[Mediawiki-l] Example of a multiple language wiki

Mark Wonsil wonsil at 4m-ent.com
Thu Jan 3 11:16:50 UTC 2008

Hello Garth,
> I've searched rather far and wide for an example configuration of a
> single topic wiki with a number of languages, but haven't found
> anything other than a few disparate suggestions of how to go about
> implementing it using the existing version of mediawiki. The general
> requirements are:
> - Like wikipedia, language in indicated in the domain name (e.g.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/, http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/, etc).
> - The user database is shared among all language wikis, but articles
> are not. Images/media are shared.
> - The code is not duplicated in multiple folders. Symbolic linking is okay.

Depending on the size of your wiki, the other option is using sub-pages for
each language as described here: 


for example:


which gives you a language bar at the bottom of your screen.

Mark W.

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