The official Wikipedia mobile app is now translated into Chuvash language and available to use:
What does Chuvash mean?
I am Chuvash. Chuvash is the name of an ethnicity which counts up to 2 milions peoply (mostly in Russia). Chuvashes talk the Chuvash language which is also an official language in Chuvash Republic (besides Russian). Chuvash language is a Turkic language and has a status “Vulnerable” in the UNESCO list of languages in danger. There is a Chuvash Wikipedia cv.wikipedia.org.
What is Wikipedia Mobile?
I translated text strings into Chuvash on translatewiki.net which is used for the translation of wikimedia projects and external projects. Thanks for the tip to @aharoni and Sakha Wikipedia mailing list. If you can write Chuvash, please feel free to correct and add new text strings.
How to use
To be able to see the Chuvash interface we have to have a Chuvash locale. Unfortunately there is no one. If you are using Android then you are a lucky one, you can add any locale with MoreLocale 2 app.
Just install it and add a new locale (cv or cv-RU):
By the way, to write with additional four letters in Chuvash (besides the Russian 33 letters), you can use the Chuvash keyboard layout for Android which I published on Google Play. The most interface on your mobile will use default strings (English), but Wikipedia Mobile’s interface will be completely in Chuvash 🙂
A new version is published. As one can see on the github, this version has some UI improvements:
Changed library pins to green: in order not to be confusing with the highlighted pins (the red dotted ones),
Updated the Swedish localization strings.
This version improves User Interface. After search you probably don’t want to see the keyboard which takes half a display. So now it is hiding after search. To do this I used a code provided androidguys:
InputMethodManager mgr = (InputMethodManager) getSystemService(Context.INPUT_METHOD_SERVICE);
This version is not published at Market.
Commit details on Github.