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Update wikipedia wordmark

After the logo change, the portal was updated with the new logo, but the wordmark still uses the old version with Hoefler Text. I updated the /temp page with the correct file, a 174px version of file:wikipedia wordmark.svg. Uploading a new static, raster, 174px png file (as was done with the current image: File:Wikipedia-word.pngFile:174px-Wikipedia-word1_7.png) is not necessary; I asked in the #mediawiki IRC channel and they confirmed that the pngs that are rendered from svgs in specific sizes are cached and good enough for uses like this. Here's the exchange:

[14:57] <Waldir> Hi all. I have a question: The rendered png versions for specific sizes of svg files are cached, right?
[14:58] <Krinkle> Waldir: Depending on your settings, yes.
[14:58] <Reedy> yeah
[14:58] <Waldir> I mean specifically in commons
[14:58] <Krinkle> Yep
[14:58] <Waldir> I noticed the wikipedia.org portal still uses the old wordmark with Hoefler Text, rather than the new one with Linux Libertine
[14:59] <Waldir> There's this svg file with the new wordmark, but I'm not sure the rendered version in the specific size we need (174px) is good enough to be used in the portal
[14:59] <Krinkle> Can you link to the (new) svg file on commons ?
[14:59] <Waldir> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikipedia_wordmark.svg
[15:01] <Waldir> I was wondering if the custom sized renders' cache expires sooner (or at all) as opposed to the regular full size images
[15:19] <Krinkle> Waldir: Sorry, had a couple of things at once. What is the question ?
[15:20] <Krinkle> the HTML is here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Www.wikipedia.org_template&action=raw
[15:20] <Krinkle> request a change on the talkpage
[15:21] <Krinkle> eg. to http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bb/Wikipedia_wordmark.svg/174px-Wikipedia_wordmark.svg.png
[15:21] <Krinkle> gotta go. Will be back in 6-7 hours
[15:21] <Waldir> Krinkle: I meant to ask if that render's cache is robust/stable enough for the portal
[15:22] <Krinkle> Waldir: Sure, afaik lots of image are used that way
[15:22] <Krinkle> really gonna go now :)
[15:22] <Waldir> sure, thanks :)

So please sync the template with the /temp code. --Waldir 15:41, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

{{editprotected}} --Waldir 01:26, 25 January 2011 (UTC)
Done Already updated the page yesterday. Thanks for looking into this matter. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 08:54, 25 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. I've proteced the image on commons and added a warning, and unprotected the original (unresized) one. It still had a copy here on meta, which I asked to be deleted after moving the upload history to the commons version. The resized version was redirected to the original. --Waldir 21:37, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
By the way, we originally uploaded separate copies of these images because MediaWiki didn't optimize thumbnails. It looks like the wordmark was already as optimized as it could be, though. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 08:13, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
Oh, thanks for the explanation! I knew there had to be a good reason for that :) The filename could have been clearer, though (174px-Wikipedia-word-optimized.pg rather than 174px-Wikipedia-word1_7.png). Cheers, Waldir 10:17, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Yet another article count update

{{edit protected}} Article count update (again). Please sync with /temp. mc10 (t/c) 20:04, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Done - Hoo man (talk) 21:19, 7 February 2011 (UTC)



There should be a space between "Тарашкевiца", which links to be-x-old:, and the bullet that precedes it. Please supply it. Also, could you tell me where I could discuss the names and the sorting order of the interwikis? --Theurgist 11:43, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

There is already a space there, isn't there? The place for discussion about interwiki links is probably either Talk:Interwiki sorting order or the more general-purpose Wikimedia Forum. Jafeluv 11:56, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
Nvm the first part, space added. Jafeluv 12:02, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
If you find an error in the name this portal uses for a language, a Meta administrator can fix it easily. However, to change the name MediaWiki uses for interwiki links, you'll need to file a Bugzilla bug. Also, Jafeluv, don't forget to keep the portal and its /temp page in sync. The /temp page offers a way for non-administrators who know HTML to contribute to the portal without compromising security. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 08:20, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Wordmark alt text

Shouldn't the alt text of the wordmark image on the top be "Wikipedia" and use the css font-variant: small-caps rather than the current alt="WIKIPEDIA"? --Waldir 23:29, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

Done, but I don't know what you want with the font-variant: small-caps - Hoo man (talk) 18:43, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
It's for the same reason the other font definitions are there, and (I suppose) why the text was written in all caps: when the alt text is showed instead of the image, it gets formatted in a roughly similar way. --Waldir 21:44, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
Oh, and by the way, I forgot: the alt text should be "WikipediA", not "Wikipedia", for the same reason. --Waldir 21:48, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
Since noone objected, I added the remaining changes to the /temp page. --Waldir 00:05, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Article count

{{edit protected}} Please sync with /temp; I've updated the article counts and fixed a few links. By the way, our top 10 wiki placements should be updated, according to Wikipedia Statistics: zh needs to replace nl, and a few of the wikis need to be switched around. If anyone has the time to do so, that would be appreciated. Cheers, mc10 (t/c) 23:14, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

Done, thanks for your help - Hoo man (talk) 16:06, 21 August 2011 (UTC)
Done Chinese has replaced Dutch. The JavaScript function that replaces the traditional characters with simplified characters for certain browser locales has also been updated. Thanks for the heads-up. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 10:40, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
Maybe I'm just confused, but I don't understand why nl has been replaced with zh. According to the statistics, nl has 579,405 articles and zh 360,540. Mathonius 18:59, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
See Top Ten Wikipedias/poll#Question 1. -- Eiland 10:26, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! Mathonius 10:59, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

incohesions found for Malagasy

Malagasy is curretly at the 10,000's category while it should be in the 100,000's. --Jagwar 交談 homewiki 20:14, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Done Thanks for the heads-up. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 18:29, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Croatian language

Croatian language (hr/Hrvatski) is the only missing language in the drop-down list, with over 100k articles in it. Please add it to the list. Thanks. --Paxcoder 00:32, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Done Good catch. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 23:31, 27 December 2011 (UTC)