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MediaWiki:Translate-magic-help - error in English version

In MediaWiki:Translate-magic-help/en I think that "form valid expression" should be "form a valid expression".

Lloffiwr (talk)18:33, 21 July 2012

Maybe the paragraph would read a little easier if it said:

In namespaces translating the project talk namespace $1 talk may be complicated. $1 is replaced with the project sitename (for example Project talk). If it is not possible in your language to form a valid expression without changing the sitename, please contact a developer.

The qqq file could then advise not to translate either $1 talk or Project talk.

Lloffiwr (talk)16:10, 22 July 2012

What is $1 here? If it's auser name, how about GENDER?

Purodha Blissenbach (talk)11:19, 25 July 2012

Documented. Documented.

Siebrand14:43, 2 August 2012

How do there are three options here:

  • Student (male) - תלמיד
  • Student (female) - תלמידה
  • Students (plural) - תלמידים

How do I do this?

10:15, 30 July 2012
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Last edit: 10:25, 30 July 2012

Write {{GENDER:$2|תלמיד|תלמידה}} (note that the masculine תלמיד comes first logically).

Amir E. Aharoni (talk)10:20, 30 July 2012

Also for the female?

Inkbug (talk)10:23, 30 July 2012

My mistake, I updated the reply :)

Amir E. Aharoni (talk)10:25, 30 July 2012

But $2 refers to the user doing the action (the full English version is "$1 removed $5 as students from course $3") - we want the gender of $4.

Inkbug (talk)10:32, 30 July 2012

Oh. Right. I suspect that you found a bug. Let me check this.

Amir E. Aharoni (talk)10:37, 30 July 2012

I asked the developer of the extension.

Amir E. Aharoni (talk)10:45, 30 July 2012


Inkbug (talk)10:51, 30 July 2012

The message contained an error. I updated it to:

$1 removed $5 as {{PLURAL:$4|{{GENDER:$4|student}}|students}} from course $3.

$4 is a list of students. Of course there's no gender for a list of multiple users, so now it all works fine.

Siebrand13:59, 2 August 2012
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Last edit: 11:26, 31 July 2012

What does this header refer to? The last activity or the time of the last activity?

Inkbug (talk)11:26, 31 July 2012

I asked the developer.

Amir E. Aharoni (talk)11:43, 31 July 2012

Documented. Documented.

Siebrand13:48, 2 August 2012

documentation needed

[[kgh]] (talk)19:00, 1 August 2012

Fixed. Fixed.

Siebrand13:45, 2 August 2012

documentation needed

[[kgh]] (talk)19:01, 1 August 2012

Fixed. Fixed.

Siebrand13:05, 2 August 2012

It should be possible to localise the link. Cheers

[[kgh]] (talk)11:50, 2 August 2012

documentation needed

[[kgh]] (talk)18:58, 1 August 2012

The link within this message should be localisable.

[[kgh]] (talk)19:09, 1 August 2012

Why does Mobile-frontend-page-menu-history ("History") include the HTML code? Shouldn’t we translate only the “History” bit? (Or, just use History short ("History")?)

Mormegil (talk)11:30, 23 July 2012

Yes you are right. Fixed in

Jdlrobson (talk)18:01, 1 August 2012

This revision of this message wasn't working properly for some reason. For the more than one part of PLURAL, the number of members, i.e $1, didn't show up at w:hi:विशेष:WantedCategories. For the singular, the proper part from PLURAL shows up ([1]), but the beginning bracket that should be just before it is missing. Plural shows examples of this kind of usage of $1. I've changed the message to have $1 only outside the PLURAL. Is this a feature or a bug?

There is no functional difference whether the number is outside or inside the message. You might have seen some different version of the message, perhaps local override, or older version because LocalisationUpdate hasn't worked a while.

Nike (talk)10:48, 9 May 2012

OK, this is getting weird. shows that the message is not present locally, and is the new (current) message. Still the numbers aren't showing up atविशेष:WantedCategories&limit=50&offset=4700

The numbers do show up with uselang=en

Any idea why this is happening? Should I try setting the same value twice in the PLURAL (meaning give it the same parameter for singular and plural both)?

I'm as puzzled as you are. There should be absolutely no difference between using numbers inside or outside of plural. It must be something else, like I said before.

Nike (talk)13:26, 2 July 2012

Filed Bug 38615 for this.

It might have something to do with $digitTransformTable being set to international numerals on hi-wp since setting uselang as hi on en-wp makes devanagari numerals show up.

It's just browser rendering issue. Nothing wrong in MediaWiki and the correct translation can be restored.

Nike (talk)10:23, 1 August 2012
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Last edit: 18:24, 22 June 2012

I need parameter ({{PLURAL:$1||}}) for correct traslating this message into Russian, Ukrainian (and other cyrillic languages). And similiar messages with "minutes", "days" etc. need that parameter also, don't they?

Oleg V (talk)14:32, 22 June 2012

Yes. This is a great example of crappy development.

Siebrand18:25, 22 June 2012
Nike (talk)08:37, 24 June 2012

I fixed both problems by simply taking out the special page, which seemed like an unimplemented stub -- it implemented no functionality and imparted no useful information. The problematic messages were used only on the special page, so I took them out too.

This isn't actually my extension. I am listed (incorrectly) as its maintainer because my team (E3) used it briefly while I was still waiting for Gerrit access, so we briefly colonized it with our code (since deleted). I saw this thread about a week ago but left because your comments were so discouraging and they made my good will vanish. Please be a bit gentler with people.

Ori.livneh (talk)07:19, 28 July 2012

Speaking for myself - I am deeply sorry. It is very easy to get frustrated here by the constant stream of new issues while old issues pile up unresolved. Thank you for solving this.

Nike (talk)10:21, 1 August 2012

What is PCRE?

AnakngAraw (talk)06:13, 30 July 2012

I documented the message. You can probably translate it without change.

Amir E. Aharoni (talk)06:20, 30 July 2012

What is PCRE and Perl?

AnakngAraw (talk)06:11, 30 July 2012

I added documentation for the message.

These are names of programming languages and libraries, and you can probably just translate them as "PCRE" and "Perl".

Amir E. Aharoni (talk)06:16, 30 July 2012

What does "intl" mean here. Is it "international" or "Intel"?

AnakngAraw (talk)22:09, 29 July 2012

documented documented

Nemo (talk)22:32, 29 July 2012

What is ICU?

AnakngAraw (talk)22:13, 29 July 2012

documented documented

Nemo (talk)22:28, 29 July 2012


Is Wm-license-book-start-this-book ("Start this Book") a submit button? If not, what is its context?

Lloffiwr18:11, 13 February 2011

I have asked Multichill to add documentation.

Siebrand10:14, 14 February 2011

It's just a link to the first page of the book, see

Multichill (talk)20:52, 29 July 2012

What exactly does "include" mean here?

Purodha Blissenbach (talk)13:12, 29 July 2012

This message is about a transfer of several data, which templates can be a part of.

Purodha Blissenbach (talk)13:19, 29 July 2012

Block in the sense of

  • something being grouped together?
  • disallowed to proceed?

Verb or noun?

Purodha Blissenbach (talk)11:57, 29 July 2012

Verb or Noun?

Purodha Blissenbach (talk)11:52, 29 July 2012

I think you can choose. I've created Template:Doc-abusefilter-action.

Nemo (talk)13:08, 29 July 2012
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