Tim Starling <ts4294967296@...> writes:
... The compromise agreed to by Erik and Timwi is to
allow the Klingon
Wikipedia, but to avoid interlanguage links. Accordingly, I have
commented out the Klingon entry in $wgLanguageNames. This means that
markup of the form [[tlh:wIqIpe'DIya]] will create an external link
rather than an interlanguage link, just like links to meta or sep11.
Otherwise the wiki is fully functional. ...
I've tried to read this entire discussion in an effort to find the cause of a
bug on Fy:.
1 Speaking in general, I don't understand the discussion at all.
2 I don't understand why the policy change to no longer treat all languauges
equal, is discussed and apparently decided upon in the tech forum.
These are not my intended topic, however, just an indication of my starting
point. (Feel free to mail me any explanations or arguments off-list.)
3 The solution above does not result in the objective above, but rather does
- Intended is to not show the incomprehensible language to others (I think).
- Without this measure, just the Klingon word for "Klingon language" appears,
and it only appears in the languages lists, to be read by multilingual visitors
trying to switch languages, most of whom are accustomed to seeing names there
that they don't understand.
- With this measure, the entire page title in Klingon appears, and it appears
in the text of the article, whereit is encountered by all visitors, who would
expect to see only readable text there.
What was done here doesn't prevent Klingon links; it just makes them more
noticable(especially on pages that still have their language links at the top).
Until there is a way to actually remove those links you do compromisingly don't
want to show, please place them in the languages lists again. There at least
they don't mess up the pages. (I expect they would actually go unnoticed there,
except for those who can read the Klingon word for "Klingon".)
Thanks in advance,