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Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Wiktionary/Adopt Lingua Libre Bot service as a WMF tool

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Adopt Lingua Libre Bot service as a WMF tool

  • Problem: Lingua Libre is a tool which allows to easily and quickly record a high quantity of words, from local lists, from Wiktionaries/Wikipedias categories, PetScan requests and, Lexemes from Wikidata. The files are automatically uploaded to Commons with metadata about the speaker, and Lingua Libre Bot (code here) adds them onto the corresponding entry, on FR and OC wiktionaries as well as on Wikidata lexicogaphical data. But this bot is mantained by a volunteer and is sometimes stopped for weeks.
This service should be adopted as a WMF Tool in order to make it more stable and adaptable to every Wiktionary.
  • Who would benefit: More than 300.000 audio files have been created via Lingua Libre, in ~100 languages, thanks to ~400 speakers. The project is growing and being adopted by communities around the world, and allows to illustrate entries on Wiktionaries. The adoption of Lingua Libre Bot as a WMF Tool would be beneficial to all speakers, readers and users of Wiktionaries and Lingua Libre.
  • Proposed solution: To make the bot adaptable to all wiktionaries, add it to Toolserver and run it independently.
  • More comments: This request was formulated last year by Theklan and adapted by WikiLucas00.
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  • Proposer: — WikiLucas (🖋️) 17:24, 29 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]


  • Lingua libre has, among others, 5000 recordings in gascon language (ISO 639-3 gsc, also called occitan gascon by occitanists) ; the ISO 639-3 gsc code has been merged (why ?) into oc, but is not deprecated and still active. However, Wikimedia does not take it into account. The use of gsc, at least oc-gsc or oci-gsc, shall be wellcome for lingua libre as for the Wiktionary.
  • It should also upload Lexeme audios to Wikidata, not only to Wiktionary. -Theklan (talk) 18:23, 11 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]