Last modified: 2014-07-15 18:27:23 UTC
Transmitting a feature request from de.wikipedia.
Please go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Community_Portal
There you'll find an interlanguage/interwiki link to
This is read as "қазақша". But what language is it?
Did you really know, that it is "Kazakh language"? ;-)
Currently all names of interwiki links are given in the original language,
"Alemannisch" for als.wikipedia
"Lietuvių" for lt.wikipedia
"中文" for zh.wikipedia
The proposition is, that on mouseover additional texts in the native language
of the project (or in the language set in user preferences) are given like
"Alemannic German" for als:
"Lithuanian" for lt:
"Chinese" for zh:
or on de.wikipedia
"Alemannisch" for als:
"Litauisch" for lt:
"Chinesisch" for zh:
This request seems to be based on bug 4901.
Can somebody (Brion?) explain why this bug is "resolved" as wontfix?
If you don't give a convincing reason, I (or somebody else) am going to reopen it.
Maintaining language lists was unmaintainable (200+ * 200+), so years ago we switched to native-names only.
Thank you. I am new to this and was not aware that features must be implemented
for all languages. I gather it is impossible to do this for English only.
Reopening as it seems be feasible now with the CLDR extension. Working on it...
*** Bug 21845 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The interlanguage have recently got their title in the tooltip. Adding this would lead to potential conflicts.
(In reply to comment #8)
> The interlanguage have recently got their title in the tooltip. Adding this
> would lead to potential conflicts.
Is this live already? And what is displayed in the currently implemented titles?
It is live. Any ideas how to implement this in other way?
Why not having both? As in <LanguageName: PageTitle>. For example, the Community portal url given in comment 0 would have for the ar: link the following tooltip: "Arabic: ويكيبيديا:بوابة المجتمع".
I proposed including the language after the article name in the tooltip, e.g.
>Michael Dukakis [German]
>Μάικλ Δουκάκης [Greek]
>Michael Dukakis [Spanish]
It was received positively. This seems like a worthwhile enhancement.
*** Bug 32332 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 21846 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Submitted a patch in Gerrit change #35871
Anyone desires to review the patch? https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/35871/
L10N team: Could anybody review the patch in Gerrit, please?
Change 35871 merged by jenkins-bot:
Mouseover explanations for interlanguage links in native language
Was successfully merged
To all those following: help is appreciated in adding/improving the translations of the hundreds language names (we just got 100 more language names translatable), see instructions: https://translatewiki.net/wiki/CLDR#Contribute_to_an_existing_locale