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Bug 5925 - whitelist interface strings of Wikimedia Commons for translation
whitelist interface strings of Wikimedia Commons for translation
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
Language setup (Other open bugs)
All All
: High normal with 4 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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: 3413 3553 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2006-05-12 23:05 UTC by Daniel Arnold
Modified: 2009-02-12 23:59 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Description Daniel Arnold 2006-05-12 23:05:02 UTC
Some URL-targets of the Wikimedia Commons interface are not translateable, although appropriate up to 
date translations of the respective pages and the usual /lang_code sub pages do exist.

The Wikimedia Commons MediaWiki pages in concern are:
* MediaWiki:Contact-url
* MediaWiki:Privacypage
* MediaWiki:Aboutpage
* MediaWiki:Disclaimerpage
* MediaWiki:Copyright (text string)

In Wikimedia Commons translations get actively maintained at:

As these sub pages in mediawiki namespace can only be created by admins we have also a quality control so 
that bad local legal pages do not get shown in the interface directly. Beside that pages like the privacy 
policy page also contain a warning that only the english version found at wikimedia foundation wiki is 
the official one. And of course for example the english "General disclaimer" did miss legally required 
information until some months so it's always a question of maintenance if a given information is good 

So people will keep track of the pages and will actively remove outdated translations of these legal 
pages in the interface in order to avoid legal problems.

This would also help Wikimedia Commons a lot being percieved and accepted as a mulitilingual community as 
many complains towards Commons do arise on such "english only" things.
Comment 1 Daniel Kinzler 2006-05-12 23:08:25 UTC
while we are at it: commons also needs teh ability to translate MediaWiki:Licenses 
Comment 2 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2006-05-14 19:14:59 UTC
FIXED this.
Comment 3 sanbec 2006-05-15 00:01:59 UTC
Please, do the same with MediaWiki:Sitesupport-url
Comment 4 sanbec 2006-05-15 00:07:46 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> Please, do the same with MediaWiki:Sitesupport-url

..and MediaWiki:Recentchangestext

/es version exists but doesn't work
Comment 5 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2006-05-19 17:54:37 UTC
setup on live site.
Comment 6 Daniel Arnold 2006-05-31 17:48:26 UTC
*** Bug 3553 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Daniel Arnold 2006-05-31 17:51:21 UTC
*** Bug 3413 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 PatríciaR 2008-04-25 11:06:11 UTC
Would you be so kind to add MediaWiki:Helppage to the whitelist too? There are several versions (ar, de, es, fr, it, ja, pt, zh-hant) not displaying properly. Thank you.
Comment 9 Cary Bass 2008-07-02 19:04:12 UTC
This seems to be a fairly easy bug to fix.  Perhaps adding a note to it will assist the process.  Maybe it got lost.
Comment 10 Platonides 2008-12-08 22:49:49 UTC
Clarification: Those messages are to be added to $wgForceUIMsgAsContentMsg at InitialiseSettings.php for commonswiki
Comment 11 Lupo 2009-01-26 11:49:52 UTC
As far as I see, $wgForceUIMsgAsContentMsg for Commons *still* does not contain helppage, despite Patricia having asked for this some eight months ago. Could this be fixed, please?! At the Commons, we have several translations of Help:Contents, but we can't link them properly in the sidebar, which is really annoying. The Commons should be as multi-lingual as possible.

(P.S.: I took the liberty to change the priority to HIGH. Appears this one fell through the cracks, as Cary suggested above.)
Comment 12 Lupo 2009-02-03 10:56:59 UTC
It appears to me that this config change would need to be done by a System administrator, but apparently none of them is in the CC list? Adding Brion.

(Sorry, Brion. You probably have more important stuff to do, but it'd still be nice if we finally had helppage in $wgForceUIMsgAsContentMsg for commonswiki.)
Comment 13 Brion Vibber 2009-02-12 23:59:11 UTC

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