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Moriel Schottlender
Moriel Schottlender
Moriel Schottlender
Principal Software Engineer, MediaWiki Services Group, Wikimedia Foundation
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About me

I'm a Physicist-turned-Computer Scientist, originally from Israel, and I speak and think right to left.

My work

I am a Principal Software Engineer in the MediaWiki Services Group.

In the past, I worked in the Architecture team, led Community Tech and Anti Harassment tools, and worked for the Collaboration team in the Wikimedia Foundation.

I do a lot of work supporting right-to-left languages and thinking about RTL interfaces.

I started working with the VisualEditor team as part of a Google Summer of Code 2013 project. After the summer's end, I joined the team to continue working on internationalization, media and images and RTL support.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • E-mail: moriel(_AT_)wikimedia.org
  • IRC: mooeypoo on libera.chat #mediawiki-collaboration and #mediawiki-visualeditor
  • Location: New York City
  • Mastodon: @wikimedia.social/@moriel
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Blog posts


I wrote a couple of blogs posts explaining some of the challenges of finding proper support for right-to-left languages in VisualEditor: