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Wikipedia Mobile is a cross-platform mobile & tablet application for reading and, in time, contributing to Wikipedia (primarily) and other MediaWiki wikis (not yet implemented).

The app is built using HTML5/JavaScript plus PhoneGap and customizations for tighter OS integration. It currently supports Android and iOS. Windows Mobile and other platforms will be supported from the same code base as much as possible.

Translators may add WikipediaMobile to their babel box or include {{User WikipediaMobile}} to add themselves to Category:WikipediaMobile translators.

Other apps translated here:

Translation flow

We may devise a localization update distribution mechanism that will bring message updates without forcing an update of the entire app (which can be prohibitively difficult eg on iOS where Apple forces every update to be delayed for review.)

Translating notes

MediaWiki and Wikipedia jargon may appear; see Translating:MediaWiki#Translation notes for more general references.

The application uses the same localization framework as MediaWiki's JavaScript-based code. Message parameter format is the same as MediaWiki: $1, $2 etc.

However, functions such as {{PLURAL:}} are not currently available as they are in other parts of MediaWiki.

Some UI terminology may need to stay consistent with other translations on particular platforms; for details see /Terms

Translating offline

If you're more comfortable using an offline editor, set the correct user language and export translations to a .po file.

Note that .po files exported from translatewiki contain extra information to support round-tripping correctly. They cannot be used elsewhere. Submit them back through for merging and normalization. You need the "offline" user right; be sure to request it, or you will not be able to use the submit interface.

If using POedit, be sure to use version 1.4 or later -- earlier versions will corrupt the .po files.



Translator map

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Open support requests

  1. Support/About Wikimedia:Wikipedia-android-strings-dialog page issues/ksh
  2. Support/About Wikimedia:Wikipedia-ios-migration-prompt-title/en

Open support requests

WikimediaMobileSupport/About Wikimedia:Wikipedia-android-strings-dialog page issues/ksh
WikimediaMobileSupport/About Wikimedia:Wikipedia-ios-migration-prompt-title/en