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ASL Wikipedia


I see you have been working on the ASL Wikipedia. I am wondering how this could be used with the ASL Wiktionary. I understand video sign language, but I do not have a good command of Sutton SignWriting. There doesn't seem to be a way to copy-paste a SignWriting word so that I could lookup its translation. Do you have any ideas, or do you know anyone else who can help me with this?

hi, this project ASL WIKI is inactive?? --SurdusVII [SMS] 14:42, 9 March 2015 (UTC)Reply
@SurdusVII, I don't know if I'd call it "inactive". It certainly hasn't been edited in a while, but I think that's largely because we don't have an easily available input method built into the wiki right now. I'm working on fixing this, but currently users have to copy-paste ASL text from a separate program in order to add content to the wiki. --Yair rand (talk) 14:49, 9 March 2015 (UTC)Reply
understand.. but it would be better to have them on video rather than in Signwriting?? --SurdusVII [SMS] 15:00, 9 March 2015 (UTC)Reply
@SurdusVII: No, I don't think so. Video is not really either editable by multiple people, nor "readable" in the manner that makes Wikipedia particularly useful for skimming through and looking more at particular areas. You can't improve someone else's phrasing of something, or explanation of a small area of a topic, or correct simple mistakes, if the content is just video. Text allows links, sections, easily-consumed large portions of data, infoboxes, clean references, and so on, which are impossible with video. Everything that makes a wiki a wiki, isn't something that can be done with video. Certainly, like the there may be associated video files similar to the w:Wikipedia:Spoken articles in spoken languages, but those would be secondary to the actual collaboratively-built text. --Yair rand (talk) 17:03, 9 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

Did you find out anything about linking ASL Wikipedia with the ASL Wiktionary? There doesn't seem to be any activity on the ASL Wiktionary. Positivesigner (talk) 15:30, 13 February 2017 (UTC)Reply



Sir, please fix the errors [1] -- Raki 03:09, 2 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

@Rachitrali: Done. --Yair rand (talk) 03:29, 2 November 2015 (UTC)Reply
Thank you very much sir--Raki 06:57, 3 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Requesting for fixing Templates


Lua Error

Mr.Yar Rand please fix this lua error [4] Regards --Amjad Mehmoodfsc (talk) 05:35, 14 January 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Amjad Mehmoodfsc:   Done. --Yair rand (talk) 05:53, 14 January 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Yair rand Thanks --Amjad Mehmoodfsc (talk) 07:16, 16 January 2016 (UTC)Reply
Mr.@Yair rand would you please fix this error [5]--Zaheeruddin25 (talk) 09:11, 27 January 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Zaheeruddin25: The errors in the flag section are because the Image= parameters aren't filled in. --Yair rand (talk) 09:21, 27 January 2016 (UTC)Reply
sir i am unable to fix these errors[6] please help me --Miraj 08:25, 6 February 2016 (UTC)Reply


You are right sir, shina is spoken language. I want to create Pakistan Sign Language MediaWiki:Wp/psl/Commons.js--Raki 09:11, 8 February 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Rachitrali: Ah, I see. So, the ISO 639-3 code for Pakistani Sign Language is actually pks, not psl, so the correct page would be MediaWiki:Wp/pks/Commons.js. Also, you probably want to omit the two lines about SWKB.config since that breaks the script if it's applied to languages that don't have their fingerspelling alphabets in the script language data. Also, unless you're planning to fork the script, you probably want the line importScript( "User:Yair rand/SWKB.js" );, instead of pointing to the non-existent page in your userspace. Are you fluent in Pakistani Sign Language? --Yair rand (talk) 09:17, 8 February 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Yair rand: thanks for pointing out the errors, I am not fluent in Pakistani sign language, thanks --Raki 13:04, 8 February 2016 (UTC)Reply

Script error


@Yair rand: please fix this error [7] thanks--Raki 04:05, 16 February 2016 (UTC)Reply

Some baklava for you!

  Sir, please fix this template's error [8]by fixing it from RTL to LTR i.e. Right to Left as the khowar language is written from right to left but the Templates in khowar wikipedia from left to right Raki 05:09, 15 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

m:New wikis importers


I see you've been fairly active here without trouble, and I know you have good confidence with technical tools. Perhaps you should ask MF-Warburg and SPQRobin whether they'd like you to offer your services as NWI. Nemo bis (talk) 18:14, 17 April 2016 (UTC)Reply



I invite you to discuss m:User talk:Рөстәм Нурыев/WikiTurkic ----ZUFAr (talk) 07:38, 18 August 2016 (UTC)Reply

@ZUFAr: I don't speak any of those languages... --Yair rand (talk) 07:41, 18 August 2016 (UTC)Reply

Please register . We will try to translate into English . We want to hold a meeting .--ZUFAr (talk) 07:51, 18 August 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Yair rand: Take a look at the Khowar Wikipedia project wp/khw we have successfully completed all the task which are required for this project, Thanks --Rehmat Aziz Chitrali Linguist 06:25, 11 February 2017 (UTC)Reply

RfA for Wp/enm


As one of the only contributors to Wp/enm could you grant me adminship there. CopernicusAD (talk) 22:28, 4 April 2017 (UTC)Reply

@CopernicusAD: Please see I:RFTA. --Yair rand (talk) 23:31, 4 April 2017 (UTC)Reply

Vertical text


Hello Yair rand, I would like to know about the technical details of vertical text displaying in MediaWiki. Do you have knowledge about how vertical texts are displayed in ASL Wikipedia? If so could you possibly introduce to me its technical information please? Thanks very much. Pawmot (talk) 18:48, 29 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Some baklava for you!

  Please correct the templates, modules, categories and script errors and other technical issues in Wp/khw Khowar Wikipedia, thanks RAChitrali 07:06, 13 October 2018 (UTC)Reply

How we will see unregistered users



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Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:17, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Question about xml dumps


I checked out the most recent xml dump of the incubator from February 20, 2022. Do you know why the dump including all edit history was skipped? Thanks in advance, -🇺🇦GIFNK🇺🇦DLM🇺🇦MMXX🇺🇦SLAVA🇺🇦UKRAINI🇺🇦(TALK)🇺🇦 19:13, 28 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Gifnk dlm 2020: I'm not the best person to ask about this, sorry. I don't know much about the dumps. (Incidentally: Putting advocacy-style content in your signature is not exactly appropriate.) --Yair rand (talk) 21:33, 28 February 2022 (UTC)Reply



@Yair rand Hi, we are working on a Wiktionary project. Kindly visit our project at Sylheti Wiktionary and let us know your opinion or feedback. --ꠢꠣꠍꠘ ꠞꠣꠎꠣ (talk) 07:52, 21 May 2023 (UTC)Reply