Thursday, February 18, 2010

400.000 expressions

Today at OmegaWiki we have reached the milestone of 400.000 expressions for more than 43.000 concepts in 242 languages.

It was longer to reach than expected, because the statistics where first too optimistic by showing 20.000 more expressions than we actually had. This is now fixed.

The statistics reveals that, among these 242 languages, 49 have more than 1.000 expressions, and 10 have more than 10.000, namely English, Castilian, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish and Polish. The first seven of these languages correspond to the languages in which the regular contributors are native (or fluent).

What is not known is how many definitions we have in these languages. An improvement of the statistics page is needed.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Adding multiple translations at once

At Omegawiki, it used to be that if you want to add 10 translations or synonyms to a word, you have to add them one by one. This implies that the page is reloaded 10 times. It takes time for the contributor, and load for the server.

But now, with a bit of java, there is the possibility to add multiple translations without reloading the page.

For this, you just have to click on the green "+" and a new row appears.

I give translations as an example, but it works also for definitions, classes, annotations, etc.

I am glad, it is my first steps in the AJAX world, and it will allow us to reach faster the 400k milestone.