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Meta:Functionality wanted/Archive/2010

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Domain functionality[edit]

Many relation types are only relevant within a certain domain; the jaguar can be a predator because it is an animal. This means that we have to have the notion of a domain.

Don't we have this now with classes? --Kipcool 09:23, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

implemented. archived by --Kipcool 21:48, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Entries 100% identical between languages[edit]

Many proper names (of geographic entities, persons, offices, organizations) are 100% identical over most or all languages. A 'redirect', an 'identical with Language: ISO-code'-flag, or a copy function …


… could save considerable editing effort.

Is this really a good idea? It tempts editors to just assume the name is the same in different languages without actually checking. --Mkill 17:04, 30 July 2006 (CEST) Confer Expression:Beijing or Expression:Berlin for examples (or any other city). There are more subtle differences than you think. --Mkill 02:16, 5 August 2006 (CEST)

will not be implemented. archived by --Kipcool 21:48, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Case-sensitive search[edit]

The search function needs to be case-sensitive. --Ortografix 17:25, 18 July 2007 (EDT)

You can do this by using Lucene Search 2 extension at OmegaWiki. The exact-capitalization is currently set on wmf wiktionary projects. (source: bugzilla) Kipcool 18:09, 18 July 2007 (EDT)
Lucene may be a good tool but that is no solution for the 'normal' user. --Ortografix 13:14, 13 August 2007 (EDT)
If you want an extreme example: --Ortografix 12:04, 17 August 2007 (EDT)
I REALLY want this. It is such a pain.. Thanks, GerardM 16:09, 17 August 2007 (EDT)

implemented. archived by --Kipcool 21:54, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Domains for an expression[edit]

A word without context (language, epoch, circumstances) has no meaning so I think it would be great if at least we could indicate a domain of use for the expression we enter. Lejocelyn

Hi Lejocelyn, thank you for posting this since the relevance of Domains is somewhat underestimated in this project (at least to my very personal opinion). We translators cannot really work without them and OmegaWiki like it is now seems to be a monster with huge teeth, but many of them still missing ... well ... hopefully they will grow. I would so much like to see more translators here, since we would need their opinion on this, or better: I know we would get so many more notes about "yes domains are definitely needed".
So dear developers: this is one of the things you will need to look at ... because it is not just a joke: there are thousands of translators that need the domain - and it will be needed even more when OmegaT shall become connected to OmegaWiki. --Sabine 13:33, 6 May 2007 (EDT)
This would be really useful, but how would the domains be defined ? - FrancisTyers 07:00, 22 May 2007 (EDT)
May-be having just only limited domains would be great. And with the demand and only after a process of validating adding new domains. Like starting with only 200 domains would be enough. Something like having this :Science>Mathematics>Geometry>Squarre would be interessant. So Science would be a domain as Squarre would be. And the user would specify the importance with ">".

implemented. archived by --Kipcool 21:54, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Adding more than one translation at once[edit]

It would be nice if clicking on the green plus button in the Edit window would open more edit boxes to add translations. At the moment, it takes one save each time to add translations, making the creation of new entries like Expression:Germany, where translations to every available language can just be copied from the WP article, a pain in the a**. --Mkill 17:39, 30 July 2006 (CEST)

I agree, this would be a real time saver. We could klick something multiple times; or have a number pulldown next to the "+", similar to the language selection "+ add new language" (preferred), so as to open multiple fields for adding syn/trans. -- Purodha Blissenbach 21:00, 31 July 2006 (CEST)
Some versions earlier it was possible to add several translations at once (by adding a new line), so I think it will come back sooner or later. --Tosca 21:20, 31 July 2006 (CEST)
This is a main-issue. The roundtrips to the database each time costs lots of time and processing resources making it ineffective. I don't even need AJAX for this, just some client-only JavaScript for adding new rows and send back the translations and annotations all at once.
Currently, when providing translations, I'm 70% of my time waiting for the page-refresh. So, I hope this comes back very soon. MovGP0 12:08, 28 February 2007 (EST)
I am working on it, but it is complicated... At this point, I am able to add new input rows, but whatever I add in it is not saved in the database. I still have some ideas to try... --Kipcool 09:27, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

implemented. archived by --Kipcool 10:01, 17 February 2010 (UTC)