Where to locate languages names in Wikipedia sidebar

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Except for the autonyms (language names in these languages themselves), also returned by the {{#language:code}} parser function of Mediawiki to get these autonyms, which are resolved in a static PHP class:

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/plugins/gitiles/mediawiki/core/+/master/languages/data/Names.php

all translated language names come from CLDR data. CLDR data is also used if autonyms are not found in this class (which is a local override of CLDR). This is also applies to {{#language:code|fy}} parser function of Mediawiki to get language names in Western Frisian

For Western Frisian see (last published version is v37):

https://unicode-org.github.io/cldr-staging/charts/37/summary/fy.html

If translated names are missing, fallbacks are used, and so they will use the normal BCP47 rules for Western Frisian and will fallback to Dutch, otherwise to English.

To solve it, go to CLDR and start translating and vetting missing names (it is open today) (you need to register a translator account there).

http://cldr.unicode.org/index/survey-tool

After a new CLDR version will be published, and new names were vetted successfully, they will be loaded in Wikimedia with the CLDR data update...

Verdy p (talk)03:18, 30 June 2020

Thanks, Verdy p. That is very helpful. This stuff is hidden pretty good. I don't think I would ever have found it on my own.

Ieneach fan 'e Esk (talk)09:43, 30 June 2020

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