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COVID-19's Discontinuation Translations 009:46, 4 April 2020
Translation updates to GitHub based extensions still working?210:27, 3 April 2020
Question related to problem with message019:55, 2 April 2020
Translation to Kildin Sami119:45, 31 March 2020
Context needed213:20, 30 March 2020
Request for username change107:03, 30 March 2020
In MediaWiki:Apihelp-changecontentmodel-param-summary/en is "Edit" a noun or a verb?206:57, 30 March 2020
A bug?106:39, 30 March 2020
MediaWiki:Mwe-recwiz-studio-info-audio/en106:26, 30 March 2020
help when 'Plural' syntax is not accepted402:22, 28 March 2020
Dear Interface administrator117:27, 27 March 2020
Wikimedia:Commons-android-strings-contributions subtitle/uk212:29, 27 March 2020
MediaWiki:Simplebatchupload-max-files-alert/en214:56, 26 March 2020
Mass-deletion request118:25, 22 March 2020
Change Username214:15, 11 March 2020
Grammar Fix on Ajapaik014:09, 10 March 2020
Username change000:20, 4 March 2020
Bugs on translatewiki.net110:59, 3 March 2020
MediaWiki:Gadgets-prefstext/en016:30, 29 February 2020
About MediaWiki:Gender-notknown/en115:34, 28 February 2020
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COVID-19's Discontinuation Translations

Hello. I am here to ask a bad news that COVID-19 messages no longer translatable. You can see the reason here.

Baran (talk)09:45, 4 April 2020

Translation updates to GitHub based extensions still working?

I wonder if it is still working since the last updates happend 11 days ago, e.g. my changes to German translation the SimpleBatchUpload extension did not make it to the repo yet. Also the last update for Semantic MediaWiki happened 11 day ago, whereas we usually got two update rounds a week.

If there is something wrong or something to be fixed in repo management to make it work again, please inform accordingly.

[[kgh]] (talk)15:07, 30 March 2020

Maybe... I did a manual run just now and it worked.

Nike (talk)15:12, 2 April 2020

Thanks for looking at it. Affirmative, it is working, at least when triggered manually. Suppose we are cool. :)

[[kgh]] (talk)10:27, 3 April 2020

Question related to problem with message

Hello, I have GrowthExperiments installed on my test wiki. Why is tag shown in message on wiki? This message: MediaWiki:Growthexperiments-homepage-suggestededits-difficulty-filters-article-count/sr-ec is related.

On english version of site everything is fine, so I think that problem is with translation. Is something wrong?

Zoranzoki21 (talk)17:51, 2 April 2020

Translation to Kildin Sami

I would like to start translating to Kildin Sami (ISO 629 code is sjd) as I am currently working on Kildin Sami Wikipedia in Incubator. I would also ask to change its autonym into more appropriate Кӣллт са̄мь кӣлл instead of Кӣллт са̄мь.
Thanks in advance.

Meerrahtar (talk)22:12, 2 March 2020
Edited by another user.
Last edit: 19:45, 31 March 2020


Thanks for the request.

I'll enable it soon.

The name is already fixed, but not deployed yet. The fix will be deployed soon.

Amir E. Aharoni (talk)18:40, 31 March 2020

Context needed

For this message: Wikimedia:Wikiedudashboard-campaign.slug/en

And this one: MediaWiki:Sofa-desc/en. I didn't find any info on that extension elsewhere. Not a single mention on (unless it uses some other name there). "Reporting extension" - reporting what? Like vandalism, or some issues? Or some kind of a status report? Results report? And who is to report: a human user, a bot, or an application? In my language we have different words for those. Please be more precise while creating those English messages (or create /qqq subpages with meaningful explanations), whoever does that. They're giving me a headache.

One more: can someone please tell me why this one (Wikimedia:Wikimedia-grant-review-theme-research/en, "research") is being translated to some languages as "repeat search"?

Another one: MediaWiki:Apihelp-wbcreateclaim-param-tags/en (Change tags to apply to the revision) is being translated as if "change" is a verb, which is incorrect, afaict.

Piramidion (talk)01:22, 1 March 2020
  1. "Slug" is probably something like a "permalink", but we'll ask for a clarification from the developer.
  2. I reported a bug: . Thanks. Don't let this give you a headache! (But it's really great that you are trying to translate all the extensions into your language and to do it well.)
  3. I see a problem with Wikimedia:Wikimedia-grant-review-theme-research only in Russian. This is obviously a mistake (or even vandalism).
  4. I updated the documentation for MediaWiki:Apihelp-wbcreateclaim-param-tags.

Thanks a lot for all the comments!

Amir E. Aharoni (talk)13:03, 30 March 2020

Hi, Sofa was (still is) an extension that was meant as a proof of concept for some crazy ideas I had. I never finished it, i might some day, but its not even working yet, so I'm not sure if there is much point in translating it.

The extension is meant to be used to generate automatically updated user-defined reports (e.g. like Special:AncientPages). Its envisioned as a replacement for DPL extension.

Bawolff (talk)13:20, 30 March 2020

Request for username change


Could you please change my username for 밝은소년? In addition, please delete my user page first. Thanks.

Tursetic (talk)00:33, 21 March 2020

Done. How about your credited username in l10n files?

Nike (talk)07:03, 30 March 2020
Hamilton Abreu (talk)02:57, 28 March 2020

Based on the message name I assume it's a noun: an edit summary that will be used as a log entry reason (but I'm not 100% sure)

Piramidion (talk)13:26, 28 March 2020

Confirming that "Edit summary" is a noun.


Abijeet Patro (talk)06:57, 30 March 2020

There is this message MediaWiki:Paramvalidator-param-sensitive/en in a recently added "paramvalidator library" message group. The message is empty for some reason, and it displays as if it's been created, but it doesn't have revision history. Is this a bug of some kind?

Piramidion (talk)13:24, 28 March 2020

This has been added to the ignored message list and you should no longer see it in the Translate window.


Abijeet Patro (talk)06:39, 30 March 2020


Please fix the message: Click on$1bellow then read the word aloud. Looks like 2 whitespaces are missing.

Piramidion (talk)22:26, 28 March 2020

Submitted a PR to fix this and a few spelling mistakes -


Abijeet Patro (talk)06:26, 30 March 2020

help when 'Plural' syntax is not accepted

Hi all, concerning following message =>

I think a parameter $1 is missing as for the plurality but it is rejected saying it must be {PLURAL| ...

{{PLURAL:$1|zero=Vous n’avez encore fait aucune rephoto|one=<b>1</b> rephoto|<b>%1$d</b> rephotos}}

I cannot find the correct syntax. I checked it is ok with template => but cannot succeed; help please. Seems as if the original message was wrong (?). Thanks.

ChristianW (talk)12:12, 23 March 2020

As per CLDR data, French has only two plural forms. So the below should be enough,

{{PLURAL|one=<b>1</b> rephoto|<b>%1$d</b> rephotos}}
Abijeet Patro (talk)12:57, 26 March 2020

The source string was just fixed yesterday by Ajapaik developers. The zero version is now a separate message.

Nike (talk)13:03, 26 March 2020

Sounds good now; in french 0 or 1 follow the same way, 2 and over start plural, so according to the number of books on the shelf you say

Il n'y avait aucun livre   sur l'étagère. 
Il   y avait zéro  livre   sur l'étagère.
Il   y avait un    livre   sur l'étagère.
Il   y avait deux  livres  sur l'étagère. 

Thanks; done.

ChristianW (talk)21:04, 26 March 2020

You're lucky in that someone is even willing to listen to you. I've been trying to correct the Portuguese plural for years to no avail, despite the fact that even CLDR agrees with me. The first thing that they usually throw back at you is that you need to convince CLDR. Once you point out that CLDR is already correct and convinced, and agrees with you, and MediaWiki is wrong, they'll push onto you the job of correcting it yourself.

Hamilton Abreu (talk)02:22, 28 March 2020

Dear Interface administrator

Please could the line I just parked in MediaWiki_talk:Feedback-terms/fy be copied as the new message text.

Thank you so much!

PiefPafPier (talk)17:22, 27 March 2020

Already Done Done

PiefPafPier (talk)17:27, 27 March 2020

After some change (to the Rails format, I assume) this message started to display an error, saying that "Plural forms should be defined as {{PLURAL|one=…|few=…|many=…|…}}. This translation contains {{PLURAL|zero=…|one=…|few=…|many=…|…}}." (see here). How am I supposed to translate that message now, if the original message contains a |zero= parameter, while the error insists that the translation shouldn't contain it?

Piramidion (talk)13:10, 22 March 2020

I have messages the upstream that zero should be a separate message. You can leave it out for now.

Nike (talk)13:04, 26 March 2020

OK, thanks!

Piramidion (talk)12:29, 27 March 2020

The message lacks indication of the quantity of files allowed (aside from the one being used for PLURAL), and should look like this: You cannot upload more than $1 {{PLURAL:$1|file|files}} at a time. Correct it, please.

Piramidion (talk)13:03, 19 March 2020

Submitted a PR for this change here -


Abijeet Patro (talk)13:11, 26 March 2020

This is fixed.


Abijeet Patro (talk)14:56, 26 March 2020

Change Username


I would like to change my name to eduaddad

Eduardo Addad de Oliveira (talk)17:59, 21 March 2019

I would like to delete this account to make sure the username migration

Eduaddad (talk)18:03, 21 March 2019

Just to confirm, you want "Eduardo Addad de Oliveira" to be deleted right?

Abijeet Patro (talk)14:15, 11 March 2020

Grammar Fix on Ajapaik

Hello. I saw that this message was misspelled. Could you fix it?

Re: Nvm, it has been fixed now.

Baran (talk)07:50, 8 March 2020

Bugs on

Hi! I have noticed that Special page Special:SupportedLanguages is not working and front page have wrong fontstyle.

Pyscowicz (talk)10:03, 3 March 2020

Special:SupportedLanguages/it works for me on second attempt (a few minutes after loading it the first time, the results are cached). I don't see anything strange on the main page, a screenshot can be useful. You can upload screenshots at

Nemo (talk)10:59, 3 March 2020

I think that the part "where you can see the source code of each gadget" should be changed to "where you can see the links to the source code of each gadget". Otherwise it's incorrect: you cannot see the source code neither on the Special:Gadgets page, nor on a gadget's description page.

Piramidion (talk)16:30, 29 February 2020

This message makes no sense: it should be consistent with the two other options, without a need to introduce pronouns we don't normally insert in English. In English, it should probably be "{{USERNAME}} edits wiki pages".

(It's wrong by the way to assume that one registered to a wiki in order to edit wiki pages.)

Nemo (talk)12:42, 27 February 2020

I didn't understand that message either. What is it for, actually? I translated it like "this person edits wiki pages" because we have no gender neutral pronouns in my language.

Piramidion (talk)15:34, 28 February 2020
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