This page is a translated version of the page VisualEditor/Newsletter/2017/May and the translation is 44% complete.

An enger anerer Sprooch liesenVerdeelerlëscht vun dëser méisproocheger Newsletter

Wousst Dir?

Wousst dir datt Dir Är Ännerunge visuell nokucke kënnt?

Screenshot mat e puer Ännerungen un engem Artikel. Déi meescht Ännerunge goufen duerch Textformatéierungen ervirgestach.
Wann Dir fäerdeg sidd mam Ännere vun der Säit, tippt de Resumé vun Ärer Ännerung a sicht dann "Review your changes" eraus.

In visual mode, you will see additions, removals, new links, and formatting highlighted. Other changes, such as changing the size of an image, are described in notes on the side.

Toggle button showing visual and wikitext options; visual option is selected.

Click the toggle button to switch between visual and wikitext diffs.

Screenshot showing the same changes, in the two-column wikitext diff display.

The wikitext diff is the same diff tool that is used in the wikitext editors and in the page history. You can read and help translate the user guide, which has more information about how to use the visual editor.

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor Team has spent most of their time supporting the 2017 wikitext editor mode which is available inside the visual editor as a Beta Feature, and adding the new visual diff tool. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. Dir fannt Linken op d'Aarbecht déi all Woch fäerdeg gouf op der Säit vun de mw:VisualEditor/Weekly triage meetings. Their current priorities are fixing bugs, supporting the 2017 wikitext editor as a beta feature, and improving the visual diff tool.

Rezent Ännerungen

  • A new wikitext editing mode is available as a Beta Feature on desktop devices. The 2017 wikitext editor has the same toolbar as the visual editor and can use the citoid service and other modern tools. Go to Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-betafeatures to enable the New wikitext mode.
  • A new visual diff tool is available in VisualEditor's visual mode. You can toggle between wikitext and visual diffs. More features will be added to this later. In the future, this tool may be integrated into other MediaWiki components. [1]
  • The team have added multi-column support for lists of footnotes. The <references /> block can automatically display long lists of references in columns on wide screens. This makes footnotes easier to read. You can request multi-column support for your wiki. [2]
  • You can now use your web browser's function to switch typing direction in the new wikitext mode. This is particularly helpful for RTL language users like Urdu or Hebrew who have to write JavaScript or CSS. You can use Command+Shift+X or Control+Shift+X to trigger this. [3]
  • The way to switch between the visual editing mode and the wikitext editing mode is now consistent. There is a drop-down menu that shows the two options. This is now the same in desktop and mobile web editing, and inside things that embed editing, such as Flow. [4]
  • The Categories item has been moved to the top of the Page options menu (from clicking on the "hamburger" icon) for quicker access. [5] Et gëtt elo och d'Funktioun "Schablounen déi op dëser Säit benotzt ginn" hei. [6]
  • You can now create <chem> tags (sometimes used as <ce>) for chemical formulas inside the visual editor. [7]
  • Tables can be set as collapsed or un-collapsed. [8]
  • The Special character menu now includes characters for Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics and angle quotation marks (‹› and ⟨⟩) . The team thanks the volunteer developer, Tpt. [9]
  • A bug caused some section edit conflicts to blank the rest of the page. This has been fixed. The team are sorry for the disruption. [10]
  • There is a new keyboard shortcut for citations: Control+Shift+K on a PC, or Command+Shift+K on a Mac. It is based on the keyboard shortcut for making links, which is Control+K or Command+K respectively. [11]

Zukünfteg Ännerungen

  • The team is working on a syntax highlighting tool. It will highlight matching pairs of <ref> tags and other types of wikitext syntax. You will be able to turn it on and off. It will first become available in VisualEditor's built-in wikitext mode, maybe late in 2017. [12]
  • The kind of button used to Show preview, Show changes, and finish an edit will change in all WMF-supported wikitext editors. The new buttons will use OOjs UI. The buttons will be larger, brighter, and easier to read. The labels will remain the same. You can test the new button by editing a page and adding &ooui=1 to the end of the URL, like this: The old appearance will no longer be possible, even with local CSS changes. [13]
  • De vereelste Wikitext-Editeur vun 2006 gëtt méi spéit dëst Joer ewechgeholl. Et gëtt vun ongeféier 0,03% vun den aktiven Auteure benotzt. Kuckt eng Lëscht vun den Tools fir z'änneren op wann Dir onsécher sidd wat Dir benotze wëllt. [14]
  • Wann Dir dëst net an Ärer Sprooch liese kënnt, dann hëlleft eis beim Iwwersetzen! Schreift Iech an op d'Mailinglëscht vun den Iwwersetzer oder kontaktéiert eis direkt fir datt mir Iech am viraus iwwer déi nächst Newsletter informéiere kënnen. Thank you!

Elitre (WMF)