Last modified: 2007-10-06 20:15:12 UTC
Hello. I would like the Haitian Creole Wikipedia (http://ht.wikipedia.org) to be renamed into "Wikipedya". Its current name is "Wikipedia", however in Creole the sound "ia" is always written "ya". A Creole speaker confirmed this request.
I have two questions related to this :
1) I also want to submit a change for namespaces, so that they are translated into Creole. Should it be done at the same time ?
2) Will the links towards [[Wikipedia:Some page]] be changed into [[Wikipedya:Some page]], or does this have to be done manually / by a bot ?
1) Please open a new bug: Product: MediaWiki, Component: Internationalization. We need a translation of this array:
$namespaceNames = array(
NS_MEDIA => 'Media',
NS_SPECIAL => 'Special',
NS_MAIN => '',
NS_TALK => 'Talk',
NS_USER => 'User',
NS_USER_TALK => 'User_talk',
# NS_PROJECT set by $wgMetaNamespace
NS_PROJECT_TALK => '$1_talk',
NS_IMAGE => 'Image',
NS_IMAGE_TALK => 'Image_talk',
NS_MEDIAWIKI => 'MediaWiki',
NS_MEDIAWIKI_TALK => 'MediaWiki_talk',
NS_TEMPLATE => 'Template',
NS_TEMPLATE_TALK => 'Template_talk',
NS_HELP => 'Help',
NS_HELP_TALK => 'Help_talk',
NS_CATEGORY => 'Category',
NS_CATEGORY_TALK => 'Category_talk',
2) Existing links like [[Wikipedia:Some page]] will automatically redirect to [[Wikipedya:Some page]]. For changes to he wikicode use a bot if necessary.
Thanks, I have opened bug 10906 for namespace translation and submitted MessagesHt.php.
wgSiteName and wgMetaNamespace changed to Wikipedya.
Thanks ! But a note for future reference : any link like [[Wikipedia:Some page]] now redirects to the English language Wikipedia, instead of linking to [[Wikipedya:Some page]], and have to be corrected promptly (I guess this comes from the fact that the canonical namespace name is "Project:" and not "Wikipedia:" ?). This could be kept in mind for future renaming...
"Wikipedia" needs to be added as an alias to the Project namespace for that wiki; reopening for further shell attention.
Well, I think I've corrected most links now (it's not such a big project). But having an alias wouldn't be a bad idea.