WikiBhasha is a multi-lingual content creation application for the online encyclopedia Wikipedia [1] that must be installed in the computer.

Overview

WikiBhasha allows Wikipedia to contribute articles from Wikipedia, Wikipedia and other Wikipedia articles. Wikipedia article that is being created or enhanced during the user-session. At the end of the session Wikipedia in the updating process.

WikiBhasha supports content creation in more than 30 languages. It allows easy content creation in non-English Wikipedia by leveraging the large volume of English Wikipedia content as the source of information. Initially, the Wikimedia Foundation and Microsoft Research were working closely with the Wikipedia user communities focusing on content creation in Arabic , German , Hindi , Japanese , Portuguese and Spanish . The word Bhasha is a language used in many Arabic languages, and is related to the Bahasa of Malaysia and Indonesia.

The software is similar to the Google Translator Toolkit used to translate Wikipedia products since 2008. The key difference entre les Is That WikiBhasha two runs as an overlay dans le Wikipedia interface, while the Google toolkit runs elsewhere and requires a Google account.

Availability

As of 2010, WikiBhasha (Beta) was available as:

  • MediaWiki extension , under Apache 2 License and partly under GPL v2,
  • Installable bookmarklet (and a Grease Monkey Script for Firefox users) from the WikiBhasha website.

User guide

The WikiBhasha beta user guide provides instructions for installation and use.

References

  1. Jump up^ “Write wikis in Any Language with new multilingual glad Creation tool”(Relaxnewsstory),The Independent, 20 October 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2010.

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