[Mediawiki-i18n] Trying to locate messages in various places - which order?

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 20:31:01 UTC 2008

As far as I understand it, for an anonymous user the message is first the
language of the Wiki, then the fall back language for that language and then
English. When a user has set a preference, it is this language then a
potential fall back language and then English.

You always get a message, whether or not you get the message.

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 3:10 PM, Brianna Laugher <brianna.laugher at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> AFAIK there is no document on mediawiki.org which says this
> definitively yet. what order are the following things consulted in, in
> finding a relevant system message?
> XX - wiki's default language (not en, for argument's sake)
> YY - user's language preference (not en or XX)
> ZZ - language code specified in the URL as uselang=ZZ (not en, XX or YY)
> A MessagesEn.php
> B MessagesXX.php
> C MessagesYY.php
> D MessagesZZ.php
> E MediaWiki:Message
> F MediaWiki:Message/XX
> G MediaWiki:Message/YY
> H MediaWiki:Message/ZZ
> ??? any others???
> (assume also for interest's sake that a particular one may not be
> defined, so it has to keep looking)
> Is this the order?
> H
> E
> D
> B
> A
> thanks,
> Brianna
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