[dsb] Search engine setup for Firefox Mobile for Lower Sorbian.



4 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: gueroJeff, Assigned: flod)



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4 years ago
We want to ship Firefox Mobile with a good list of search engines for Lower Sorbian. 

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. Michael, we'll need your input on this, the guidelines for making recommendations are on <https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Productization_guide>. 

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. Michael, 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 <https://wiki.mozilla.org/L10n:Integrated_Search_Instructions>. For mobile, we'll want 64x64 size images, too.

Once we have a specification on what the search engines for Lower Sorbian 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. Michael, 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 Lower Sorbian team and flod will be driving this bug to completion.

Comment 1

4 years ago
I think we should do similarly as for desktop: German search engines with one exception: Wikipedia which is possible for Lower Sorbian. I don't know search engines that are in Sorbian language. I think I won't do any patches or similar, I prefer to rely me on you. :-)

Comment 2

4 years ago
Search engines to be included: See bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1123702, comment 2, for Upper Sorbian - replace Wikipedia-hsb by Wikipedia-dsb only.

Comment 3

4 years ago
Created attachment 8552287 [details] [diff] [review]

Default en-US settings for region.properties

Same searchplugins as German, changed Wikipedia de->dsb, added license header to Amazon.
Attachment #8552287 - Flags: review?(l10n)


4 years ago


4 years ago
Attachment #8552287 - Flags: review?(l10n) → review+

Comment 4

4 years ago
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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