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Bug 5353 - translator in "in other languages" sidebar box
translator in "in other languages" sidebar box
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-03-26 00:51 UTC by Kevin Baas
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Kevin Baas 2006-03-26 00:51:21 UTC
in the "in other languages" sidebar box, one can provide a link to a google
translation, like this:
* [[:de:Tom_DeLay|Deutsch]]

(renders as: * Deutsch (xlate) )

I imagine this would be pretty simple to do, and it would be very usefull.
Comment 1 Kevin Baas 2006-04-16 00:56:39 UTC
why not?
Comment 2 Kevin Baas 2006-04-16 01:02:28 UTC
we know that the article exists on the other wiki, and we know the name of it.
we even have a link to it already. ("Deutsch" is linked to it.)
All we need to do is take that URL, URL encode it, and place it in the middle of
the URL string.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2006-04-16 08:08:21 UTC
1) The extra links would be very annoying, and waste screen real estate and 
attention that's already spread thin.
2) Machine translation is pretty damn awful. We have actual sites in different 
languages for a reason.
3) If you really want to use crappy machine translation, you can do it yourself.
4) If you really really want to use crappy machine translation on every link on 
Wikipedia, you can write your own little JavaScript goodie to add it to your 
display and no one else's.

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