[Mediawiki-i18n] Truncating a message, enforcing word order

Juliusz Gonera jgonera at wikimedia.org
Thu Dec 12 23:42:02 UTC 2013

On 12/12/2013 04:12 AM, P. Blissenbach wrote:

> The solution is to have three DIVs nested into another DIV or,
> alternatively, a table of three columns.
> * Line wrapping is forbidden in each of them.
> * The central one employs CSS text-overflow: ellipsis
>    and shows the full title on mouseover.
> * The outer two have i18n'ed strings like "Editing:" or "is being edited"
>    which most often means that either the left or the right column is empty,
>    depending on the language, shrinking to zero width.

I'm not sure if I understand. Does it mean that a translator would 
always leave one of the messages empty? That sounds a bit complicated 
for the translators.


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