[Mediawiki-i18n] Internationalisation news

Niklas Laxström niklas.laxstrom at gmail.com
Sun May 7 21:01:32 UTC 2006


There has been lots of activity recently: many updates to
translations, changes to the code which handles translations, and even
new language, Tyvan, got added with few translated messages.

Latest changes to code makes possible to use {{plural:}} and
{{grammar:}}, so that they work also when user language is different
from content language. They also work with params like $1 now.
Previously only {{GRAMMAR:{{SITENAME}} would have worked correctly.
However, this does not apply all messages, but only those converted to
use this new function. It is work in progress.

First ones to be converted are probably those mentioned in bugs
http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5805 and

Other things that I intend to do are:
* Some maintenance scripts to help translation: for example script
that checks translations but ignores messages that should not be
* Fixes to special pages: missing formatNum, BIDI-fixes
* and other things to keep Mediawiki fully internationalised :)

Comments and suggestions are welcome. Latest statistics can be found
at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Localization_statistics

And finally, most of you probably already know these, here is the list
of changes to messages in period of 2005-05-01 to 2005-05-07.


-remainder will be treated as a message name, and hence the text will
be localised
-using the MediaWiki namespace',





'nbytes' supports {{plural:}} now








Renamed and changed:

-'bureaucratlog' to 'rightslog'
-'bureaucratlogentry'	to 'rightslogentry'


Groups thing was split to 'group name' and 'name of group member' and
you can even define the link to every group page:




Niklas Laxström

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