In the Community Wishlist survey that the WMF Community Tech
team did last year, the #5 wish was numerical sorting in
categories (e.g. let 99 come before 101). This is now working and
has been rolled out to Swedish and English Wikipedia.
If your wiki wants it, the Community Tech team is happy to help, of
course. Re-sorting the categories is done using a script, which can
take a day or so to complete, depending on the size of the wiki.
During the time that the script is running, sorting in some categories
will be unreliable.This issue goes away when the script is done.
If you’d like numerical sorting on your wiki:
1) Please start a community discussion – RfC, vote, or however your
wiki normally decides these things – to make sure there’s support for
2) Once you’re sure it has support, post on User:DannyH (WMF)’s talk
page on Meta to with a link to the discussion:
//Johan Jönsson, User:Johan (WMF)