[Translators-l] Ready for early translation: Tech News #41 (2014)

Philippe Verdy verdy_p at wanadoo.fr
Sat Oct 4 11:03:34 UTC 2014

For links to Wikipedia, please use the interwiki prefix "m:" (of MetaWiki)
before the language code for the language edition of Wikipedia. Otherwise,
the interwiki may not work correctly on all wikis where this news will be

The prefix "m:" is recognized in all Wikimedia wikis as an interwiki code
to MetaWiki (including on MetaWiki itself where it is safely ignored), and
never as a language code for localized wikis, and never as a local
namespace name in those wikis. So keep it to make links work everywhere.

Also make sure when translating Tech news to also use '''short interwiki
codes''' for linking to project wikis: when you use long codes (such as
"commons:" instead of "c:") it will conflict with the local Project
namespace name on that same wiki and the link will not go to the correct

It is not necessary to keep the "w:" prefix after "m:" because "w:"
(Wikipedia) on MetaWiki links by default to the English edition, and all
language codes used as interwiki codes are pointing to Wikipedia on that

So '''please don't use''' "zh:TIFF" to translate the target link
"m:w:TIFF", because it will not work correctly when it is posted on all
other wikis except Wikipedia editions, and it will also not work correctly
when it is posted on Chinese Wikipedia (which rejects the "zh:" prefix).

For example "m:w:TIFF" is equivalent to "m:en:TIFF" (because "w:TIFF" and
"en:TIFF" are equivalent on MetaWiki), and can be translated as "m:zh:TIFF"
to link to the Chinese Wikipedia article.

2014-10-03 15:52 GMT+02:00 Guillaume Paumier <gpaumier at wikimedia.org>:

> Greetings,
> The latest tech newsletter is ready for early translation:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/News/2014/41
> Direct translation link:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate&group=page-Tech%2FNews%2F2014%2F41&action=page&filter=%21translated
> I'm planning to send the newsletter on Monday morning (UTC). I may
> send it a few hours earlier than usual but it will still be on Monday.
> The existing translations will be posted on the wikis in that
> language.
> There may be a few more edits by tomorrow, but the existing content
> should generally remain fairly stable. I'll let you know tomorrow in
> any case.
> Let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns. As
> always, I appreciate your help and feedback.
> Thanks!
> --
> Guillaume Paumier
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