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GENDER support for MediaWiki:Skin-minerva-blocked-drawer-creator-header206:52, 27 June 2018
See more language translations in the right panel when translating110:58, 18 May 2018
MediaWiki:Wikibase606:53, 27 June 2018
Bug with Special:MessageGroupStats/id313:50, 7 May 2018
Please activate Mandailing language615:26, 5 May 2018
Non-existing message in "Extensions used by Wikimedia"213:06, 3 May 2018
Localisation for Rejang Language515:26, 5 May 2018
Help for Rejang language's localisation023:04, 1 May 2018
Editing Permission408:36, 30 April 2018
Important templates015:49, 21 April 2018
PLURAL support for MediaWiki:Config-extensions-requires004:49, 18 April 2018
Suggest improvement to MediaWiki:Showdiff/en509:47, 16 April 2018
How to preview a message with $params?615:09, 13 April 2018
.po011:12, 13 April 2018
A blocked editor created a new account808:35, 12 April 2018
Managing translations for Blockly Games003:41, 12 April 2018
Mobile app108:42, 10 April 2018
Accidental translation208:42, 10 April 2018
"Unknown variable $1"208:33, 10 April 2018
Mobile app013:39, 8 April 2018
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See title.

Srdjan m (talk)09:02, 16 May 2018

Hi Srdjan m, these requests should now be created in Phabricator, not here. For an example, check T150420.

Hamilton Abreu (talk)14:38, 16 May 2018

All right. I created a task for this.

Srdjan m (talk)05:49, 17 May 2018

See more language translations in the right panel when translating

Hello! I'm helping a project in a community who can help to translate some interfaces but if they have more languages than English in the right panel, as most of them are not english-speakers and the instructors are more able to speak Basque and Spanish. Would it be possible to add more translations in the right panel to help the translators? -Theklan (talk) 19:02, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

Theklan (talk)19:02, 16 May 2018

If you are a translator you can choose to display messages on the edit screen in other languages. These assistant languages are set in the 'Edit' tab of 'My preferences'.

Nike (talk)19:14, 16 May 2018


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Last edit: 07:46, 10 May 2018
Умар (talk)21:03, 8 May 2018

This means AND

Умар (talk)21:05, 8 May 2018

The screenshot is not opening for me.

Nike (talk)07:50, 9 May 2018
Умар (talk)07:47, 10 May 2018

Have you tried to find this in local templates or modules?

Liuxinyu970226 (talk)10:05, 10 May 2018

I do not even know where to look. Searched in local messages.

Умар (talk)10:35, 10 May 2018

Thanks for the help. I have corrected.

Умар (talk)15:19, 10 May 2018

Bug with Special:MessageGroupStats/id

Special:MessageGroupStats works bit strangely. When used by format "Special:MessageGroupStats/id" it shows the right statistics but Message Group indicator shows "" (group wiki-betawiki). Consequently, after (de)marking some option for (not) showing statistics for fully / none translated languages, it shows statistics for, instead of the expected group. The URL than is "Special:MessageGroupStats/id?group=wiki-betawiki&x=D".

It created problem in Template:Project subtitle but I am now solving it. I suppose that the previously used format worked before and than some software change occured which introduced this bug.

KuboF (talk)12:41, 7 May 2018
KuboF (talk)12:48, 7 May 2018

I suppose it is a regression from the OOJS refactoring. I'll have a look.

Nike (talk)13:34, 7 May 2018

Please activate Mandailing language

Please activate Mandailing language, ISO 639–3 code btm. Thank you.

StevenJ81 (talk)14:31, 25 April 2018
Amir E. Aharoni (talk)11:18, 28 April 2018

Still somethings need confirmed:

  1. What's the autonym of it?
  2. Should it have any languages as fallback, or just translate from English?
Liuxinyu970226 (talk)23:48, 28 April 2018

Hello, would you like to help to active and create a localisation of Rejang language (ISO 639-3 rej). I am a native speaker and active at Wikipedia Indonesia and Incubator of Rejang Wikipedia. Thank you.

Anok kutai jang (talk)10:09, 1 May 2018

I'll take a look at it very soon. Thanks.

Amir E. Aharoni (talk)07:32, 3 May 2018

Non-existing message in "Extensions used by Wikimedia"

Hello. Why does this non-existing message appear in the Extensions used by Wikimedia message group?

Guycn2 · 05:00, 2 May 2018

I tried to delete it and I could not because of the appearance of "Database error"

ديفيد (talk)07:44, 2 May 2018

For now, I've created the Hebrew translation for this message without any content, to make it disappear from the list of untranslated messages used by Wikimedia. I hope this will not cause issues...

Guycn2 · 19:46, 2 May 2018

Localisation for Rejang Language

Hello, good afternoon. Please create a localisation for Rejang Language (ISO 639-3 rej). I am a native speaker of Rejang Language. I am active in Wikipedia Indonesia. Thank you.

Anok kutai jang (talk)09:06, 30 April 2018
  • ISO 639-3 Code: 'rej'
  • 'Rejang language – Baso Jang'
  • Written from left to right
Anok kutai jang (talk)09:11, 30 April 2018

FWIW, this language is written in Latin script (you wanna Arabic or Javanese scripts???); but now I'd love to know if you want fallback languages or not, and if yes, fallback to which languages?

Liuxinyu970226 (talk)04:44, 1 May 2018

Hello, sorry for a quite late reply. Historically our language was written in aksara RIkung, a type of abugida arose in Southern Part of Sumatera. Then, after teh colonisation and Indonesia gained its independence, native spekaers slowly favoured Latin over the aksara Rikung to write down the language. Pardon me, I do not really understand with fallback.

Anok kutai jang (talk)06:20, 1 May 2018

Well, simply if you don't oppose to show both Rejang and Indonesian, you can request to set up Indonesian (id) as fallback, if you oppose that, we'll keep English as default fallback.

Liuxinyu970226 (talk)23:02, 1 May 2018

Maybe, it is okay to keep the English as the default fallback. Thank you

Anok kutai jang (talk)12:06, 2 May 2018

Help for Rejang language's localisation

Hello, good night from Indonesia. Please help me to create a localisation for Rejang Language (ISO 639-3 rej). I am a native speaker of the Language and need the localisation for our project in wikipedia incubator of Rejang language. Thank you so much.

Anok kutai jang (talk)15:17, 30 April 2018

Editing Permission

Hello, could you please give permission to User:Anok_kutai_jang to edit the page?

Si Gam Acèh (talk)07:47, 30 April 2018

Which page? Do you mean translation rights?

Nemo (talk)07:57, 30 April 2018

Nevermind, I found their request in Special:ManageTranslatorSandbox and approved it.

Nemo (talk)07:58, 30 April 2018

Hello, please grant me translator right for Rejang language (ISO 639-3: rej) and Ambon Malay (ISO 639-3: abs). Thanks.

Anok kutai jang (talk)08:05, 30 April 2018

You already have access to all supported languages. For more languages, see languages.

Nemo (talk)08:36, 30 April 2018

Important templates

Hello.Please make these important templates translatable:

  1. Template:Identical
  2. Template:Related
  3. Category:Message Documentation Templates (46 templates)

Thank you

ديفيد (talk)12:56, 21 April 2018

PLURAL support for MediaWiki:Config-extensions-requires

You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:

The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: Users.

You can view and copy the source of this page.


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This message should be "Show differences", since the current message "Show changes", look very alike to the near button "Publish changes" or "Save changes", which can easily cause mistake: clicking the wrong button.

Ans (talk)12:41, 5 July 2017

Are there any comments?

Ans (talk)13:29, 14 July 2017

Or possibly "Check differences"?

dcljr (talk)19:08, 26 July 2017

Is there any progress on this issue?

Ans (talk)15:10, 16 August 2017

Apparently a Phabricator task would be necessary to make the change, if a consensus can even be reached about this, since English messages cannot be translated here, as alluded to ("one of the developers at the project concerned will change the message") at FAQ#Improving the English source message. I don't think this is actually the best place to discuss such a change. Try Translating talk:MediaWiki instead.

dcljr (talk)20:41, 17 August 2017

How to preview a message with $params?


I would like to view a message which has parameters, in order to check its syntax.

For exemple, MediaWiki:Notification-header-mention-status-bundle/fr has many imbricated magic words, it would be nice to test it, previewing a draft page.

Is there a template created for this goal?

Pols12 (talk)16:58, 7 September 2017

You can use the mw:int magic word on any page, is that enough?

Nemo (talk)17:02, 7 September 2017

Thank you for your answer.

Unfortunately, I can’t use {{int:}} magic word because it includes the "official" translation and not the last edit.

With the given example, today {{int:}} displays a message starting with "Parmi" whereas the last version starts with "Concernant".

Pols12 (talk)17:09, 7 September 2017

Maybe trying if the GENDER work or not? {{int:XXX|$2=Somebody}} (assume that that has {{GENDER:$2|foo}}) probably is useful

Liuxinyu970226 (talk)13:53, 8 April 2018

Neither int: nor Special:ExpandedTemplates is a reliable way to check how the message will work in action, especially for JavaScript messages.

However, if we assume that parsing will be okay and you just want to see the different versions, then I recommend Special:ExpandTemplates. Remember to set title to the full message title, so that correct language will be used for plurals, etc. and then use it like a template: {{MediaWiki:Notification-header-mention-status-bundle/fr|param1|param2..}}.

The downside is of course that you need to know and give all the parameters.

Nike (talk)08:37, 10 April 2018

Thank you Nike. I didn’t know Special:ExpandTemplates.

However, I don’t achieve to give params. In the follwing code, params are not taken into account: {{MediaWiki:Notification-header-mention-status-bundle/fr|aaa|Pols12|5|User talk:Pols12|3|2}}.

The following code work: {{int:Notification-header-mention-status-bundle/fr|Bastard|Pols12|5|User talk:Pols12|3|2}} But, as I explained to Nemo, int: display the real message, and I’d like to test a new translation, not waiting for their daily export.

Pols12 (talk)15:06, 13 April 2018

That’s what I want. But int: only work for exported translation (at least 1 day old), not for the last edit of a translation.

Pols12 (talk)15:09, 13 April 2018

Hello, in which program or application can I view and edit a file for offline translation?

Patriccck (talk)16:08, 12 April 2018

A blocked editor created a new account

After was blocked here, he started making translation requests on Meta-wiki (, and also using an IP (

Now per I'm sure Headwikisponge12 user account belongs to the same vandal and you may want to block it.

Stryn (talk)10:36, 8 April 2018

Hmm, looks like that account was never created.

But now he is using User:Happy13241 (his message on dewiki).

Stryn (talk)21:02, 8 April 2018

Stryn, not read new comment. Other admin unblocking

Happy13241 (talk)04:40, 9 April 2018

Done by Amire80.

Stryn (talk)13:14, 9 April 2018

@Stryn and Amire80: please, in future ping Russian community members or even write an email to them about this. We are experiencing effects of that machine-translated localisation until this very day, so there needs to be more vigilance on the part of Translatewiki sysops. We can’t notice all and we can’t untranslate anything after this gets into official localisation on Thursdays, so I am grateful that you are banning them but it is not enough in mitigating the effect.

stjn[ru]11:25, 10 April 2018

The sign-up process is monitored by approximately 1.5 persons and none of them knows Russian very well. It is very hard to control for a persistent sock puppet who uses proxies to evade blocks. I have fuzzied all the translations made by this person. Let me know if I have missed some.

It would be great if your community could help us in any of the following ways:

Nike (talk)13:42, 10 April 2018

Why not considering CU?

Liuxinyu970226 (talk)15:01, 10 April 2018

It doesn't help with proxies, does it?

Nike (talk)08:49, 11 April 2018

Sorry for not answering quickly enough, thanks for responding to me.

This wasn’t a criticism, this is more of a regret that we are noticing the effects of this not quickly enough, although that person machine translates messages by hundreds and we could potentially do more about this if we’d notice this a lot faster. Translatewiki is still an ‘extra-territorial’ project to Wikipedia users and the like, so they don’t monitor the changes here even though it’s a very important project.

My original post was more about that, if such user translated obviously wrong text, the relevant translators could and should be notified to mitigate their wrongdoing. I’ll get to reviewing those translations later, thank you.

stjn[ru]08:35, 12 April 2018

Managing translations for Blockly Games

Hi, I'm the owner of the Blockly Games project. We are gearing up for a new release which will involve some message edits. Can I get edit permission for this sub-project? Thanks!

NeilFraser (talk)00:34, 12 April 2018

Mobile app

Are you release the TranslateWiki mobile application?

Patriccck (talk)12:03, 8 April 2018

There is no working mobile application right now, but you might be interested in

Nike (talk)08:42, 10 April 2018

Accidental translation

Hi, While I translated Wikimedia:Xtools to Burmese (my), I accidentally translated about 15 texts to Marshallese language (mh). Someone with admin rights please delete those translations. Thanks.

Ninjastrikers (talk)08:40, 27 March 2018

Well, just fuzzy them, deletion of translations are pains in the ass

Liuxinyu970226 (talk)13:43, 8 April 2018

These had not been exported (because of export threshold) so I deleted them with Special:Nuke.

Nike (talk)08:41, 10 April 2018

"Unknown variable $1"

Translated MediaWiki:Apihelp-query+imageinfo-param-prop from English to Korean.

The original source has "$1", but the following link says "unknown variable $1"

I am a bit confused. Can anybody help with this problem?

Ykhwong (talk)07:37, 9 April 2018

It's not clear to which message you are linking to. Please use the "link to this message" from the dropdown from the message name.

If you mean the one outdated message in Korean, please check the definition again. It's not the same what you linked.

Nike (talk)07:57, 9 April 2018

I've just discovered that there is difference between MediaWiki:Apihelp-query+imageinfo-param-prop and MediaWiki:Apihelp-query+imageinfo-param-prop/en. I had to translate the former one probably because I was taking the outdated English message.

Ykhwong (talk)08:07, 9 April 2018

Mobile app

Are you release the TranslateWiki mobile application?

Patriccck (talk)12:03, 8 April 2018
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