[Mediawiki-i18n] [Commons-l] Enabling the Translate and UniversalLanguageSelector extensions on Commons

Jean-Frédéric jeanfrederic.wiki at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 12:26:45 UTC 2013


I'd like to start a discussion about the merits and challenges of
> enabling the Translate and UniversalLanguageSelector extensions on
> Commons.
> The UniversalLanguageSelector extension (
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:UniversalLanguageSelector )
> allows users to easily switch the interface language; it also embeds
> an interface to enter text in non-Latin languages even if your
> keyboard doesn't allow it.
> My feeling is that both these tools would dramatically improve the
> user experience on Commons for people who don't use English. As a
> multilingual wiki, Commons even seems like the perfect audience for
> these tools.

FYI, I quick drafted

in order to discuss the possible issues, then gain community consensus and
hopefully get ULS enabled on Wikimedia Commons

(I thought it was better to leave  the question of the Translate extension
to another discussion, as there seems to be more hurdles with the

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