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This template seems to be usually placed at the bottom of articles. Shouldn't it rather go up top? --Swift 18:28, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

I personally think it is better at the bottom. In theory once you are on a page for a particular language, the links will take you to other pages in that language, so the 'other languages' block does not need to be given as much prominence as you might think. --HappyDog 01:40, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
I mean no offense, but I fear that even the theoretical premise was lacking. My rationale was that the benefit of seeing right away in which languages the page was in, outweighed the space that the banner takes up (which would be the only reason to move it down).
Say, a person from Georgia may have Russian as a second language and German as a third, but isn't good at English at all. Browsing the "/de" version, this person might want to reference the Russian version where available. This person would benefit from having the available languages displayed at the top. --Swift 17:52, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
True, but I would estimate that this situation will occur a lot less frequently than someone wanting to view the site in their language and only their language. I find it quite intrusive to have it at the top, particularly as there is already the PD notice (in the help: namespace) or quite commonly some other infobox at the top. I believe it works better at the bottom along with the category links. To be honest, once someone knows where the links are it makes little difference, so long as we are consistent.
The ideal answer, I guess, is to have the inter-language links in the sidebar, like on Wikipedia, but that is only possible if we move to separate language domains - something which is yet to be discussed. Please see Project:Current issues#Languages for some more discussion of this. --HappyDog 18:06, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
Indeed the scenario won't be very common, but I disagree that the few-lines-high (unless there is a very large number of translated versions) is intrusive. As for the Help namespace, the template is included in the PD notice, making it conveniently located at the top.
Ideal solutions aside, in the meantime I see it as a small sacrifice of space to put the template at the top of the page. --Swift 08:28, 16 September 2006 (UTC)
Hm, I see no problem to use the template in two different ways (top or bottom) dependent on the kind, style and length of pages (so I would say: Put it where you think it's best, but don't constitute a hard "rule" on its positioning).
But please note: In general, the main contents of this site are, will be and will stay in English. Translations are mainly worked out for some introductory pages, for some parts of the PD help and for some sporadic other pages. I'm pretty sure that the proportion English/other languages won't change noteworthy in the foreseeable future (have a look at the software related stuff on Meta if you like; and we'll transfer all those pages sometime). Of course, our (or my) aim is, that we are able to provide at least the PD Help as an accurate, up-to-date set of pages for download or together with the distribution in as many languages as possible. But the rest ...?
So, this template can not be seen as a essential/substantial part of navigation yet (only within the main introduction perhaps). And please note: Most of the non-English pages are actually outdated, or incomplete. Most of them only cover a small part of a bigger set of pages. At the moment only French and German are somewhat close to English, but if you like to read the important and really up-to-date download or upgrade information (relevant when a new version of MW is released), you have to switch to English again. --:Bdk: 01:43, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
Hi Bdk - is your view that the project should only be in English and that other languages should, in general, be discouraged, or that the project is currently mainly in English and that ultimately (in an ideal world) most of the site will be multi-lingual, but that you can't see that happening any time soon? --HappyDog 02:42, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
The last view, of course. I would really like to have the general introduction - including the latest and basic information on download and installation - in many, many languages, but to be honest, I see little sense in sporadic and unmaintained pages in random languages here and there (this was one reason for Template:Outdated). If someone wants to translate a page, yes, he's always welcome. But because of what I've said above, the inter-language navigation (at the moment and for the near future) actually is of limited usefulness and not an essential part of the site's navigation in a whole, and therefore should not occupy optically relevant parts (at the top) especially of the "reference" pages in English. Commonly there's an old and good rule for that: First write/translate good content, and then add a language template, and then, don't forget to maintain these pages ;-)
btw: If MediaWiki.org's world would be ideal, my belief is, that we would have subdomains like fr.mediawiki.org sometime - that is desirable in the long run, but far from now.
Heh, and if you look up the history e.g. of this (deleted) template you could see, that in fact I was the one who made the first language templates on this site *g* (the layout is still close to the original). Really, I'm not opposed to non-English content. But I can't conceal that I'm somewhat pragmatical regarding multilingual _and_ good software documentation. Better "good/in-depth and in English" than "bad/skin-deep and in many languages" content. --:Bdk: 05:22, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
I think it would be placed in the right place (like in Wikipedia when it uses , i.e. [[es:portada]] -- 08:45, 14 September 2006 (UTC)
And that is not possible in case of the different languages of wikipedia are different installations of MediaWiki. And than it is an Interwiki Link that is used for a mod. --The0bone 13:47, 14 September 2006 (UTC)
In no way was I requesting a "hard rule" for anything. Most of the pages which use the template are protected and so simple editors cannot make any changes without raising their issues with admins. My initial comment was a humble attempt at that.
Whether the content should be mainly in English or not, and whether the template is a "substantial" part of navigation or not, it may be an aid for those with little grasp of the English language. Should it not be let be all that it can be? As for the content of the translated being out-dated; well, "hiding" those translated versions doesn't really help solve that problem, now does it? --Swift 08:28, 16 September 2006 (UTC)


I can't seem to find anywhere on this site that explains the installation of the template. What I tried was: go to the article page (actually the "template" page) and hit edit, copy the text, go to my wiki, make a new template page of the same name, paste, and save. Sadly, the page renders wrong.
Link to my page
Not to mention i don't have the lovely icon either. This is all the back up plan, in any case, what i *really* want is to be able to have the sidebar show what languages the page is available in, down there to the left, just like Wikipedia. Except I can't find any information on how to do that. What am i missing? Where do I look?
Davecotter 00:11, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

  • There is no explanation because this template is provided to help us administer this site, rather than as an example for other people to use. That said, feel free to use it (and perhaps this response will give the appropriate explanation...) :-)
  • The template uses the ParserFunctions extension. You will need to download and install the extension to get it to work. You may also need to upgrade your version of MediaWiki if it is too old.
  • To use the image in the template, you need to add it to your wiki. Click on the icon to get to it's image page and save/upload it from there.
  • Adding the links in the sidebar requires (as far as I know) separate wikis for each language. However, there may be some kind of workaround for that that I am unaware of.
Hope that helps. --HappyDog 16:15, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
I was able to install the parser functions and the image, and the template. eg: Sandbox. However, after adding a Sandbox/ja version of my sandbox page, it did not show up in the list of translated links. How do I get them to show up? I even tried ?action=purge, to no avail.
I was unable to view the page source without creating an account and logging in, but my guess is that you did not include the name of the page when including the template. I have added instructions to the template, so hopefully its usage should be clearer now. --HappyDog 23:44, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Template Error - action required[edit]

Hi, the Template did not work on the Help Page!!! --The0bone 10:47, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Hi - I am aware of this. It is due to a bug in the ParserFunctions extension which is logged as bugzilla:8199. If anyone has any suggestions for working round the bug, please comment at Template talk:Languages/Lang. Cheers --HappyDog 16:55, 11 December 2006 (UTC)


Breton translation[edit]

  • Hi, could anybody add Breton language to the Language template? Main page is fully translated now. Thanks. Fulup 16:06, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
Done, the Breton language has been added. Also, you may consider to translate/update the news section in Breton language. :) --Shinjiman 17:22, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
Please only update the news page if you plan to keep it up to date! It is better to have up-to-date news in English than outdated news in the native language. --HappyDog 15:30, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Invalid language codes[edit]

The following languages do not have an associated Wikipedia and will be deleted in a few weeks (or moved to the correct language code if the wrong one has been used). There has been a bit of prior discussion about this at User talk:Shinjiman. Please note that it does not matter what the correct ISO code for these languages are. On this wiki we use the codes currently used by Wikipedia and the MediaWiki software. If the WP codes change then the pages on this site will be moved to the correct code, but until that time we need to be consistent with the existing WP/MW standards.

--HappyDog 15:40, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Update: The yue, zh-hans and zh-hant have been added in svn:21200 and svn:21201 by Raymond, the codes that added will be going live in these few days, which is after the database update in the WMF servers. --Shinjiman 19:31, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
I think I am disagree with the code matching Wikipedia, instead, it should match the codes that shown in Names.php in the MediaWiki package. MediaWiki is a software itself, and Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. Even if MW wiki and WP are hosted by Wikimedia, however their orientation are different, so the link should not refer to the Wikipedia page. --Shinjiman 20:07, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for sorting this. I agree that our policy should match names.php rather than WP - we used WP because it was easy to point to it as a reference, and it was assumed that they were the same. I will use your link instead on Project:Language policy. Cheers --HappyDog 14:54, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Swedish translations[edit]

Well, some pages are starting to pop up in swedish. Can someone add it? Swedish, sv /Klibbnisse 22:21, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Done --HappyDog 16:19, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Error in Variable BASEPAGENAME?[edit]

I've a problem with {{BASEPAGENAME}}:

Given the source of a page named "Test/de"


gives: BPN: Test/de

but not: BPN: Test

as I expect it to. Why does the subpage gets displayed??

With this error(?!?) this template doesn't work as expected: the translation in the main language is as a consequence not a link...what you can see on this template page not showing "English" as a link... Okay, the workaround would be to use {{Languages|Test}} but this makes it harder to create new translations for the less experienced wiki users. Someone who can confirm this problem?? Horst 17:22, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Are you experiencing problems on this site, or on your own wiki? If it is your own wiki, you need to make sure sub-pages are enabled in order for this code to work. If it is on this site then please can you point to a specific example. --HappyDog 16:20, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

At the time of writing of my last post, some showed this behaviour (I edited an "Article/de", cant't remember which one, added BASEPAGENAME, and then had a look at the preview), now it seems to be fixed?!? And: ahh, I see, I've to enable subpages for NS_MAIN to have this mechanism work for "normal" articles... Perhaps someone should mention that in this templates description??? Horst 17:06, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

{{BASEPAGENAME}} isn't a template. robchurch | talk 18:26, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Dutch translation[edit]

Hello, I translate some pages to Dutch, so can someone add Dutch (nl - Nederlands) on this page? Thank you, SPQRobin 14:10, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Done. --Shinjiman 19:35, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
I saw MediaWiki/cs and MediaWiki/fa, so maybe you can add those also. SPQRobin 22:16, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
Done. --HappyDog 01:49, 21 May 2007 (UTC)


I have made a test template for this: User:SPQRobin/Test. There I have changed [[Project:Language policy|Languages]] to [[Project:Language policy|{{MediaWiki:Otherlanguages{{#if:{{SUBPAGENAME|}}|/{{SUBPAGENAME}}|}}}}]], so it would be in the native language. you can see a test for this at User:SPQRobin. There it is "in other languages", and if you click on "Nederlands" you can see "andere talen". So I think this is better. What do you think? SPQRobin 13:42, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

My initial thought was "Great!". However there may be arguments for leaving it in English for all languages (principle of least surprise?). I would like a few more opinions before making the change - if none are forthcoming I will add your modification in a week or so. --HappyDog 01:54, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
In a week or so?!? SPQRobin 10:30, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Vietnamese (tiếng Việt)[edit]

I have translated some pages into Vietnamese but my language does not appear in the template. Someone could add it for me, please?

Pages in Vietnamese

-- 12:54, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

done. And thanks for your help :-) --:Bdk: 17:21, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Romanian translation[edit]

Hello, someone has asked on mediawiki-I for the romanian language (he already did some translation, see Category:Help/ro). Could you please add it ? thanks Celsius

Done :-) --:Bdk: 10:40, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Swedish again[edit]

Sorry but I cant see any swedish pages in the help section. I want to contribute to the help pages. Can someone fix (sv - svenska) for helpages? Thnx JeffSWE 21:15, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

That's great! The pages aren't there because no one's created them yet. I suggest you start by creating Help:Contents/sv by translating Help:Contents, and then work from there. Let me know if you get stuck! --HappyDog 09:30, 19 September 2007 (UTC)


did you know that geography logo is in svg, so you could change that. --Stinkfly 15:38, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

We could, but what's the point? robchurch | talk 18:25, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

how to link categories?[edit]

{{otherlang:en}} {{otherlang:en:de|category:Categoryname/de}}

does not work? how to link to category:categoryname/de ? 15:29, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Having some trouble with the whole thing.[edit]

Hi everybody and thanks for your help..

I`am going to get crazy soon :-).

Installed ParserFunctions and it seems to work fine... but if I copy the source of this template into my Wiki it looks quit horrible... and I got totaly no Idea what I have to do - I would realy like to use a Language Bar similar to this one.

May anybody got time to take a look and got an Idea :-)

Cheers from Germany and thanks. Julian


I've started translating pages to Greek (el), could someone please add the language to the template? Thanks --Kimon 20:38, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Done. iAlex 21:19, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Thai translation[edit]

Hello, I started a translation in Download/th. I could not find how to add that to the template. Can anyone help me this? Thank you. --Manop 22:30, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Done. --HappyDog 00:38, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Examples error?[edit]

I was installing this template in a new wiki today and noticed that the examples on the template all use triple braces around the template name rather than double braces. Am I missing something (it has been a long week) or does this just need to be fixed? --Vjg 21:29, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

No, you're quite right! I've fixed them now. --HappyDog 11:39, 17 December 2007 (UTC)


It does not work, why??[edit]

Hello, I am compltely new and I copied the templates exactly into my wiki and what I see looks like…please can someone have a look: http://goerasmus.eu/index.php5?title=Template:Languages Thank you! --Jorgusch 14:34, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Additional language ksh[edit]

Operator, plaase add ksh to this template. Thank you. --Purodha Blissenbach 23:52, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes Done iAlex 22:08, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Does not work at my wiki[edit]

I tried to install this on my wiki. I added the ParserFunctions, and that's ok. But when I add a page like "Page" and then an German translation to "Page/de", it does not show the German link. On both pages, there's a {{language}} Template included. How can I repair that? I copied the code 1-to-1 (I changed only the world image ;) ). -- 13:18, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

It works now, don't know why... -- 13:46, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

bcc language[edit]

Should add "bcc" language here? --Ans 15:09, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Yes Done iAlex 22:08, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

PNG should be replaced with SVG[edit]

{{editprotected}} Please could someone replace Image:Geographylogo.png with Image:Geographylogo.svg? Thanks in advance. It Is Me Here 12:47, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Non-English languages not detected[edit]

I've copied both Template:Languages and Template:Languages/Lang. Using Sandbox and Sandbox/de, putting {{Languages}} on both pages causes the language toolbar to be displayed but only with a link to the English version. The wiki's on a company domain so I can't provide a link, but does anyone have any ideas? - Alex.eisenhart 17:41, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

I did not have subpages enabled, but with $wgNamespacesWithSubpages[NS_MAIN] = true; I believe they are enabled in the Main namespace. However, still no dice. - Alex.eisenhart 20:41, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Solution: another note for installation, ensure that ParserFunctions.php in included before other extensions in LocalSettings.php. -Alex.eisenhart 19:58, 19 August 2008 (UTC)


There is not even one single line about how to make it use. It only tells about how tu use it. I have installed parse functions and it doesn't recognized a template called languages. Please tell what shall we do in order to use languages template. --24 September 2008

Hmm, please be more precise. I guess you speak about an own wiki installation … which version do you use? And did you copy the template, and Template:Languages/Lang too? Did you activate subpages for the namespaces in question? --:bdk: 19:09, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

I use 1.13.0. No I didn't do none of them.

OK - well there's a good place to start. Come back if you've done the above and it still doesn't 'work' (although, I'm not sure what 'work' means in this context, as you didn't bother to explain what you were trying to acheive). --HappyDog 01:45, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

OK I have solved the problem. The problem was I was not aware of copying templates. Thank you for your attention.


Can you add gl language to the tamplate, please? Thanks a lot! --Toliño 18:17, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes Done iAlex 18:22, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Missing Template Pieces[edit]

I created this new template for a wiki that I use constantly, but when I entered the details in, I am only getting the CO & XO details appearing. Can someone help me to get it working properly, please??? (dont worry about the Template:T, that is part of the wiki that this was built for)


<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="float:right; clear:right; margin: 0 0 .5em 1em; width:250px; background:#656565; border-collapse:collapse; border:1px solid #000000; font-size:smaller; line-height:1.5;">

<td colspan="2">
<div id="infoboxinternal">

<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4" style="float:right; margin:0 0 0 0; width:100%; background:#ffffff; border-collapse:collapse;">

<tr style="text-align:center;">
<td colspan="2" style="padding:0; background:{{{imageBG|#464646}}};">{{{image|}}}</td>

<tr style="text-align:center; color:#ffffff; background:{{{colour}}}; font-size:larger;">
<th colspan="2">{{{name}}}</th>
{{t|1=<tr style="spacing-top: 0px; spacing-bottom: 0px; vertical-align: middle; background: {{{3|#656565}}}"><td style="border-top: 1px solid #656565; border-bottom: 1px solid #656565;">Mission Number</td><td class="infoboxcell" style="border-top: 1px solid #656565; border-bottom: 1px solid #656565;">
{{{Mission Number|}}}
</td></tr>|1{{{Mission Number|}}}=}}{{t|1=<tr style="spacing-top: 0px; spacing-bottom: 0px; vertical-align: middle; background: {{{3|#656565}}}"><td style="border-top: 1px solid #656565; border-bottom: 1px solid #656565;">Mission Name</td><td class="infoboxcell" style="border-top: 1px solid #656565; border-bottom: 1px solid #656565;">
{{{Mission Name|}}}
</td></tr>|1{{{Mission Name|}}}=}}{{t|1=<tr style="spacing-top: 0px; spacing-bottom: 0px; vertical-align: middle; background: {{{3|#656565}}}"><td style="border-top: 1px solid #656565; border-bottom: 1px solid #656565;">Start Date</td><td class="infoboxcell" style="border-top: 1px solid #656565; border-bottom: 1px solid #656565;">
{{{Start Date|}}}
</td></tr>|1{{{Start Date|}}}=}}{{t|1=<tr style="spacing-top: 0px; spacing-bottom: 0px; vertical-align: middle; background: {{{3|#656565}}}"><td style="border-top: 1px solid #656565; border-bottom: 1px solid #656565;">Finish Date</td><td class="infoboxcell" style="border-top: 1px solid #656565; border-bottom: 1px solid #656565;">
{{{Finish Date|}}}
</td></tr>|1{{{Finish Date|}}}=}}{{t|1=<tr style="spacing-top: 0px; spacing-bottom: 0px; vertical-align: middle; background: {{{3|#656565}}}"><td style="border-top: 1px solid #656565; border-bottom: 1px solid #656565;">Number Of Posts</td><td class="infoboxcell" style="border-top: 1px solid #656565; border-bottom: 1px solid #656565;">
</td></tr>|1{{{Number Of Posts|}}}=}}{{t|1=<tr style="spacing-top: 0px; spacing-bottom: 0px; vertical-align: middle; background: {{{3|#656565}}}"><td style="border-top: 1px solid #656565; border-bottom: 1px solid #656565;">Commanding Officer</td><td class="infoboxcell" style="border-top: 1px solid #656565; border-bottom: 1px solid #656565;">
</td></tr>|1{{{CO|}}}=}}{{t|1=<tr style="spacing-top: 0px; spacing-bottom: 0px; vertical-align: middle; background: {{{3|#656565}}}"><td style="border-top: 1px solid #656565; border-bottom: 1px solid #656565;">Executive Officer</td><td class="infoboxcell" style="border-top: 1px solid #656565; border-bottom: 1px solid #656565;">
</td></tr>|1{{{XO|}}}=}}{{t|1=<tr style="spacing-top: 0px; spacing-bottom: 0px; vertical-align: middle; background: {{{3|#656565}}}"><td style="border-top: 1px solid #656565; border-bottom: 1px solid #656565;">Website</td><td class="infoboxcell" style="border-top: 1px solid #656565; border-bottom: 1px solid #656565;">
</table></div></td></tr><tr><td id="infoboxend" class="plainlinks" style="text-align:right; width:49%;"></td><td style="text-align:left; width:51%;">  [[Template:Mission |[Source]]]</td></tr></table><!-- TEMPLATE ENDS HERE. In order to regenerate the template, replace the code above with the source code provided. --><noinclude>__NOTOC__


ml - language[edit]

please add ml (മലയാളം) I have started Project:Translation/ml. Thank you --Sadik Khalid 14:14, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Added. Kylu 02:43, 14 February 2009 (UTC)


The template code is being surrounded by "<onlyinclude>" tags — shouldn't it be <includeonly>? Also, please change the Example at the bottom to show the very template page, as it seems there is a translation of it to Slovenian. Thanks Capmo 18:54, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Request to add ta[edit]

Can you add ta to the template, please? Thanks a lot! --Sundaram Ramaswamy 02:30, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Added. Kylu 02:38, 14 February 2009 (UTC)


In view of Extension:ParserFunctions/Help/sl, please add sl.--Patrick 07:53, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Maybe translate Main page before it ? --Kaganer 21:26, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

zh-tw not showing up![edit]

Help, why does API only link to API/zh, leaving the perfectly good API/zh-tw to languish in the gutter? Jidanni 19:15, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

OK, now it is, but it is surrounded by U+202A LEFT-TO-RIGHT EMBEDDING, marked [ ]: [‪]中文(台灣)[‬], visible at least in the emacs-w3m browser. Jidanni 11:27, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

English not default[edit]

Hi everybody, I would like to know if there's a chance to set italian as default language instead of english. I've tried to modify the template, and all seems done, but I've a problem when i'm in the english translation, i can't come back to the italian translation, because there're no links on word "italiano".

For the english translation i've added the string


When i'm in the english translation, it doesn't make a link to italian page probably because the template is searching for pagename/it that in my wiki doesn't exist because italian is the default language. How can I force the wiki to use it as default?

For example i would like that mainpage is the italian version, and mainpage/en is the english version. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elciopa (talkcontribs)

I support this proposal ;) --Kaganer 11:47, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Please i need this also, anyone know how to do this?

Hello! I'm not sure, but maybe this change works for you. Helder 00:56, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
Unfortunately the link is dead. Is there a new solution to change the default language? Thanks, Gregor -- 11:25, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Proposal to disable link to Geographylogo.png[edit]

Maybe disable link to image file from globe icon (through using "|link=" param)? See Template:Note for example. --Kaganer 11:43, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Yes DoneEmufarmers(T|C) 20:07, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Add pt-br[edit]


Please add the pt-br language too. Thanks! Helder 13:32, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

I don't know if we should have pt and pt-br. The differences are few. Anyway, this template should have pt-br language since MediaWiki site have a lot of pages in pt-br and pt-br is in http://svn.wikimedia.org/svnroot/mediawiki/trunk/phase3/languages/Names.php. See for example pages created by Special:Contributions/Rjdias. Mosca 08:23, 9 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes Done --Kaganer 17:49, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

How to change the word "languages" in the Language box ?[edit]

I'm able to make this template running fine in my site. However I want to change the word "languages" in the Language box in other language subpages. In this MediaWiki site I found out the Slovenčina page uses the word "Jazyky" instead of "languages". How to make this work ?

I've adjusted the template so that it should do what you're asking for. —Emufarmers(T|C) 08:15, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
All translations are gathering from translatewiki.net. Request for new language title need place to Template talk:Languages/Title. --Kaganer 18:17, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Bad localization[edit]

Please revert template to version 251924. It doesn't work for pages like Download. ~ putnik 07:39, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I should have thought about that more carefully. I've made the default case be "Language:", so the template should work as before on English-language pages. —Emufarmers(T|C) 08:16, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

To the administrators[edit]

Please add georgian translation to the template BRUTE 11:33, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Yes Done Thanks for your work! —Emufarmers(T|C) 17:16, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank's you BRUTE 11:29, 9 October 2009 (UTC)


Cornish language[edit]

Hi there, I've translated the main page into Cornish (kw, Kernowek). Please could it be added to the template. Many thanks --Kernoweger 18:07, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

No problem, but how MediaWiki.org is relevant place for efforts to "revitalize" of this language? --Kaganer 20:11, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
It has to start somewhere :-) Thanks --Kernoweger 20:14, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
Maybe Wiktionary or Wikipedia - is a better start ? --Kaganer 20:17, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
Yes Done. --Kaganer 20:17, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Macedonian translation[edit]

Hello. I've just finished the Macedonian (mk, Македонски) translation of the whole Main page and I would appreciate if it can be added to the languages list. Thanks a lot. --B. Jankuloski 13:43, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Yes Done. Needed create translation for Template:Main_page/devs_text. --Kaganer 18:55, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Asturian language[edit]

Could you add Asturian (ISO code: ast) to the list. I just finshed the main page MediaWiki/ast. Thank you.--Mikel 23:09, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Yes Done. Thanks for your work. –BruTe 14:58, 8 October 2010 (UTC)



Bonvolu aldoni


al {{Languages}} Dankas ArnoLagrange

Please add


to {{Languages}} Thanks ArnoLagrange 07:50, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Same question... (Main page is translated) ThomasPusch 01:31, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Yes Done. --Kaganer 11:04, 12 September 2011 (UTC)


Please add support for Khmer language (code: km). Main page translated.

--wargo 18:11, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
Yes Done. For complete translate of Main Page please
--Kaganer 18:41, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

diq - Zazaki[edit]

Recently was created pages in new language - Zazaki. Please add support for this to Languages Template.

--wargo 16:23, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
Yes Done. --Kaganer 09:48, 5 November 2011 (UTC)


Aragonese language (an)[edit]

I've just created a Main Page for Aragonese, an (http://an.wikipedia.org). See MediaWiki/an. The software is fully localized in Aragonese. Please, add it to supported languages template, when possible. Thanks.--Juanpabl 15:47, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Adding MediaWiki/hy[edit]

Please add Armenian (MediaWiki/hy) to the list of the languages of the template as well. I've already added it to the documentation page. Thank you, Chaojoker (talk) 16:18, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Adding MediaWiki/kk[edit]

Please add Kazakh language to the list. Thank you, --Bolatbek (talk) 10:07, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

Adding MediaWiki/is, MediaWiki/fo and MediaWiki/kt[edit]

Please add Icelandic, Faroese and Greenlandic languages to the list. Thank you, --Ribe (talk) 02:17, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

removal of additional languages from "Wanted Pages" list[edit]

I'm administering a bilingual(english/spanish) wiki. Whenever I include the language template on a page, it automatically generates "wanted pages" (see link on special pages) for every missing language. How can I fix this? It looks as though it might be in the Languages/Lang template, but I'm not that good at templates just yet. Does anyone have suggestions?

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Can someone please add Bosnian to this list? Thank you! -- Edinwiki (talk) 20:58, 7 April 2013 (UTC)


Hey I don't know if any of your realized but this template screws up Special:WantedPages because its adding the pages regardless of whether they exist or not. I was going to fix it after I noticed it doing this on my Wiki at http://enigma-dev.org/docs/Wiki/Main_Page but you have it fully protected :( Just so you know it needs include guards added to the template. TronLover (talk) 13:15, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Proposal to add this template to the Category:Exclude in print[edit]


I propose to add the category "Exclude in print" in this template to make it clearer printed text (in the form of books, pdf, etc.).

Will it have any suggestions?

Regards, Automatik (talk) 15:25, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Yes Done--wargo (talk) 14:22, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Please add Baso Minangkabau (min)[edit]

Can someone add "min" to this template? Thanks in advance.  Ę-oиė  >>>  ™ 15:12, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Yes Done--wargo (talk) 14:22, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

add more languges[edit]

hi please add (cy, ga and as) please Paladox2014 (talk) 16:53, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Please translate Main Page first --wargo (talk) 14:22, 12 May 2013 (UTC)


Hi please add the languages I have been testing in Template:Languages/sandbox and add them too Template:Languages please 17:21, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

It is not very meaningful. This template will be gradually excluded from use by the migration to the Extension:Translate. --Kaganer (talk) 10:59, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Little bar on my wiki[edit]

Hello, I have used the template on my wiki on Main Page. But there is a problem because there is a little bar and not a bar on whole page. Please can you help me ? [Main Page].Thank you very much.
I use now another template multilanguages and it is OK. Thank you.

Use autonym font[edit]

I would say the template should be wrapped in a div with class="autonym" to use the Autonym font. --Mormegil (talk) 16:07, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Please change language code no → nb[edit]

The language code used for Norwegian Bokmål here and on translatewiki is 'nb', not 'no' ('no' is used in the site prefix no.wikipedia.org). Please change the language code. Danmichaelo (talk) 04:54, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Copy commons:Template:Languages[edit]

Please add all missing languages, e.g. te and all mentioned above. See Special:Interwiki for a full list or simply copy commons:Template:Languages. --TMg 09:39, 16 March 2014 (UTC)


Mistake in Aragonese language (an)[edit]

Main Page for Aragonese, MediaWiki/an redirects (i think that by mistake) to MediaWiki/es. Would it be possible to fix it? I dont Know how --Carlos Cristia (talk) 23:01, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Perhaps i have not explained correctly. It is not exactly a redirect... if you are viewing mediawiki in aragonese language and you try to go from the main left side bar to MediaWiki/an what is happening is that you go to MediaWiki/es instead of MediaWiki/an--Carlos Cristia (talk) 23:10, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Lithuanian language (lt)[edit]

Hello, can someone add Lithuanian language to the list? I will translate everything.--Zygimantus (talk) 12:12, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Double bolding[edit]

Please change

 | header = '''[[Project:Language policy|{{Languages/Title|{{SUBPAGENAME}}}}]]'''


 | header = [[Project:Language policy|{{Languages/Title|{{SUBPAGENAME}}}}]]

The header is inside a <th> which by default (and with no other styling to the contrary in the parent template) bolds the header. Adding bold (using <b>) again causes "double bolding" in browsers which implement default rendering of elements correctly (namely, Firefox). --Izno (talk) 20:47, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

@Izno: Done. Jdforrester (WMF) (talk) 22:35, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Please add Sicilianu (scn)[edit]

Hello the MediaWiki staff,

Could you please add "scn" to this template?

MediaWiki/scn is the Sicilian language version (language code is scn and language name is sicilianu).

I have started Project:Translation/scn also.

Many thanks in advance.

Have a good day!

--Sarvaturi (talk) 10:02, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Western Baluchi (bgn)[edit]

Hello Please add West. Balochi (bgn) in MediaWiki.--Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 13:43, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Lithuanian language[edit]

Hi, please add Lithuanian language to this list.--Zygimantus (talk) 05:22, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Please add Norwegian Bokmål (nb) to the list. Jeblad (talk) 22:46, 25 May 2016 (UTC)


Belarusan / Ukrainian[edit]

Well, happy New Year. Both Belarusan versions and Ukrainian language are absent;

  1. be-tarask — Беларуская (тарашкевіца);
  2. be — Беларуская;
  3. uk — Українська.
Thanks in advance, --Renessaince (talk) 08:27, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
Yes Done Mainframe98 talk 09:22, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Banyumasan Languages[edit]

Request to add new langcode:

  • map-bms Banyumasan language
  • jv Javanese language

Thanks Murbaut (talk) 16:30, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Yes Done Mainframe98 talk 09:15, 3 July 2017 (UTC)


Request to add new langcode:

  • ko-kp 한국어(조선)

Thank you.--Gminky (talk) 09:45, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Yes Done Mainframe98 talk 09:32, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

Mirandese language[edit]

Hello, please add the Mirandese language (Mirandés):

  • mwl — Mirandés

Greetings from the Portuguese and Mirandese communities. Athena in Wonderland (talk) 14:10, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Yes Done Mainframe98 talk 09:32, 26 September 2017 (UTC)


Croatian language[edit]

Please add MediaWiki/hr to the Template:Languages, and also please create MediaWiki:Mainpage/hr with the content: MediaWiki/hr

Thanks in advance, -- Nesmir Kudilovič (razgovor) 22:46, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done: Special:Diff/2949574 and Special:Diff/2949577 --Shirayuki (talk) 01:46, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
@Shirayuki: Hope this helps mw:MediaWiki:Mainpage/pl 718smiley.svg -- Nesmir Kudilovič (razgovor) 02:13, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
I have also created MediaWiki:Mw-mainpage-url/hr for MediaWiki:Sidebar use. --Shirayuki (talk) 02:24, 4 November 2018 (UTC)


Sardinian language[edit]

Please add Sardinian (sc) to the template. I've already translated all the templates in Project:Main page templates (as you can also see here) and a few other things in that language. Thank you in advance, --L2212 (talk) 13:28, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes Done --wargo (talk) 07:47, 11 August 2019 (UTC)