[Translators-l] [Fwd: WMF wiki updates]

Jon Harald Søby jhsoby at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 17:41:10 UTC 2008

On Betawiki we have the link encoding ?setlang= which changes the language
until you setlang something else. But that doesn't work on other wikis, but
would be a nice feature. Especially useful for Commons links from local

2008/4/29 Brianna Laugher <brianna.laugher at gmail.com>:

> 2008/4/29 Casey Brown <cbrown1023.ml at gmail.com>:
> >  Hmm, I think we could manage it if we changed our {{***Lang}}
> >  templates a little bit.  See for example what we do with Wikimania
> >  2008 wiki: <http://wikimania2008.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page> (try
> >  clicking on the different language links and see what happens to the
> >  interface).
> The problem with that is that unless you encode all links with
> &uselang=XX, the interface will "jump" back to default (English) after
> just one click. It could be argued that that effect is disorienting,
> confusing and unexpected (there is no clear way to understand "what
> you did" to make the localised text disappear, nor "how to get it
> back").
> So, IMO that is a very poor hack that is no substitute for a proper
> solution. (We tried to confront this problem at Commons. :) No good
> solution yet. More tech is needed.)
> cheers,
> Brianna
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Jon Harald Søby
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