[Mediawiki-i18n] Fwd: [Wikitech-l] Fwd: Chat about MLEB

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 14:35:46 UTC 2015

Kartik Mistry, 06/01/2015 14:33:
> To the right list, if not done yet.

Thanks. Let's continue here.

> Hello,
> (2nd attempt to post, sorry if this is a duplicate.)
> We're starting to use the translate extension on our wiki (
> http://oer.educ.cam.ac.uk).


> Is this the right list to post a question on?

Good enough, but we can also continue on this list (mediawiki-i18n) or 
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension_talk:Translate or phabricator 
reports or whatever public venue you prefer. :)

> My question is: If you are going from one translated page (e.g. base page
> in en, translated page in fr) to another page (in en) that has a
> translation for the same language (fr), can you automatically stay in this
> language? I.e. if you on [[A/fr]] you click on [[B]], can are you
> automatically taken to [[B/fr]]?

Yes. Have you read the "Links" row in 
? If it's not clear enough, please let us know. MediaWiki's assumption 
is that the French-speaking user of your example would also like to have 
the interface in French and to always read pages in French whenever 

If you want some different workflow, e.g.
* read in French but keep interface in English, or
* usually read in French but continue reading in English if I started 
reading in English,
then you'd need to make the links yourself with a template.

> There seems to be some provisions for
> this, but it's not clear to me.
> Also, is it possible to add "languages" - for us it's not so much different
> languages, but we're creating localised versions of a teacher education
> resource for different contexts (which are mainly English-speaking), which
> involves replacing things like "Zambia" with "Rwanda", but also more
> complex adaptations.

Yes, it's possible. 
If the language in question has an ISO 639-3 code, please share any 
*software* translation with us, by performing it on translatewiki.net. 

> Our resource is quite complex (e.g. extensive use of templates, and
> semantic mediawiki) see
> http://oer.educ.cam.ac.uk/wiki/OER4Schools - would somebody with MLEB
> experience be happy to have a chat to see whether MLEB is the right tool?

I'm extremely interested in hearing of your use case (an OER wiki), the 
more you tell us about it the merrier!


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