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{{msg-mw|Wmobile-nav_end|notext=1}} and {{msg-mw|Wmobile-nav_top|notext=1}}411:16, 28 December 2011
css on hebrew wikipedia020:49, 28 June 2011
Recent commit broke translatewiki219:41, 5 May 2011
Mobile homepage for Upper Sorbian and Lower Sorbian016:49, 3 May 2010
Urdu Wikipedia610:20, 14 February 2010
MediaWiki:wmobile-nav_history109:11, 14 February 2010
Home page for da.m.wikipedia.org019:41, 8 February 2010
Wikimedia mobile language selection613:30, 9 December 2009
MediaWiki:wmobile-nav_history112:45, 9 December 2009
MediaWiki:wmobile-nav_history109:05, 9 December 2009
Integrating translations?109:01, 9 December 2009
{{msg-mw|Wmobile-explain disable|notext=1}}013:42, 28 November 2009

{{msg-mw|Wmobile-nav_end|notext=1}} and {{msg-mw|Wmobile-nav_top|notext=1}}

I can't find these two messages, 'End' and 'Top' on the Wikipedia mobile site. Anybody know what type of message this is. Is it a link, where if you click on it you jump to the top or bottom? Or is it a message telling the reader that they are at the top or end?

13:12, 18 December 2009

Its supposed to be used in a future version of Palm Pre application. It is not currently live.

09:54, 14 February 2010

Do you know how these messages will be used when they do go live? If not, I'll just wait until it does go live. You will probably have guessed that the translation will be different depending on whether the message is used in a link or used to describe that you are at the end or top already; otherwise I wouldn't need to ask this question in the first place! If it turns out that the messages are to be used both in links and in place markers then I will be sunk (or lost for words:-)).

15:07, 14 February 2010

Are these messages now used? If so, how?

12:59, 5 July 2011

This component has been abandoned, and replaced by Special:Translate/out-wikipedia-mobile

11:16, 28 December 2011

css on hebrew wikipedia

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Last edit: 20:49, 28 June 2011


first, in case you are not the right person to ask this, i apologize. if by any chance you actually know who *is* the right person, i would be very grateful if you could indicate it.

continuing with the assumption you *are* the right person:

so we needed to add some mobile/handheld specific css on hebrew wikipedia, and it turns out we do not know exactly how to do it.

First, we added a new file: Adding the file was not a problem, but it does not seem that the handheld devices actually load it.

the documentation for $wgHandheldStyle actually says that not all handhelds will load this file.

it seem that the only css loaded on hebrew wikipedia for mobiles/handhelds is:

however, nobody in he wiki has the permissions required to edit this file. so:

  • again, if you are not the right person to ask this - apologies
  • if there is some magic incantation by which we can gain control over our handheld-css - we'll be thrilled to learn.
  • failing that, could you please add the following to our css (whatever it mab be)?
.wpAbbreviation:after { content: " (" attr(title) ")"; }
abbr.wpAbbreviation { border: none;}

(these two lines will help us deal with "abbreviations", which behave differently, as the abbr actually rely on the tooltip, and many handhelds can't deal with tooltips).

peace, קיפודנחש 21:19, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Opened up Bug 29634 to track this. Tfinc 20:49, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
21:19, 26 June 2011

Recent commit broke translatewiki

Your recent commit broke translatewiki. Deleting nb.yml and zh-cn.yml fixed it. Please check your commits.

11:57, 5 May 2011

I'm confused. How do my mobile software commits end up here at translatewiki?

And what in a yml file can break?

17:43, 5 May 2011

They were not yaml, they were html.

19:41, 5 May 2011

Mobile homepage for Upper Sorbian and Lower Sorbian

Hello Hampton, please configure the mobile home pages for Upper Sorbian Wikipedia ( and Lower Sorbian Wikipedia (, see bugs 23281 and 23282.

Thank you in advance.

16:49, 3 May 2010

Urdu Wikipedia

Hi, Can you help me regarding version of Urdu Wikipedia. Translations for [] were completed a couple of days ago. What should be done next to activate this.

Thanks, Omer

20:35, 13 February 2010

Hoi. every day we commit the localised messages to the Wikimedia Subversion. Every day the messages that are the same in English in both SVN and on the Wiki are selected by the LocalisationUpdate process. Thanks,

20:47, 13 February 2010

That's true for MediaWiki. Not for Translating:Wikimedia mobile.

22:00, 13 February 2010

I learned something .... the m in the url stands for mobile :)

22:58, 13 February 2010

We update the languages every 2-3 weeks. Depending.

A note here sure helps though! I'll do it whenever anything is really new. Its just a process I have to remember to start and push up manually.

Anyhow, is live!

09:52, 14 February 2010

Can do this for you - at least in git - if possible. If you'd want me to commit the updates, let me know.

10:20, 14 February 2010

This was completed a few days ago. I didn't see the message here.

09:53, 14 February 2010

Is MediaWiki:wmobile-nav_history basically referring to the same kind of history as the "history" tab on wikipages? --Purodha Blissenbach 23:42, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

23:42, 29 November 2009

No, "History" is browsing history or "Articles you have read before"

This is used in our application.

09:11, 14 February 2010

Home page for

Could you please implant to so it will get home page for the mobile version. I would also like to know if you know how to make the default page when visiting on mobile phones.

Thanks in advance


19:41, 8 February 2010

Wikimedia mobile language selection seems to have the pt-br language translations. And does not exist. What can I do to get this fixed?

02:49, 28 November 2009

Has User:Hcatlin been contacted?

10:10, 8 December 2009

Siebrand moved the issue to Hcatlin's discussion page, but no response yet. Should I try contact in some other way?

22:31, 8 December 2009

The *articles* are in pt-br or the translations?

How is this setup of wikipedia proper? What is

I mean, I didn't do anything special. should be scraping, and it should be loading the "pt" translation strings from this site.

But, I need much more info before I can figure this out.

09:08, 9 December 2009

Hi Hcatlin, sorry if I wasn't clear.

I was referring to the button names and the copyright and other messages at the bottom of the page, *not* to the articles.

In MediaWiki's interface, there are two variants of portuguese: Portuguese (pt) and Portuguese (Brazil) (pt-br). Users can set their MediaWiki interface language to the most appropriate.

In Wikipedia proper, there is a single Wikipedia for the portuguese language, so the articles are in a mix of pt and pt-br.

Now, it's not clear to me from how users would go about setting the interface language, but I guess it results from the URL they access.

If that is so, in principle, "pt" users (i.e. those who set their interface language in MediaWiki to "pt") should access and get the "pt" buttons and messages and the articles from

The "pt-br" users should access and get the "pt-br" buttons and messages and the articles from the same

If we direct users to the mobile version of wikipedia from within wikipedia itself, then users who have set their interface language to "pt" would be directed to and those that set their interface language to "pt-br" would be directed to If we are unable to examine the interface language and direct users to the appropriate one, then both links should be presented: and and let users choose the appropriate one.

12:31, 9 December 2009

I have a similar pending issue like this with chinese languages. They share the same wikipedia and have different language selectors. Currently, the mobile site doesn't really think about an interface language... but I'm definitely willing to figure out a way to make that work well.

I think you are right... more subdomains makes it easier.

If you wouldn't mind opening a Bugzilla ticket stating what you just said, I'd really appreciate it. It does appear that you can tell what their UserLanguage is via javascript:

wgUserLanguage="pt-br", wgContentLanguage="pt",

12:44, 9 December 2009

bugzilla: 21806 created. Regarding how to figure out the UserLanguage, this functionality is already available in through {{UILANGCODE}} (I believe it's implemented by one of the extensions there).

13:30, 9 December 2009


Does MediaWiki:wmobile-nav_history refer to the normal version history like the "history" tab on wiki pages? --Purodha Blissenbach 00:30, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

00:30, 4 December 2009

No, this is for the native application and is more like browser history.

12:45, 9 December 2009
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Last edit: 00:15, 29 November 2009

Is MediaWiki:wmobile-nav_history identical with the "history" tab on usual wiki pages?

00:09, 29 November 2009

Its for the native iPhone application. Its not currently in use in other languages at the moment. It is a history of all of the pages that the *user* has viewed. more like a browser history.

09:05, 9 December 2009

Integrating translations?

Hi. Git doesn't show regular integration of translations. Could you start doing that more regularly? Thanks.

13:40, 28 November 2009

Its being done every time we push out a new version to the main site. Is that not regular enough?

09:01, 9 December 2009

{{msg-mw|Wmobile-explain disable|notext=1}}

The space before the question mark probably needs to be removed.

02:26, 28 November 2009