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Bug 1037 - Language files have inconsistent mark-up
Language files have inconsistent mark-up
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low trivial with 2 votes (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: patch, patch-need-review
Depends on:
Blocks: 212 367
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Reported: 2004-12-08 12:46 UTC by Zigger
Modified: 2014-11-04 22:53 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

Partial patch (af, en, et, eu, fur, fy, ga, ia, la, ms, oc, sc, su) (136.67 KB, patch)
2006-08-04 06:07 UTC, Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly)

Description Zigger 2004-12-08 12:46:45 UTC
Most language files have inconsistent mark-up in most branches, having a mixture
of wiki mark-up and various HTML mark-up:

   <strong>text</strong>, <b>text</b>, '''text''',
   <em>text</em>, <i>text</i>, ''text''

Assuming that all messages are parsed, the final form is the preferred one.
Otherwise, the language files' comments or message names should indicate the
parsing exceptions.

(Split out from bug 1023 )
Comment 1 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2005-01-07 00:35:44 UTC
block accessibility as well
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-08-04 06:07:50 UTC
Created attachment 2195 [details]
Partial patch (af, en, et, eu, fur, fy, ga, ia, la, ms, oc, sc, su)

<strong> and <em> should be preferred over ''' and '' in the language files,
where they're semantically correct.  They make the interface more accessible. 
''' and '' may as well be preferred over <b> and <i>.

The patch improves the situation, replacing <b> and <i> with <strong>/<em> or
'''/'' as appropriate, and also switching some ''' and '' to <strong> and <em>
where appropriate.  There are still a number of languages that use <b> and <i>.
Comment 3 Jimmy Collins 2006-08-05 12:31:49 UTC
I get some errors when I try to use this patch. Can you please check it?
Comment 4 Niklas Laxström 2008-07-12 20:35:20 UTC
No patch. If this really needs fixing, start with correcting English messages first.

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