[Mediawiki-i18n] {{ns:project}} in messages

Niklas Laxström niklas.laxstrom at gmail.com
Tue Oct 28 07:26:08 UTC 2014

2014-10-28 9:07 GMT+02:00 Amir E. Aharoni <amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il>:
> Is it useful to use {{ns:project}} in messages? Isn't it simpler to write
> simply "Project:"? Doesn't that work in all projects and all languages?

To my knowledge the best practice is as follows:

1) "Please see [[Project:Help]]."
2) "Please see {{ns:project}}:Help"

1) Inside links MediaWiki will perform normalisation automatically.
2) Outside links we need to do it manually.

Note: Translators are slightly more likely to accidentally translate
"Project" than "{{ns:project}}".


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