[lo] Search engine setup for Firefox for Lao

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 55


Mozilla Localizations
lo / Lao
6 months ago
6 months ago


(Reporter: flod, Assigned: flod)


(Blocks: 1 bug, {productization})


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6 months ago
We want to ship Firefox with a good list of search engines for Lao. 

We'll do this in three phases: First, the localization team and flod (Francesco Lodolo) will look at the market for the language and come up with a good set of search providers. Saikeo, we'll need your input on this. The guidelines for making recommendations are found on <https://wiki.mozilla.org/L10n:Firefox/Productization>. 

We currently use this set for en-US, to which we can fall back in the case of lacking localized alternatives:
Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Amazon, DuckDuckGo, Twitter, Wikipedia

After we decided on a particular search engine, flod will contact the owner and ask for permission and for specifics, like proper search flags. Saikeo, we'll likely need your help to at least get the owner's contact information.

Once we have a specification on what the search engines for Lao should look like, flod 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. Saikeo, 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 flod. The data here is sensitive to users and our search partners, thus requiring extra care here.

The Lao team and flod will be driving this bug to completion.

Comment 1

6 months ago
I've checked Fennec and you're shipping with the default search engines, the only difference is Wikipedia (lo.wikipedia.org).

The initial list would be:
* Google
* Yahoo
* Bing
* DuckDuckGo
* Wikipedia (lo)

Is Amazon popular where you live? I doubt we should use the US version in case.

Same question for Twitter: is it popular? Does it make sense to include it or should we keep it out?
Flags: needinfo?(kavhanxay)

Comment 2

6 months ago
Amazon is not popular in Laos, but you can include it if you want.

And yes for Twitter. Please include Twitter for initial list search engines.
Last Resolved: 6 months ago
Flags: needinfo?(kavhanxay)
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 3

6 months ago
Thanks. Note that this is still far from resolved ;-)
Resolution: FIXED → ---

Comment 4

6 months ago
Sorry, I forgot one piece. I need the translation in Lao for 'Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia'.

The translation should be similar to the one you see here

Can you put your translation here in the bug?

I'll add Twitter and keep out Amazon, no point in adding it.
Flags: needinfo?(kavhanxay)

Comment 5

6 months ago
Below is my translation for 'Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia':

'Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia' = 'ວິກິພີເດຍ, ສາລານຸກົມເສລີ'
Flags: needinfo?(kavhanxay)

Comment 6

6 months ago
(In reply to Saikeo Kavhanxay from comment #5)
> Below is my translation for 'Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia':
> 'Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia' = 'ວິກິພີເດຍ, ສາລານຸກົມເສລີ'

Great, thanks for the super quick turn-around.
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6 months ago
Assignee: nobody → francesco.lodolo

Comment 8

6 months ago
Comment on attachment 8863609 [details]
Bug 1361250 - [lo] Search engine setup for Firefox for Lao

Attachment #8863609 - Flags: review?(mozilla) → review+

Comment 9

6 months ago
Pushed by francesco.lodolo@mozillaitalia.org:
[lo] Search engine setup for Firefox for Lao r=mkaply

Comment 10

6 months ago
Last Resolved: 6 months ago6 months ago
status-firefox55: --- → fixed
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla55
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