Closed Bug 1082214 Opened 5 years ago Closed 5 years ago

[eo] Search engine setup for Firefox Mobile for Esperanto.


(Mozilla Localizations :: eo / Esperanto, defect)

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(Reporter: gueroJeff, Assigned: flod)




(Keywords: productization)


(1 file, 1 obsolete file)

We want to ship Firefox Mobile with a good list of search engines for Esperanto. 

We're going to work towards this in three phases. First, the localization team and the l10n drivers will look at the market for the language and come up with a good set of search providers. Eduardo, we'll need your input on this, the guidelines for making recommendations are on <>. 

For en-US, we currently use this set, to which we can fall back in the case of lacking localized alternatives:

> Google (mobile version), Yahoo, Bing, Amazon, Twitter, Wikipedia (slightly different to desktop, 32x32 icon)

We may also want to go with just a subset of the en-US engines, if that's more appropriate for the local market.

Once we decide to use a particular search engine (and we test it on a mobile device), l10n drivers will contact the owner and ask for permission, and for specifics like proper search flags. Eduardo, we'll likely need your help to at least get the contact information.

For search engines that we already ship with on desktop and that you would like to include in mobile as well, the permission is not needed.  Consider using a mobile version of the engine if one is available.  Also, please make yourself familiar with instructions regarding the <Description/> element at <>. For mobile, we'll want 64x64 size images, too.

Once we have a specification on what the search engines for Esperanto should look like, flod (Francesco Lodolo) and the localization team will work on an implementation on that. flod will create and attach patches for the desired changes and get them reviewed. After a successful review, flod will land them. Eduardo, if you're interested, you could create the patches, too. You'd ask flod for review on those before landing. 

Please don't commit any modifications in browser/searchplugins to the hg repository without a patch reviewed by flod, Stas, Axel or someone else appointed by the l10n drivers. The data here is sensitive to users and our search partners, thus the extra care here.

The Esperanto team and flod will be driving this bug to completion.
Hey Eduardo, just wanted to bring this to the top of your inbox :-)
Assignee: nobody → francesco.lodolo
Flags: needinfo?(etrapani)
Attached patch bug1082214.patch (obsolete) — Splinter Review
This patch adds all the searchplugins you requested and copies other settings (mailto handlers, etc.) from browser. But I need some info before moving on to review.

1) As you might know we now have DuckDuckGo available. Do you want to add it to the list?

2) Reta Vortaro: as shortname on desktop you're using "Reta Vortaro", but the website exposes a searchplugin with name "Revoserĉo". 

If you use "Reta Vortaro", when you visit the website and check the searchplugins you'll be asked if you want to add the search engine again. Is it OK to use "Revoserĉo" or should I use "Reta Vortaro"? Eventually I'll need to fix desktop too.
Yes, please add DuckDuckGo.

And yes, Revoserĉo is ok.

I will get in touch with them to see if they can fix it (expose the real name). But since that's not likely to happen soon enough, we can stick to Revoserĉo in the meantime.
Flags: needinfo?(etrapani)
Attachment #8526043 - Flags: review?(l10n)
Attachment #8520678 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #8526043 - Flags: review?(l10n) → review+
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