Īhuīcpa Huiquipedia, in yōllōxoxouhqui cēntlamatilizāmoxtli
(Ōmotlacuep īhuīcpa Huiquipedia:Tlatlahtoaloyan)
Īhuīcpa ticholōz: nènemòwalistli, tlatēmoliztli

My name is Joshua. I have studied Latin and a little Greek. I very much want to learn to read/write/speak Nahuatl (classical or modern). If you can help, please E-mail me ( tibi gratias ago!

Hello good day/ Buenas dia, my name is anthony Leiva/my nombre es anthony Leiva, I am from/yo soy de canada, My parents/Mis padres son de Nicanahuac/Nicaragua and I would like to learn/y me gustaria aprender Nahuatl. I would also like to build the page of /me gustaria tambien construir la pagina de Huiquipedia en/in Nahuatl. I speak both/hablo ambos english/ingles and/y spanish/espanol. I would like to learn nahuatl for my heritage sake, and is willing to give it my all to learn the language of the ancestors. Please email at if you can help me or I can help you. thank you/gracias

--Jmflores410 02:29 10 Chiucnāuh 2010 (UTC)== connectivity project == Hallo, my name is Anastasiya Lvova, I'm "duty" in Connectivity project. The essence of the "Connectivity" project is to study and enhance the coherence of Wikipedia, or, in other words, to improve hypertext navigation between articles. The project deals with deadends, isolated articles, non-categorized articles, transitivity of the category tree, etc.

We want to work with your language version, but we need configured MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage for it (with direct links to template namespace pages, for example, ru:MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage/de:MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage/fr:MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage). Is it possible to set it up for our usage?

thanks in advance, Lvova 18:44 12 Chicuacē 2010 (UTC)

Inīn tlahcuilōlco

w:es:Wikiproyecto:Wikimedia en langues régionales de España[ticpatlāz]

I invite to participate. And create table for wikipedia of Hispanoamérica.--Kaiyr (talk) 12:13, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

New Proposed Standardization[ticpatlāz]

Ā=Ä denoted by the German umlaut which is a diacritic mark meaning a long stressed AH sound
Ē=Ê denoted by the Circumflex E which represents a long E
Ī=Î denoted by the Circumflex I which represents a long I
Ō=Ö denoted by character meaning a "deep" O
HU=V i think it makes sense to use the V letter becasue some dialects pronounce hu or w as a "VW" sound but all of them pronounce the cua/cui/cue/cuo/coa as kwa/kwi/kwe/kwo/kwa respectively with the "w" sound and no "vw" therefore the "w" character should only be used when after a "c" and used as the "u" in the "cu" cluster.
SH=X usually already done. I think it should be noted that some dialects pronounce the X/SH sound as "ZH" and pronounce "ch" as "sh"
CH=Ж similar to the "x" character and the "ch" sound is similar to the "sh" sound.
TL=Ł simple yet effective way to convey the different pronounciation.

Also some dialects pronounce the "L" as a "rh" sound like a french "r" and i think if this ever needs to be represented that the letter Ɽ, lower case: ɽ should be used.

Nahuatl Classica[ticpatlāz]

I think that to avoid dialect problems, we should use Classical Nahuatl. It is not perfect for all Nahuatl speakers to understand, but it is also not recognising one dialect as better than the others. It also has a well-established literary history. Thus "Tlahtolmatiliztli" and not "Tlahtolmachiliztli".

I also think that perhaps we should make a few minor changes:

ci -> si
cu -> kw
ca -> ka
ce -> se
co -> ko
qu -> k
hu -> w
ch -> c
-u+iseltikakiztli -> -w+iseltikakiztli
j -> h (usually already done)

Thus the following sentence, "Naja nicnequi nicmartiz maquinohn tlayakanan icpanin tlin ninnekin ninchihuasque." would become "Naha nikneki nikmartiz makinohn tlayakanan ikpanin tlin ninnekin ninciwaske."

I think that the addition of new diacritical marks is too big of a change for people who might already be familiar with the classical orthography, and that even though syllable-final aspiration may not be distinguishable in writing from long vowels, fluent speakers will be able to tell this.

The changes I have proposed are mainly in the interest of one-to-one correspondences between phonemes and letters. I also think these changes are a good idea for any Native American languages that still use a hispanoform orthography, such as Quechua ("kecwa" in my proposed orthography), Guarani ("warani" in my proposed orthography), and Quiche [maya] ("kice" in my proposed orthography) It takes less space, and although the time it saves in reading may be just fractions of a second, it is easier for the brain to process (ie, instead of having to apply contextual rules to decide what sound a letter makes, the same letters always make the same sound).

Quechua has already replaced it's hispanoform orthography into a more logical and phonemic one. In the Quechua language you write nowadays 'warm valley' -meaning of quechua- as Qhichwa. The -qh- represents a typical quechua-sound, the 'e'-sound is an allophone in Quechua, so it is not logic to write 'e', but better to write down 'i'. But the use of 'ch' hasn't changed. Indeed, to write down just 'c' is better.

--Node ue 05:19, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)

About Nahuatl spelling[ticpatlāz]

I write better in English, but will attempt to translate to Spanish and Nahuatl soon. --Pablo/Paul

Nahuatl orthography still hasn't found a good standardization, mainly because most people don't realize all the contrasts that should be shown. Furthermore, different forms of Nahuatl have slightly different phonology.

One suggestion is currently at User talk:Netza. I see only one major problem with Carochi's system: what happens when a long vowel precedes aspiration (I assume saltillo means aspiration here), as in pähtli (medicine)? For that reason, and because aspiration behaves like syllable-final consonants, I recommend writing an 'h' or a 'j' for aspiration.

There are, definitely, no glottalized long vowels in Nahuatl. The /a/ vowel in pahtli (medicine) is well attested as short (pätli = something melted/dissolved, lacks glottal stop; pähtli is morphophonemically impossible in Nahuatl). Nevertheless, this is not to imply that specifying aspiration/glottal-stop as a diacritic on a vowel (as Carochi suggests) is "better" than specifying it as a separate consonant (as you recommend, but using <h> instead of <j>). Some Nahuatl scholars, such as Karttunen, recommend the latter on the grounds that it better reflects the underlying structure of the language. However, other Nahuatl scholars recommend the former on the exact same grounds. --Danakil
(es:) Definitivamente, en Náhuatl no hay vocales largas glotalizadas. La vocal /a/ en pahtli (medicina) está bastante atestigüada como corta (pätli = algo derretido/disuelto, no lleva paro glotal; pähtli es morfofonémicamente imposible en Náhuatl). Sin embargo, esto no quiere decir que la especificación de la aspiración/paro-glotal mediante un diacrítico sobre vocal (como Carochi sugiere) es "mejor" que la especificación mediante una consonante separada (como recomiendas, pero utilizando <h> en vez de <j>). Algunos estudiosos del Náhuatl, como Karttunen, recomiendan el uso de la consonante argumentando que así se refleja mejor la estructura subyacente del lenguaje. Sin embargo, otros estudiosos recomiendan el uso del diacrítico basándose en precisamente el mismo argumento. --Danakil

Here are general requirements I recommend for any writing in Nahuatl:

  1. Please distinguish between short and long vowels! This can be done in a number of ways, most of which are probably acceptable:
Totally agree. --Danakil
(es:) Totalmente de acuerdo. --Danakil
    • Place a macron over long vowels, viz: Nāwatl. This is the best looking, as macrons traditionally mark long vowels. However, it is hard to typeset on any computer I've seen, so is inappropriate for (among other things) Wikis.
    • Place some other kind of mark over long vowels, viz: Näwatl or Nàwatl. This is easier to typeset on most computers, especially Mexican computers. This is a good solution.
    • Place an acute accent over long vowels, viz Náwatl. This is almost as good, except that I've met native speakers of Nahuatl who think short vowels sound more like they have an accent. So this is not quite as good as the other answers.
    • Place a colon immediately after a long vowel, viz Na:watl. This is another good solution.
    • Write two of the long vowel, viz Naawatl. This is a bad solution, because doubled vowels contrast against long vowels. The first part of tlaalaxtik (está liso) is not like the first part of tlälli (tierra)
  1. I recommend never to use the word saltillo because it is used by some people to mean glottal stop, and by others to mean syllable-final aspiration.
  2. Syllable-final aspiration is just that. It may affect the sound of the preceding vowel, but it acts just like any other syllable-final consonant, and should be marked with either an 'h' or a 'j' depending on your preference.
  3. Word-final aspiration is extremely confusing in Huasteca Nahuatl (and possibly in other Nahuatl languages). I do not have a good answer for how to represent it, quite yet.

I agree that a W should be used instead of an HU (as in classical orthography), trying to keep two letters where one is sufficient as well as more logical and efficient is just trying to keep a Hispanicized orthography where it doesn't really suit the language well. The same goes for using a J instead of an H. to mark aspirants. I would suggest replacing CH with TX (as it is more logical), but I don't know how well received that would be.

but there are alternatives to w: u and v. u is workable because there is no need for a /u/ vowel graph, as it is always an allophone of phonemic /o/. --Danakil
(es:) pero hay alternativas a w: u y v. u es posible ya que no hay necesidad de un grafo vocálico para /u/, ya que este sonido es siempre un alófono del phonema /o/. --Danakil

Also, I think that macrons are the best idea for long vowels. If we *do* decide to use macrons, you don't have to worry about the keyboard problem because I can create a Windows keyboard layout for the chosen orthography free-of-charge.

A colon is *not* a good idea, because it would conflict with punctuation and be very confusing because anybody trying to read Nahuatl is most likely either expecting some sort of diacritic above long vowels rather than colons after them.

What exactly is wrong with using an H for word-final aspiration if one uses it for syllable-final aspiration?

Best wishes, Node

Niltze Node! Welcome to Wikipedia in Nahuatl. Thanks for your suggestions. We really need long discussions to fix, in the better possible way, some of the current drawbacks of Nahuatl as a written language and it is good having different kinds of opinion on the many topics about it.
You mention the need to make distinctions between long and short vowels in Nahuatl. I agree that vowel length is a relevant feature of the language but I think we really need the opinion of fluent Nahuatl speakers on the matter. Diacritics are not usually welcome in general if the written language can do well without them: there are many cases of this; for example, in Amharic (a thoroughly written language of Ethiopia since the 19th century) they use double consonants in speech in a way that changes meaning of the words and situations, but double consonants never appear in the written language; in Arabic, vowels are necessary in spoken language but they are scarcely represented (generally they are used only in the Koran and dictionaries); in Spanish (my mother tongue) stress is a relevant feature but a vast quantity of Spanish-speakers can do quite well without using it when writing and the message is 99.9% perfectly conveyed... There are more cases like this.
Anyway, I am not against using some kind of diacritic to mark vowel length, but I think we should listen to the points of view of as many Nahuatl-speakers as possible before settling any general rule. They are the ones who should decide if it is worth doing or it is not. - Tochpapalotl (Piolinfax) 10:59, 26 May 2004 (UTC)

I would like to suggest that a new letter be invented and used for the "tl" sound, so that people will no longer be tempted to pronounce this sound like the tl in "turtle". I think that the misconception among both english and spanish speakers that nahuatl words are to be pronounced this way is unfortunate and that it should be countered before it become even deeper rooted among the many well meaning people who are learning nahuatl. Elias Huitzilyn

Noihuan nicnomachtica nahuatl ihuan niquintemoa occenquintin tlacah aquique quinequih quiyeyecoasque nahuatl nohuan. Tla aca cacicamati inin ma nechtitlani netitlanilistli nican

  • Navajo uses TŁ (lowercase tł) for that sound (or at least for a similar one). However, in the Navajo Nation people who don't know any navajo commonly write placenames with an l instead of ł, so it ends up getting pronounced like l.

Naja nicnequi nicmartiz maquinohn tlayakanan icpanin tlin ninnekin ninchihuasque. Naja ta ihcuan nitzitzinin nihueli nan tlahtohli tlin otechcahuilitehquen tohtahnhuan.

tla itlan nihueliz ni mechpalehuiz, za nan nechtlahcuilohuilican.

macehualtzin gelacio lazaro martinez

I think we should decide now which spelling we are going to use. We have 84 pages now, if we have 100 the Nahuatl Wikipedia will be listed on the English Wikipedia main page at 'Wikipedias with over 100 articles', it's best to have a standard spelling then. My vote goes for the 'classical' Nahuatl spelling. Perhaps it has some illogical parts, but still it's the most used. It is also used in Nahuatl loan words in other languages (in almost all languages it's Mexico and not Mexiko, chocolate and not txoclate and Quetzalcoatl and not Kwetsalkoatl.

Another idea may be having two Nahuatl Wikipedias, a Nahuatl Huiquipedia and a Nawatl Wikipedia.--Mixcoatl 11:58, 19 Oct 2004 (UTC)

It has already been decided. The policy is now to use Yankwik Nawa:tl orthography instead of Nahuatl Classica. It follows the basic principle of 1 sound = 1 letter:

  • sh -> x (this is already in Nahuatl Classica, but some people don't use it)
  • ch -> tx
  • qu -> k
  • ci/e -> si/e
  • ca/co/cu/c -> ka/ko/ku/k
  • cua/cui/cue/cuo -> kwa/kwi/kwe/kwo
  • coa -> kwa
  • long vowels/vocales largas/iseltikakizweyakeh: vowel/vocal/iseltikakiztl + :
  • j -> h
  • hu -> w
  • As far as tl, this is left unresolved in Yankwik Nawa:tl, and that is a decision we must make now. The choices are: , tl (same as classical orthography), , , , , ƛ, or λ̷.

My vote would be for λ̷, because it is a single letter (unlike all others except ƛ), and because it can be capitalised (ƛ cannot); when capitalised it looks like Λ̷. However, this might not be such a good solution because it is probably better to limit it to ASCII. Another option is tkl or tlx, however these are inaccurate phonetically. Probably the best option is because even though the second character isn't ASCII, it can be typed easily using HTML character entities. Another possibility is using just λ. If we really need an ASCII solution, we can use something similar to λ instead of λ itself, for example v (capital λ upside down looks like a V).

So my vote is for either tl or v.

--Node ue 01:51, 21 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Node Ue, you said: "It has already been decided. The policy is now to use Yankwik Nawa:tl orthography instead of Nahuatl Classica." Yankwik Nawa:tl is a clear system but may be not quite good to reflect the huge variety of dialectal Nahuatl, and Nahuatl is not yet an engineered language like many standarized ones previously were. Anyway who decided it? -[[User:Piolinfax|Tochpapalotl (Piolinfax)]] 11:40, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)
This policy has been decided on through e-mail by me and some fluent speakers who have either written some pages or have indicated on this or other pages that they are interested. The reason is because Yankwik Nawa:tl matches the SEA orthography which children are being taught at school and which is standard now, with a couple of exceptions, "tx" instead of "ch" (removal of an unnessecary extra), and using : to indicate long vowels instead of writing the vowel twice to remove ambiguities since in SEA orthography a double vowel is used to indicate both long vowels and two subsequent short vowels. Regarding dialectal Aztec, there *is* a standard which is modeled on the Classical form (not using the same orthography though). --Node ue 05:48, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)
That sounds interesting. Could you provide more information about it? Maybe it would be a good idea if you selected some relevant bits of your correspondence and added them here (maybe with a link to one subpage of your user's page or something like that). So far, Ken moikwiloa nawatl and/or Yankwik Nawatl seem to be preferable if they are being widely used. Anyway, choosing new spellings not widely used so far (e.g.: the spelling "tx") may be just "adding more noise to the confusing system". Besides, if we follow the policy 1 phoneme (better than one sound) + 1 letter it should be checked if Nahuatl speakers perceive this sound as one or two ("ch" in "chirp" may be perceived by an English speaking person as t+ʃ (en:IPA), but, for example, in Spanish "ch" in "nacho" it is perceived as only one [and actually is not the same the English standard (bi)phoneme; it's c+ʃ (en:IPA, c=palatal oclusive). The same may be true as well for "tz/ts". Do they perceive it as one only consonant or as two consonants put together? If they perceive one, one option would be "c" (as, for example, in Malay) for "ch/tx" and "z" for "tz/ts". Anyway, I don't like my last proposal either, I think that pushing the 1 phoneme = 1 letter policy (which I find to be a basically good one) to the extreme may not be a very useful thing. Personally, I find the using of the semicolon a bit awkward. Probably it would be a better option (when necessary) an easy diacritic that could be found in any Mexican standard keyboard. I don't think it is a good idea creating new spellings when there are already plenty of them (many quite easy and clear) to choose from. Probably is better to follow Ken moikwiloa nawatl and/or Yankwik Nawatl as much as possible- [[User:Piolinfax|Tochpapalotl (Piolinfax)]] 11:36, 20 Nov 2004 (UTC)
I still can't totally understand what the problem with the spelling tl is. Of course it doesn't show a "real pronounciation" but the same happens with the spelling in most of the known languages: only one example(between several probable hundreds); does "ch" sound in Italian, English, Spanish or French like the addition of the typical sound of "c+h" in those languages? No. If I want to learn Welsh and I come across the spelling "ll", I may think that it is pronounced like an "l", like an Spanish "ll", etc. but unless I hear to people pronouncing it (on tapes or otherwise) or I can understand the phonetical guiding from my learning source I shouldn't assume any pronounciation guided by the mere look of it. The same should happen to anyone trying to learn Nahuatl: one should be aware that spelling is just a convention. Trying to change such a stable, easy and traditional option as tl on the phonetic grounds that it is misleading seems to me a little too much. Should we complain about the misleading (for us) spelling of some Inupiaq sounds? What about the misleading English spelling gh or oo. Is misleading that in Polish rz and ż are pronounced the same way? Historical reasosns are important. The spelling tlhappens to be one of the only spellings that seems to have been kept in most of the classical and current written Nahuatl texts (except in many linguistic studies were several phonetic scripts are used) virtually untouched. -[[User:Piolinfax|Tochpapalotl (Piolinfax)]] 19:59, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)
As I noted before, an option is to use "tl", but the problem with it is it doesn't fit a principle of 1 letter = 1 sound. Since it is currently used in all daily-use orthographies and the sound can be approximated roughly by a "t" followed by an "l", it is probably not a good idea to drop it but this was suggested by one person in the group. --Node ue 05:48, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)

> Anyway who decided it? That's a good question, I can't see where amd by who the 'nawatl' spelling was officially decided. --Mixcoatl 21:59, 8 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I have a good question too, do you know any Aztec at all? "Quetzalcoatl and not Kwetsalkoatl" (a quote of yours) indicates an imperfect understanding of the sounds of the language since it would be in YN as "Ketzalkoatl", WITHOUT a w. If it were to be converted as kwe, it would be written in classical orthography as cue, and I would find it hard to believe if you tried to say anybody ever wrote a word "cuetzalcoatl". Regarding loans in general though, why is this of concern if the primary use of orthography is for writing a language in an everyday setting? Speakers of a language should not be concerned about how foreigners have written words borrowed from their language when they write the language in an everyday environment. If this were a worry, many languages would be using very different orthographies today, for example the standard Mandarin romanisation system is now HanYu PinYin (pronounced like Spanish "jáñu pín-in", not "jañu píñin"), but English borrowings such as Tai Chi, Mao Tsetung, Kuomintang, Taipei, Lao Tse, etc. use Wade-Giles romanisation, also for example in Central/Southern Arizona, placenames from O'odham are spelled, for example, "Ak Chin", "On Auk Mor", "San Xavier del Bac", "Gila Bend", and even "Arizona", using different older orthographies (the first one uses Saxton orthography, all the others use much older orthographies, in modern orthography they would be: Ak Cin, Onk Akimel, Va:k Cekṣanĭ ["Cekṣanĭ" means "district", not "San Xavier del"], Hila Vi:n, and Al Ṣon). --Node ue 05:48, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)
I'm coming into this discussion a little bit late, but is there a good reason why the first letter of each sentence (and each individual's name, I guess) has to be capitalized? The difference between lowercase and uppercase characters being so marked, you'd think that its use could be better employed than it has it been.
And, for that matter, why use macrons to represent long vowels when you could just as well hold the Shift key down, and capitalize your vowels where you find them, so they come out in uppercase form, in the best and most appropriate place to pronounce them?
And as for the glottal stop, you could always use the backward 'c' character (admittedly not readily displayed in today's HTML-centric internet, but if you are in the habit of writing your own laserprinter fonts - a fairly easy thing to do if you avoid "Windows" like a plague - it's a piece of cake) to represent it. Or you could just use the uppercase H character to represent a glottal stop, and not worry about funny characters that HTML stumbles on.
So, if you want to mark your vowels 'long,' just hold the Shift key down. It is much easier (and that much more attractive) than using a macron, acute, or grave diacritical mark.

Nahuatl source content[ticpatlāz]

Source content from w:James Lockhart's "Nahuatl as Written" is now available on [1]; in particular, at the Nahuatl Main Page. We should probably decide on the right way to translate "Main Page" into Nahuatl, and apply that name both here and there. SJ 19:44, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Administrador y bloqueo[ticpatlāz]

Hola. Veo que no tenemos ningun administrador aquí [2] Alguń voluntario ?. Pienso que necesitamos al menos uno. También propongo que bloqueemos la portada hasta que tengamos más usuarios porque muchas veces se agregan enlaces a sitios feos. Qué opinan ?--Youssefsan 10:01, 11 September 2005 (UTC)

Ya tenemos 4 administradores, User:Ricardo gs, User:Battroid, así como 2 stewards User:SJ (el original) y tu servidor, User:Drini. Drini 23:29 5 feb 2007 (UTC)

Wikimedia Election Notice[ticpatlāz]

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Preparation of Fundraiser 2007[ticpatlāz]

Hi, this is just a first introduction message to tell you: there is more to come. I am dealing with the Project Management of the Fundraiser 2007 and therefore will search for contacts of wikimedians who can help us to do our tasks on all projects. I am actually also building the structure for the fundraiser on Meta. We will need people who help to design buttons, translate texts of buttons, documents, sitenotices etc. Should you feel you want to co-operate please let me know. You can reach me on my meta user page or by e-mail at scretella (at) wikimedia (dot) org. If you wish to notify us that you would like to co-operate on translations, it would be nice if you used e-mail and copied the e-mail to me and Aphaia (aphaia (at) gmail (dot) com). Thank you for your attention and I hope to meet you soon! Cheers :-) -- 4 September 2007 Sabine

Manual for new and small Wikipedias[ticpatlāz]

Hello, at Meta there are pages created to help new and small Wikipedias: Manual and Wikipedia and help pages. You are welcome to have a look and comment. Kind regards--Ziko 22:59 13 Chicuēi 2008 (UTC)


Se invita a los que deseen a participar en m:Tell us about your Wikipedia, creando la página correspondiente y los que deseen, responder el cuestionario (mirar el modelo de es: ) Drini 21:39 29 Chicuēi 2008 (UTC)

Invitación para enviar propuestas de pláticas y talleres a Wikimania[ticpatlāz]

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Small request[ticpatlāz]

Hello! I am a Polish wikipedian and I would like to ask you for writing a new article about former Polish President who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983 – Lech Wałęsa. I have looked for his article in your Wikipedia but without success. Polish Wikipedians will be grateful for your help. Thank you so much in advance! PS article in English you can find here. Best wishes from Poland, Patrol110 20:29 25 Chiucnāuh 2009 (UTC)

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m:Wikimedia México[ticpatlāz]

Como sabrán algunos, estamos dando los primeros pasos hacia la formación de un capítulo mexicano de Wikimedia. Ya tuvimos un encuentro preliminar al que acudimos (en orden alfabético)

  • Drini
  • Ivanmartinez
  • Jaontiveros
  • Rage
  • Saloca
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y al que por causas ajenas no pudo asistir BetoCG. En dicha reunión comenzamos a platicar sobre algunos planes y los pasos que debemos seguir. Hemos creado una página en meta para tener un espacio inicial donde poder dar avisos, llevar seguimiento del proceso, organizar las tareas pendientes y para que los que sientan interés de participar puedan dejar su firma y así podamos empezar a saber en dónde estamos parados y con quienes podríamos contar en un futuro.

En este momento algunos compañeros (abogados, por cierto) están en la ingrata labor de empaparse de la legislación mexicana relacionada con el proceso y elaborando una versión muy preliminar de estatutos que subiremos a la página en meta tan pronto sea posible para que, con esa base, podamos opinar, hacer sugerencias, propuestas, modificar etc. y consensuar en un futuro lo que serían los estatutos.

Comento también que en dicha reunión se trató el tema de los idiomas originarios de México, y considerando que este capítulo debe tener como objetivo buscar formas de apoyar el conocimiento libre en todos los idiomas que se hablen en México, hago la invitación a que al menos consideres la propuesta y agradeceríamos mucho sugerencias e ideas de cómo podríamos avanzar en este camino, incluso si no te interesaría unirte en el futuro, tus ideas y comentarios son bienvenidos. Drini 06:44 5 Nāuh 2010 (UTC)


Your german text has some errors. I propose a new text:

Sprichst du Deutsch und möchtest bei der Wikipedia auf Nahuatl beitragen? Möchtest Du Nahuatl lernen? Dann kannst du uns im Autorenportal eine Nachricht kontaktieren. Wenn Du bereits Benutzer bist, antworten wir dir auf deiner Benutzerdiskussionsseite. Falls Du kein neues Benutzerkonto eröfnen möchtest, werden wir dir im Autorenportal antworten. Wenn Du Fragen zur Schrift hast, besuche "Unsere Schrift". Für andere Fragen zur Wikipedia auf Nahuatl, besuche die mehrsprachige Fragenseite; falls Du schließlich ein Wörterbuch Deutsch-Nahuatl suchst, kannst du hier einige Links finden.

Greetings from Frankfurt, Germany, de:User:Fabian7351 --22:27 12 Nāuh 2010 (UTC)

Done! Regards. --Ricardo 23:43 12 Nāuh 2010 (UTC)

Kanon6917 to Kanon6996[ticpatlāz]

I am requesting the change of my nickname at MetaWiki. I have four years on Wikipedia (more than 3 years on the Aymar Wikipedia), this old nick Kanon6917 is in disuse in other personal accounts since now my email is Kanon6996@... I am trying to unify all my accounts and also on Wikipedia with this definite nickname (I have just done so on the Spanish Wikipedia and on the English Wikipedia). Thanks in advance. --Kanon6917 13:51 31 Chicōn 2010 (UTC)

Question for anyone to answer[ticpatlāz]

Āxcāncāyōtl, what does this word mean ? i was wandering. If anyone could help out that would be great. Send a message back to me on the Navajo wiki Arizona86002 17:37 3 Chicuēi 2010 (UTC)

Āxcāncāyōtl stands for Current events in English (Actualidad in Spanish). --Ricardo 03:16 4 Chicuēi 2010 (UTC)
  • Thank you, very much for answering.Arizona86002 16:35 4 Chicuēi 2010 (UTC)

Learning Nahuatl[ticpatlāz]

Hi there I would like to learn Nahuatl, and could contribute like the message in the main page says. Can anyone help? Thanks. Reply to

Hola, yo quisiera aprender el lenguage Nahuatl, tambien podria colaborar, como dice el mensaje en la primera pagina. Podrian ayudarme? Gracias. Respondan al correo electronico

Bot flag request for WikitanvirBot[ticpatlāz]

  • Operator  : Wikitanvir
  • Automatic or Manually Assisted : Automatic
  • Programming Language(s)  : Python (pywikipedia)
  • Function Summary  : Interwiki
  • Edit period(s)  : Daily
  • Edit rate requested  : 2/3 edits per minute at most
  • Already has a bot flag (Y/N)  : Yes, see here
  • Function Details  : Bot will patrol recent changes and new pages, and add, remove, or modify interwiki links in autonomous mode.

Currently doing some test edits. Notify me if there is a problem. — Tanvir • 21:07 2 Mahtlāc 2010 (UTC)

2010 Fundraising Is Almost Here[ticpatlāz]

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Hello Wikipedians, I am Kelly and I am working for the Wikimedia Foundation during the 2010 Fundraiser. My job is to be the liaison between your community and the Foundation. This year's fundraiser is intended to be a collaborative and global effort; we recognize that banner messages which may perform well in the United States don't necessarily translate well, or appeal to international audiences.

I'm contacting you as I am currently looking for translators who are willing to contribute to this project by helping translate and localize messages into different languages and suggesting messages that would appeal to your readers on the Fundraising Meta Page. We've started the setup on meta for both banner submission, statistical analysis, and grouping volunteers together.
Use the talk pages on meta, talk to your local communities, talk to others, talk to us, and add your feedback to the proposed messages as well! I look forward to working with you during this year's fundraiser. If someone could translate this message I would really appreciate it so that everyone is able to understand our goals and contribute to this year's campaign.
Klyman 00:14 21 Mahtlāc 2010 (UTC)

An urgent translation request[ticpatlāz]

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Greetings :) As you may have noticed, the banners are up and we are in the final stages of testing before the official kickoff on Monday the 15th for this year's WMF fundraiser. We are in a bit of a time crunch to get the Nāhuatl translations in before the Fundraiser launch on Monday. We really don't want to have English pages on the Nāhuatl projects. This is a calll to to community to get involved, help translate and recruit translators to get all the fundraising materials completed. Here is the translation hub with the Jimmy Appeal, Core Messages, FAQ and Benefactors pages that need to be completed Translations. Once these are completed, we can build the new landing pages and localize the fundraiser! Thanks so much, let me know if there are any questions!Klyman 19:05 13 Īhuāncē 2010 (UTC)

Artículos buenos[ticpatlāz]

Quisiera preguntar cuál es el criterio de selección de un artículo bueno en esta Wikipedia. He visto que recientemente se han enlazado muchos artículos buenos a otras Wikipedias, sin embargo veo que la calidad de los artículos deja mucho que desear a juzagar por el poco contenido, falta de párrafo introductorio, exceso de imágenes, información no verificable por falta de referencias, etc. Si por favor pudieran aclararme este asunto mucho agradecerías, pues la verdad me temo que se esté haciendo mal uso de la enciclopedia otorgando el título de buenos a artículos poco desarrollados y nominados unilateralmente como buenos.-- 16:50 18 Ōnt 2011 (UTC)

Si tu no firmas con el nombre de una cuenta registrada , no puedo explicarte nada. Te pido una disculpa y espero puedas entenderlo.--Marrovi 17:13 18 Ōnt 2011 (UTC)

Bot flag for Ripchip Bot[ticpatlāz]

Thanks in advance. Béria Lima msg 19:08 16 Yēt 2011 (UTC)

Done. Jafeluv 13:11 19 Yēt 2011 (UTC)

Interés en aprender Nahuatl[ticpatlāz]

Aló, escribo con la intención de colaborar aquí en la Huiquipedia y me gustaría saber donde puedo comenzar a aprender nahuatl y así ayudar a contribuir a expandir la misma. --Susleriel 16:57 29 Yēt 2011 (UTC)

Interés en profundizar mi Nahuatl y ayudar[ticpatlāz]

Hola, quisiera saber si me pudieran ayudar en el aprendizaje del Nahuatl, pues apenas sé lo básico de lo básico. Y una vez haya concluido mi aprendizaje, ayudar con la Huiquipedia. Sólo una opinión, basado en lo que he leído más arriba. No me expresaré nada bien en Náhuatl, pero si soy "experto" en algo, es en su historia y su contexto social, así como el de la mayoría de las lenguas nativas de Mesoamérica, por estudios y por vivencia; y sólo les digo que creo que si eligen usar Nahuatl Clásico, lo mejor es usar ortografía clásica, porque es la que mejor entenderán los aprendices mexicanos, que son los acostumbrados a esa ortografía, tanto por la guía Española, como por los nombres que todo mexicano (e incluso extranjero) conoce y que sólo se peleen por las vocales y las glotales, dejando en paz al resto de las consonantes. Y no se preocupen por la pronunciación de TL, el mexicano promedio ha aprendido a pronunciar bien el sonido TL intervocálico, sólo debe entrenar para poder pronunciarlo bien a final de palabra (que es donde le falla, pues honestamente es más difícil ahí). Ésto en cuanto al Clásico, en otros Náhuatles (si ése es el plural correcto), pues háganlo como sus hablantes lo sientan. Pero, por favor, al Clásico no le intenten reformar la ortografía, porque de hecho serían los propios aztecas cuando conocieron nuestro alfabeto, quienes le pusieron la ortografía, que luego regularizarían los monjes y misioneros, pero en última instancia fueron los Aztecas los que harían esta ortografía. Es como pedirle al latín reformar su ortografía, porque ya no se dice "PATER NOSTER QUI ES IN CAELIS" e imponer que se escriba "Pater noster ki es in tcelis", ni siquiera se lo podemos pedir a idiomas vivos y con una ortografía realmente infiel a la fonética, como son el Francés o el Inglés. La ortografía de un idioma también es parte del bagaje cultural que éste conlleva y es parte de su historia. Pero, bueno, luego de esa anotación. Por favor ayúdenme con mi Nahuatl. Se los ruego, por favor, les dejo mi correo: Gracias

Hola, en tlahtōltecpantiliztli encontrarás algunos enlaces que te serán útiles en tu aprendizaje. Saludos. --Ricardo 16:38 4 Chicuacē 2011 (UTC)

Multilingual Challenge[ticpatlāz]

Motēnquīxtia in nepapantlahtōlli Derby neneuhcahuīliztli

Inīn in achto nepapantlahtōlli Huiquipedia cepan tlachīhualli. Mochintin in huiquitlatequitiltilīlli hueliti quichīhuaz zazo tlahtōltica Huiquipediapan. In neneuhcahuīliztli tzinti in 1 tlamācuīlti īhuān tlami in 3 tlachiucnāuhti 2011.
¡Ximomachiyōmaca huēl āxcān!

Announcing the Derby Multilingual Challenge

This is the first multilingual Wikipedia collaboration. All Wikipedians can take part, in any Wikipedia language. The challenge runs from 1 May until 3 September 2011.
Sign up now!
" Wikipedia is particularly pleased to see that Derby Museums are encouraging the creation of articles in languages other than English." (Jimmy Wales, 14 January 2011)

Andrew Dalby 13:24 2 Mācuīl 2011 (UTC)

Call for image filter referendum[ticpatlāz]

The Wikimedia Foundation, at the direction of the Board of Trustees, will be holding a vote to determine whether members of the community support the creation and usage of an opt-in personal image filter, which would allow readers to voluntarily screen particular types of images strictly for their own account.

Further details and educational materials will be available shortly. The referendum is scheduled for 12-27 August, 2011, and will be conducted on servers hosted by a neutral third party. Referendum details, officials, voting requirements, and supporting materials will be posted at Meta:Image filter referendum shortly.

Sorry for delivering you a message in English. Please help translate the pages on the referendum on Meta and join the translators mailing list.

La Fundación Wikimedia, bajo la dirección de la Junta de Síndicos, se celebrará una votación para determinar si los miembros de la comunidad de apoyo a la creación y el uso de una opción de filtro de imagen personal, que permiten a los lectores de pantalla voluntariamente determinados tipos de imágenes estrictamente para su propia cuenta.

Más detalles y los materiales educativos estarán disponibles en breve. El referéndum está previsto para agosto 12 hasta 27 2011, y se llevará a cabo en los servidores alojados por un tercero neutral. Detalles del referéndum, los funcionarios, los requisitos de votación, y materiales de apoyo serán publicadas en Meta: referéndum Filtro de imágenes en breve.

Por favor, ayudar a traducir las páginas en el referéndum sobre la meta y unirse a la lista de correo de traductores.

For the coordinating committee,
Philippe (WMF)
Robert Harris

Qué variante[ticpatlāz]

Hola, yo quiero colaborar creando un artículo, pero no se si puedo editar en algún variante del nahuatl que no sea el clásico, espero respuestas gracias. --Yuwali 18:57 11 Chicōn 2011 (UTC)


  • Operator  : Hedwig in Washington
  • Automatic or Manually Assisted : automatic
  • Programming Language(s)  : Python (pywikipedia), daily update
  • Function Summary  : Interwiki, Internationalization by removing chaos in Babel-Category so it can be used properly and easy. Double redirects will be added shortly
  • Already has a bot flag (Y/N)  : Yes: 31 Wikis so far, others pending. see here
  • Function Details  : just using the standard; parameters: -auto -all - log -catr

I humbly request bot status on this wiki in order to update Interwiki, and improve Internationalization by removing chaos in Babel so it can be used properly and easy by everyone.

Thank you for consideration! --Hedwig in Washington 00:21 16 Chiucnāuh 2011 (UTC)

Neologismos de cine[ticpatlāz]

Niltze, quiero crear una plantilla para los directores de cine, pero no estoy seguro sobre el neologismo correcto. Vi que en mēxihcatl īxiptlayōliztli se utiliza Īxīptlayōliztēuctli que supongo viene de īxiptlayōlli y tēuctli. Me parece más o menos correcto. Pero no sé si haya consenso sobre esto. Disculpen si esto no debía de ir aquí, no sabía en donde ponerlo. --$$$Marlon$$$30 17:02 14 Mahtlāc 2011 (UTC)

¡Niltze!, me da gusto saludate, los neologismo podemos discutirlos en Huiquipedia tēixnāmiquiliztli:Yancuīctlahtōlli (te responderé ahí).--Ricardo 18:07 14 Mahtlāc 2011 (UTC)

Terms of Use update[ticpatlāz]

I apologize that you are receiving this message in English. Please help translate it.


The Wikimedia Foundation is discussing changes to its Terms of Use. The discussion can be found at Talk:Terms of use. Everyone is invited to join in. Because the new version of Terms of use is not in final form, we are not able to present official translations of it. Volunteers are welcome to translate it, as German volunteers have done at m:Terms of use/de, but we ask that you note at the top that the translation is unofficial and may become outdated as the English version is changed. The translation request can be found at m:Translation requests/WMF/Terms of Use 2 -- Maggie Dennis, Community Liaison 01:07 27 Mahtlāc 2011 (UTC)

Open Call for 2012 Wikimedia Fellowship Applicants[ticpatlāz]

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I apologize that you are receiving this message in English. Please help translate it.

  • Do you want to help attract new contributors to Wikimedia projects?
  • Do you want to improve retention of our existing editors?
  • Do you want to strengthen our community by diversifying its base and increasing the overall number of excellent participants around the world?

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking Community Fellows and project ideas for the Community Fellowship Program. A Fellowship is a temporary position at the Wikimedia Foundation in order to work on a specific project or set of projects. Submissions for 2012 are encouraged to focus on the theme of improving editor retention and increasing participation in Wikimedia projects. If interested, please submit a project idea or apply to be a fellow by January 15, 2012. Please visit for more information.


--Siko Bouterse, Head of Community Fellowships, Wikimedia Foundation 02:56 22 omōme 2011 (UTC)

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Announcing Wikipedia 1.19 beta[ticpatlāz]

Wikimedia Foundation is getting ready to push out 1.19 to all the WMF-hosted wikis. As we finish wrapping up our code review, you can test the new version right now on For more information, please read the release notes or the start of the final announcement.

The following are the areas that you will probably be most interested in:

  • Faster loading of javascript files makes dependency tracking more important.
  • New common*.css files usable by skins instead of having to copy piles of generic styles from MonoBook or Vector's css.
  • The default user signature now contains a talk link in addition to the user link.
  • Searching blocked usernames in block log is now clearer.
  • Better timezone recognition in user preferences.
  • Improved diff readability for colorblind people.
  • The interwiki links table can now be accessed also when the interwiki cache is used (used in the API and the Interwiki extension).
  • More gender support (for instance in logs and user lists).
  • Language converter improved, e.g. it now works depending on the page content language.
  • Time and number-formatting magic words also now depend on the page content language.
  • Bidirectional support further improved after 1.18.

Report any problems on the labs beta wiki and we'll work to address them before they software is released to the production wikis.

Note that this cluster does have SUL but it is not integrated with SUL in production, so you'll need to create another account. You should avoid using the same password as you use here. — Global message delivery 16:25 15 Cēn 2012 (UTC)

Language support group for Nahuatl[ticpatlāz]

The Wikimedia Foundation has brought together a new team of developers who are dedicated to language support. This team is to support all the languages and consequently it is not realistic to expect that the team members can provide proper support for your language. It is for this reason that we are looking for volunteers who will make up a language support team.

This language support team will be asked to provide us with information about their language. Such information may need to be provided either to us or on a website that we will indicate to you. Another activity will be to test software that will likely have an effect on the running of the MediaWiki software. We are looking for people who clearly identify their ability. Formal knowledge is definitely appreciated.

As much of the activity will be concentrated on, it will be a plus when team members know how to localise at
Thanks, Gmeijssen 16:27 30 Cēn 2012 (UTC)

Localising the Babel extension[ticpatlāz]

The Babel extension is used by people to indicate their proficiency in a language. We would love to be able to do this properly for the Nahuatl language as well. Could someone please localise this extension for us ? Thanks, Gmeijssen 16:27 30 Cēn 2012 (UTC)

I translated the message, hope that it is what was needed.--Ricardo 17:00 30 Cēn 2012 (UTC)

MediaWiki 1.19[ticpatlāz]

(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to upgrade MediaWiki (the software powering this wiki) to its latest version this month. You can help to test it before it is enabled, to avoid disruption and breakage. More information is available in the full announcement. Thank you for your understanding.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system (wrong page? You can fix it.). 15:11 12 Ōnt 2012 (UTC)

Update on IPv6[ticpatlāz]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it, as well as the full version of this announcement on Meta)

The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to do limited testing of IPv6 on June 2-3. If there are not too many problems, we may fully enable IPv6 on World IPv6 day (June 6), and keep it enabled.

What this means for your project:

  • At least on June 2-3, 2012, you may see a small number of edits from IPv6 addresses, which are in the form "2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334". See e.g. w:en:IPv6 address. These addresses should behave like any other IP address: You can leave messages on their talk pages; you can track their contributions; you can block them. (See the full version of this announcement for notes on range blocks.)
  • In the mid term, some user scripts and tools will need to be adapted for IPv6.
  • We suspect that IPv6 usage is going to be very low initially, meaning that abuse should be manageable, and we will assist in the monitoring of the situation.

Read the full version of this announcement on how to test the behavior of IPv6 with various tools and how to leave bug reports, and to find a fuller analysis of the implications of the IPv6 migration.

--Erik Möller, VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation 01:14 2 ic chicuacē 2012 (UTC)

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2011 Picture of the Year competition[ticpatlāz]

македонскиnorsk bokmålpolski

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2011 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We are interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year 2011. Any user registered at Commons or a Wikimedia wiki SUL-related to Commons with more than 75 edits before 1 April 2012 (UTC) is welcome to vote and, of course everyone is welcome to view!

Detailed information about the contest can be found at the introductory page.

About 600 of the best of Wikimedia Common's photos, animations, movies and graphics were chosen –by the international Wikimedia Commons community– out of 12 million files during 2011 and are now called Featured Pictures.

From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons Features Pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories.

We regret that you receive this message in English; we intended to use banners to notify you in your native language but there was both, human and technical resistance.

See you on Commons! --Picture of the Year 2011 Committee 18:31 5 ic chicuacē 2012 (UTC)

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Help decide about more than $10 million of Wikimedia donations in the coming year[ticpatlāz]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it)


As many of you are aware, the Wikimedia Board of Trustees recently initiated important changes in the way that money is being distributed within the Wikimedia movement. As part of this, a new community-led "Funds Dissemination Committee" (FDC) is currently being set up. Already in 2012-13, its recommendations will guide the decisions about the distribution of over 10 million US dollars among the Foundation, chapters and other eligible entities.

Now, seven capable, knowledgeable and trustworthy community members are sought to volunteer on the initial Funds Dissemination Committee. It is expected to take up its work in September. In addition, a community member is sought to be the Ombudsperson for the FDC process. If you are interested in joining the committee, read the call for volunteers. Nominations are planned to close on August 15.

--Anasuya Sengupta, Director of Global Learning and Grantmaking, Wikimedia Foundation 20:17 19 Chicōn 2012 (UTC)

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More opportunities for you to access free research databases[ticpatlāz]

The quest to get editors free access to the sources they need is gaining momentum.

  • Credo Reference provides full-text online versions of nearly 1200 published reference works from more than 70 publishers in every major subject, including general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias. There are 125 full Credo 350 accounts available, with access even to 100 more references works than in Credo's original donation. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.
  • HighBeam Research has access to over 80 million articles from 6,500 publications including newspapers, magazines, academic journals, newswires, trade magazines and encyclopedias. Thousands of new articles are added daily, and archives date back over 25 years covering a wide range of subjects and industries. There are 250 full access 1-year accounts available. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.
  • Questia is an online research library for books and journal articles focusing on the humanities and social sciences. Questia has curated titles from over 300 trusted publishers including 77,000 full-text books and 4 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as encyclopedia entries. There will soon be 1000 full access 1-year accounts available. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.

You might also be interested in the idea to create a central Wikipedia Library where approved editors would have access to all participating resource donors. Add your feedback to the Community Fellowship proposal. Apologies for the English message (translate here). Go sign up :) --Ocaasi (talk) 02:20 16 ic chicuēyi 2012 (UTC)

Request for Comment: Legal Fees Assistance Program[ticpatlāz]

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I apologize for addressing you in English. I would be grateful if you could translate this message into your language.

The Wikimedia Foundation is conducting a request for comment on a proposed program that could provide legal assistance to users in specific support roles who are named in a legal complaint as a defendant because of those roles. We wanted to be sure that your community was aware of this discussion and would have a chance to participate in that discussion.

If this page is not the best place to publicize this request for comment, please help spread the word to those who may be interested in participating. (If you'd like to help translating the "request for comment", program policy or other pages into your language and don't know how the translation system works, please come by my user talk page at m:User talk:Mdennis (WMF). I'll be happy to assist or to connect you with a volunteer who can assist.)

Thank you! --Mdennis (WMF)02:06 6 Chiucnāuh 2012 (UTC)

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Wikidata is getting close to a first roll-out[ticpatlāz]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.)

As some of you might already have heard Wikimedia Deutschland is working on a new Wikimedia project. It is called m:Wikidata. The goal of Wikidata is to become a central data repository for the Wikipedias, its sister projects and the world. In the future it will hold data like the number of inhabitants of a country, the date of birth of a famous person or the length of a river. These can then be used in all Wikimedia projects and outside of them.

The project is divided into three phases and "we are getting close to roll-out the first phase". The phases are:

  1. language links in the Wikipedias (making it possible to store the links between the language editions of an article just once in Wikidata instead of in each linked article)
  2. infoboxes (making it possible to store the data that is currently in infoboxes in one central place and share the data)
  3. lists (making it possible to create lists and similar things based on queries to Wikidata so they update automatically when new data is added or modified)

It'd be great if you could join us, test the demo version, provide feedback and take part in the development of Wikidata. You can find all the relevant information including an FAQ and sign-up links for our on-wiki newsletter on the Wikidata page on Meta.

For further discussions please use this talk page (if you are uncomfortable writing in English you can also write in your native language there) or point me to the place where your discussion is happening so I can answer there.

--Lydia Pintscher 13:31 10 Chiucnāuh 2012 (UTC)

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Mojones y milestones[ticpatlāz]

Hola amigos!

Hay aqui en la Wikipedia nahuátl una página con algo como mojones o milestones. Una estadistica del desarrollo cuantitativo?

--Frank C. Müller (discusión) 13:44 17 Chiucnāuh 2012 (UTC)

Upcoming software changes - please report any problems[ticpatlāz]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it)

All Wikimedia wikis - including this one - will soon be upgraded with new and possibly disruptive code. This process starts today and finishes on October 24 (see the upgrade schedule & code details).

Please watch for problems with:

  • revision diffs
  • templates
  • CSS and JavaScript pages (like user scripts)
  • bots
  • PDF export
  • images, video, and sound, especially scaling sizes
  • the CologneBlue skin

If you notice any problems, please report problems at our defect tracker site. You can test for possible problems at and, which have already been updated.

Thanks! With your help we can find problems fast and get them fixed faster.

Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Engineering Community Manager (talk) 03:06 16 Mahtlāc 2012 (UTC)

P.S.: For the regular, smaller MediaWiki updates every two weeks, please watch this schedule.

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Fundraising localization: volunteers from outside the USA needed[ticpatlāz]

Please translate for your local community

Hello All,

The Wikimedia Foundation's Fundraising team have begun our 'User Experience' project, with the goal of understanding the donation experience in different countries outside the USA and enhancing the localization of our donation pages. I am searching for volunteers to spend 30 minutes on a Skype chat with me, reviewing their own country's donation pages. It will be done on a 'usability' format (I will ask you to read the text and go through the donation flow) and will be asking your feedback in the meanwhile.

The only pre-requisite is for the volunteer to actually live in the country and to have access to at least one donation method that we offer for that country (mainly credit/debit card, but also real-time banking like IDEAL, E-wallets, etc...) so we can do a live test and see if the donation goes through. All volunteers will be reimbursed of the donations that eventually succeed (and they will be low amounts, like 1-2 dollars)

By helping us you are actually helping thousands of people to support our mission of free knowledge across the world. Please sing up and help us with our 'User Experience' project! :) If you are interested (or know of anyone who could be) please email All countries needed (excepting USA)!

Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

Sent using Global message delivery, 17:12 17 Mahtlāc 2012 (UTC)

He visto que en otras Wikipedias, escritas en idiomas que carecen en la actualidad de una versión estandarizada, ampliamente conocida o aceptada por sus hablantes, han resuelto el problema de ¿en qué variante o con qué ortografía debemos de escribir? - Y al resolver este problema, han estimulado considerablemente las aportaciones de la comunidad entera, de los que hablan dicho idioma.

En estas páginas se propone el Náhuatl clásico, sin embargo, la realidad nos dice que la mayoría de los hablantes nativos modernos del idioma Náhuatl, desconocen la versión clásica, ya que en la escuela primero aprenden a escribir en su variante regional, utilizando una ortografía que difiere de la clásica, y son muy pocos los que luego llegan a aprender el clásico, ya que esto no está incluido en los planes de estudio actuales. Si lo aprenden, es por su propio interés personal.

Por lo tanto, si pedimos que la gente escriba en Náhuatl clásico, nos estamos limitando a un grupo muy reducido de posibles autores.

¿Cómo le han hecho en otras Wikipedias? Pongo de ejemplo la del idioma Bávaro (ver, que carece de una lengua estandarizada moderna. En esa Wikipedia están invitados a escribir todos sus hablantes, y cada quien escribe tal como habla y con la ortografía que conoce de su región. Lo único que se le exige al autor, es que ponga al mero principio del texto: “Este artículo ha sido escrito en el dialecto de … (nombre de la región)”. A los demás autores se les exhorta a no cambiar ni la ortografía, ni la gramática, ni el vocabulario del original, porque si no sería un cuento del nunca acabar, ya que cada grupo tiene una manera diferente de hablar y escribir. Si alguien de otro dialecto quiere escribir el mismo artículo, lo puede hacer, sin borrar el del primero, sino creando una versión nueva que indique en qué variante está escribiendo.

La ventaja de esto es que todos escriben en su lengua materna, y nadie se inhibe por no conocer la versión clásica, y sin temor a que otros le vayan a destruir su artículo. Además se tiene la ventaja, de que cada comunidad comienza a conocer cómo hablan los demás, lo que incrementa el entendimiento inter-dialectal y enriquece el vocabulario global de todos.

Mi propuesta es que se invite a toda la comunidad hablante del Náhuatl, sin importar cual sea su dialecto, y qué tan ininteligible sea éste de los demás, a que aporten sus artículos. Creo que, tomando en cuenta que hay más de un millón de hablantes del Náhuatl, es hora de que la presencia del pueblo mexicano y sus conocimientos, se hagan sentir en la Wikipedia, con algunos cientos de miles de artículos.

Be a Wikimedia fundraising "User Experience" volunteer![ticpatlāz]

Thank you to everyone who volunteered last year on the Wikimedia fundraising 'User Experience' project. We have talked to many different people in different countries and their feedback has helped us immensely in restructuring our pages. If you haven't heard of it yet, the 'User Experience' project has the goal of understanding the donation experience in different countries (outside the USA) and enhancing the localization of our donation pages.

I am (still) searching for volunteers to spend some time on a Skype chat with me, reviewing their own country's donation pages. It will be done on a 'usability' format (I will ask you to read the text and go through the donation flow) and will be asking your feedback in the meanwhile.

The only pre-requisite is for the volunteer to actually live in the country and to have access to at least one donation method that we offer for that country (mainly credit/debit card, but also real time banking like IDEAL, E-wallets, etc...) so we can do a live test and see if the donation goes through. **All volunteers will be reimbursed of the donations that eventually succeed (and they will be very low amounts, like 1-2 dollars)**

By helping us you are actually helping thousands of people to support our mission of free knowledge across the world. If you are interested (or know of anyone who could be) please email All countries needed (excepting USA)!!


Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

Sent using Global message delivery, 21:09 8 Cēn 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia sites to move to primary data center in Ashburn, Virginia. Read-only mode expected.[ticpatlāz]

(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) Next week, the Wikimedia Foundation will transition its main technical operations to a new data center in Ashburn, Virginia, USA. This is intended to improve the technical performance and reliability of all Wikimedia sites, including this wiki. There will be some times when the site will be in read-only mode, and there may be full outages; the current target windows for the migration are January 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2013, from 17:00 to 01:00 UTC (see other timezones on More information is available in the full announcement.

If you would like to stay informed of future technical upgrades, consider becoming a Tech ambassador and joining the ambassadors mailing list. You will be able to help your fellow Wikimedians have a voice in technical discussions and be notified of important decisions.

Thank you for your help and your understanding.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system (wrong page? You can fix it.). 15:32 19 Cēn 2013 (UTC)

Help turn ideas into grants in the new IdeaLab[ticpatlāz]

Wikimedia Foundation RGB logo with text.svg

I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

  • Do you have an idea for a project to improve this community or website?
  • Do you think you could complete your idea if only you had some funding?
  • Do you want to help other people turn their ideas into project plans or grant proposals?

Please join us in the IdeaLab, an incubator for project ideas and Individual Engagement Grant proposals.

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking new ideas and proposals for Individual Engagement Grants. These grants fund individuals or small groups to complete projects that help improve this community. If interested, please submit a completed proposal by February 15, 2013. Please visit for more information.

Thanks! --Siko Bouterse, Head of Individual Engagement Grants, Wikimedia Foundation 20:41 30 Cēn 2013 (UTC)

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Wikidata phase 1 (language links) coming to this Wikipedia[ticpatlāz]


Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this locally.

Wikidata has been in development for a few months now. It is now time for the roll-out of the first part of it on your Wikipedia. Phase 1 is the support for the management of language links. It is already being used on the Hungarian, Hebrew, Italian and English Wikipedias. The next step is to enable the extension on all other Wikipedias. We have currently planned this for March 6.

What is Wikidata?[ticpatlāz]

Wikidata is a central place to store data that you can usually find in infoboxes. Think of it as something like Wikimedia Commons but for data (like the number of inhabitants of a country or the length of a river) instead of multimedia. The first part of this project (centralizing language links) is being rolled out now. The more fancy things will follow later.

What is going to happen?[ticpatlāz]

Language links in the sidebar are going to come from Wikidata in addition to the ones in the wiki text. To edit them, scroll to the bottom of the language links, and click edit. You no longer need to maintain these links by hand in the wiki text of the article.

Where can I find more information and ask questions?[ticpatlāz]

Editors on en:wp have created a great page with all the necessary information for editors and there is also an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata[ticpatlāz]

To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages. You can see previous editions here.

--Lydia Pintscher 16:12 21 Ōnt 2013 (UTC)

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Wikidata phase 1 (language links) live on this Wikipedia[ticpatlāz]


Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this locally. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

As I annonced 2 weeks ago, Wikidata phase 1 (language links) has been deployed here today. Language links in the sidebar are coming from Wikidata in addition to the ones in the wiki text. To edit them, scroll to the bottom of the language links, and click edit. You no longer need to maintain these links by hand in the wiki text of the article.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? Editors on en:wp have created a great page with all the necessary information for editors and there is also an FAQ for this deployment. It'd be great if you could bring this to this wiki if that has not already happened. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.

--Lydia Pintscher 23:05 6 Yēt 2013 (UTC)

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Convert complex templates to Lua to make them faster and more powerful[ticpatlāz]

(Please consider translating this message for the benefit of your fellow Wikimedians)

Greetings. As you might have seen on the Wikimedia tech blog or the tech ambassadors list, a new functionality called "Lua" is being enabled on all Wikimedia sites today. Lua is a scripting language that enables you to write faster and more powerful MediaWiki templates.

If you have questions about how to convert existing templates to Lua (or how to create new ones), we'll be holding two support sessions on IRC next week: one on Wednesday (for Oceania, Asia & America) and one on Friday (for Europe, Africa & America); see m:IRC office hours for the details. If you can't make it, you can also get help at mw:Talk:Lua scripting.

If you'd like to learn about this kind of events earlier in advance, consider becoming a Tech ambassador by subscribing to the mailing list. You will also be able to help your fellow Wikimedians have a voice in technical discussions and be notified of important decisions.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system. 20:11 13 Yēt 2013 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)

Wikidata phase 2 (infoboxes) coming to this Wikipedia[ticpatlāz]


Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

A while ago the first phase of Wikidata was enabled on this Wikipedia. This means you are getting the language links in each article from Wikidata. It is soon time to enable the second phase of Wikidata (infoboxes) here. We have already done this on the [first 11 Wikipedias] (it, he, hu, ru, tr, uk, uz, hr, bs, sr, sh) and things are looking good. The next step is English Wikipedia. This is planned for April 8. If everything works out fine we will deploy on all remaining Wikipedias on April 10. I will update this part of the FAQ if there are any issues forcing us to change this date. I will also sent another note to this village pump once the deployment is finished.

What will happen once we have phase 2 enabled here? Once it is enabled in a few days you will be able to make use of the structured data that is available on Wikidata in your articles/infoboxes. It includes things like the symbol for a chemical element, the ISBN for a book or the top level domain of a country. (None of this will happen automatically. Someone will have to change the article or infobox template for this to happen!)

How will this work? There are two ways to access the data:

  • Use a parser function like {{#property:p169}} in the wiki text of the article on Yahoo!. This will return “Marissa Mayer” as she is the chief executive officer of the company.
  • For more complicated things you can use Lua. The documentation for this is here.

We are working on expanding the parser function so you can for example use {{#property:chief executive officer}} instead of {{#property:p169}}. The complete plan for this is here.

Where can I test this? You can already test it on test2.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? We have collected the main questions in an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.

--Lydia Pintscher 17:05 5 Nāuh 2013 (UTC)

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Request for comment on inactive administrators[ticpatlāz]

Solicitud de comentarios sobre los administradores inactivos

(Por favor, considere traducir este mensaje para beneficio de sus compañeros wikimedistas. Por favor, considere también traducir esta propuesta.)

Read this message in English / Lleer esti mensaxe n'asturianu / বাংলায় এই বার্তাটি পড়ুন / Llegiu aquest missatge en català / Læs denne besked på dansk / Lies diese Nachricht auf Deutsch / Leś cal mesag' chè in Emiliàn / Leer este mensaje en español / Lue tämä viesti suomeksi / Lire ce message en français / Ler esta mensaxe en galego / हिन्दी / Pročitajte ovu poruku na hrvatskom / Baca pesan ini dalam Bahasa Indonesia / Leggi questo messaggio in italiano / ಈ ಸಂದೇಶವನ್ನು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಿ / Aqra dan il-messaġġ bil-Malti / norsk (bokmål) / Lees dit bericht in het Nederlands / Przeczytaj tę wiadomość po polsku / Citiți acest mesaj în română / Прочитать это сообщение на русском / Farriintaan ku aqri Af-Soomaali / Pročitaj ovu poruku na srpskom (Прочитај ову поруку на српском) / อ่านข้อความนี้ในภาษาไทย / Прочитати це повідомлення українською мовою / Đọc thông báo bằng tiếng Việt / 使用中文阅读本信息。


Hay una nueva solicitud de comentarios en Meta-Wiki sobre la retirada de los derechos administrativos a wikimedistas inactivos durante largo tiempo. Esta propuesta se aplicaría a los proyectos que no tienen un proceso de revisión propio.

Estamos listando los proyectos con procedimientos locales de remoción de permisos a administradores inactivos en la página de discusión de la solicitud de comentarios. No dude en agregar su(s) proyecto(s) a la lista si poseen una política de inactividad de administradores.

Todos los comentarios se aprecian. La discusión podría cerrarse el 21 de mayo de 2013 (21/05/2013), pero esta fecha se ampliará si fuera necesario.

Gracias, Billinghurst (thanks to all the translators!) 05:03 24 Nāuh 2013 (UTC)

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Wikidata phase 2 (infoboxes) is here[ticpatlāz]


Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

A while ago the first phase of Wikidata was enabled on this Wikipedia. This means you are getting the language links in each article from Wikidata. We have now enabled the second phase of Wikidata (infoboxes) here. We have already done this on the [first 11 Wikipedias] (it, he, hu, ru, tr, uk, uz, hr, bs, sr, sh) a month ago and two days ago on the English Wikipedia. Today all the remaining Wikipedias followed.

What does having phase 2 enabled here mean? You are now able to make use of the structured data that is available on Wikidata in your articles/infoboxes. It includes things like the symbol for a chemical element, the ISBN for a book or the top level domain of a country. (None of this will happen automatically. Someone will have to change the article or infobox template for this to happen!) The current state is just the beginning though. It will be extended based on feedback we get from you now.

How will this work? There are two ways to access the data:

  • Use a parser function like {{#property:p159}} in the wiki text of the article on Wikimedia Foundation. This will return “San Francisco” as that is the headquarter location of the non-profit.
  • For more complicated things you can use Lua. The documentation for this is here.

We are working on expanding the parser function so you can for example use {{#property:headquarter location}} instead of {{#property:p159}}. The complete plan for this is here.

Where can I test this? You can test it on test2 if you don't want to do it in an article here.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? We have collected the main questions in an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.

We are excited about taking yet another step towards allowing all Wikipedias share structured data and collect and curate it together. --Lydia Pintscher 19:15 24 Nāuh 2013 (UTC)

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[en] Change to wiki account system and account renaming[ticpatlāz]

Some accounts will soon be renamed due to a technical change that the developer team at Wikimedia are making. More details on Meta.

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[en] Change to section edit links[ticpatlāz]

The default position of the "edit" link in page section headers is going to change soon. The "edit" link will be positioned adjacent to the page header text rather than floating opposite it.

Section edit links will be to the immediate right of section titles, instead of on the far right. If you're an editor of one of the wikis which already implemented this change, nothing will substantially change for you; however, scripts and gadgets depending on the previous implementation of section edit links will have to be adjusted to continue working; however, nothing else should break even if they are not updated in time.

Detailed information and a timeline is available on meta.

Ideas to do this all the way to 2009 at least. It is often difficult to track which of several potential section edit links on the far right is associated with the correct section, and many readers and anonymous or new editors may even be failing to notice section edit links at all, since they read section titles, which are far away from the links.

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Tech newsletter: Subscribe to receive the next editions[ticpatlāz]

Tech news prepared by tech ambassadors and posted by Global message deliveryContributeTranslateGet helpGive feedbackUnsubscribe • 20:58 20 ic mācuīl 2013 (UTC)
Important note: This is the first edition of the Tech News weekly summaries, which help you monitor recent software changes likely to impact you and your fellow Wikimedians.

If you want to continue to receive the next issues every week, please subscribe to the newsletter. You can subscribe your personal talk page and a community page like this one. The newsletter can be translated into your language.

You can also become a tech ambassador, help us write the next newsletter and tell us what to improve. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. guillom 20:58 20 ic mācuīl 2013 (UTC)

Trademark discussion[ticpatlāz]

Hi, apologies for posting this in English, but I wanted to alert your community to a discussion on Meta about potential changes to the Wikimedia Trademark Policy. Please translate this statement if you can. We hope that you will all participate in the discussion; we also welcome translations of the legal team’s statement into as many languages as possible and encourage you to voice your thoughts there. Please see the Trademark practices discussion (on Meta-Wiki) for more information. Thank you! --Mdennis (WMF) (talk)

Free Research Accounts from Leading Medical Publisher. Come and Sign up![ticpatlāz]

gets Wikipedia editors free access to reliable sources that are behind paywalls. I want to alert you to our latest donation.

  • Cochrane Collaboration is an independent medical nonprofit organization that conducts systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials of health-care interventions, which it then publishes in the Cochrane Library.
  • Cochrane has generously agreed to give free, full-access accounts to medical editors. Individual access would otherwise cost between $300 and $800 per account.
  • If you are active as a medical editor, come and sign up :)

Cheers, 21:13 16 ic chicuacē 2013 (UTC)

Cochrane Library Sign-up (correct link)[ticpatlāz]

My apologies for the incorrect link: You can sign up for ' accounts at the. Cheers, 21:47 16 ic chicuacē 2013 (UTC)

X!'s Edit Counter[ticpatlāz]

Universal Language Selector will be enabled on 2013-07-09[ticpatlāz]

Pywikipedia is migrating to git[ticpatlāz]

Hello, Sorry for English but It's very important for bot operators so I hope someone translates this. Pywikipedia is migrating to Git so after July 26, SVN checkouts won't be updated If you're using Pywikipedia you have to switch to git, otherwise you will use out-dated framework and your bot might not work properly. There is a manual for doing that and a blog post explaining about this change in non-technical language. If you have question feel free to ask in mw:Manual talk:Pywikipediabot/Gerrit, mailing list, or in the IRC channel. Best Amir (via Global message delivery). 13:34 23 Chicōn 2013 (UTC)

VisualEditor and your Wikipedia[ticpatlāz]

(Please translate this message)


The Wikimedia Foundation will soon turn on VisualEditor for all users, all the time on your Wikipedia. Right now your Wikipedia does not have any local documents on VisualEditor, and we hope that your community can change that. To find out about how you can help with translations visit the TranslationCentral for VisualEditor and read the easy instructions on bringing information to your Wikipedia. The User Guide and the FAQ are very important to have in your language.

We want to find out as much as we can from you about VisualEditor and how it helps your Wikipedia, and having local pages is a great way to start. We also encourage you to leave feedback on Mediawiki where the community can offer ideas, opinions, and point out bugs that may still exist in the software that need to be reported to Bugzilla. If you are able to speak for the concerns of others in English on MediaWiki or locally I encourage you to help your community to be represented in this process.

If you can help translate the user interface for VisualEditor to your language, you can help with that as well. Translatewiki has open tasks for translating VisualEditor. A direct link to translate the user interface is here. You can see how we are doing with those translations here. You need an account on Translatewiki to translate. This account is free and easy to create.

If we can help your community in any way with this process, please let me know and I will do my best to assist your Wikipedia with this |exciting development. You can contact me on my meta talk page or by email. You can also contact Patrick Earley for help with translations and documents on Mediawiki. We look forward to working with you to bring the VisualEditor experience to your Wikipedia! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:09 30 Chicōn 2013 (UTC)

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HTTPS for users with an account[ticpatlāz]

Greetings. Starting on August 21 (tomorrow), all users with an account will be using HTTPS to access Wikimedia sites. HTTPS brings better security and improves your privacy. More information is available at m:HTTPS.

If HTTPS causes problems for you, tell us on bugzilla, on IRC (in the #wikimedia-operations channel) or on meta. If you can't use the other methods, you can also send an e-mail to

Greg Grossmeier (via the Global message delivery system). 19:28 20 ic chicuēyi 2013 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)



Notifications inform you of new activity that affects you -- and let you take quick action.

(This message is in English, please translate as needed)


Notifications will inform users about new activity that affects them on this wiki in a unified way: for example, this new tool will let you know when you have new talk page messages, edit reverts, mentions or links -- and is designed to augment (rather than replace) the watchlist. The Wikimedia Foundation's editor engagement team developed this tool (code-named 'Echo') earlier this year, to help users contribute more productively to MediaWiki projects.

We're now getting ready to bring Notifications to almost all other Wikimedia sites, and are aiming for a 22 October deployment, as outlined in this release plan. It is important that notifications is translated for all of the languages we serve.

There are three major points of translation needed to be either done or checked:

Please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions or comments about this new tool. For more information, visit this project hub and this help page. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:00 4 Mahtlāc 2013 (UTC)

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Speak up about the trademark registration of the Community logo.[ticpatlāz]

Introducting Beta Features[ticpatlāz]

(Apologies for writing in English. Please translate if necessary)

We would like to let you know about Beta Features, a new program from the Wikimedia Foundation that lets you try out new features before they are released for everyone.

Think of it as a digital laboratory where community members can preview upcoming software and give feedback to help improve them. This special preference page lets designers and engineers experiment with new features on a broad scale, but in a way that's not disruptive.

Beta Features is now ready for testing on It will also be released on Wikimedia Commons and MetaWiki this Thursday, 7 November. Based on test results, the plan is to release it on all wikis worldwide on 21 November, 2013.

Here are the first features you can test this week:

Would you like to try out Beta Features now? After you log in on, a small 'Beta' link will appear next to your 'Preferences'. Click on it to see features you can test, check the ones you want, then click 'Save'. Learn more on the Beta Features page.

After you've tested Beta Features, please let the developers know what you think on this discussion page -- or report any bugs here on Bugzilla. You're also welcome to join this IRC office hours chat on Friday, 8 November at 18:30 UTC.

Beta Features was developed by the Wikimedia Foundation's Design, Multimedia and VisualEditor teams. Along with other developers, they will be adding new features to this experimental program every few weeks. They are very grateful to all the community members who helped create this project — and look forward to many more productive collaborations in the future.

Enjoy, and don't forget to let developers know what you think! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:22 5 Īhuāncē 2013 (UTC)

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Call for comments on draft trademark policy[ticpatlāz]

Page on your wiki hurting the servers[ticpatlāz]

Hi, I'm Max Semenik, one of WMF developers/server admins. I noticed that a page on your wiki, Tehtlahtol, is so huge that it's overloading the servers, currently causing approximately 40% of all fatal errors on our cluster. Can you split it to pieces of reasonable size, please? MaxSem (WMF) (discusión) 02:17 26 Īhuāncē 2013 (UTC)

Esto parece ser importante, así que traduzco al español:
"Hola, soy Max Semenik, uno de los desarrolladores/administradores de servidor de WWF. He notado que una página en su wiki, Tehtlahtol, es tan enorme que está sobrecargando los servidores, actualmente causando 40% de todos los errores fatales en nuestro grupo. Pueden dividirla en partes de tamaño razonable, ¿por favor?"—Marlon (discusión) 05:08 26 Īhuāncē 2013 (UTC)

Request for comment on Commons: Should Wikimedia support MP4 video?[ticpatlāz]

I apologize for this message being only in English. Please translate it if needed to help your community.

The Wikimedia Foundation's multimedia team seeks community guidance on a proposal to support the MP4 video format. This digital video standard is used widely around the world to record, edit and watch videos on mobile phones, desktop computers and home video devices. It is also known as H.264/MPEG-4 or AVC.

Supporting the MP4 format would make it much easier for our users to view and contribute video on Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects -- and video files could be offered in dual formats on our sites, so we could continue to support current open formats (WebM and Ogg Theora).

However, MP4 is a patent-encumbered format, and using a proprietary format would be a departure from our current practice of only supporting open formats on our sites -- even though the licenses appear to have acceptable legal terms, with only a small fee required.

We would appreciate your guidance on whether or not to support MP4. Our Request for Comments presents views both in favor and against MP4 support, based on opinions we’ve heard in our discussions with community and team members.

Please join this RfC -- and share your advice.

All users are welcome to participate, whether you are active on Commons, Wikipedia, other Wikimedia project -- or any site that uses content from our free media repository.

You are also welcome to join tomorrow's Office hours chat on IRC, this Thursday, January 16, at 19:00 UTC, if you would like to discuss this project with our team and other community members.

We look forward to a constructive discussion with you, so we can make a more informed decision together on this important topic. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 06:46 16 Cēn 2014 (UTC)

Universal Language Selector will be enabled by default again on this wiki by 21 February 2014[ticpatlāz]

On January 21 2014 the MediaWiki extension Universal Language Selector (ULS) was disabled on this wiki. A new preference was added for logged-in users to turn on ULS. This was done to prevent slow loading of pages due to ULS webfonts, a behaviour that had been observed by the Wikimedia Technical Operations team on some wikis.

We are now ready to enable ULS again. The temporary preference to enable ULS will be removed. A new checkbox has been added to the Language Panel to enable/disable font delivery. This will be unchecked by default for this wiki, but can be selected at any time by the users to enable webfonts. This is an interim solution while we improve the feature of webfonts delivery.

You can read the announcement and the development plan for more information. Apologies for writing this message only in English. Thank you. Runa

Amendment to the Terms of Use[ticpatlāz]

Call for project ideas: funding is available for community experiments[ticpatlāz]

IEG key blue.png

I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

Do you have an idea for a project that could improve your community? Individual Engagement Grants from the Wikimedia Foundation help support individuals and small teams to organize experiments for 6 months. You can get funding to try out your idea for online community organizing, outreach, tool-building, or research to help make Huiquipedia better. In March, we’re looking for new project proposals.

Examples of past Individual Engagement Grant projects:

Proposals are due by 31 March 2014. There are a number of ways to get involved!

Hope to have your participation,

--Siko Bouterse, Head of Individual Engagement Grants, Wikimedia Foundation 19:44 28 Ōnt 2014 (UTC)

Proposed optional changes to Terms of Use amendment[ticpatlāz]

Hello all, in response to some community comments in the discussion on the amendment to the Terms of Use on undisclosed paid editing, we have prepared two optional changes. Please read about these optional changes on Meta wiki and share your comments. If you can (and this is a non english project), please translate this announcement. Thanks! Slaporte (WMF) 21:55 13 Yēt 2014 (UTC)

Catalan Culture Challenge[ticpatlāz]

I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

The Catalan-speaking world... Want to find out more? From March 16 to April 15 we will organise the Catalan Culture Challenge, a Wikipedia editing contest in which victory will go to those who start and improve the greatest number of articles about 50 key figures of Catalan culture. You can take part by creating or expanding articles on these people in your native language (or any other one you speak). It would be lovely to have you on board. :-)

We look forward to seeing you!

Amical Wikimedia--Kippelboy (discusión) 05:51 16 Yēt 2014 (UTC)

Changes to the default site typography coming soon[ticpatlāz]

This week, the typography on Wikimedia sites will be updated for all readers and editors who use the default "Vector" skin. This change will involve new serif fonts for some headings, small tweaks to body content fonts, text size, text color, and spacing between elements. The schedule is:

  • April 1st: non-Wikipedia projects will see this change live
  • April 3rd: Wikipedias will see this change live

This change is very similar to the "Typography Update" Beta Feature that has been available on Wikimedia projects since November 2013. After several rounds of testing and with feedback from the community, this Beta Feature will be disabled and successful aspects enabled in the default site appearance. Users who are logged in may still choose to use another skin, or alter their personal CSS, if they prefer a different appearance. Local common CSS styles will also apply as normal, for issues with local styles and scripts that impact all users.

For more information:

-- Steven Walling (Product Manager) on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation's User Experience Design team

No one needs free knowledge in Esperanto[ticpatlāz]

There is a current discussion on German Wikipedia on a decision of Asaf Bartov, Head of WMF Grants and Global South Partnerships, Wikimedia Foundation, who rejected a request for funding a proposal from wikipedians from eowiki one year ago with the explanation the existence, cultivation, and growth of the Esperanto Wikipedia does not advance our educational mission. No one needs free knowledge in Esperanto. On meta there has also started a discussion about that decision. --Holder (discusión) 10:35 5 ic mācuīl 2014 (UTC)

Media Viewer[ticpatlāz]

Greetings, my apologies for writing in English.

I wanted to let you know that Media Viewer will be released to this wiki in the coming weeks. Media Viewer allows readers of Wikimedia projects to have an enhanced view of files without having to visit the file page, but with more detail than a thumbnail. You can try Media Viewer out now by turning it on in your Beta Features. If you do not enjoy Media Viewer or if it interferes with your work after it is turned on you will be able to disable Media Viewer as well in your preferences. I invite you to share what you think about Media Viewer and how it can be made better in the future.

Thank you for your time. - Keegan (WMF) 21:29 23 ic mācuīl 2014 (UTC)

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Using only UploadWizard for uploads[ticpatlāz]

Wikimedia Commons logo

Hello! Sorry for writing in English. It was noted that on this wiki upload is not fully functional for users, who will experience a very difficult and/or illegal uploading. In fact, the licenses/copyright tags dropdown is empty, making it hard or impossible to comply with copyright requirements during upload itself.

Presumably, you don't have interest nor energies to have hundreds templates with the now required HTML, even less a local EDP. I propose to have

so that you can avoid local maintenance and all users can have a functioning, easy upload interface in their own language. All registered users can upload on Commons and existing files will not be affected.

All this will get done around 2014-07-03.

  1. If you disagree with the proposal, just remove your wiki from the list. Remember also to create MediaWiki:Licenses locally with any content (see a simple example), or uploads will be soon disabled anyway by MediaWiki itself (starting in version 1.24wmf11).
  2. To make the UploadWizard even better, please tell your experience and ideas on commons:Commons:Upload Wizard feedback.

Nemo 13:09 19 ic chicuacē 2014 (UTC)

Media Viewer is now live on this wiki[ticpatlāz]

Media Viewer lets you see images in larger size

Greetings— and sorry for writing in English, please translate if it will help your community,

The Wikimedia Foundation's Multimedia team is happy to announce that Media Viewer was just released on this site today.

Media Viewer displays images in larger size when you click on their thumbnails, to provide a better viewing experience. Users can now view images faster and more clearly, without having to jump to separate pages — and its user interface is more intuitive, offering easy access to full-resolution images and information, with links to the file repository for editing. The tool has been tested extensively across all Wikimedia wikis over the past six months as a Beta Feature and has been released to the largest Wikipedias, all language Wikisources, and the English Wikivoyage already.

If you do not like this feature, you can easily turn it off by clicking on "Disable Media Viewer" at the bottom of the screen, pulling up the information panel (or in your your preferences) whether you have an account or not. Learn more in this Media Viewer Help page.

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments about Media Viewer. You are invited to share your feedback in this discussion on in any language, to help improve this feature. You are also welcome to take this quick survey in English, en français, o español.

We hope you enjoy Media Viewer. Many thanks to all the community members who helped make it possible. - Fabrice Florin (WMF) (talk) 21:54 19 ic chicuacē 2014 (UTC)

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IMPORTANTE: Revisión de actividad de administradores[ticpatlāz]

Hola. Recientemente hemos adoptado una nueva política sobre el retiro de permisos avanzados por consenso comunitario global (tu comunidad recibió una notificación de la discusión). De acuerdo con la norma, los stewards están evaluando la actividad de los administradores en las wikis más pequeñas. Por lo que sabemos, tu wiki no cuenta con un proceso formal para retirar permisos avanzados a las cuentas inactivas. Por lo tanto, los stewards se encargarán de esta tarea según la nueva evaluación de la actividad de los administradores en esta wiki.

Hemos determinado que los siguientes usuarios cumplen con los criterios de inactividad (sin ediciones y sin acciones registradas por más de 2 años):

  1. Fluence (administrador)

Estos usuarios recibirán pronto una notificación en la que se les solicitará iniciar una discusión comunitaria si desean mantener todos o algunos de sus derechos. Si los usuarios no responden, sus permisos avanzados serán retirados por los stewards.

Sin embargo, si ustedes como una comunidad quieren crear su propio proceso de revisión, desean tener otra decisión acerca de esas cuentas inactivas que poseen permisos o ya poseen una política que hemos omitido, por favor notifícalo a los stewards en Meta para que no procedamos con la revisión de permisos en su wiki. Gracias, Rschen7754 05:26 6 ic chicuēyi 2014 (UTC)

Help for translate[ticpatlāz]

Hello and sorry for writing in English. Can anyone help me translate a small article (2 paragraphs) from English to your language and create the article in your wiki? Please, fell free to answer in my talk page in your wiki anytime. Thanks! Xaris333 (discusión) 01:40 13 ic chicuēyi 2014 (UTC)

Ok, yes I can.--Marrovi (discusión) 14:19 16 ic chicuēyi 2014 (UTC)

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decisions[ticpatlāz]

The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.

If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on

-- JurgenNL (talk) 17:35 21 ic chicuēyi 2014 (UTC)

Process ideas for software development[ticpatlāz]

’’My apologies for writing in English.’’


I am notifying you that a brainstorming session has been started on Meta to help the Wikimedia Foundation increase and better affect community participation in software development across all wiki projects. Basically, how can you be more involved in helping to create features on Wikimedia projects? We are inviting all interested users to voice their ideas on how communities can be more involved and informed in the product development process at the Wikimedia Foundation. It would be very appreciated if you could translate this message to help inform your local communities as well.

I and the rest of my team welcome you to participate. We hope to see you on Meta.

Kind regards, -- Rdicerb (WMF) talk 22:15 21 ic chicuēyi 2014 (UTC)

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Encuentro Activismo Digital en Lenguas Indígenas[ticpatlāz]

Mil disculpas por escribir en español, amigos y amigas. Los invito a que participen en el Encuentro Activismo Digital en Lenguas Indígenas, organizado por Global Voices, y que se realizará en Oaxaca de Juárez los próximos 3 al 5 de octubre. Wikimedia México estará presente en el evento, pero los organizadores me han pedido si es posible la presencia de editores o editoras de Huiquipedia. Tlazokamahte! --ProtoplasmaKid (discusión) 02:02 28 ic chicuēyi 2014 (UTC)

10'000 articles[ticpatlāz]

Congratulations from Alemannic Wikipedia! --Holder (discusión) 10:46 31 ic chicuēyi 2014 (UTC)

Grants to improve your project[ticpatlāz]

Apologies for English. Please help translate this message.

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants program is accepting proposals for funding new experiments from September 1st to 30th. Your idea could improve Wikimedia projects with a new tool or gadget, a better process to support community-building on your wiki, research on an important issue, or something else we haven't thought of yet. Whether you need $200 or $30,000 USD, Individual Engagement Grants can cover your own project development time in addition to hiring others to help you.

VisualEditor available on Internet Explorer 11[ticpatlāz]


VisualEditor will become available to users of Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 during today's regular software update. Support for some earlier versions of Internet Explorer is being worked on. If you encounter problems with VisualEditor on Internet Explorer, please contact the Editing team by leaving a message at VisualEditor/Feedback on Happy editing, Elitre (WMF) 07:29 11 Chiucnāuh 2014 (UTC).

PS. Please subscribe to the global monthly newsletter to receive further news about VisualEditor.

Monuments of Spain Challenge[ticpatlāz]

Excuse me for not speaking Nahuatl yet.

Wikimedia España invites you to join the Monuments of Spain Challenge. And what’s that? It’s a contest. You have to edit, translate or expand articles about the Spanish monuments and you will be granted points. So you’re not just writing about wonderful buildings: you can get prizes!

The time of the contest will include all October and any information you may need is right here.

Join in and good luck!

PS: We would be grateful if you could translate this note into Nahuatl.

B25es on behalf of Wikimedia España.

Meta RfCs on two new global groups[ticpatlāz]

Hello all,

There are currently requests for comment open on meta to create two new global groups. The first is a group for members of the OTRS permissions queue, which would grant them autopatrolled rights on all wikis except those who opt-out. That proposal can be found at m:Requests for comment/Creation of a global OTRS-permissions user group. The second is a group for Wikimedia Commons admins and OTRS agents to view deleted file pages through the 'viewdeletedfile' right on all wikis except those who opt-out. The second proposal can be found at m:Requests for comment/Global file deletion review.

We would like to hear what you think on both proposals. Both are in English; if you wanted to translate them into your native language that would also be appreciated.

It is possible for individual projects to opt-out, so that users in those groups do not have any additional rights on those projects. To do this please start a local discussion, and if there is consensus you can request to opt-out of either or both at m:Stewards' noticeboard.

Thanks and regards, Ajraddatz (talk) 18:04 26 Mahtlāc 2014 (UTC)

Languages in censuses[ticpatlāz]

Hello, Dear wikipedians. I invite you to edit and improve this article and to add information about your and other country.--Kaiyr (discusión) 12:39 31 Mahtlāc 2014 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Now Available (November 2014)[ticpatlāz]

Apologies for writing in English, please help translate this into your local language. Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today :)

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for, free, full-access accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for:

  • DeGruyter: 1000 new accounts for English and German-language research. Sign up on one of two language Wikipedias:
  • Fold3: 100 new accounts for American history and military archives
  • Scotland's People: 100 new accounts for Scottish genealogy database
  • British Newspaper Archive: expanded by 100+ accounts for British newspapers
  • Highbeam: 100+ remaining accounts for newspaper and magazine archives
  • Questia: 100+ remaining accounts for journal and social science articles
  • JSTOR: 100+ remaining accounts for journal archives

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team.23:19 5 Īhuāncē 2014 (UTC)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Global AbuseFilter[ticpatlāz]


AbuseFilter is a MediaWiki extension used to detect likely abusive behavior patterns, like pattern vandalism and spam. In 2013, Global AbuseFilters were enabled on a limited set of wikis including Meta-Wiki,, Wikispecies and (in early 2014) all the "small wikis". Recently, global abuse filters were enabled on "medium sized wikis" as well. These filters are currently managed by stewards on Meta-Wiki and have shown to be very effective in preventing mass spam attacks across Wikimedia projects. However, there is currently no policy on how the global AbuseFilters will be managed although there are proposals. There is an ongoing request for comment on policy governing the use of the global AbuseFilters. In the meantime, specific wikis can opt out of using the global AbuseFilter. These wikis can simply add a request to this list on Meta-Wiki. More details can be found on this page at Meta-Wiki. If you have any questions, feel free to ask on m:Talk:Global AbuseFilter.


PiRSquared17, Glaisher

— 17:34 14 Īhuāncē 2014 (UTC)