Where to locate languages names in Wikipedia sidebar
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Except for the autonyms (language names in these languages themselves), which are resolved in a static PHP class:
all translated language names come from CLDR data. For Western Frisian see (last published version is v37):
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). 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...
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.
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