Last modified: 2014-11-17 09:55:36 UTC

Wikimedia Bugzilla is closed!

Wikimedia has migrated from Bugzilla to Phabricator. Bug reports should be created and updated in Wikimedia Phabricator instead. Please create an account in Phabricator and add your Bugzilla email address to it.
Wikimedia Bugzilla is read-only. If you try to edit or create any bug report in Bugzilla you will be shown an intentional error message.
In order to access the Phabricator task corresponding to a Bugzilla report, just remove "static-" from its URL.
You could still run searches in Bugzilla or access your list of votes but bug reports will obviously not be up-to-date in Bugzilla.
Bug 19044 - Document LanguageConverter
Document LanguageConverter
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Language converter (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low minor with 1 vote (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: documentation 41716
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2009-06-01 15:33 UTC by Happy-melon
Modified: 2014-11-17 09:55 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

See Also:
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Happy-melon 2009-06-01 15:33:25 UTC
This seems to be a totally undocumented area of the MediaWiki codebase.  Nothing on; precious little in code comments. What is LanguageConverter.php, when is it called, what does it do?  How does the new (as of r48984) parser function {{GROUPCONVERT:...}} fit in?
Comment 1 Ilmari Karonen 2009-09-10 20:15:35 UTC
The closest thing to documentation that I've been able to find, in English at least, is <>.  It's not very useful for developers interested in learning how the system works, though.  I suspect there may be more documentation in Chinese somewhere on zh.wikipedia, but if so, I don't know where and it wouldn't be of any use to me anyway since I can't read Chinese.
Comment 2 Helder 2010-06-07 14:39:49 UTC
* {{GROUPCONVERT:...}} was removed in r51405
* There is more information about the conversion system at
(It is more or less readable using a translator)

Comment 3 Robin Pepermans (SPQRobin) 2011-08-15 20:24:49 UTC
I started a page at <>.
Comment 4 Aude 2014-07-22 09:54:49 UTC
more documentation of the LanguageConverter and variants would be super helpful. :)

right now I need to look at the code, ask certain people or make a guess as to why things are done the way they are.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.