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Bug 7635 - Patch that does localizable the Makebot extension
Patch that does localizable the Makebot extension
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Makebot (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest 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: 2006-10-19 22:03 UTC by AlefZet
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Attachments
patch for trunk (8.97 KB, patch)
2006-11-19 13:33 UTC, AlefZet
Details

Description AlefZet 2006-10-19 22:03:27 UTC
Makebot does not localizable. File Makebot.i18n.php has is not conform to multilanguage environment 
such as Wikipedia. This should be localizable in any language.
Comment 1 Shinjiman 2006-11-12 16:24:18 UTC
see also the mail in mediawiki-i18n.
http://mail.wikipedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-i18n/2006-September/000125.html
Comment 2 AlefZet 2006-11-19 13:33:59 UTC
Created attachment 2741 [details]
patch for trunk

Patch that does localizable the Makebot extension + Kazakh translations
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-11-19 14:31:58 UTC
You obviously didn't read the aforementioned thread, where I objected to this
particular approach. Specifically, I object to cramming a load of messages into
the same file, which raises the overhead unnecessarily for people who don't want
foreign language translations to be available. I also object to the
inappropriate use of a global variable.
Comment 4 Rotem Liss 2006-11-19 15:59:29 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> You obviously didn't read the aforementioned thread, where I objected to this
> particular approach. Specifically, I object to cramming a load of messages into
> the same file, which raises the overhead unnecessarily for people who don't want
> foreign language translations to be available. I also object to the
> inappropriate use of a global variable.

You are welcome to propose a better solution.
Comment 5 Rob Church 2006-11-19 16:06:38 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> You are welcome to propose a better solution.

The callous:

All extensions are provided with English-language messages for interface
provision purposes. Local wikis can edit the MediaWiki namespace if it's needed,
as before.

The less FITH:

Extensions can provide a number of optional .i18n files in some format
(serialized?) which act as stubs called to override the English translations, in
a similar, but smaller-scale method, to what we use for the software proper.

The implementation that many extensions currently use is rather slapdash, and as
I recall, was the last (and least damaging) of a series of changes which broke
the core code unpredictably, and had to be reverted. It should be regarded as a
short-term measure.

Perhaps a discussion should be started on the mediawiki-i18n mailing list to
achieve this aim?
Comment 6 Rob Church 2006-12-16 20:41:21 UTC
As of r18375, MakeBot can be internationalised in a decent fashion.

(WONTFIX because I didn't apply that patch)

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