If you use Apertium MT suggestions, your comments are wanted in this thread.

Project talk:News

From translatewiki.net
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Modern Skin

On 03/22/2008 following news was posted, and the changes were made as proposed.

2008-03-22: New users are treated to a skin other than monobook: modern works better, we think

IMO, the modern skin is good, but it doesn't incorporate anywhere the LOGO of Betawiki. I think the monobook skin which only displays the logo should be kept as default.


Kaustubh 04:16, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Monobook does no longer show a logo either.. Thanks, GerardM 06:34, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Yes, you are right. Actually I checked the modern skin on my home wiki (mr.wiki). There the logo disappeared and then noted the comment. Anyhow, I liked the modern skin over monobook. Regards, --Kaustubh 07:46, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

multiple translations for namespace name possible?

Project:News says: “Soon the MediaWiki namespace Image will be renamed to File. Please update your namespace names now, and we will update them in MediaWiki as soon as the change happens for English.”

However, Special:AdvancedTranslate says: “Special page aliases and magic words can have multiple translations. … Skin names and namespaces can have only one translation” (emphasis added).

If I change the canonical localized namespace name for the Image/File namespace (to the localized equivalent of “File”), this means that I will break all wiki pages that use the old localized namespace name (the localized equivalent of “Image”). Breaking things is obviously a very bad idea. Is there a way to keep the old translation as a non-canonical alias? If yes, it would be a good idea to update the description given on Special:AdvancedTranslate accordingly. Thanks! --UV 08:43, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

We will ensure that the old namespace name will still be supported. Siebrand 09:08, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
Thank you! --UV 19:21, 10 October 2008 (UTC)


Thread titleRepliesLast modified
Thanks for allowing to follow wat's new !110:31, 7 September 2018
maps with wrong licence displayed by #ask extension020:32, 27 August 2017
Performance Inspector message group116:33, 28 April 2016
Accessibility Simulation link104:14, 2 October 2015
Right sidebar strikes again014:32, 30 April 2014
Right sidebar216:23, 19 June 2012
WikiEditor008:14, 17 May 2012
Nav box on the right307:35, 2 September 2011

Thanks for allowing to follow wat's new !

Nice to discover there was an info line ex:"2018-09-06: Support was added for MediaWiki extension EU copyright campaign and skin. (Other news …)" at the top of the pages ! Thanks.

ChristianW (talk)09:23, 7 September 2018

You're welcome. We try to do it every time we enable something new, but sometimes we may forget (and some get bored by the sitenotice sooner than others).

Nemo (talk)10:31, 7 September 2018

maps with wrong licence displayed by #ask extension

All project pages for languages are displaying a worldwide map of contributors, using the "#ask:" special builting function. However, if the map is correctly attributed to OpenStreetMap, it displays an incorrect licence for "OpenStreetMap data" : CC-BY-SA (replaced several years ago) instead of the ODbL.

Actualyl the map does not display OpenStreetMap data directly but a map *rendered* from OpenStreetMap, using additional stylesheets, redering softwares, and servers to distribute tiles. These rendered "tiles" are effectively licenced under CC-BY-SA (but the condition does not come necessarily from OpenStreetMap, but from implementers of tile servers.

So I suggest to change the label to be more conforming to what is used on the OpenStreetMap site itself for its available maps, and to not misguide visitors.

If you use the Wikimedia tile servers instead of the OpenStreetMap tile servers, please refer to them to locate the appropriate attribution and licence terms. For now the indications are just incorrect, as people may think that all data displayed on the map from from OSM (this is not correct for the data locating users on the map, and which uses translatewiki.net own's resources) or that OSM data is licenced under CC-BY-SA (which it is not!).

For this reason, I also suggest to change the target of the link to a local HTML or wiki page on translatewiki.net, that will detail the conditions and will link to the appropriate data sources or service providers and their own licencing terms. Verdy p (talk) 19:37, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

Verdy p (talk)19:37, 27 August 2017

Performance Inspector message group

The Performance Inspector link point to a group that does not exist.

Macofe (talk)23:17, 24 April 2016

Accessibility Simulation link

The Accessibility Simulation link point to a group that does not exist (yet).

Macofe (talk)21:06, 29 September 2015

It does not exist any more: T114103 and gerrit:242181

Purodha Blissenbach (talk)19:42, 30 September 2015

Right sidebar strikes again

This time in German. My UI language is Russian. After fetching with ?action=purge it shows in Russian. After fetching with ?setlang=fr it shows in French. After fetching with ?setlang=ru it shows... in French! And it keeps showing in French until I fetch again with ?action=purge.

Lockal (talk)14:31, 30 April 2014

Right sidebar

Why is the right sidebar currently in Korean characters?

AnakngAraw (talk)19:24, 18 June 2012

This can happen now and then. Probably gone now.

Siebrand00:47, 19 June 2012


A thread, Thread:Project talk:News/WikiEditor, was moved from here to Support. This move was made by Nike (talk | contribs) on 17 May 2012 at 08:14.

Nav box on the right

Why is the right navbox not in English?

AnakngAraw02:04, 10 June 2011

It is probably translated into your language, see Template:ProcessNavigation for the languages in which it is translated.

SPQRobin21:34, 10 June 2011

No, it's in Breton (br) whatever your language.

פוילישער15:43, 1 September 2011


Siebrand07:35, 2 September 2011