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Special:Interwiki requesting a local link on Extension:Interwiki222:33, 12 April 2020
A bit incorrect translation I cannot edit423:56, 10 April 2020
Request for username change316:41, 9 April 2020
COVID-19's Discontinuation Translations 110:58, 7 April 2020
Translation updates to GitHub based extensions still working?210:27, 3 April 2020
Context needed213:20, 30 March 2020
A bug?106:39, 30 March 2020
MediaWiki:Mwe-recwiz-studio-info-audio/en106:26, 30 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
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
Translation of Wikimedia Gerrit006:04, 26 February 2020
MediaWiki:File-exists-duplicate/en400:01, 24 February 2020
Deletion request114:27, 22 February 2020
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Special:Interwiki requesting a local link on Extension:Interwiki

Hi all, on special page => , I would like to access the TRANSLATED page of the manual => and not the base page in english ( see related topic => ).

Since I cannot modify the EN string here, my request is for the english text to be modified at =>

from :

This is an overview of the interwiki table, which defines the prefix shortcuts used to quickly link to different wikis and other external sites. For recommended use, please see [// the manual on].

into something as :

This is an overview of the interwiki table, which defines the prefix shortcuts used to quickly link to different wikis and other external sites. For recommended use, please see [[Special:MyLanguage/Extension:Interwiki|the manual on]].

(rather hard coding string "Special:MyLanguage/Extension:Interwiki" - Thanks.

ChristianW (talk) 13:14, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

ChristianW (talk)13:14, 12 April 2020

Thank you for the suggestion. Created a patch Gerrit:588168, pending review.

Raymond20:01, 12 April 2020


ChristianW (talk)22:33, 12 April 2020

A bit incorrect translation I cannot edit

Hi there, I’m working on improving translations in Russian. So I changed an incorrect pattern for all terms, for one from MediaWiki core I cannot do it, my action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. So the translation of “Main Page” now is “Заглавная страница”, but “Заглавная” means “contains the title”. The translation should be “Главная страница“, it means “Main page”. Could you fix it or allow me to do it? Thanks!

Pacha Tchernof (talk)08:53, 8 April 2020

Hello Pacha Tchernof, sadly I see no chance to change this translation. As this message is not only a translation but also the defintion of the name of main page for all MediaWiki wikis with Russian as content language. Thousands and more wikis would break. Translations into Russian are ery old. The exisiting translation is 14 years old.

Raymond15:31, 8 April 2020

Thanks for your reply, Raymond. What do you think, if I’ll change it, and if it’ll break something, would changing to previous translation fix the problem? What do you think?

Pacha Tchernof (talk)15:36, 8 April 2020

Your suggested change would affect all wikis in Russian language all over the world, not only Wikipedia & sister projects. So I guess nobody could catch all broken wikis in Russian language and suggest/apply a fix.

Raymond18:06, 8 April 2020

Please do not change any more existing legacy translations from MediaWiki core without a discussion. That ends up hurting the wikis you are, supposedly, trying to help, when their messages suddenly become unsynchronised in their wording. (First and foremost, this is something that affects Wikimedia projects, since they get translations a lot earlier than other MediaWiki sites.)

stjn[ru]23:56, 10 April 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

Is that something I can change? (...what means localization files?) If not, I'll very appreciate if u change that :D

밝은소년 (talk)13:32, 8 April 2020

It's done.

Nike (talk)16:41, 9 April 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Translation of Wikimedia Gerrit

Is there going to be translated to Wikimedia Gerrit. It would also be cool. :)

Baran (talk)06:04, 26 February 2020

This message has all content displayed when error triggerred on Commons, even {{PLURAL:$1 and everything. I removed plural option for Serbian translation to temporarily fix it, on MediaWiki:File-exists-duplicate/sr-ec. I do not know if this error is only for sr-ec but I do not believe it is the case so please check and fix English too (and sr-ec if possible to have correct consistent form with en translation). I left singular form in sr-ec because I do not know how could a file be duplicate of several files...

Obsuser (talk)16:52, 23 February 2020

Could you give an example of duplicate files on Commons pls to verify of it is a parsing error or an l10n error. Thanks.

Raymond20:22, 23 February 2020

There are no duplicate files there but when one uploads file(s) and selects image that is already uploaded this message is displayed.

Obsuser (talk)20:54, 23 February 2020

Ok, thank you. A task was already written about this error: Phab:T244406. Please still use the PLURAL in translations.

Raymond21:08, 23 February 2020

OK. Thank you.

Obsuser (talk)00:01, 24 February 2020

Deletion request

Please delete MediaWiki:Permissions-assigned/zh-handling which is created by mistake. Thanks!

Tiger (talk)10:21, 22 February 2020

Done Done

Raymond14:27, 22 February 2020
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