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Bug 7223 - MediaWiki:Monobook.js is affected by lingualization
MediaWiki:Monobook.js is affected by lingualization
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
1.8.x
PC Windows XP
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2006-09-03 18:06 UTC by Edward Z. Yang
Modified: 2006-09-05 09:46 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Edward Z. Yang 2006-09-03 18:06:40 UTC
The system message system works like this:

1. If the user is using the default language, messages are retrieved from
[[MediaWiki:Message]]
2. If the user is using a different language, messages are retrieved from
[[MediaWiki:Message/Lang]]

If the message is found not to exist, it is defaulted to the system default. For
most purposes, this is good behavior, but not all messages need this
multilingual behavior. A good example is Monobook.css or Monobook.js.

There are two possible ways of fixing this behavior:

1. Specify specific system messages as non-lingual and disable multilingual
capability for them
2. Specify specific system messages as non-lingual, and have their fallback in
the default language space before falling back to the system default.

I got bitten by this when I specified English and then wondered why Monobook.js
wasn't working for me.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-09-04 06:02:55 UTC
Those are/should be used with wfMsgForContent, and don't use the user-selected language.
Comment 2 Edward Z. Yang 2006-09-04 14:37:28 UTC
http://beta.wikiversity.org/w/index.php?title=-&action=raw&smaxage=0&gen=js
appears to exhibit improper behavior when a language is specified.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Log into an account
2. Switch language preference to one other than beta
3. Load http://beta.wikiversity.org/w/index.php?title=-&action=raw&smaxage=0&gen=js

Expected result:

MediaWiki:Monobook.js is served up with the language select code.

Actual result:

MediaWiki:Monobook.js/en is served, which is nonexistent, meaning default value
is served.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2006-09-04 16:14:02 UTC
Yes, seems to be a problem there. :(
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2006-09-05 09:46:03 UTC
Fixed in r16403.

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