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Bug 9943 - Initial letter case choice in transwiki import
Initial letter case choice in transwiki import
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Export/Import (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-05-17 21:33 UTC by Danny B.
Modified: 2011-04-14 15:13 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Danny B. 2007-05-17 21:33:29 UTC
It would be great to have either two radio-buttons "uppercase initial" (default) and "lowercase initial" or checkbox "change initial to lowercase" on Special:Import page to make transwiki import yet easier.

(There's usually need of page move to lowercase initial name on wikt: after import and this feature could remove that additional step.)

Thanks.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-05-18 14:16:40 UTC
Well, aren't you needing to move it out of transwiki namespace anyway? I'm not sure I see this as saving any steps...
Comment 2 Danny B. 2007-05-21 03:29:18 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Well, aren't you needing to move it out of transwiki namespace anyway? I'm not
> sure I see this as saving any steps...
> 

I don't have any idea what you mean by "transwiki namespace". :-/

Here's the procedure I've done:

1. Special:Import - select project (w:), select page (Foo), click ok
2. Move "Foo" -> "foo"
3. Delete "Foo" redirect

2 and 3 can be omitted if option described in comment #0 was existing.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2007-08-22 06:17:52 UTC
This could have similar problems to bug 6808, in that there's the assumption of a single page being imported.
Comment 4 Danny B. 2007-08-23 00:25:10 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> This could have similar problems to bug 6808, in that there's the assumption of
> a single page being imported.

So far I know, I can transwiki only one page at moment, not more. This feature is intended exactly only for transwiki, not for XML import.
Comment 5 Rob Church 2007-08-23 17:56:46 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> So far I know, I can transwiki only one page at moment, not more. This feature
> is intended exactly only for transwiki, not for XML import.

And as with bug 6806, we anticipate that this might change in the future.
Comment 6 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-08-18 18:55:31 UTC
Mass compoment change: <some> -> Export/Import
Comment 7 Nemo 2009-02-12 23:08:59 UTC
That would be *very* useful: e.g. on it.wiktionary importers have to move hundreds of imported pages and then ask for deletion of the redirects (since they don't have suppressredirect right), hence triple work is needed. 
Comment 8 Brion Vibber 2009-02-12 23:13:45 UTC
From a user perspective, sensible thing may be to use the locally-normalized title form that was typed in locally for the local name.

That is, if you're on a case-sensitive wiki and you put in for import:

  "foo"

it'll send off to en.wikipedia.org and say "give me 'foo'", which returns the page "Foo"... and we then go "ok well we typed in "foo", so we name it that way.

The tricky thing of course is that this doesn't fit nicely into the current code model. :) Would basically need some kind of name map in theory. :P

Relatively easy to do for a single-name current special case though.

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