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Language names in local language

Hi, I'm contributing to the translations in Tamil language. I find that the names used for langiuages are incorrect and I want to rectify this. It is similar to the problem discussed at here. I searched MediaWiki translations and I'm not sure where exactly I've to make changes. Could you please help? thanks.--செல்வா 16:23, 30 April 2011 (UTC) (I go by the first name Selva).

For example the names of the languages in my language here. Where should I make the changes to correct the names and to add local names for the untranslated/transliterated names? --செல்வா 16:47, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
They come from CLDR. Please see FAQ#Language_names and use Support page next time. Thanks. – Nike 20:44, 30 April 2011 (UTC)


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Group descriptions114:47, 1 March 2022
Lint error016:15, 1 November 2021
How can I correct the following page? Its translation is wrong!011:43, 27 October 2021
Re: Invalid translation321:32, 1 October 2021
HoverPopTools315:17, 5 July 2021
Linter514:32, 18 June 2021
May you help me to add new projects?109:21, 20 January 2021
name107:39, 28 December 2020
Maantietäjä107:39, 28 December 2020
Administrators015:06, 8 November 2020
Return to translator118:52, 28 October 2020
Username changes112:07, 12 October 2020
Tag problem105:48, 1 July 2020
Re: Template 016:40, 25 May 2020
block user105:57, 28 March 2020
Infinity-ongelma111:20, 16 February 2020
User BaRaN6161 TURK and his contributions417:35, 23 January 2020
Request for assistance011:18, 24 December 2019
MediaWiki eikä järjestelmäviesti109:29, 17 October 2019
Re - create eol306:20, 4 September 2019
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Group descriptions

Hi! Please mark updates of Group_descriptions for translations.

Kaganer (talk)21:55, 5 February 2022

Someone has done it. I suggest to use Support in the future for this kind of requests.

Nike (talk)14:47, 1 March 2022

Lint error

Hello I've edited your message because it contained a lint error diff.

Ajeje Brazorf (talk)16:15, 1 November 2021

How can I correct the following page? Its translation is wrong!

A thread, Thread:User talk:Nike/How can I correct the following page? Its translation is wrong!, was moved from here to Support. This move was made by Nike (talk | contribs) on 27 October 2021 at 11:43.

Re: Invalid translation

Hi, Nike! Concerning the translations in which I preserved the English text, I've done this because (the explanation is long, please forgive me if you notice that I could use fewer words...):

  1. I DO NOT SPEAK, READ OR WRITE in Esperanto, but
  2. Years ago, Esperantists decided to change the whole explanations that were not written in Ido to ESPERANTO, because, they said "most Ido speakers were also Esperanto speakers"... Well, THAT'S NOT MY CASE. Most of the cases, the structure of words in Esperanto is completely different, the evolution of these two languages was not the same in more than 100 years (Esperanto was created in 1887 and Ido was created in 1907 as a reform proposal for Esperanto which was not adopted and became an apart language...). Of course the amount of people who learn and speak Esperanto is much larger then the amount of people who learn and speak Ido, but this does not give Esperantists the right to suffocate Ido.

As I told you, I began learning Ido without needing to study Esperanto. I started collaborating with Ido wiki many years ago, and one day, my surprise, I saw the whole menus that once were written in English (and easier for me to comprehend) transformed into... ESPERANTO!! (which I do not comprehend). That's why I've maintained many menus in English - it's NOT simple at all for a single person to rewrite more than 80 THOUSAND ITEMS in order to create a better understandable guide of "how-to-do-this-or-that". I'm also one of the fewest writers of Ido wiki, and I must review and improve old articles (sometimes long ones with many errors, written by people who didn't know the language and made many mistakes or wrote incomprehensible phrases) and also... write new ones! Besides that, I come here to translate and improve the menus, and as I said, I tried to prevent that some of the menus in English became Esperanto texts...

If you removed my privileges of translator, I beg you to give them back to me, for the reasons I presented you. I'll try to translate as many texts of the manu as possible - but IF it's possible for YOU to block an English text be automatically translated to Esperanto BEFORE I KNOW HOW TO (or have enough time to) TRANSLATE IT TO IDO, please help me. Imagine if you were collaborating to a Wiki project in your language situated in a computer server in China and, one day when you open the page of that Wiki, all the menus that one day before were written in English became written in Chinese, and you do not understand Chinese or have a Chinese translator guide... That's what happened to my small Ido Wikipedia project... Please understand that I did not want to infringe any rule, and I do not want to infringe any rule, and I will not "translate-English-to-English" again. Best regards, Joao Xavier (talk) 13:06, 25 September 2021 (UTC)

Joao Xavier (talk)13:06, 25 September 2021

Completing my text above, I understood that these actions (maintaing the English text) were not fair, and I promise to correct and revert the texts in English. Best regards, Nike,

Joao Xavier (talk)13:13, 25 September 2021

Having Esperanto as fallback was discussed in

Feel free to start a new discussion there about reverting the change. If you get support from others, then it can be done.

Nike (talk)11:11, 29 September 2021

Hi Nike! I understood your considerations about the translations fully or partially consisting on English source text. I acknowledge that this behavior is not acceptable, I promise you not to do this again, and will review my existing translations to fix the issue. Please forgive me.

Joao Xavier (talk)21:32, 1 October 2021


I'm sorry, but I decided to use this script that you support on Fandom, but alas, only the pop-up window does not work there (link). Can you tell me how to fix it, because this script works halfway?

DDPAT (talk)22:28, 4 July 2021

Your wikis is on MediaWiki 1.33, while this wiki is on 1.37. The HTML structure and classes have changed since them. You may want to have a look at older versions of the script here using the page history.

Nike (talk)07:43, 5 July 2021

I checked all the versions of the codes on this page, but alas, nothing worked.

DDPAT (talk)08:37, 5 July 2021

How is the "hoverIntent" plugin built, please? Otherwise, this is what prevents the script from working. I tried to load them with mw.loader.load() and mw.loader.getScrirt(), but alas.

DDPAT (talk)15:17, 5 July 2021

Could you please install the extension linter? It would be very useful to find lint errors.

Ajeje Brazorf (talk)12:24, 17 June 2021

Can you elaborate how it would be useful in

Nike (talk)12:37, 17 June 2021

It'll find lint errors (read mw)

Ajeje Brazorf (talk)14:41, 17 June 2021

For translations or other content? Does it require a separate parsoid?

Nike (talk)14:42, 17 June 2021

for every namespace. I dont know about the separate parsoid.

Ajeje Brazorf (talk)14:44, 17 June 2021

No it require an only parsoid.

Angelo (talk)14:32, 18 June 2021

May you help me to add new projects?

Hi. I write some tools to help wikipedia, and the tools are across different languages (please see task list). In the past I used some trick to maintain messages in different languages, for example, this, this, and this, but it is so inconvenient. I wonder if I can merge my projects into translatewiki. Can you help me? Thank you!

Kanashimi (talk)00:22, 20 January 2021

Hi. I recommend to follow the process on and fill a Phabricator task using the template provided. That's the best way.

Nike (talk)09:21, 20 January 2021

Hi. My username has been changed on meta mediawiki. Therefore, I wonder if it is possible to change here as well? If you change it, I would be grateful. Thanks.

ישראל קלר (talk)15:08, 8 November 2020

Please request rename in Support.

Nike (talk)07:39, 28 December 2020


Just using (talk)11:20, 24 December 2020

Laitatko nämä hänelle tiedoksi, niin katsotaan mitä vastaa ja paraneeko laatu?

Nike (talk)07:39, 28 December 2020


Hello. can I be Administrator? ישראל קלר (talk) 15:06, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

ישראל קלר (talk)15:06, 8 November 2020

Return to translator

Hello, I'm mirinano (MetaWiki my page).

3 years ago, I left this wiki once, but want to contribute to the project again as a translator. Will you give me translator? Thanks.

mirinano (talk)08:13, 28 October 2020


Nike (talk)18:52, 28 October 2020

Username changes

Hi. My username has been changed on meta mediawiki. Therefore, I wonder if it is possible to change here as well? If you change it, I would be grateful. Thanks.

Incelemeelemani (talk)22:26, 10 August 2020

Done Done, sorry about the delay.

Jon Harald Søby (talk)12:07, 12 October 2020

Tag problem


The French translation was not displayed correctly. I made a change to MediaWiki:Echo-pref-tooltip-thank-you-edit/fr. Can you incorporate it?

Eihel (talk) 00:18, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

Eihel (talk)00:18, 1 July 2020

It will happen automatically in a week.

Nike (talk)05:48, 1 July 2020

Re: Template

Hello. According to this reply, I was just trying to remove redlinks from Special:WantedTemplates. Sorry for adding templates as a redirect.

Baran (talk)16:40, 25 May 2020

block user

Hi, Please block User:Sourav Halder & mass delete all of his translations. He is who is globally locked. He translate using google translate most of the time. I can't clean up all of his translation.

Thanks 😊

Sourav Halder (talk)05:57, 28 March 2020


Fi-wikin estolokissa on eston kestona engl. sana "infinity". Olen etsinyt järjestelmäviestiä, jossa sen voisi kääntää suomeksi, mutta en löydä mistään millään haulla. Onko ideaa, missä se on?

Pxos (talk)22:15, 15 February 2020

User BaRaN6161 TURK and his contributions

Hello, User:BaRaN6161 TURK translates using Google Translate. Almost most of them are wrong. He has deleted many correct translations and added machine translation. His contributions should be "undone".

Hedda (talk)19:33, 22 January 2020

I gave them a brief block, please use this as an opportunity to continue the discussion at Thread:User talk:BaRaN6161 TURK/Çeviri. Thank you!

Nemo (talk)21:08, 22 January 2020

Thanks Nemo. Is there a way to revert his edits fastly? He did like hundreds of grammar "corrections" which normally aren't correct at all.

Rapsar (talk)04:06, 23 January 2020

We don't have any software to do that, but tools like mw:Manual:Pywikibot/ exist. Ideally you reach an agreement with the user so that he/she reverts the unwanted edits.

Nemo (talk)17:35, 23 January 2020

Thanks. Can you undo his all contributions?

Hedda (talk)15:35, 23 January 2020

Request for assistance

Hello! I am GhotuoIncubator, an new contributor to this project. I started a new thread on the <<support>> page here to localize the Ghotuo language (which is consistent with the guidelines); however, as it has no replies yet, I was advised to seek assistance from you, and reply there. Thanks in advance, GhotuoIncubator (talk) 11:18, 24 December 2019 (UTC)

GhotuoIncubator (talk)11:18, 24 December 2019

MediaWiki eikä järjestelmäviesti


Haku-toiminnossa oli aiemmin erilaisten nimien joukossa "MediaWiki", koska se kuvasi kaikkea MediaWiki-ohjelmistoon liittyvää. Nyt joku on mennyt suomentamaan sen järjestelmäviestiksi, koska "Järjestelmäviesti" on fi-wikissä nimiavaruuden nimi. Tuo ei kuitenkaan tarkoita mitään järjestelmäviestiä vaan edelleen MediaWiki-ohjelmistoa. En itse osaajaksa löytää virhettä, joten pyytäisin sinua muuttamaan asiat takaisin oikeiksi.

Lisäys: Mahtaako vika olla syntynyt tämän sivun luomisen tuloksena?

Pxos (talk)15:08, 15 October 2019

Kyllä se on näkynyt mielestäni Järjestelmäviestinä vuosikaupalla, aina siitä lähtien kun haun nimiavaruudet on näytetty lokalisoituna ylipäänsä (en nyt löydä milloin tämä on tehty).

Nike (talk)09:29, 17 October 2019

Re - create eol

Hello.Has the EOL been re-established?

ديفيد (talk)10:39, 3 September 2019

Sorry, I am not sure what you mean.

Nike (talk)12:19, 3 September 2019

More than 4,000 messages were canceled in the project and new messages were imported

ديفيد (talk)13:03, 3 September 2019

The old strings were no longer in use.

There is more information in

Nike (talk)06:20, 4 September 2019
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