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Bug 2753 - Some namespaces are not translated in LanguageTa.php (Tamil)
Some namespaces are not translated in LanguageTa.php (Tamil)
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 5 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: patch
Depends on:
Blocks: 32578
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Reported: 2005-07-08 08:27 UTC by Sundar
Modified: 2011-12-02 18:09 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

REL1_4 patch for LanguageTa.php (2.33 KB, patch)
2005-07-11 14:14 UTC, Zigger
HEAD patch for LanguageTa.php (2.20 KB, patch)
2005-07-11 14:15 UTC, Zigger

Description Sundar 2005-07-08 08:27:06 UTC

I'm an admin in the Tamil wikipedia. Even though the mediawiki messages corresponding to 
namespaces like "Template" etc are translated, {{foo}} points only to Template:Foo and not the 
Tamil equivalent. Also, the drop down list showing namespaces shows the problematic ones in 
English itself. Please read the related discussion at
BF#translation_of_name_spaces and do the needful.

Comment 1 Zigger 2005-07-08 15:29:57 UTC
LanguageTa.php in MediaWiki 1.5, 1.4 and 1.3 is missing these namespace
translations: Template, Template_talk, Help, Help_talk, Category, Category_talk.
 This affects all Tamil language MediaWiki sites.

Can someone supply the six missing namespace translations?
Comment 2 Sundar 2005-07-11 06:12:56 UTC
Following are the translations:
Template - வார்ப்புரு
Template_talk - வார்ப்புரு பேச்சு
Help - உதவி
Help_talk - உதவி பேச்சு
Category - பகுப்பு
Category_talk - பகுப்பு பேச்சு

Comment 3 Zigger 2005-07-11 14:14:32 UTC
Created attachment 695 [details]
REL1_4 patch for LanguageTa.php

See comment 5 below.
Comment 4 Zigger 2005-07-11 14:15:15 UTC
Created attachment 696 [details]
HEAD patch for LanguageTa.php

See comment 5 below.
Comment 5 Zigger 2005-07-11 14:18:40 UTC
Sundar, please check the translations in these patches as I lack a compatible
font and any knowledge of Tamil.
The patches also:
* use the namespace symbolic names instead of numbers
* use $wgMetaNamespace/$wgSitename for the PROJECT namespace
* add a missing auto-documentation header for the REL1_4 version
Comment 6 Sundar 2005-07-12 11:13:51 UTC
I'm sorry. But, it still seems to have not taken effect. :-( The dropdown at
AE%9A%E0%AE%BF%E0%AE%B1%E0%AE%AA%E0%AF%8D%E0%AE%AA%E0%AF%81:Allpages shows the English version only. 

Comment 7 Zigger 2005-07-14 03:57:20 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
> I'm sorry. But, it still seems to have not taken effect. :-( The dropdown at
> AE%9A%E0%AE%BF%E0%AE%B1%E0%AE%AA%E0%AF%8D%E0%AE%AA%E0%AF%81:Allpages shows the
English version only. 

The changes are not live yet.  Please download and check the two patches
attached to this bug report, in case I have broken the translations.  They are
in UTF-8 format.

Comment 8 Sundar 2005-07-14 04:10:50 UTC
I checked the patches. They are correct. When will the changes become live?

Comment 9 Sundar 2005-07-27 10:51:34 UTC
The changes haven't still gone live. Please apply the above patches.

Comment 10 Niklas Laxström 2005-08-19 22:17:25 UTC
Commited to HEAD and REL1_5, will go live someday.
Comment 11 Sundar 2005-08-22 03:37:03 UTC
Thanks Niklas. 
Comment 12 Sundar 2005-08-22 09:17:44 UTC
Hi, I notice that the requested changes have gone live and hence the templates appear in Tamil. 
However, the change has turned two other namespaces from Tamil to English. They're Wikipedia and 
Wikipedia talk. Is this by design? If this can be changed, please make the changes as follows.
Wikipedia - விக்கிபீடியா
Wikipedia talk - விக்கிபீடியா பேச்சு

Comment 13 Sundar 2005-08-23 08:08:34 UTC
Also, the "Image talk" namespace should read as "படிமப் பேச்சு" Please correct it along with the 
above. Please note that the translation for "Image" namespace is correct, only the talk page has a 
different translation.

Comment 14 Sundar 2005-10-07 07:21:03 UTC
Thanks. But, Wikipedia and Wikipedia talk still show up in English.

Comment 15 Sundar 2008-02-18 14:47:29 UTC
There is consensus in our wiki that "Wikipedia" should be "விக்கிப்பீடியா" and "Wikipedia talk" should be "விக்கிப்பீடியா பேச்சு". Please make the changes and also run a find and replace to fix any broken links.

Comment 16 Sundar 2008-02-18 14:50:25 UTC
Please not that these replacements are different from the initial request.
Comment 17 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-02-18 14:54:32 UTC
It appears that the Tamil localisation is almost unmaintained in MediaWiki. Please create a user at Betawiki ( and work on the issues above and beyond. Bring a few friends ;)

Also: new issues should not be taken up in a re-opened bug. A new bug should be created for it.
Comment 18 Sundar 2008-02-18 15:57:26 UTC
Sure, let me open a new bug.
I'll also try to restart my past work at BetaWiki. Will pool in more contributors from our wiki.


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