A step forward in the internationalization of very common templates

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I think you may be missing my point: I stated: Not going to happen.

Siebrand00:14, 12 March 2012

I ask you to reconsider the idea, at least for Wikimedia as per this reply from SPQRobin and others. It's not only for commons. I think it'd be a useful move. See also bug #35332 for issues regarding your proposal with the translation extension. Regards.

Dferg (talk)22:08, 19 March 2012

I feel that translation of these templates would be more suitable to happen somewhere inside WMF, maybe meta or commons?

Nike (talk)10:46, 27 March 2012

And would it be possible then to use the message everywhere? - We're just asking to create the text (such as "Done") and translate it on as much languages as possible. Regards.

Dferg (talk)14:04, 11 May 2012

It would need more work to make it usable everywhere.

Nike (talk)19:41, 13 June 2012

Perhaps a first step is to draw a list of the words to be translated; such a list could be inspired from (a subset of) the Swadesh lists and from various translations on Meta and Commons.

Perhaps also it is a good idea of creating an extension similar to "Wikimedia messages" with very common words (called "CommonWords"?) with frequent words and an extensive qqq explanation to clearly define each word and avoid mistranslations.

Seb35 (talk)11:31, 2 August 2012

What do you mean with "words"? Not lego messages I hope, perhaps most common single-word templates? I don't know if that's it. Probably the first thing to do would be a check of what templates have the biggest amount of interwikis across all projects.

Nemo (talk)12:03, 2 August 2012