What's making me happy this week is the news about 21 dictionaries in 21 indigenous languages being relicensed under CC licenses.
On October 17, 21 dictionaries in 21 indigenous languages of the Indian state of Odisha were relicensed by online education portal Odisha Virtual Academy under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/>. https://globalvoices.org/2019/10/19/the-indian-state-of-odisha-publishes-online-dictionaries-in-21-indigenous-languages/ https://twitter.com/creativecommons/status/1184565946834444293 This opens up a whole new world of opportunities—from enhancing Wiktionary entries in the respective indigenous languages to adding translations on Wikidata to build translation tools for many languages that don't exist at the moment to simply adding these books to Wikisource. Odia Wikimedians User Group member and Wikimedian Sailesh Patnaik (User:Saileshpat) worked closely with the government officials of the Odisha government's Electronics and Information Technology Department for a long time for this negotiation. Subhashish On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 11:20 AM Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > *Preface* > > User:Lucas Werkmeister > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Lucas_Werkmeister> started last > week's WMYHTW email thread on Wikimedia-l and I was waiting for an Amharic > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amharic_language> translation, so I decided > to delay this content from the week of 13 October to the week of 20 > October. The Amharic translation was kindly provided by User:ክርስቶስሰምራ > < > https://am.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:%E1%8A%AD%E1%88%AD%E1%88%B5%E1%89%B6%E1%88%B5%E1%88%B0%E1%88%9D%E1%88%AB > > > . > > *English Wikiquote of the Day for 30 September* > > "Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river. When the ocean is searching for > you, don't walk into the language-river. Listen to the ocean, and bring > your talky business to an end. Traditional words are just babbling in that > presence, and babbling is a substitute for sight." > — Rumi <https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Rumi> > > *New affiliate recognitions from the Affiliations Committee* > > - North-West Russia Wiki-Historians User Group > < > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/North-West_Russia_Wiki-Historians_User_Group > > > - Wikimedians of Saint Petersburg User Group > < > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_of_Saint_Petersburg_User_Group > > > - Wikimedians of Santali Language User Group > < > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_of_Santali_Language_User_Group > > > - Wikimedia Stewards User Group > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Stewards_User_Group> > > > *English Wiktionary Words of the Day* > > "pleach" <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/pleach>: > (transitive) To unite by interweaving, as (horticulture) branches of > shrubs, trees, etc., to create a hedge; to interlock, to plash. > > "dojo" <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dojo>: > 1. (martial arts) A training facility, usually led by one or more sensei; a > hall or room used for such training. > 2. (by extension) A room or other facility used for other activities, such > as meditation or software development. > 3. The dojo loach, Japanese weather loach, or pond loach (*Misgurnus > anguillicaudatus*), a freshwater fish native to East Asia. > > "orient" <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/orient>: > 1. (transitive) To build or place (something) so as to face eastward. > 2. (transitive, by extension) To align or place (a person or object) so > that his, her, or its east side, north side, etc., is positioned toward the > corresponding points of the compass; (specifically, surveying) to rotate (a > map attached to a plane table) until the line of direction between any two > of its points is parallel to the corresponding direction in nature. > 3. (transitive) To direct towards or point at a particular direction. > 4. (transitive, reflexive) To determine which direction one is facing. > 5. (transitive, often reflexive, figuratively) To familiarize (oneself or > someone) with a circumstance or situation. > 6. (transitive, figuratively) To set the focus of (something) so as to > appeal or relate to a certain group. 7. (intransitive) To change direction > to face a certain way. > > > *Images from Commons* > > - Image 1 > < > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sunset_in_The_Trossachs,_Scotland.jpg > >: > Sunset in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > < > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_Lomond_and_The_Trossachs_National_Park> > (Scottish Gaelic < > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Gaelic_language>: > *Pàirc Nàiseanta Loch Laomainn is nan Tròisichean*), Scotland > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland>. Photo by User:Podzemnik > <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Podzemnik>. > - Image 2 > < > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Knapweed_fritillary_(Melitaea_phoebe)_underside_Bulgaria.jpg > >: > Knapweed fritillary > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knapweed_fritillary> (*Melitaea > phoebe*) butterfly, seen in Bulgaria > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria>. Bulgaria declared > independence > on 5 October 1908. Photo by User:Charlesjsharp > <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Charlesjsharp>. > - Image 3 > < > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Praha_Spanish_Synagogue_Dome_01.jpg > >: > The dome of the Spanish Synagogue (Hebrew > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_language>: בית הכנסת הספרדי, > Czech > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_language>: *Španělská synagoga*, > German <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_language>: *Spanische > Synagoge*) in Josefov <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josefov>, Prague > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague>, Czech Republic > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic>. Photo by User:Uoaei1 > <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Uoaei1>. > - Image 4 > < > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Spanish_Synagogue_in_Prague_inside.jpg > >: > Another view of the synagogue. Photo by User:Stefan Fadinger > <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Stefan_Fadinger>. > > > *Product and Technology news* > > - Desktop Improvements Project Information at mw:Reading/Web/Desktop > Improvements > <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Web/Desktop_Improvements>. > - Documentation regarding using Docker for MediaWiki development started > by David Barratt at mw:Docker/Hub > <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Docker/Hub>. > > > *Newsletter news* > > - The final issue of the *Discovery Weekly Update* newsletter was > published. > < > https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/discovery/2019-September/001798.html > > > Thank you to User:CKoerner (WMF) > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:CKoerner_(WMF)> for writing so many > issues of the newsletter. > - The *WikiProject India Newsletter* on Wikidata published its first > issue > < > https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_India/Newsletter/2019_10_01 > > > . > - The *Technical Community Newsletter* published its first issue > < > https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Technical_Community_Newsletter/2019/October > > > . > > > *Off wiki* > > The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize < > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Peace_Prize> > was awarded to Abiy Ahmed <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abiy_Ahmed>, the > current Prime Minister of Ethiopia <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopia > > > and a former cyberintelligence > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberintelligence> officer. He helped to > resolve a lengthy armed conflict and has made reforms in Ethiopia's > government. See > > https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/11/abiy-ahmed-ethiopian-prime-minister-wins-2019-nobel-peace-prize > . > > > > Closing comments > > Additional translations of the subject line of this email would be > appreciated on Meta > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine/WMYHTW_translations>. Again, > thanks > to User:ክርስቶስሰምራ > < > https://am.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:%E1%8A%AD%E1%88%AD%E1%88%B5%E1%89%B6%E1%88%B5%E1%88%B0%E1%88%9D%E1%88%AB > > > for the Amharic translation. What’s making you happy this week? You are > welcome to write in any language. 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