[Mediawiki-i18n] Language Converter at wikimania

P. Blissenbach publi at web.de
Thu Apr 3 22:52:21 UTC 2014

I cannot be at wikimana. I would sincerely want to understand the language converter. An attempt to understand it by reading the code some three years ago failed. So, if you do something like that during wikimania, I suggest to have the session recorded or written down.


"C. Scott Ananian" <cananian at wikimedia.org> writes:

> The LanguageConverter is a poorly-understood part of mediawiki among
> mediawiki engineers.
> Is there any chance that we could organize a set of presentations or
> talks by the various communities who use it, in order to lay the
> ground work for an informed discussion of its future and/or
> replacement?
> In particular, https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedias_in_Multi-writing_System
> lists 30-40 different wikis who either are using LanguageConverter
> functionality or who would like to use it.  I have a reasonable grasp
> on the linguistic background of (generously speaking) 4 of them.  How
> can we better understand the issues and communities involved?
> Perhaps something could be arranged at Wikimania this year?  Do we
> know if a decent cross-section of variant-using wiki users will be
> present?

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