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Closed source software on TWN?

It has come to my attention that the mobile apps developed by Wikia, Inc. are translatable via This wiki's Project:About states that " is a localisation platform for translation communities, language communities, and free and open source projects" (emphasis mine). Wikia's mobile apps are not open source, only the i18n files are (see [1]). Thus I request that "Mobile - GameGuides", "Mobile - Lyric Wiki" and "Mobile - Wikia Pad" are removed from until they are open-sourced, because if we support one closed source project, then we have to support multiple such projects and soon we can provide translations for Microsoft's next operating system.

Guy Incognito (talk)23:56, 9 June 2013

I've asked Wikia to comment.

Siebrand08:45, 10 June 2013

Any news on this? This is an important matter that can set precedent for similar future cases.

Guy Incognito (talk)07:54, 19 June 2013

Guy Incognito, it's not the first case: we also had Okawix in 2008 or 2009, but after the issue was raised they clarified their licenses (though the format they use is still not the best one, Zeno rather than OpenZIM). So I suggest to give Wikia the benefit of doubt and wait a bit more (those files are 2 years old anyway, as far as I can see).

Nemo (talk)08:07, 19 June 2013

Hi guys - sorry for the late reply. These caused a lot of thinking and discussions inside Wikia and as several parties are involved it's more complicated than it seems. We're still not fully done with it, but will be soon. We are currently checking if and which of the named extensions can be released under an open source license (like all other Wikia extensions). If we can't open up the source, we'll pull the affected extensions from TWN not later than end of this month.

Avatar (talk)09:21, 11 July 2013

Thanks for the answer, Tim. Let's discuss if we see other "full disclosure" options before "just pulling" if you find out that Wikia cannot open the application source.

Siebrand10:44, 11 July 2013

Sure. In any case, I'll update this thread as soon as possible with further infos to keep everyone posted.

Avatar (talk)18:32, 11 July 2013

I've been asking Wikia for the past month. They've promised me to reply twice now, but no luck so far. I've indicated that I'm not happy with the long response time.

Siebrand13:39, 2 July 2013

Bump? Is it possible for TWN to just temporarily disable new translations until Wikia open sources the app(s)?

Legoktm (talk)02:03, 2 February 2014

Sure. For clarity, I suggest one of the concerned users sends a patch commenting the relevant lines of the configuration.[1]

Nemo (talk)17:48, 2 February 2014

The mobile apps for Wikia have been disabled for translation.

Siebrand19:39, 21 March 2014

Is this really supposed to say "wikia"? Or "wiki"?

Amir E. Aharoni (talk)13:40, 12 February 2014

Pages without updating (pt)

I have a small problem: do you know how I can make these pages: Wikia:Welcome-message-anon/pt and Wikia:Welcome-user-page/pt be updated on Wikia? I want to see my translation on Wikia, but remains without update, and moreover, the previous version has spelling errors. Do you know if I have to do something so that they are updated, or if someone should give me permission? The other translations that I did are updated. But only these two are with problems. Thanks.

Josep Maria 15. (talk)20:16, 14 January 2014

Is anyone there?

Josep Maria 15. (talk)11:36, 23 January 2014

The most likely answer to your question is that these messages are not on Wikia becouse it has not been updated to the newest version.... After looking at the wikia code repistory, I can tell that your message is in the code of the newest version, so the next and final step is that your server administrator needs to update the HAWelcome extension.

There isn't really anything for you to do so those messages are updated.

Snævar (talk)10:56, 25 January 2014

Please provide context.

Siebrand19:11, 21 December 2013

These named parameters should be removed and replaced with regular numbered parameters. Then this can support GENDER.

Siebrand15:53, 7 December 2013

Message should have plural.

Siebrand15:57, 7 December 2013

What is $1?

Siebrand00:26, 3 December 2013

Done Done. Documented.

Shirayuki (talk)09:54, 3 December 2013

This looks like a not so meaningful link anchor.

Siebrand00:25, 3 December 2013
A thread, Thread:Support/About Wikia:Wmu-license-cc/en, was moved from here to Translating talk:Wikia. This move was made by Siebrand (Talk | contribs) on 15 December 2013 at 10:49.

As this refers to menu items that may or may not be translated, "int:key" should be used here, or string replacement with the correct keys ($1/$2) if this is used in JavaScript.

Siebrand07:08, 21 November 2013

Wikia should probably be capitalised.

Siebrand07:02, 21 November 2013

Context needed.

Siebrand06:21, 19 November 2013

Needs plural support.

Siebrand06:17, 19 November 2013

"Licneced" should be "Licensed" for consistency with other messages.

Shirayuki (talk)22:55, 2 December 2013

See who gave Kudos to this message\

This message should support plural. The context of Wall-votes-modal-title-desc ("Wikia:Wall-votes-modal-title-desc/en-gb") suggests this is doable.

Siebrand23:36, 12 August 2012

I have asked our Engineering team to handle this request. The way that number is tabulated is a bit more complex than simply adding a plural line, so I have formally asked the Wall team to address.

Timothy Quievryn (talk)18:28, 26 March 2013

Timothy, any news from the Wall team?

Nemo (talk)01:11, 18 November 2013

$2 has ended the Chat ban for $1.

Is GENDER supported on both parameters with usernames? If so, please document, if not, please add support.

Siebrand23:08, 12 August 2012

Because of the unique interface of Chat & the amount of JavaScript required in this extension, I am kicking this up the chain to the Chat engineers at Wikia. I have filed a formal bug ticket with our staff. I will update this thread once I hear more from our staff.

Timothy Quievryn (talk)23:33, 27 February 2013

Timothy, any answer from the Chat engineers ?

Nemo (talk)01:11, 18 November 2013

Should the dash be a colon?

Siebrand00:07, 8 October 2013

Replace <br> by <br />.

Shirayuki (talk)21:18, 4 October 2013

Done Done. Thanks.

Siebrand09:11, 7 October 2013
Wikia pages in this wiki.png

This message is apparently still widely used by Wikia to present the number of pages in all wikis.

But seems to be no longer translatable here.

The current translation in pt is a disaster:

<em>{{FORMATNUM: $1 }}</em><span> {{PLURAL:$1| página sobre<br>Esta wiki|pages em<br>Este wiki}}</span>

so the message badly needs updating. Is the exclusion a mistake, or how would one go about updating it?

Hamilton Abreu (talk)01:50, 14 October 2013

There are many Wikia system messages not present on tw, numbers growing. They get handled via

PtM (talk)23:37, 1 November 2013

Should be using PLURAL on the number of items in $2.

Purodha Blissenbach (talk)12:46, 6 September 2013
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