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Bug 47411 - VisualEditor: Support "Language conversion blocks" for multi-script wikis
VisualEditor: Support "Language conversion blocks" for multi-script wikis
Product: VisualEditor
Classification: Unclassified
Editing Tools (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: Editing team bugs – take if you're interested!
: i18n
Depends on: 41716
Blocks: ve-nonenglish
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Reported: 2013-04-19 14:02 UTC by James Forrester
Modified: 2014-11-17 11:07 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description James Forrester 2013-04-19 14:02:04 UTC
The "language conversion blocks" are a wikitext feature that allow users to define text content in parallel scripts. The most high profile is in Chinese, which has two major writing systems and automated conversion between them, but there are 28 others, some of which are not automated conversion (so VE will need to not just mark the text with an appropriate <span>, but allow the user to understand when they have edited text that needs editing twice or thrice (possibly in scripts they cannot/do not want to use?) - see

Documentation of the feature (focussed on the syntax) is here:

Parsoid will need to add support for this first, which is bug 41716.

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