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Bug 39259 - Messages with long technical strings are hard to translate
Messages with long technical strings are hard to translate
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
WikidataRepo (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Wikidata bugs
u=dev c=frontend p=0
: easy, i18n, need-volunteer
Depends on:
Blocks: messages
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Reported: 2012-08-11 05:43 UTC by Amir E. Aharoni
Modified: 2014-11-06 13:20 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Amir E. Aharoni 2012-08-11 05:43:58 UTC
The message 'wikibase-itembytitle-create' currently says:
'You can also [{{fullurl:Special:CreateItem|site=$1&page=$2}} create an item].'

Most of the message is a link, which doesn't change in other languages. This is hard to translate for several reasons, most importantly because translators don't like such technical mumbojumbo in general, and because in right-to-left languages it's especially painful.

There are more messages like this one.

Such technical strings should be inserted be software whenever possible.
Comment 1 Siebrand Mazeland 2013-10-19 17:53:05 UTC
This should be "You can also [$1 create an item]." instead of the current string. Can product management please explain why this issue was downgraded twice?
Comment 2 Lydia Pintscher 2013-10-19 17:57:53 UTC
I am in the process of downgrading nearly all Wikidata bugs because the high statuses have been used inflationary. This made it impossible to see the ones that we really need to tackle right away.

In this particular case we are talking about one message. While I see why this is important on the large scale it is minor unfortunately.

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