[Mediawiki-i18n] Internationalisation bug triage notes

Siebrand Mazeland s.mazeland at xs4all.nl
Thu Sep 15 17:16:50 UTC 2011

Please find below the notes for the internationalisation triage bug

triage held on Wednesday, September 14, 13:00UTC in #wikimedia-dev on
Freenode IRC.

9 people participated in the triage. Two of the participants were new
to MediaWiki. I'm very happy that the triage attracted new potential
MediaWiki developers!

The triage was to have have two sections, each taking about 30 minutes.
We ended up with a "first half" of about 55 minutes and a second half
Of about 20 minutes.

Next week's triage is on WikiBooks

== Message documentation and message related coding ==

https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16026 --
MediaWiki:Revision-info should accept wikimarkup

* Volunteered by Amir.

https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16111 --
MediaWiki:Cascadeprotected and MediaWiki:Cascadedprotectedwarning should
take the same parameters

* Volunteered by Amir.

https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16175 -- Clean up the
rendering of messages displayed at the top of the edit window

* Volunteered by Amir. May be a difficult one, as these messages are
  used a lot in Wikimedia projects.

https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17148 -- The warning about
editing a semi-protected page can display an irrelevant edit summary

* Volunteered by Brian Wolff

https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17865 -- Mismatched input
syntax for Cite error messages

* Some discussion. Cite is seen as scary! No one to take this yet.
  Please give this some TLC.

https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=28557 -- Message
documentation for Extension:AddMediaWizard needed

* Volunteered by Blucal.

https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=25608 --
MediaWiki:Fundraiserstats-tab-ytd should not contain (USD)

* Goes to fundraising triage. A concern was voiced that i18n does not
  appear to get the attention it needs. The Localisation team will get
  in contact with the fundraising developers when they are in San
  Francisco in two weeks to discuss..

https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29357 -- CategoryTree
should have built-in localizable support for pretty Categorytree-member-num

* Amir volunteered for this. Brian is prepared to help him out where


https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29927 -- CentralAuth using
wrong Language on Special:MergeAccount


* Akshayagarwal volunteered for this, and has committed changes in

https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30729 -- Not all numbers
are localised in AbuseFilter

* srikanthlogic has volunteered for this with Brian Wolff as mentor.

https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29170 -- [[MediaWiki:Enotif
body]] needs GENDER support

* Some discussion, but nothing final.

== Harder issues and discussion ==

https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=28428 -- Allow saving pages
with LRM and RLM in titles, showing a warning and requiring a user right

https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=28411 -- titles of articles
with LTR titles in RTL wikis may be displayed incorrectly in categories
and special pages

* It looks like a schema change is not needed, and that the
  page_props table can and should be used. Use batches where needed;
  integrate that in Linker, LinkBatch and probably Title as well.
  Ambitious according to Roan. Roan agrees that having displaytitle as a
  page_ field makes more sense *conceptually*. In practice, he prefers
  page_props because that avoids a schema change and is still cheap.
  Niklas indicated the discussion gave him ideas on how to work towards
  resolving these issues.

The other announced issues were not discussed.

Thanks to everyone participating. Looking forward to the results!

Siebrand Mazeland
Product Manager Localisation
Wikimedia Foundation

M: +31 6 50 69 1239
Skype: siebrand

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