Translating talk:Localisation for developers

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Encoding format111:49, 27 April 2014
Translation111:04, 2 February 2014
mw:Localisation615:32, 22 July 2012
New page - localisation for developers519:03, 13 July 2012

Encoding format

Translatewiki and our project seem to have gotten into an unintentional tit-for-tat war over encoding formats. Which of these formats does Translatewiki prefer for qqq.json?


 " or " or \u0026quot; or \u0022

Angle brackets:

 > or > or \u0026gt; or \u003e

Looking at our logs, we see each of the above arriving from Translatewiki at one time or another.

NeilFraser (talk)00:26, 22 April 2014

We've recently (a few weeks ago) changed our code to do all UTF-8. So there's no longer \u-encoding.

Siebrand08:57, 23 April 2014


Why are there no translations for this page? Should it not be translated or are there just no translations _yet_ ?

Utar (talk)10:58, 2 February 2014

No need to translate it IMHO.

Nemo (talk)11:04, 2 February 2014

How is this page different from the documentation there?

Nemo (talk)21:57, 12 July 2012

The MediaWiki page is for MediaWiki developers. This page is for developers of all current and potential future projects at

Lloffiwr (talk)13:18, 22 July 2012

Yes, but isn't there a lot of general advice on the MediaWiki page? And, doesn't mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Translation best practices also have suggestions for developers which should maybe centralized there?

Nemo (talk)14:06, 22 July 2012

Is there some way to know how many page visits this page has had?

Lloffiwr (talk)15:00, 22 July 2012

The mw:Localisation page says: "This page gives a technical description of MediaWiki's internationalisation and localisation (I18N) system, and gives hints that coders should be aware of."

How happy are they going to be that it is extended to cover details of the internationalisation and localisation system on

Lloffiwr (talk)15:19, 22 July 2012

Can you explain a little more about why you are wanting to delete this page? Is it doing any harm as it is now? Is there a project underway to get rid of all help pages on

Lloffiwr (talk)15:24, 22 July 2012

Well, yes, we're trying to improve the documentation pages here. I don't want to delete this page, on the contrary maybe part of mw:Localisation should be merged here, or maybe not; I only want the roles of each page to be clear. The traffic stats are here, they're quite good there.

Nemo (talk)15:32, 22 July 2012

New page - localisation for developers

I have set up a new page as a resource for the developers and project managers of both potential new projects and existing ones - Translating:Localisation for developers

Target audience: Project developers and managers, also providing translators with understanding of project management and communication mechanisms.

Please make additions and corrections.

Lloffiwr21:05, 20 March 2011

Thanks for the effort. Not really sure where to integrate this in our current documentation. Any suggestions?

Siebrand06:42, 21 March 2011

I thought maybe a link from the list of supported projects and the Translating:New project page.

Lloffiwr08:27, 21 March 2011

That sounds reasonable ... Please be bold :)

GerardM13:05, 21 March 2011

Done Done - please reword or delete if preferred.

Lloffiwr14:10, 21 March 2011

Thanks. I have reverted the change in Project_list.

Siebrand17:22, 21 March 2011