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It is currently not possible to search all languages
unless you search through an external search engine, but I
don't think most people realise how this works, and the
convenient links to other search engines won't be
available once we get the new database servers.
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Today I was looking for "Kalignost" which happens to be a
german brandname for tetraphenylborate. The english
language search didn't come up with anything, not even
links to "other languages" ... with reference to the
previous point, I would think this could be helpful ...
And here's the section that was immediately above that on
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== word count for wikipedia "other languages" links? ==
I can read a few languages fluently and make sense of quite some
more, so I find the "other languages" links quite useful. However,
if there is a range of other language articles available, all
different, of course, it becomes hard to judge which ones bear
looking at. How hard would it be to append a word count to the links?
:Hi. I suggest that you discuss such features on wikitech-
firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope that one day we could choose the languages
to see in our preferences. Thanks. [[User:Anthere|Anthere]] 18:38, 1
Mar 2005 (UTC)
bug 1837: Search all languages
bug 1640: add title searching across all wikis
*** Bug 1640 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Might be possible by restructuring the lucene index; currently we have a
separate index for each wiki, but in theory we could roll them all together and
key on some group / language fields to restrict to single wikis or allow
searching a bunch.
Not sure how feasible this is, but might experiment with it.
Have a look on [[wikicities:Special:Search]] to see how this could work.
Hmm, working link: http://wikicities.com/wiki/Special:Search
*** Bug 10044 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I suggest to add combobox with English, German, All language, optionally Current Language to a Search result page, and optionally to a search box in the left menu bar such as.
<div id="p-search" class="portlet">
<div id="searchBody" class="pBody">
<form action="/w/index.php" id="searchform"><div>
<input type='hidden' name="title" value="Special:Search"/>
<input id="searchInput" name="search" type="text" title="Search Wikipedia [f]" accesskey="f" value="" />
<input type='submit' name="go" class="searchButton" id="searchGoButton" value="Go" title="Go to a page with this exact name if one exists" />
<input type='submit' name="fulltext" class="searchButton" id="mw-searchButton" value="Search" title="Search Wikipedia for this text" />
I don't seem to be able to vote, but as I signed up to Bugzilla especially... I vote for this!
There was a discussion between October and December last year about multilingual search at the Village Pump/Proposal of the en.Wikipedia (now archived there: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28proposals%29/Archive_83#Multilingual_search_results_for_registered_Wikipedians.) There was a clear consensus to enable this feature for registered users on an opt-in basis.
*** Bug 22420 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 44038 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 47484 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
WONTFIX for lsearchd. We already have bug 44420 tracking this in Cirrus.
(Thanks Chad for this bug triaging!)
(In reply to comment #14)
> WONTFIX for lsearchd. We already have bug 44420 tracking this in Cirrus.
Uh? How are they related? That's about sister projects, this about languages: that feature was used in Special:Search, this could be e.g. in the project portals.