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Bug 115 - Interwiki link to minnan not working
Interwiki link to minnan not working
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
Interwiki links (Other open bugs)
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: High major with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 138 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-08-16 06:03 UTC by Timwi
Modified: 2006-02-05 14:53 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Description Timwi 2004-08-16 06:03:22 UTC
Originally submitted by Tomos (wiki_tomos)  2004-06-28 04:23

I am not sure where I am supposed to report this. 
Appreciate if you can tell me where to, if not here. 

Feature request? Wikitech-l? Or perhaps anyone of 
these is acceptable.

Anyhow, it was pointed out that interwiki links to minnan 
wikipedia does not work. Minnan is a dialect of chenese, 
and there may be no ISO language code.

According to

the wikipedia is currently at

------------------------- Additional comments ------------------------
Date: 2004-07-12 03:16
Sender: nobody
Logged In: NO 

For an example of a non-working Minnan interlanguage link, see:

Many other examples exist.
Date: 2004-08-07 03:43
Sender: SF user vibber

What is the correct localized name to display in the language
link list?
Date: 2004-08-11 09:19
Sender: SF user jarsyl

Currently interlanguage links to the
site seem to work (I can't read Minnan) but are also being
displayed for everyone to see on their origin pages. The
"current events" page at is one such
example. It seems the non-standard (longer than two letters)
language code is throwing things off.
Date: 2004-08-11 09:28
Sender: SF user vibber

The reason it doesn't show with the language links is that it's
not defined
in the language names table. Someone needs to decide what the 
appropriate name text should be so we can add it once and for
Date: 2004-08-11 09:57
Sender: SF user jarsyl

As someone who doesn't understand the Minnan dialect, and so
who doesn't really have a right to make this decision, I
would like to propose "minnan" as the name text, since that
is what is used in the URL for the relevant Wikipedia (and
in fact is what is used in the interlanguage links as well). 
Date: 2004-08-12 14:54
Sender: SF user hashar

According to the ./languages/names.php the minnan
translation is :

Date: 2004-08-13 02:40
Sender: SF user wikipedian

According to the 'native
name' is Blor Bl-ghe minnan Wikipedia
itself writes Blg we should use it:
Comment 1 Addicted 2004-08-16 12:21:42 UTC
*** Bug 138 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Timwi 2004-08-17 17:18:55 UTC
Is this still a problem?
Comment 3 a-giau 2004-08-19 19:53:07 UTC
The name shown below is understandable to all Minnan speakers.  Other names exist.

Please avoid "Minnan" or "Min-nan", which is a Mandarin pronunciation (i.e.
Comment 4 Angela 2004-08-21 19:02:49 UTC
*** Bug 151 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Rainer Bielefeld 2004-08-24 14:37:30 UTC
It still is a problem, that the hyperlink in the source will not be sorted to
"Wikipedia in other languages". The problem seems to eb the length of the string
"minnan". If I replace it by  "en", the link will be sorted correctly into
"Wikipedia in other languages".

Comment 6 Rainer Bielefeld 2004-08-24 14:45:41 UTC
The problem, that the WIKI software does not recognize the interwiki-link still
exists, if I shorten "minnan" to "min" and disappears, when I shorten it to "mi"
(of course, it will not be shown in the interwiki list, because we have no "mi:"
WIKIPEDIA. I am quite sure, that it is a problem with the length. So I amend Summary

Comment 7 Brion Vibber 2004-08-24 18:07:15 UTC
Restored subject. This has nothing to do with the length; 'minnan' is not yet included in the list of language links so is not 
included. 'tlh' has been deliberately left off.
Comment 8 Kaihsu Tai 2004-09-05 17:37:23 UTC
Seems to be working now.
Comment 9 Addicted 2004-09-06 12:31:43 UTC
Yes, seems to be fixed. [[:minnan:...]] is now linkted to .

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