Project talk:Language policy

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multilingual[edit]

i would like to build a multilingual site (en+el). What language templates should i use?Hvd 12:27, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

ok i found it! you need:

Hvd 08:29, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Translate problem[edit]

Anybody can tell me what "public domain help pages" exactly means ? Cumeo89 15:33, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

See Project:PD help :-) --:Bdk: 19:02, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Unified categories[edit]

I've unified categories across language using NS:Pagename/categories subpage. For example,

Category:Manual
`-transclude-> Template:Categories
               `-transclude-> Category:Manual/categories

Now, I'm rethinking to change the name of the unified categories to Template:Categories/NS:Pagename rather than NS:Pagename/categories. Not sure which is more suitable. --Ans 14:07, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

To be honest, I really don't understand this template, or what problem it is supposed to be solving. To my mind it makes it a lot harder to figure out what's happening on the site and is completely unintuitive. What was your reasoning behind this change? Is it documented anywhwere? --HappyDog 22:41, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
For consistency of categories among many languages of specific title, the unified categories page like NS:Title/categories is used then.
Category:Manual/ja
`-transclude-> Template:Categories
               `-transclude-> Category:Manual/categories
Category:Manual/fr
`-transclude-> Template:Categories
               `-transclude-> Category:Manual/categories
But I'm not sure if these unified categories pages should rather be in Template namespace or not.
Category:Manual/ja
`-transclude-> Template:Categories
               `-transclude-> Template:Categories/Category:Manual
--Ans 13:13, 16 September 2008 (UTC)
I still don't understand what this is for. Why not just use normal category links? --HappyDog 14:36, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
  1. Which one that you not understand?
    1. You don't understand the current template flow? or
    2. You understand current flow, but just not understand why need change the template name?
  2. Could you please demonstrate the way that "normal category links" are used?
-- Ans 06:27, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
Normal categories are insterted by using [[Category:Category name]]. This is transparent and clear and obvious to anyone who has used MediaWiki before. The first time I spotted {{Categories}} I nearly removed it thinking it was a typo, and it took at least 5 minutes of investigation to figure out that it was intended. This unexpected new syntax is a big barrier to editing for most users who won't have a clue what this random bit of markup means or how to use it. How is someone supposed to add categories to a page now? How are they supposed to find this out? Currently, I don't really see any advantage to this method, but I see quite a few disadvantages. Hence my question - what is the problem this is trying to solve? --HappyDog 11:19, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
  1. The template is trying to solve the inconsistency of categories among language subpages.
    1. This is necessary to achieve the maintainability.
    2. However, people can still add categories in their traditional familiar syntax.
    3. Any expert can later help those people moving the added categories to the proper place, to improve maintainability.
  2. However, my proposal here is not trying to solve the categories consistency problem.
--Ans 11:47, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

mediawiki.org/ka[edit]

May I translate MediaWiki.org into Georgian or maybe I need any permission? BRUTE 16:07, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

Go right ahead. Follow the instructions on Project:Main page templates if you want to translate the main page. —Emufarmers(T|C) 23:56, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank's BRUTE 10:04, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Translate MediaWiki website to Hindi[edit]

Hello there, Well I want to translate this site to Hindi language, but when I tried so according to the Main Page Templates page it gives me permission error, becuase of previous Night Vandalism.simply go to google and get a translator.

So how can I build a translation of this wiki in Hindi Language? Any help? Thanks. --Wikisidd 16:06, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

Sorry about this. I've un-blacklisted the title; let me know if you still have problems. —Emufarmers(T|C) 03:26, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Trasletion on Russian[edit]

Hello! Trasletion on Russian, please-217.118.81.22 14:25, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Yes Done - Wikimedia_maintenance_notice/ru ;) --Kaganer 18:00, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
Eh, 3 days after it's over? :) Max Semenik 18:04, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
Я не знал, что кому-то это до зарезу нужно. --Kaganer 19:51, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

GSoC 2014 proposal for page migration under the Translate extension[edit]

Hello everyone!

I am Pratik Lahoti (User:BPositive) from Pune, India. I am willing to participate in the Google Summer of Code this year. I am interested in the project titled - “Tools for mass migration of legacy translated wiki content”.

My mentors for this project would be Niklas Laxström and Federico Leva.

With their help, I have drafted the first version of my proposal page. You can find it here:

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Translate/Mass_migration_tools

This project is a blessing in disguise for all the translation administrators, as it completely automates the tedious manual task of preparing the pages for translation as well as importing the translations. The proposal page mentions the Project Outline and the approach/solution towards the problem statement. I am done with most of the sections and left with the Project Schedule (which I will finish off when everything is finalized).

Please have a look at the proposal and give your valuable feedback/suggestions. While I have no problems in replying to the suggestions put forth over here, I would appreciate if you can do the same on the discussion page of the proposal, so that all the feedback is at one single place. Looking forward to hearing from you, Thank you! BPositive (talk) 04:46, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Requirements for mass migration tools project[edit]

Hi all,

I have been accepted into the Google Summer of Code 2014 and will be working on the "Tools for mass migration of legacy translated wiki content" project.

As per the project timeline, I have drafted the requirements for this project after discussing with my mentors - Nikerabbit and Nemo_bis. It would be great if the translation admins and translators have a look at the requirements and let us know if they have any other requirements from their side.

Please mention them on the corresponding discussion page. I would like to get some feedback on the importance of requirements mentioned as optional in that page.

I need to get done with this by the next couple of days, so I would appreciate if you can give this a quick look. :)

Thank you! BPositive (talk) 19:37, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

To stub or not to stub?[edit]

Content of the translation snippet #5 ("then please create a stub article for the English version") anticorrelates seemingly to this info as long as one accepts the need to mark anyhow the incomplete original articles. I suppose that someone should once:

  • either disallow stubs and correct the page,
  • or allow stubs and correct the page still by adding a ref to the template for marking incomplete articles,
  • or explain why incomplete articles, if any, should not bear a corresponding mark, probably expanding the article again. --Olion17 (talk)

Localizing transcluded Special:ApiHelp, is it necessary?[edit]

We can use {{Special:ApiHelp/some-module}} to transclude generated API help!
The generated API help from api.php is localized!
Try it at Extension:TextExtracts#API

I originally thought each translation of a wiki page using this (e.g. Extension:TextExtracts/es) would have to pass a uselang parameter to {{Api help}} telling it what language to use. This doesn't work so I filed phab:T89768. Later I realized if the user has logged in and has set Special:Preferences > Language, then the transcluded API help appears in the user's language without any localization work.

Do we know how many developers visit mediawiki.org anonymously or don't set their language preference, and view translated pages? They'll see the transcluded API help in English unless we fix this bug. Please comment on the bug, it could save a lot of work.

Thanks for any insight. -- SPage (WMF) (talk) 04:08, 4 March 2015 (UTC) , WMF Tech Writer

Let's stop breaking pages when templates i18n-ize[edit]

I started a topic on Project:Current issues, please discuss there. -- SPage (WMF) (talk) 20:30, 9 October 2015 (UTC)