Viewing a history listing
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!
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.
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?
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.)