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Many faces of Wikibase: Lingua Libre makes [ˈlæŋgwəʤəz] audible

Languages and multilinguality have always been an important part of the Wikimedia projects. After all, Wikimedia projects are available in over 300 languages. But most of these languages are accessible as a form of knowledge of their own only in their written form. Lingua Libre aims to change that by making the sound of a….

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Eureka! A new visual interface for specialized searches

With over five million articles, finding the exact Wikipedia article you want can sometimes feel like you’re searching for the proverbial needle in the haystack. That’s why if you go and search the world’s largest encyclopedia, you will see a new interface that provides several common search terms. No longer will people looking for their….

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Editatona wins the 2018 FRIDA award

You can read this post in the original Spanish on Wikimedia Mexico’s blog. Editatona, Wikimedia Mexico’s initiative to reduce the gender gap on Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects, won the 2018 Premio del Fondo Regional para la Innovación Digital en América Latina y el Caribe (abbreviated FRIDA, and translated as “Award for the Regional Fund for Digital….

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Many faces of Wikibase: Cataloging the history of the Illuminati

Dr. Olaf Simons works as a historian at the University of Erfurt’s Gotha Research Centre. He is the initiator of FactGrid, a database for historians. As a long-term Wikipedia editor, he grasped the potential of Wikibase for historical research early on. Among the treasure trove of data he has recorded with Wikibase’s help is an….

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Where did that paragraph go? This software change helps volunteers hold up Wikipedia’s high quality

One key to Wikipedia’s high quality is a system of mutual checks, based on the fact that every version of every page is stored and accessible. Thousands of community members review the latest edits of others in order to find errors or inconsistencies, comparing each new version of a page to older page versions and….

Infographic comparing the African and Asian elephants

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Newspaper partnership results in thousands of freely licensed infographics

This year, the Basque Wikimedians User Group carried out an ambitious education project that aimed to improve a series of essential articles for high school students, in collaboration with university professors and lecturers. The project was accomplished with financial support from the Basque government’s Department of Culture, who additionally stipulated that a portion of the sum would be put….

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Portuguese Wikipedia hits one million articles

Celebrating the fifteenth Wikipedia to cross the one million article rubicon.

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Meet some featured Wikimedia volunteers from India

Every month, Wikimedia India selects an exceptionally performing user from the Indian community and features the user on its page. This practice has been effective in engaging dedicated editors with others in the community.

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Kusudamas and production schedules: The joy of being a Visiting Wikimedian for the Wikimedia Conference

Vira Motorko is a Project Manager at Wikimedia Ukraine. Through Wikimedia Germany’s Visiting Wikimedian program, they helped plan the 2018 Wikimedia Conference, held earlier this year in Berlin.

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Wikimedia Canada hits the red carpet, cameras in hand

Canada’s Wikimedia chapter is collaborating with local organizations to coordinate photography sessions with public figures. The results go up on Wikipedia.