Wikipedia Lookup - development blog

Development blog for the Wikipedia Lookup addon for Firefox. Just some random notes on what's going on and addon development

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Updates are taking a while...

I am gonna start off by apologizing for being extremely late with the language update. Somewhere down the line I just stopped thinking about my little Wikipedia add-on, so there really is no excuse.
To all of you who have waited to long for the addon to work for your language I can inform you that it is not coming out until late October. The reason for this is that I am finally going on my summer vacation!


At 4:01 AM, Anonymous Hans said...


i'm missing the Dutch wikipedia in the options-tab :

At 12:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for Wikipedia Lookup.

Just one suggestion: currently, at configuration time you select the language you want to look up words in Wikipedia with.

However, most non english-born speakers (in fact, anyone who speaks more than one language) will probably want to look up words in different languages, depending on the word itself and, very often, depending on the result (perhaps disappointing) they got looking the word up in a given language.

It would be great to be able to choose at configuration time the languages you may decide to look words up in the future, and then, when right clicking, to see a list of options, say:

"Lookup in Wikipedia (english)
Lookup in Wikipedia (spanish)
Lookup in Wikipedia (italian)

and so on, with an entry for every language you selected at configuration time.

What do you think?

At 7:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could you do a version of this to look up in Wiktionary?

At 5:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there,
realy nice extension, but there is little misteake in column "Select lookup language", item "Cech" is nonsense, the right label is "Czech". Prety confusing for non-english user ;)

Although searching works perfect!

At 6:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Hans says!

The Dutch Wikipedia currently holds about 300k articles..

At 9:21 AM, Blogger DrGaellon said...

Will this be upgraded to be FF3.0b compatible soon?

At 3:02 AM, Blogger Leif said...

@hans I'm happy to tell you that I've added the option for searching in the Dutch Wikipedia in version 0.3.1 (being approved by Mozilla staff and should be available in a few weeks time).


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