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Timeline for Pronunciation Recording (Finish incomplete GSoC project)


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We strive to meet the dates listed on the initial proposal.
Timeline Date
Recorder and uploader at Wikimedia Commons for testing technical aspects as only a good library as the base ensures a high quality product 24 July 2014
Wiktionary integration in beta state 31 March 2016
Documentation nearly complete 30 April 2015
Passing final report to the IEG committee ?? ?? ??

Monthly updates


Please prepare a brief project update each month, in a format of your choice, to share progress and learnings with the community along the way. Submit the link below as you complete each update.




  • Created a web tool for automatically formatting code according to MediaWiki's white-space conventions.
  • First HTML5 implementation available. This is purely for testing the library.




  • Created a first UI mockup
  • Implemented audio visualization tools (Volume meter, Waveform display) for end users and/or debugging purposes




  • Meeting with Nicolas Vion (swac-collections.org) in Paris to talk about MetaData. We agreed that for a sustainable effect, the recorded audio samples should ship with proper metadata. This will not only allow third parties to use the recorded audio samples scientifically and keeps record of ownership of intellectual and recording rights, but will provide a base of interoperability between the swac-collections.org project, one of the biggest providers of audio samples for Wiktionary. We also talked about mass-recording (tricky parts of it and how to overcome them).
  • Started implementing a JS metadata library for RIFF files.



Is your final report due but you need more time?

Extension request


New end date


I will need, about 2 months more of time. So the final report would be due on 01 March 2015.



There were unexpected challenges with the User Interface framework I am going to use so I had to use OOjs UI and I have been talking with several people asking me to add/ collect metadata (such as user's native language etc.) so I decided to implement a basic library that will add these metadata to the files recorded. Providing me with more time will most likely increase the chances of success of this project.

Hi Rillke, I'm approving this extension request today (sorry just seeing it now!), based on the above rationale. Would love to see this project succeed :) Confirming that your final report is now due on March 1 2015. Good luck and please let us know if further support is needed (for example, would additional funding be helpful for the additional time you're spending on these unforseen tasks? We have a bit of budget for unforseen expenses if needed, so please let me know). Best wishes, Siko (WMF) (talk) 22:06, 16 December 2014 (UTC)