[Mediawiki-i18n] Internationalizing MediaWiki: namespace strings

Neil Kandalgaonkar neilk at wikimedia.org
Fri Apr 1 00:12:46 UTC 2011

This message might have been a bit cryptic -- I posted a similar 
question on Commons' Village Pump. Perhaps that will give context.


On 3/31/11 4:29 PM, Neil Kandalgaonkar wrote:
> Is there any way to involve TranslateWiki in translated MediaWiki:
> namespace strings?
> Sometimes things are translated via subpages, e.g. MediaWiki:Foo/fr,
> MediaWiki:Foo/de, etc. That works okay for static texts, but it's hard
> to know when or if we're missing a translation.
> It gets worse on Commons where licenses are defined by
> MediaWiki:Licenses. Ignoring the "language hacks" that were done like
> "enownwork", this is really a data structure that has to be
> internationalized, and sometimes the different translations of the data
> structure get out of sync....

Neil Kandalgaonkar (   <neilk at wikimedia.org>

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