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SignWriting Tech[edit]

The general discussion about SignWriting Tech as been moved.

ASL Wikipedia Main Page[edit]

The main page needs to be more accurate and more inviting. On Labs, the main page of the ASL Wikipedia Project included pictures and English. I don't think we want a bilingual ASL Wikipedia, but we may want to consider bilingual indexes for those just learning. We may also want to consider Wikidata for cross-language links. Wikidata is the more powerful but the more confusing solution.

We will soon have 50 articles and the front page should reflect the contents better. What sections should we have on the main page? What templates can we use? Slevinski (talk) 15:28, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

The main page could be based off of the design of one of the other Wikipedias, I suppose. en:'s looks usable (version in my sandbox, looks a bit odd because it's outside the ase space and the rotation CSS isn't applied, but looks okay when it is). fr:'s is also nice, (and the similar designs used by it:, ru:, pl: and sv:) but I don't know if the SW text will interact well with gradients.
Would I be correct in thinking that a substantial percentage of ASL users (such as those in West Africa and Southeast Asia) don't understand English? If so, I think it would make sense to try to minimize confusion surrounding English usage by making it clear using ASL what the English is there for before its use in each situation where it makes sense to have any English.
Wikidata doesn't yet support Incubator (or Incubator doesn't yet support Wikidata, or whatever), so the possibilities for cross-language links are limited, I think. --Yair rand (talk) 05:14, 13 November 2013 (UTC)


Not specifically about the main page, but does anyone want to make a ASL Wikipedia logo? This isn't strictly necessary until we move to a separate domain, but we could still have a logo show up in the corner in the meantime by adding it to MediaWiki:Gadget-ProjectSpecificLogos.js. Basing things off the other logo files, the file would be 155px by 135px, with the words "Wikipedia / The free encyclopedia" in ASL written across the right-hand side. --Yair rand (talk) 03:21, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Optimize for mobile devices[edit]

Although this wiki have implemented some technologies to get proper direction and text rensering, this wiki shouls also provide some enhancement for mobile devices, because they are works only with desktop pages, many texts displays only as insignificant texts, and the special direction have not been used when browsing them on the mobile phone. I think you can made some implementation on MediaWiki:Wp/ase/Mobile.css and MediaWiki:Wp/ase/Mobile.js. -- Great Brightstar (talk) 07:47, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Yes, this wiki should support mobile. Thanks for the links. We will be looking into the issue during Wikiconference North America in October. --Slevinski (talk) 16:24, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
@Slevinski I think getting mobile to work may need to wait until we get proper vertical writing support in Mediawiki, unless someone wants to work on manually writing CSS for suppressing all horizontally-oriented CSS or writing a script to remove existing style tags and replace them with CSSJanus-processed CSS. --Yair rand (talk) 03:14, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the information Yair. -- Slevinski (talk) 13:31, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
Seen from en:Template:MongolUnicode, I found Wikimedia also has phab:T11436 regarding this. Additionaly, I have created a CSS page which includes some classes to let user handle CSS writing mode via class="xxx", I suggest they can be introduce into this wiki. --Great Brightstar (talk) 16:18, 28 September 2016 (UTC)