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Changing the alphabet (Kazakh Wikipedia)[edit]

Hi, I'm an admin in Kazakh Wikipedia. What is the procedure for the changing alphabet in the converter? Officially the Kazakh language has changed the alphabet from Cyrillic to Latin. Where should we upload our alphabet?AlibekKS (talk) 10:23, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

@AlibekKS:, I believe it would require contacting the developers of WMF through Phabricator. Create an account there and [1] create a task. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 23:47, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Maybe community consensus is needed, Requesting wiki configuration changes. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 14:09, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
@AlibekKS:: You'll need to a) go to Phabricator to request the interface be transliterated and b) code a bot to transliterate the wiki content (articles, userpages, etc.) (but don't actually use the bot before getting approval here on Metawiki). KATMAKROFAN (talk) 20:04, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Seeking clarification re meta NPOV[edit]

Can someone with a meta perspective and knowledge of the history of meta NPOV kindly respond to my q posted here? tia, Humanengr (talk) 04:32, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

At a meta level, all of the content on Wikimedia sites should be written from a neutral point of view. There's some debate whether that applies to the Foundation taking political action, with some arguing that it violates NPOV if we as an organization take a side, while others argue that we need to ensure our own survival. As to why only specific projects are listed on the page, it's only projects with a formal NPOV policy. Not all have/need one. (And the page is somewhat confusing in that it says Wikibooks etc as if all language versions have the same policy, and some don't). – Ajraddatz (talk) 05:14, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
Thx. What’s also confusing is that for those projects that “have a strict NPOV policy”, does that mean they essentially adhere to the ‘original formulation’? Any insight would help. Humanengr (talk) 05:58, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
Not sure, and it's not really important to break down the wording here. The NPOV page isn't a policy page. If it isn't clear, you can edit it to make it more clear. – Ajraddatz (talk) 00:27, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

RemexHTML replacing Tidy[edit]

RemexHTML will probably be enabled on Meta 2 May. mw:RemexHtml is a parsing library. It replaces Tidy. You can read more, but if this doesn't say you anything at all, you can probably ignore this. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 12:26, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Hello Johan (WMF). According to Special:LintErrors we have ~500,000 high priority errors. While it is certainly not okay on our part, can't we just wait until we have them fixed in order not to break a so high number of pages? @all: if somebody knows how to handle this stuff and could lend a hand (ie: a bot, a script, etc.) it'd be appreciated. Thanks, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:08, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Ping User:SSastry (WMF). /Johan (WMF) (talk) 16:11, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
I responded on the phab task. SSastry (WMF) (talk) 17:47, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: BR filed at Meta:Requests for bot status/Fluxbot 3. — xaosflux Talk 23:07, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Approved on my side, unless people object. Thanks, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:42, 19 April 2018 (UTC)