedias during the next few months. The developers want to know whether typing in your language feels natural in the visual editor. Please post your comments and the language(s) that you tested at the feedback thread on mediawiki.org. This will affect several languages, including: Arabic, Hindi, Thai, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Urdu, Persian, Bengali, Assamese, Aramaic and others.

The team is working with the volunteer developers who power Wikisource to provide the visual editor there, for opt-in testing right now and eventually for all users. (T138966)

The team is working on a modern wikitext editor. It will look like the visual editor, and be able to use the citoid service and other modern tools. This new editing system may become available as a Beta Feature on desktop devices around September 2016. You can read about this project in a general status update on the Wikimedia mailing list.

Let's work together[edit]

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Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk), 21:09, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Discussion on Talk:Theresa May#Pronunciation[edit]

As the above-mentioned discussion could use some more input, I'm inviting all active members of the phonetics project to participate. Ardalazzagal (talk) 14:11, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Talk:San Francisco (2014 typeface)#Title change[edit]

San Francisco has now three variants: SF, SF Compact and SF Mono. The title worked somewhat with only the former two, but SF Mono is a distinct typeface, released this year. I believe that the current title does not cover the scope anymore and I am interested in hearing your opinion on this, at the page above.–Totie (talk) 15:54, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

Editing News #3—2016[edit]

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Did you know that you can easily re-arrange columns and rows in the visual editor?

Screenshot showing a dropdown menu with options for editing the table structure

Select a cell in the column or row that you want to move. Click the arrow at the start of that row or column to open the dropdown menu (shown). Choose either "Move before" or "Move after" to move the column, or "Move above" or "Move below" to move the row.

You can read and help translate the user guide, which has more information about how to use the visual editor.

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor Team has mainly worked on a new wikitext editor. They have also released some small features and the new map editing tool. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. You can find links to the list of work finished each week at mw:VisualEditor/Weekly triage meetings. Their current priorities are fixing bugs, releasing the 2017 wikitext editor as a beta feature, and improving language support.

Recent changes[edit]

  • You can now set text as small or big.[3]
  • Invisible templates have been shown as a puzzle icon. Now, the name of the invisible template is displayed next to the puzzle icon.[4] A similar feature will display the first part of hidden HTML comments.[5]
  • Categories are displayed at the bottom of each page. If you click on the categories, the dialog for editing categories will open.[6]
  • At many wikis, you can now add maps to pages. Go to the Insert menu and choose the "Maps" item. The Discovery department are adding more features to this area, like geoshapes. You can read more on MediaWiki.org.[7]
  • The "Save" button now says "Save page" when you create a page, and "Save changes" when you change an existing page.[8] In the future, the "Save page" button will say "Publish page". This will affect both the visual and wikitext editing systems. More information is available on Meta.
  • Image galleries now use a visual mode for editing. You can see thumbnails of the images, add new files, remove unwanted images, rearrange the images by dragging and dropping, and add captions for each image. Use the "Options" tab to set the gallery's display mode, image sizes, and add a title for the gallery.[9]

Future changes[edit]

The visual editor will be offered to all editors at the remaining 10 "Phase 6" Wikipedias during the next month. The developers want to know whether typing in your language feels natural in the visual editor. Please post your comments and the language(s) that you tested at the feedback thread on mediawiki.org. This will affect several languages, including Thai, Burmese and Aramaic.

The team is working on a modern wikitext editor. The 2017 wikitext editor will look like the visual editor and be able to use the citoid service and other modern tools. This new editing system may become available as a Beta Feature on desktop devices in October 2016. You can read about this project in a general status update on the Wikimedia mailing list.

Let's work together[edit]

Do you teach new editors how to use the visual editor? Did you help set up the Citoid automatic reference feature for your wiki? Have you written or imported TemplateData for your most important citation templates? Would you be willing to help new editors and small communities with the visual editor? Please sign up for the new VisualEditor Community Taskforce.

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. Mdann52 (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

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Editing News #1—2017[edit]

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Did you know that you can review your changes visually?

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When you are finished editing the page, type your edit summary and then choose "Review your changes".

In visual mode, you will see additions, removals, new links, and formatting highlighted. Other changes, such as changing the size of an image, are described in notes on the side.

Toggle button showing visual and wikitext options; visual option is selected.

Click the toggle button to switch between visual and wikitext diffs.

Screenshot showing the same changes, in the two-column wikitext diff display.

The wikitext diff is the same diff tool that is used in the wikitext editors and in the page history.

You can read and help translate the user guide, which has more information about how to use the visual editor.

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor Team has spent most of their time supporting the 2017 wikitext editor mode which is available inside the visual editor as a Beta Feature, and adding the new visual diff tool. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. You can find links to the work finished each week at mw:VisualEditor/Weekly triage meetings. Their current priorities are fixing bugs, supporting the 2017 wikitext editor as a beta feature, and improving the visual diff tool.

Recent changes[edit]

A new wikitext editing mode is available as a Beta Feature on desktop devices. The 2017 wikitext editor has the same toolbar as the visual editor and can use the citoid service and other modern tools. Go to Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-betafeatures to enable the New wikitext mode.

A new visual diff tool is available in VisualEditor's visual mode. You can toggle between wikitext and visual diffs. More features will be added to this later. In the future, this tool may be integrated into other MediaWiki components. [10]

The team have added multi-column support for lists of footnotes. The <references /> block can automatically display long lists of references in columns on wide screens. This makes footnotes easier to read. You can request multi-column support for your wiki. [11]

Other changes:

  • You can now use your web browser's function to switch typing direction in the new wikitext mode. This is particularly helpful for RTL language users like Urdu or Hebrew who have to write JavaScript or CSS. You can use Command+Shift+X or Control+Shift+X to trigger this. [12]
  • The way to switch between the visual editing mode and the wikitext editing mode is now consistent. There is a drop-down menu that shows the two options. This is now the same in desktop and mobile web editing, and inside things that embed editing, such as Flow. [13]
  • The Categories item has been moved to the top of the Page options menu (from clicking on the "hamburger" icon) for quicker access. [14] There is also now a "Templates used on this page" feature there. [15]
  • You can now create <chem> tags (sometimes used as <ce>) for chemical formulas inside the visual editor. [16]
  • Tables can be set as collapsed or un-collapsed. [17]
  • The Special character menu now includes characters for Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics and angle quotation marks (‹› and ⟨⟩) . The team thanks the volunteer developer, Tpt. [18]
  • A bug caused some section edit conflicts to blank the rest of the page. This has been fixed. The team are sorry for the disruption. [19]
  • There is a new keyboard shortcut for citations: Control+Shift+K on a PC, or Command+Shift+K on a Mac. It is based on the keyboard shortcut for making links, which is Control+K on a PC or Command+K on a Mac. [20]

Future changes[edit]

  • The VisualEditor team is working with the Community Tech team on a syntax highlighting tool. It will highlight matching pairs of <ref> tags and other types of wikitext syntax. You will be able to turn it on and off. It will first become available in VisualEditor's built-in wikitext mode, maybe late in 2017. [21]
  • The kind of button used to Show preview, Show changes, and finish an edit will change in all WMF-supported wikitext editors. The new buttons will use OOjs UI. The buttons will be larger, brighter, and easier to read. The labels will remain the same. You can test the new button by editing a page and adding &ooui=1 to the end of the URL, like this: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Project:Sandbox?action=edit&ooui=1 The old appearance will no longer be possible, even with local CSS changes. [22]
  • The outdated 2006 wikitext editor will be removed later this year. It is used by approximately 0.03% of active editors. See a list of editing tools on mediawiki.org if you are uncertain which one you use. [23]

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