Erik says in the proposal:
..."When no user interface language is set, the UI language should be
identical to the content language, that is, when viewing pages in
English, the UI language should be English; in German, the UI language
should be German, and so on. This ensures that each language community
can customize the interface messages according to their needs, and
emulates the current behavior of multilingual Wikimedia projects with
I guess that is what Thomas wants.
Any idea when it will be ready?
On 3/1/06, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen(a)gmail.com> wrote:
The Multilingual MediaWiki will still want you to say in your user
interface what language you want. We do indeed want to bring this
functionality to MediaWiki. However not every project will want this. On
the talkpage of the article I think Jamesday asked if this was in order
to bring all Wikipedias into one big project. That too is not what
Multilingual MediaWiki intends to do. Multilingual MediaWiki allows for
Wikis that need to be language aware. WiktionaryZ is one such; users
will want to select the languages they want information in. This can
only be done when we know what information is in what language. Other
projects also have a need for multiple languages in one project, think
Commons for instance. I can also imagine that projects in Wikicities
want to have content in multiple languages, they would be helped with
At this moment we envision the change of the language of the User
Interface to be in the preferences. This may change when we understand
better how the UI would work best.
admin Yellowikis wrote:
You mean something like this?
Coming soon (Erik?) to a Wiki near you.
On 3/1/06, thomas Armstrong <tarmstrong(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd like to allow users to change Wiki interface's language, by clicking a
> instead of modifying their preferences.
> I've been browsing the code, and I guess I must change a property of
> $wgContLang, but I don't find which one.
> Any suggestion? Thank you very much.
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