User talk:Zhaofeng Li
|Zhaofeng Li is taking a long wikibreak and will be back on Wikipedia next year (hopefully).|
- 1 Refill gadget not working
- 2 https://tools.wmflabs.org/refill/
- 3 Possible bug FYI
- 4 Wikipedia:Wikibreak
- 5 Tech News: 2015-41
- 6 VisualEditor update
- 7 Tech News: 2015-42
- 8 Tech News: 2015-43
- 9 Tech News: 2015-44
- 10 VisualEditor News #5—2015
- 11 Tech News: 2015-45
- 12 Tech News: 2015-46
- 13 https://github.com/zhaofengli/refill/blob/master/web/api.php
- 14 Tech News: 2015-47
- 15 Pinyin Wiki
- 16 Tech News: 2015-48
- 17 ArbCom elections are now open!
Refill gadget not working
- Also it doesn't even work on cash cow: There are obvious bare links on the reflist, and it doesn't recognize them. KonveyorBelt 22:23, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
- Nvm, seems to be because of odd syntax in the link itself, see this edit. Gadget still doesn't work though. KonveyorBelt 22:26, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
- I just used it a few minutes ago, and it appears to be working properly. --¡digame! 12:09, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
- Strange, very very strange. Whom should I contact to ask for assistance? Lotje (talk) 15:18, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
- (talk page watcher) @Lotje: Posting a detailed bug report here would be a good start. See How to Report Bugs Effectively for advice on how to report bugs. If Zhaofeng Li isn't able to resolve the issue, then WP:VPT would be a good next step. Good luck! GoingBatty (talk) 02:20, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
- @Lotje: You might also be interested in User_talk:Zhaofeng_Li/reFill#ReFill_will_not_run_due_to_expired_security_certificate. Hope this helps! GoingBatty (talk) 02:21, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
- Fixed by WMF. See phab:T112608 for future reference. That's exactly why recurring tasks like certification renewal should be automated, which is what Let's Encrypt is trying to achieve. Humans have a tendency to forget stuff. Zhaofeng Li [talk ♦ contribs] 02:55, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
- Strange, very very strange. Whom should I contact to ask for assistance? Lotje (talk) 15:18, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
Possible bug FYI
I was notified of a referencing error concerning this edit at Bowen Stassforth. It seems that one citation link, which is repeated several times in the article and which is incidentally dead, failed to be integrated by your script, leaving instead a pair of empty ref tags. Regards, --¡digame! 10:57, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
- @Ohconfucius: Looking into it. I'm really, really sorry for being unresponsive, but I've been very busy in real life lately. Zhaofeng Li [talk ♦ contribs] 02:46, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
18:33, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
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The location of the visual editor's preference has been changed from the "Beta" tab to the "Editing" section of your preferences on this wiki. The setting now says Temporarily disable the visual editor while it is in beta. This aligns en.wiki with almost all the other WMF wikis; it doesn’t mean the visual editor is complete, or that it is no longer “in beta phase” though.
This action has not changed anything else for editors: it still honours editors’ previous choices about having it on or off; logged-out users continue to only have access to wikitext; the “Edit” tab is still after the “Edit source” one. You can learn more at the visual editor’s talk page.
We don’t expect this to cause any glitches, but in case your account no longer has the settings that you want, please accept our apologies and correct it in the Editing tab of Special:Preferences. Thank you for your attention, Elitre (WMF) -16:32, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
16:29, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
16:02, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
18:04, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
VisualEditor News #5—2015
Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor Team has fixed many bugs, added new features, and made some small design changes. They post weekly status reports on mediawiki.org. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. Their current priorities are improving support for languages like Japanese and Arabic, making it easier to edit on mobile devices, and providing rich-media tools for formulæ, charts, galleries and uploading.
Educational features: The first time you use the visual editor, it now draws your attention to the Link and Cite tools. When you click on the tools, it explains why you should use them. (T108620) Alongside this, the welcome message for new users has been simplified to make editing more welcoming. (T112354) More in-software educational features are planned.
Links: It is now easier to understand when you are adding text to a link and when you are typing plain text next to it. (T74108, T91285) The editor now fully supports ISBN, PMID or RFC numbers. (T109498, T110347, T63558) These "magic links" use a custom link editing tool.
Uploads: Registered editors can now upload images and other media to Commons while editing. Click the new tab in the "Insert Media" tool. You will be guided through the process without having to leave your edit. At the end, the image will be inserted. This tool is limited to one file at a time, owned by the user, and licensed under Commons's standard license. For more complex situations, the tool links to more advanced upload tools. You can also drag the image into the editor. This will be available in the wikitext editor later.
Mobile: Previously, the visual editor was available on the mobile Wikipedia site only on tablets. Now, editors can use the visual editor on any size of device. (T85630) Edit conflicts were previously broken on the mobile website. Edit conflicts can now be resolved in both wikitext and visual editors. (T111894) Sometimes templates and similar items could not be deleted on the mobile website. Selecting them caused the on-screen keyboard to hide with some browsers. Now there is a new "Delete" button, so that these things can be removed if the keyboard hides. (T62110) You can also edit table cells in mobile now.
Rich editing tools: You can now add and edit sheet music in the visual editor. (T112925) There are separate tabs for advanced options, such as MIDI and Ogg audio files. (T114227 and T113354) When editing formulæ and other blocks, errors are shown as you edit. It is also possible to edit some types of graphs; adding new ones, and support for new types, will be coming.
On the English Wikipedia, the visual editor is now automatically available to anyone who creates an account. The preference switch was moved to the normal location, under Special:Preferences.
You will soon be able to switch from the wikitext to the visual editor after you start editing. (T49779) Previously, you could only switch from the visual editor to the wikitext editor. Bi-directional switching will make possible a single edit tab. (T102398) This project will combine the "Edit" and "Edit source" tabs into a single "Edit" tab, similar to the system already used on the mobile website. The "Edit" tab will open whichever editing environment you used last time.
Let's work together
- Share your ideas and ask questions at mw:VisualEditor/Feedback. This feedback page uses Flow for discussions.
- 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).
- Local admins can set up the Citoid automatic reference feature for your wiki. If you need help, then please post a request in the Citoid project on Phabricator. Include links to the TemplateData for the most important citation templates on your wiki.
- The weekly task triage meetings are open to volunteers. Learn how to join the meetings and how to nominate bugs at mw:VisualEditor/Weekly triage meetings. You do not need to attend the meeting to nominate a bug for consideration, though. Instead, go to Phabricator and "associate" the main VisualEditor project with the bug.
If you can't read this in your favorite language, then please help us with translations! Subscribe to the Translators mailing list or contact us directly, so that we can notify you when the next issue is ready. Thank you!
— Whatamidoing (WMF) 04:16, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
16:43, 2 November 2015 (UTC)
17:18, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
"'Set `url=` to the URL and `format=` to `CiteTemplateCitationGenerator` or `PlainCs1CitationGenerator`" should be `CiteTemplateGenerator` or `PlainCs1Generator`.--Antigng (talk) 05:17, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
- @Antigng: Fixed in 83e9dd. Thanks for the report! Zhaofeng Li [talk ♦ contribs] 08:17, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
19:39, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi, I've just created a new tool on Tool Labs that adds approximate Pinyin readings to the Chinese Wikipedia. I thought you may be interested as you are a native Chinese speaker and I notice you have used Tool Labs. I'd be very interested in your feedback. Do you think it could help someone learn to read Chinese?
I haven't learnt enough Chinese yet so I can't judge how good the readings are. I know that they are not 100% perfect, as I basically have a database that has a 1-1 correspondence between characters and readings, which is obviously going to get some wrong. (The readings I am using at the moment are those from the "kMandarin" field of the Unihan Database.) However, I am wondering whether in most cases an approximate reading is enough to help you get most of the meaning, and the rest can be inferred by context.
- @Spacemartin: Looks great, but I guess
<ruby>...</ruby>tags are better for this purpose, like 参差. And a faster alternative to using a full MediaWiki installation is to use mw:Parsoid or action=render to retrieve the bare HTML for a page (for example, ). Then, you can add pinyin by manipulating the DOM directly.
- Also, keep in mind that a character may have different pronunciations and meanings, based on the context or the word it's used in. For example, 差 is pronounced chā in the word 差别 (difference), cī in 参差 (irregular), and chà in 差评 (poor evaluation). However, the
kMandarinfield in Unihan only lists chà. This can be misleading, especially for learners. The
kXHC1983fields contain all pronunciations listed in Hanyu Da Zidian and Xiandai Hanyu Cidian respectively, but I don't think they are helpful. Anyway, it's not bad as a demo. Keep up the good work!
- Hmm yes, I could have used Parsoid, but (a) it looks like it doesn't support language variant conversion yet , and (b) the links come back with Chinese characters in the HTML attributes, meaning I would have to parse the HTML to work out which characters to convert, whereas MediaWiki URL-encodes all of its HTML attributes, making the job much easier. And I think action=render is generally frowned upon for mirrors?
- I'm thinking of doing some data mining on the Chinese Wiktionary at some point to get some word recognition going, hopefully that will improve the readings.
20:26, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
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