Wiktionary:News for editors
This page notifies editors of recent clarifications of or changes to policy or best current practice, major changes to templates, and the like. All editors are encouraged to watch this page.
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September 2021
September 14: Version 14.0.0 of the Unicode Standard® has been released.
August 2021
August 8: The URL format for specific sense IDs was changed; it used to be LanguageName-ID, but is now LanguageName:_ID. Existing links to IDs may be broken (but will still take to the correct page for now), and OrangeLinks as well as internal ID links might stop working temporarily, but should eventually start working again.
June 2021
The beta review period for Unicode 14.0 has started. The version will be implemented on or around September 14, 2021.
August 2020
Edit notices added for data submodules of Module:languages and for data submodules of Module:labels summarizing the format of the data.
April 2020
Completely new modularised methods are now in use for Bulgarian inflections with stress marks. Most of older templates will soon become obsolete.
March 2020
Module:Unicode data and its data submodules have been updated with data from version 13.0.0 of the Unicode Character Database.
January 2020
A search engine for
is available at Toolforge.
December 2019
Proto-West Germanic has been created as a language distinct from Proto-Germanic.
November 2019
The Pattern Dictionary of English Verbs is available online. It can be useful for analyzing English phrasal verbs and the adequacy of verb definitions.
October 2019
June 2019
The intonation scheme for Slovene has changed from the stress-based orthography to the tonemic orthography. The headwords of most entries have been converted, but inflection tables have not, and will need future work. Links to Slovene terms should be updated by editors as they come across them. There is also a new
which generates IPA pronunciations when provided with the tonemic orthography.
May 2019
April 2019
  • The way tags are specified for WT:ACCEL has changed. Rather than specifying a single accel string, there is now one template parameter or table key for each tag. See WT:ACCEL#Adding the tags to a template for more information.
  • Many common templates that had a mandatory language code in the |lang= parameter will now also accept it in the first parameter, and using the first parameter is preferred because it is more consistent with other common templates like
    . For instance,
    is preferred over
    {{inflection of|la|verbum||gen|p}}
    is preferred over
    {{inflection of​|verbum||gen|p|lang=la}}
  • Lists of often-linked entries in particular languages that haven't been created yet are now available at User:Jberkel/lists/wanted/latest​. They serve a similar purpose to the subcategories of Category:Redlinks by language, but are more complete: they include links in many templates (not just
    ), and links to pages that exist but don't have a header for the language yet.
    If you are interested in a language and it is not in User:Jberkel/lists/wanted/latest​, add its language code to User:Jberkel/lists/wanted/languages and it will be added when the next batch of lists is generated.
March 2019
A new version of the Unicode® Standard—Version 12.0.0—has been announced on the fifth (5th) of March, 2019. The data modules used by Module:Unicode data have been updated, for instance to include new code point names and block names.
February 2019
  • The {{cite}} and {{quote}} families of templates now support the following new parameters:
    • |translator= and |translators= (abbreviation: |trans=)
    • |text=, a synonym for |passage=
    • |t=, a synonym for |translation=
    • |tr= (in {{quote}} templates), a synonym for |transliteration=
  • In {{quote}} family templates, use of the parameter |lang= is now mandatory; if it is omitted, the entry on which the quotation template is used will be placed in "​Category:Undetermined terms with quotations".
  • The CodeLinks gadget now makes most URLs in comments clickable, and links module names after require and mw.loadData to the module pages and tracking template names after require("Module:debug").track to Special:WhatLinksHere​.
December 2018
The following updates have been made to the {{quote}} family of templates:
If there are no issues with the updates, similar changes may be rolled out to the {{cite}} family of templates in due course.
September 2018
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March 2018
February 2018
The language name Azeri has been renamed to Azerbaijani on Wiktionary
January 2018
Interesting paper on Urban Dictionary; includes comparison with Wiktionary
Last edited on 14 September 2021, at 20:40
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