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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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Re - create eol306:20, 4 September 2019
Request for administrator flag111:49, 21 August 2019
Mainpage/sc410:23, 29 May 2019
Request for rename of account "Alangi_Derick" to "X-Savitar"008:44, 8 March 2019
MediaWiki:Sp-translate-data-SpecialPageAliases/fi120:01, 27 February 2019
Help!006:54, 27 November 2018
MediaWiki:Babel-1/sr320:00, 11 October 2018
Did you notice this update?118:50, 7 September 2018
Update to "About" page315:56, 5 June 2018
Deleting gadgets312:15, 3 June 2018
Phabricator718:33, 5 May 2018
CSD106:38, 8 March 2018
Translation administrator012:13, 20 January 2018
Puuttuvia käännöksiä -sivustolla018:29, 14 January 2018
Rename request016:56, 17 December 2017
INaturalist013:25, 23 November 2017
CitationHunt311:16, 23 November 2017
Messages to be deleted013:35, 6 July 2017
Please help to set up five language of Indigenous Taiwanese005:38, 25 April 2017
Importing offline Translations004:43, 25 January 2018
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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

Request for administrator flag

Hi. I need to delete translations of disabled zh-variants. It cause problems in the downstream as it won't fallback properly, so people have to create local variant to overwrite, even though it will be complete duplicate. I'm an ia and administrator on zh.wikisource and you can find me on Phabricator and irc in the same username, thanks.

Viztor (talk)05:09, 7 August 2019

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think deleting those messages here in Translatewiki will help. You would need to delete them from the actual message files in Gerrit. Since the variants are disabled I don't think they should be exported again after they are removed from those message files.

Jon Harald Søby (talk)11:49, 21 August 2019


Hi Nike, could you please restore your change to MediaWiki:Mainpage/sc and turn it back to Pàgina printzipale? As I wrote before, there is no project that uses Pàgina base for its sardinian version of the main page. There are not pages that would be influenced, both Wikipedia and the Wiktionary always used "Pàgina printzipale". On gerrit the patch was declined because "The existing name is nearly 10 years old now" but it's a wrong name that was never used. It's just a 10-year old error. I would like to create the Main pages for Commons and Wikispecies, but the name for those should be the same as the Wikipedia one so for now I still can't do it.

L2212 (talk)17:10, 13 March 2019

Ok I'll look into it.

Nike (talk)13:20, 14 March 2019

Hi Nike, have you checked what you wanted to see? I would like to be able to create those Main Pages, when could you change the name?

L2212 (talk)08:51, 24 May 2019

It was changed, but the change didn't stick. I updated it on wiki now. Hopefully it sticks.

Nike (talk)12:48, 24 May 2019

Ok, let's hope it works. Thank you very much!

L2212 (talk)10:23, 29 May 2019

Request for rename of account "Alangi_Derick" to "X-Savitar"

Hi Nike,

Please could you help me rename my account from "Alangi_Derick" (as it is currently) to "X-Savitar"? Public wiki rename as been done already. This wiki and Wikitech is left (if I remember correctly). Thank you!


Alangi Derick (talk)08:44, 8 March 2019


Sivulla "MediaWiki:Sp-translate-data-SpecialPageAliases/fi" on kielto muokata sivua suoraan ja sitten punalinkki toimintoon, jota ei ole. Miten sivua pitää muokata? Sinun lisäyksessäsi oleva sana "hieroglyyfit" pitäisi muuttaa yksiyiseksi.

Pxos (talk)19:43, 27 February 2019

Muutokset pitää pyytää sivulla Support tai Phabricatorissa.

Nike (talk)20:01, 27 February 2019

Hi Nike, Can you please help me with this request? I don't know whether I've done it correctly and I don't seem to know who to ask. Thanks.

Tam (talk)06:54, 27 November 2018


Hi! Can you take a look on this thread on the Support page, please? Thanks in advance!

Josep Maria Roca Peña (talk)22:22, 4 October 2018

Hi again! İ saw your answer, but then, if it doesn’t need updating and it doesn’t even exist, why on my userpage and in other inclusions of this template on Wikipedia still appears the old text (Овај корисник разуме српски / srpski језик на основном нивоу.)? Can you tell me where should İ also update the template in order to see the changes done? Please answer as soon as possible when you can.

Josep Maria Roca Peña (talk)14:12, 11 October 2018

That will take some time. It depends on we update the code that runs There is no fixed schedule for that, but usually multiple times per month.

Nike (talk)15:28, 11 October 2018

Thanks for your answer! İ’ll wait until you update the code. Also, İ made a little change in sr-ec and sr-el, please use this new version when you update the template.

Josep Maria Roca Peña (talk)20:00, 11 October 2018

Update to "About" page

Hi Nike, can you please review the segment in bold below of the sentence "In 2012 the Wikimedia Foundation Language team worked on a project called Translation UX in which the main page and our translation interface were reimplemented with a modern, designed and user tested versions."?

Hamilton Abreu (talk)11:59, 4 June 2018

I can see it is unclear. Feel free to improve it. What I am trying to say is that the new designs were created by a professional designer.

Nike (talk)13:01, 4 June 2018

You little sod... :) OK, I'll look into it.

Hamilton Abreu (talk)15:29, 4 June 2018

Please review and move onwards.

Hamilton Abreu (talk)15:56, 5 June 2018

Deleting gadgets

You’ve deleted a bunch of gadgets. I used two of them, UTCLiveClock and translate-hidemenu. Neither of them is unused, nor even replacable. There is clearly no gadget for purging a page, especially a translation statistics page (which is needed from time to time). There is a button to hide the sidebar on the translation page, which could one call a replacement, but it’s not: the gadget hid the sidebar automatically on every page load, while the built-in hiding makes it initially visible. It’s just not OK for me to being forced to one more click on every translation page load. If the rest is as “unused” as these two, then revert all deletions, but the two is not unused for sure—you can’t even say I edit so rarely that it’s nearly unused: I’ve had 900 edits only this year, over 9000 in total. And you have deleted them so accurately that I can’t even copy them over to my common.js, which would be a very bad practice even if I could do so.

Tacsipacsi (talk)18:59, 1 June 2018

I was relying on Special:UserOptionStats – maybe it has a bug since it showed no users.

Anyway it's not a big deal, I can restore the clock. Do you think you could do without translate-hidemenu if I made the expanded/collapsed state remember state between page loads?

Nike (talk)20:22, 1 June 2018

The bug may be that it converts the preference to lower case before querying it—Special:UserOptionStats/gadget-UTCLiveClock’s output uses lower case. However, Special:UserOptionStats/gadget-translate-hidemenu shows that one user (me) uses this gadget. However, not the implementation is important, just the behavior, so if it remembers my choice not only between page loads, but also between sessions (i.e. it uses a hidden preference or the local storage), it’s OK for me.

Tacsipacsi (talk)21:20, 1 June 2018

It will use localstorage when my patch is reviewed and merged.

Nike (talk)12:15, 3 June 2018


Hello.Looks like there are already translations in Phabricator. When will translations we do here appear on that web site?Thanks

ديفيد (talk)08:24, 6 March 2018

Once you have translated enough to meet the export threshold, it can take a couple of weeks.

Nike (talk)15:09, 6 March 2018

It is very bad to work on translating many messages and then translations do not appear.How much is the export threshold?Thank you

ديفيد (talk)14:01, 5 May 2018

The exports threshold is given in Translating:Phabricator. I don't control what happens after exporting, but I will ask about the status.

Nike (talk)14:28, 5 May 2018

If 1% is translated, will it appear after two weeks?This did not happen with other languages.Why are not these languages exported?

ديفيد (talk)15:54, 5 May 2018

Cleaned with Sorry for the wrong peedy deletion requested summary; I missed an "S" there obviously.

MarcoAurelio (talk)22:19, 7 March 2018


Nike (talk)06:38, 8 March 2018

Translation administrator

Hello.Please make me translation administrator for a day for testing.Thank you

ديفيد (talk)12:13, 20 January 2018

Hello, please rename my account to Athena in Wonderland, thanks and greetings from the Portuguese and Mirandese communities.

MokaAkashiyaPT (talk)16:56, 17 December 2017


Hello.When are languages enabled in INaturalist?

ديفيد (talk)13:25, 23 November 2017


Hello.When does "CitationHunt" translations appear?Thank you

ديفيد (talk)10:13, 23 November 2017

Which language? Latest update was four hours ago:

Nike (talk)10:51, 23 November 2017

The site is available in 24 languages but is already translated into additional languages.Please add the rest of the languages.Thank you

ديفيد (talk)11:09, 23 November 2017

I do not maintain the tool, I only facilitate translations. You have to ask in why some of the languages are not enabled.

Nike (talk)11:16, 23 November 2017

Please help to set up five language of Indigenous Taiwanese

Hello, would you please note these request to enable the five languages (ais / ami / tay / trv / xsy) ?

Reke (talk)05:38, 25 April 2017

Importing offline Translations

Hi Nik,

I tried importing offline translated files but now it's not working , would it be possible for you to check. I had also mailed you but seems like you were in vacation that time due to new year / xmas time.

I'd be grateful if you could look at it.

Thanks, Saroj

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