Bug 425114 (fx3-wsl10n-ka)

Web services changes for Firefox 3 for Georgian



11 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: mic, Assigned: Pike)



Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)



(1 attachment, 6 obsolete attachments)



11 years ago
Tracking any changes to web services for Georgian. 

Here are the defaults:
Search plugins: Google, Yahoo, Amazon, Answers, CC, eBay, Wikipedia

Readers: Bloglines, My Yahoo, Google

Mailto: GMail, YahooMail, Hotmail
Calendar: 30boxes, Google, Yahoo

The guidelines for making recommendations is here:

any ideas? sometimes what's useful is a dictionary search site

Comment 1

11 years ago
Hi Gia,

any comments from your side? Should we add a search engine? Should we use the Georgian wikipedia instead of the English one? http://ka.wikipedia.org/ has some 20 thousand articles.

Any RSS feed handlers on Gergian, or popular in Gergia that we should think about?

Similar for protocol handlers, for mailto: or webcal: URLs?

Note, Hotmail already dropped off the en-US defaults, they won't get the implementation done in time.

Comment 2

11 years ago
Hi Gia - at least having Wikipedia is good and maybe a Georgian live bookmark is better than English BBC. I did some research on Georgian news but didn't find too much:
http://www.dioskuria.ru/ -- but it's in english
http://www.news.ge/ -- but it's a beta site

Please let us know ASAP. We are running low on time - you have about 1 week from Monday to finalize your decisions AND get permission from 3d party news source -  no pressure intended ;-) 

Comment 3

11 years ago
Sorry for late answer - seems i must change my email address - flooded with spam

for sure - yes Axel
http://ka.wikipedia.org is quiet mature as well as
http://ka.wikiquote.org/wiki/ and somehow
http://www.google.ge/ must be best for search

http://www.newsgeorgia.ge/ for live bookmarks
[and may be] http://www.posta.ge/ for mail
there are some other blog, mail, lb services and i need couple of days figure out other [possibly better] opportunities or we can leave existing services for now.

1 week is quiet enough,

Comment 4

11 years ago
Gia, thanks
so great on ka.wikipedia.org and google.ge

for live bookmark, can you help me find a contact email on their website so I can write them now to gain permission. I've been on the site and can't seem to find a link for this.

for mailto posta.ge - I will get permission and for them to do the work we'd need them to do and post back when it's resolved

Comment 5

11 years ago
http://www.newsgeorgia.ge/about/contacts.html (only Russian?), anyway...

here comes translation

for collecting and distributing info

for advertisements
for conferences, presentations, pr, trainings
for project development

for technical issues

here come some doubts - they have mistake in site title (window header)
ახალი ა_ძ_ბები - instead of ახალი ა_მ_ბები
additionally - information in some sections are outdated (~month)

Appreciated - if i'll have couple more days to find other [possibly more appropriate] "vacancies" (as well as for other services also).


Comment 6

11 years ago
sent newsgeorgia.ge email, will post permission in the bug when received

Comment 7

11 years ago
Gia, can you create a patch to add wikipedia-ka instead of wikipedia (en)? http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/browser/locales/en-US/searchplugins/wikipedia.xml is a good sample, the ShortName should be "ვიკიპედია (ka)" to match the wikipedia site. If it wouldn't, users would get another searchplugin offered when going there.

For google, we should just stick to the default plugin, IMHO, unless there's something fatally not working with it.
Whiteboard: needs-patch, needs-mic

Comment 8

11 years ago
[will be] attached below
All three must work (links checked, not patches itself [yet])
Difference are in link encodings:
utf8, wiki, and "asis" syntax
asis - could be most convenient for reviewing ;)

Georgian Google works smoothly more than 2 years

Comment 9

11 years ago
Created attachment 312730 [details] [diff] [review]
patch for wikipedia.xml Georgian search engine in utf8 syntax

utf8 syntax

Comment 10

11 years ago
Created attachment 312731 [details] [diff] [review]
patch for wikipedia.xml Georgian search engine in wiki syntax

wiki syntax

Comment 11

11 years ago
Created attachment 312732 [details] [diff] [review]
patch for wikipedia.xml Georgian search engine in "asis" syntax

"asis" syntax

Comment 12

11 years ago
Comment on attachment 312731 [details] [diff] [review]
patch for wikipedia.xml Georgian search engine in wiki syntax

r- on this one, as this is the closest.

1. Any patching of a file called wikipedia.xml is pointless, it will not be picked up. You happily regressed bug 413331 by checking all the cruft back in.

2. What you need to do is change list.txt to not include wikipedia, but wikipedia-ka, and create a wikipedia-ka.xml plugin. This one is close, but it's ignoring my comment 7 about the ShortName.
Attachment #312731 - Flags: review-

Comment 13

11 years ago
Created attachment 312812 [details]
Georgian searchplugin wikipedia-ka.xml
Attachment #312730 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #312731 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #312732 - Attachment is obsolete: true

Comment 14

11 years ago
Created attachment 312813 [details]
Georgian searchplugin google-ge.xml

So, list will look like this
is it acceptable?

Please note: links on page http://www.google.ge/firefox:
are functional also

Comment 15

11 years ago
the list is acceptable thanks.

from comment #5 it doesn't sound like that news source is a good one for live bookmark from what you wrote. is there another that you have found?

Comment 16

11 years ago
for mailto if you'd still like to consider http://www.posta.ge/ then i suggest we open another tracking bug to land that after RC1 - can you get me a contact there to email our request for permission and technical support please

Comment 17

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #15)
> from comment #5 it doesn't sound like that news source is a good one for live
> bookmark from what you wrote. is there another that you have found?

This one looks not bad http://www.civil.ge/eng/ (Georgian content is richer)
Civil Georgia/Information and Analysis Directorate,
United Nations Association of Georgia
2 Dolidze St. Tbilisi 380015, Georgia
Tel/Fax: (+995 32) 33 25 16; (+995 32) 33 52 16;
E-mail: civilgeorgia@una.ge
URL: http://www.una.ge

as for mailto:
Unfortunately there are no better mail services in Georgia yet:
http://www.posta.ge/ & http://mail.top.ge/ only
Both of them powered by Caucasus network - support@caucasus.net.
The war between Georgian Telecom & Caucasus Online/Network started 3 days ago, may be its reasonable to wait.


P.S. In case of necessity i can connect directly to any

Comment 18

11 years ago
are they in georgian or english? they are both english for me

Comment 19

11 years ago
As for News - http://www.civil.ge/geo/ is Georgian version
Ignore http://www.una.ge which is for contact only - i got it from bottom right js popup at civil.ge page.

As for Mail top.ge - entry page is on English, but registration is Georgian :)

Comment 20

11 years ago
I don't think we should have a specific google plugin for Georgian. The wikipedia plugin looks fine, we need to make sure it's in the build though.

That won't happen unless list.txt and the file itself match, and the best way to tell that is to actually create a full patch. Here's a short outline of what I'd like to have the patch look like:

cvs add wikipedia-ka.xml
rm amazondotcom.xml creativecommons.xml google.xml yahoo.xml answers.xml eBay.xml wikipedia.xml
cvs rm amazondotcom.xml creativecommons.xml google.xml yahoo.xml answers.xml eBay.xml wikipedia.xml
cvs -z3 diff -uN

The removal of the original files is totally fine as the build picks those up from the en-US source directories anyways.

Sorry for the late reply, I wasn't CC on this bug, and there was no actual review request on the latest attachments.

For protocol handlers, we currently have 30boxes for webcal: in the tree, but not a mailto handler (i.e., the en-US default for now). I think we should fix the latter as well.


11 years ago
Alias: fx3-wsl10n-ka


11 years ago
Whiteboard: needs-patch, needs-mic → needs-patch

Comment 21

11 years ago
gia, closing out on live bookmark for http://www.civil.ge/geo/ i'm ok with that but do they have an RSS feed? i'm trying to find the url for that on their site.

i'll post permission when i receive it

Comment 22

11 years ago
here is email i have sent. (still waiting on response). axel think we're ok to go ahead?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michal Berman" <>
To: civilgeorgia
Cc: "giasher" <
Sent: Tuesday, April 8, 2008 10:34:05 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Firefox Georgian news feed


We would like to include your news feed in our upcoming release of Firefox 3 in Georgian. If you do not wish to give us permission please let us know as soon as possible. It would also be great to get confirmation from you that you give us permission to include your news feed in our browser. This means that users will click on your news stories and be taken to your website.

Thank you

Michal Berman
Mozilla Corporation
International localization - Driver

Comment 23

11 years ago
Can we take the RSS feed discussion into a new bug? That's just distracting us from things that need to get done now.

For the things that are missing now, and are affected by tonight's deadline, see comment 20.

Comment 24

11 years ago
moving feed discussion to new bug 428301

Comment 25

11 years ago
Gia, we still need a patch for wikipedia, please check comment 20 again?

Comment 26

11 years ago
Created attachment 315624 [details] [diff] [review]
list.txt patch for wkipedia-ka

You always puzzling me :)
Did You mean this?


11 years ago
Attachment #315624 - Attachment is patch: true
Attachment #315624 - Attachment mime type: application/octet-stream → text/plain

Comment 27

11 years ago
Created attachment 315738 [details] [diff] [review]
wikipedia-ka, cvs remove old plugins, fix region.properties

Instead of explaining again, I'll just grab this bug. This should happen too frequently, as I can't fix all of these bugs myself, really.

I'll land the attached patch, please make sure to cvs update browser, and to resolve all conflicts. Your working copies should have no left-over changes in ka/browser/searchplugins and ka/browser/chrome/browser-region, you might want to just remove both directories before the update.

Don't check-in any changes to any of the two directories without a patch that has my review, no matter why and what.
Assignee: giasher → l10n
Attachment #312812 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #312813 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #315624 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #315738 - Flags: approval1.9+

Comment 28

11 years ago
Checking in chrome/browser-region/region.properties;
/l10n/l10n/ka/browser/chrome/browser-region/region.properties,v  <--  region.properties
new revision: 1.5; previous revision: 1.4
Removing searchplugins/amazondotcom.xml;
/l10n/l10n/ka/browser/searchplugins/amazondotcom.xml,v  <--  amazondotcom.xml
new revision: delete; previous revision: 1.4
Removing searchplugins/answers.xml;
/l10n/l10n/ka/browser/searchplugins/answers.xml,v  <--  answers.xml
new revision: delete; previous revision: 1.3
Removing searchplugins/creativecommons.xml;
/l10n/l10n/ka/browser/searchplugins/creativecommons.xml,v  <--  creativecommons.xml
new revision: delete; previous revision: 1.4
Removing searchplugins/eBay.xml;
/l10n/l10n/ka/browser/searchplugins/eBay.xml,v  <--  eBay.xml
new revision: delete; previous revision: 1.4
Removing searchplugins/google.xml;
/l10n/l10n/ka/browser/searchplugins/google.xml,v  <--  google.xml
new revision: delete; previous revision: 1.4
Checking in searchplugins/list.txt;
/l10n/l10n/ka/browser/searchplugins/list.txt,v  <--  list.txt
new revision: 1.3; previous revision: 1.2
RCS file: /l10n/l10n/ka/browser/searchplugins/wikipedia-ka.xml,v
Checking in searchplugins/wikipedia-ka.xml;
/l10n/l10n/ka/browser/searchplugins/wikipedia-ka.xml,v  <--  wikipedia-ka.xml
initial revision: 1.1
Removing searchplugins/wikipedia.xml;
/l10n/l10n/ka/browser/searchplugins/wikipedia.xml,v  <--  wikipedia.xml
new revision: delete; previous revision: 1.1
Removing searchplugins/yahoo.xml;
/l10n/l10n/ka/browser/searchplugins/yahoo.xml,v  <--  yahoo.xml
new revision: delete; previous revision: 1.3

Marking FIXED, with reference http://hg.mozilla.org/users/axel_mozilla.com/l10n-src-verification/index.cgi/file/6237b137f2e1/reference/HEAD/ka/.
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: needs-patch
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