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Bug 11732 - Allow localization of edit button images in LanguageXYZ.php
Allow localization of edit button images in LanguageXYZ.php
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: edit-toolbar
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Reported: 2007-10-21 15:25 UTC by Eugene Zelenko
Modified: 2014-08-26 03:35 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Eugene Zelenko 2007-10-21 15:25:12 UTC
Bold and Italic buttons are definitely English centric now. It's possible to customize then in MediaWiki:Monobook.js (see, but this solution must be applied in every installation of MediaWiki.

I think will be good idea to add array for buttons image names in Language.php and ability to change it in every language class.

In this case localization will work out of the box on every project on particular language without additional changes. Also it'll work for multi-language wikis such as Commons, Meta, WikiSpecies or OmegaWiki.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-12-03 22:00:23 UTC
Can you provide examples (references to screen shots, for instance) of widely-used desktop software which localizes system-standard bold and italic toolbar icons?
Comment 2 Eugene Zelenko 2007-12-04 05:09:28 UTC
If I'm not mistaken, Microsoft does so in Office since version 95 (at least for Russian localization).

See for screenshot.
Comment 3 Mohamed Magdy 2008-06-17 23:58:28 UTC
You can make the buttons language neutral (no letters/text at all) or do like the request mentions. 

@brion: the lack of it in other software or negligence in doing it doesn't mean MediaWiki cannot start that habit and even spread it. we are already localizing everything (it is like saying that other software packages don't include localizations for language X so MediaWiki shouldn't include it).

May be that can affect performance that you will have to load different images for each language but I'm not sure if it is an issue..

Comment 4 Niklas Laxström 2008-07-04 10:37:40 UTC
See r37040. It is now possible to overwrite images per language basis (fallbacks are honoured), if someone commits a suitable licensed image and adds item to $imageFiles array in MessagesXyz.php.

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