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

Bence Damokos bdamokos at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 18:03:15 UTC 2013

IIRC, the Translate extension can only handle one source language as the
basis of translation (so on Meta you can only use it for texts that are
originally in English). Has this been changed to work better with
multilingual content?

Best regards,


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2013.01.21. 14:36, "Guillaume Paumier" <guillom.pom at gmail.com> ezt írta:

> Hi,
> I'd like to start a discussion about the merits and challenges of
> enabling the Translate and UniversalLanguageSelector extensions on
> Commons.
> The Translate extension (
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Translate ) is super useful
> to translate content; it's already used for translations on Meta,
> mediawiki.org and other non-Wikimedia wikis. In my experience, this
> extension usually increases the amount of translations and
> multilingual content on a given wiki, which Commons would benefit
> from.
> 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.
> There would probably be some adjustments to make to transition from
> the current way we handle multilingual content and interface, but I
> don't perceive them as insurmountable.
> Are there drawbacks I'm not seeing, or challenges to enabling these
> tools on Commons?
> --
> Guillaume Paumier
> [[m:User:guillom]]
> http://www.gpaumier.org
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