On 26 May 2011 13:31, <info(a)gno.de> wrote:
I guess pywikibot.translate() keeps valid and will not
i18n.twtranslate() is for translation dictionaries of the i18n subdirectory
only, which is marked as external and imported from rewrite branch. Maybe in
the future all translations are coming from translatewiki.net
stored in i18n including localisations for bot operator messages, and a lot
of site depencies are accessable via api. But I am sure there remains other
stuff pywikibot.translate() is needed.
This. .translate() really is a generic way of linking data to
families/languages, with fallback implementation. As such, it can be used
for translation, but also for configuration.
In general, I would think all translations should be located in
translatewiki, and thus be used using i18n.twtranslate. I'm not sure if this
should happen for scripts that are not in SVN, though (as the translations
are saved in SVN, too). So I could imagine a non-svn script would still need
to use .translate().
In the future, it would be nice to store configuration on-wiki. However,
this is a long-term project, so for now we will just use .translate() for