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Bug 10905 - Add project namespace alias ("Wikipedia") for Haitian Creole Wikipedia
Add project namespace alias ("Wikipedia") for Haitian Creole Wikipedia
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: shell
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Reported: 2007-08-13 13:06 UTC by Rémi Kaupp
Modified: 2007-10-06 20:15 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Rémi Kaupp 2007-08-13 13:06:11 UTC
Hello. I would like the Haitian Creole Wikipedia ( 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 ?

Comment 1 Raimond Spekking 2007-08-13 13:20:23 UTC
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.
Comment 2 Rémi Kaupp 2007-08-13 13:26:26 UTC
Thanks, I have opened bug 10906 for namespace translation and submitted MessagesHt.php.
Comment 3 JeLuF 2007-08-14 04:29:15 UTC
wgSiteName and wgMetaNamespace changed to Wikipedya.
Comment 4 Rémi Kaupp 2007-08-14 11:38:37 UTC
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...
Comment 5 Rob Church 2007-08-14 12:44:28 UTC
"Wikipedia" needs to be added as an alias to the Project namespace for that wiki; reopening for further shell attention.
Comment 6 Rémi Kaupp 2007-08-14 13:15:43 UTC
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.
Comment 7 JeLuF 2007-10-06 20:15:12 UTC

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