[Foundation-l] Implementing the Babel extension
gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 21:01:02 UTC 2008
Like any extension, the Babel extension has its documentation on the
Mediawiki.org website :) The extension is in use on Betawiki itself, yes we
eat our own dogfood :) We are happy with its functionality, it is
As to comments or discussion, there is already a page on Meta.. there has
also been a lot of discussion so far has been largely on IRC.
On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 8:38 PM, effe iets anders <effeietsanders at gmail.com>
> Hi Gerard,
> thanks for asking for comments. Where can we find the
> proposal/explanation/code and where to put those comments? :)
> BR, Lodewijk
> 2008/7/1 Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>:
> > Hoi.
> > The Babel templates are widely used on the Wikimedia Foundation's wikis.
> > Implementing them is a lot of work; you need more then 1000 templates
> > to cover the languages that the Wikimedia Foundation supports in its
> > projects. Several Wikis have templates to support additional languages.
> > the bigger projects this is no longer an issue as the templates have
> > been created, but for many of the smaller projects getting the Babel
> > information implemented is a lot of work. It would be great if the time
> > could be saved to do something that is really useful like writing
> > At Betawiki we have been working hard to create a Babel extension. The
> > news of an extension is, that there is no need to do anything but
> > the extension. We currently think that the software is at a state where
> > would like to invite the last comments leading to the implementation on
> > the WMF wikis.
> > Thanks,
> > Gerard
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