[Mediawiki-i18n] [Wikidata-l] Wikidata language codes

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Mon Aug 12 12:08:41 UTC 2013

John Erling Blad, 12/08/2013 11:43:
> I was quite sure the "no" option was removed from preference after a
> discussion about this language code.

Seems not; probably that requires deleting the no language file and make 
it into a dummy language? Dunno.


> On 8/12/13, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki at gmail.com> wrote:
>> John Erling Blad, 12/08/2013 01:30:
>>> You can't use "no" as a language in ULS, but you can use setlang and
>>> uselang with "no" if I remember correct. All messages are aliased to
>>> "nb" if the language is "nb". Also at nowiki will the messages for
>>> "nb" be used, and this is an accepted solution. Previously
>>> no.wikidata.org redirected with a setlang=no and that created a lot of
>>> confusion as we then had to different language codes depending on how
>>> the page was opened. There are also bots that use the site id to
>>> generate a language code and that will create a "no" language code.
>> This answers the question indirectly: as far as I know,
>> language-dependent content can, currently, be entered only in your
>> interface language. However, both no and nb are available in preferences
>> and you may also encounter
>> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=37459
>> Nemo
>>> On 8/10/13, Markus Krötzsch wrote:
>>>> What I wonder is: if users choose to enter a "no" label on Wikidata,
>>>> what is the language setting that they see? Does this say "Norwegian
>>>> (any variant)" or what? That's what puzzles me. I know that a Wikipedia
>>>> can allow multiple languages (or dialects) to coexist, but in the
>>>> Wikidata language selector I thought you can only select "real"
>>>> languages, not "language groups".

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