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Bug 19044 - Document LanguageConverter
Document LanguageConverter
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Language converter (Other open bugs)
1.16.x
All All
: Low minor with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on:
Blocks: documentation 41716
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Reported: 2009-06-01 15:33 UTC by Happy-melon
Modified: 2014-11-17 09:55 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Description Happy-melon 2009-06-01 15:33:25 UTC
This seems to be a totally undocumented area of the MediaWiki codebase.  Nothing on mw.org; 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 <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Automatic_conversion_between_simplified_and_traditional_Chinese>.  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
FYI:
* {{GROUPCONVERT:...}} was removed in r51405
* There is more information about the conversion system at
** http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:%E5%AD%97%E8%AF%8D%E8%BD%AC%E6%8D%A2%E8%AF%AD%E6%B3%95
** http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:%E4%B8%AD%E6%96%87%E7%BB%B4%E5%9F%BA%E7%99%BE%E7%A7%91%E7%9A%84%E7%B9%81%E7%AE%80%E3%80%81%E5%9C%B0%E5%8C%BA%E8%AF%8D%E5%A4%84%E7%90%86
(It is more or less readable using a translator)

Helder
Comment 3 Robin Pepermans (SPQRobin) 2011-08-15 20:24:49 UTC
I started a page at <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Writing_systems>.
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.

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